PIB Analysis 30-11-22
- Samanvay 2022 is the multi-agency Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise.
- India is cooperating with multiple partners under SAGAR (Security and Growth for All in the Region) to ensure economic growth & security in the region while tackling threats such as natural disasters.
- In HADR, there is a need to share information for regional cooperation and best practices.
- The increasing frequency of climate-related disasters makes it essential for HADR teams of different nations to come together on a single platform.
- The exercise is being conducted by the Indian Air Force at Agra, Air Force Station from November 28-30, 2022.
- Representatives from ASEAN nations and various national and regional stakeholders involved in Disaster Management including Civil Administration, Armed Forces, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Border Roads Organisation (BRO), India Meteorological Department (IMD), National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC) and Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) are attending the exercise.
International Jaguar Day
- International Jaguar Day was created to raise awareness about the increasing threats facing the jaguar and the critical conservation efforts ensuring its survival.
- Observed annually on November 29, International Jaguar Day celebrates the Americas’ largest wild cat as an umbrella species for biodiversity conservation and an icon for sustainable development and the centuries-old cultural heritage of Central and South America.
- This is the third largest Cat Predator of the World and an important species of Amazon Rainforest.
- International Jaguar Day also represent the collective voice of jaguar range countries, in collaboration with national and international partners, to draw attention to the need to conserve jaguar corridors and their habitats as part of broader efforts to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.
- Jaguars (Panthera onca) are often mistaken for leopards, but can be differentiated due to the spots within the rosettes on their coats.
- While many cats avoid water, jaguars are great swimmers, and have even been known to swim the Panama Canal.