Woolly Flying Squirrel Spotted In Uttarakhand & Other Noteworthy Things From The Past Week
From a Woolly flying squirrel - believed to be extinct 70 years ago - being spotted in Uttarakhand, to Indian air force rescuing a man stranded in Khutaghat dam, here are some noteworthy things that happened in the week gone by.
A 5-year-old girl in Chennai attempted a Guinness World Record this year on Independence Day by shooting 111 arrows in 13 minutes. She managed to hit the bull’s eye while being suspended upside down, and did so without stopping at all.?
The Central Railway staff helped a 25-year old passenger deliver a baby girl in the ladies waiting room of Mumbai's Panvel station. The woman identified as Dolly Sani was travelling from Kozhikode to Hazrat Nizamuddin, when she went into labour on reaching Panvel.?
The woolly flying squirrel, which was believed to have gone extinct 70 years ago, has been spotted in Uttarakhand's Gangotri National Park, as per a report in ANI. The news was confirmed by the Forest Research Institute.?
A man in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur was rescued by personnel of the Indian Air Force, on Monday morning. He was stranded in the Khutaghat Dam near Bilaspur, due to heavy rain and rising level of the dam water.
In a humanitarian gesture, a Pakistani national and captain of a merchant ship, MV Haykal, was given assistance and evacuated by Indian Coast Guard last month, after he suffered a heart stroke. The vessel was enroute to Gopalpur in Odisha.
In Maharashtra, a man in Dhadgaon village, Nandurbar district, gives lessons to children using smartphones while sitting atop a tree, in order to get better network connectivity. According to a report, Laxman Pawar teaches children by taking them to a hill or on a tree due to lack of proper network.?
It is not everyday that fishermen catch a humongous fish that might be potentially profitable for them. However, owing to a strong earthquake, a fisherman caught a deep-sea giant fish in Oras, Eastern Samar. According to the Philippines News Agency, this happened hours after the strong quake that rattled the central Philippines on Tuesday.
An aircraft, which was developed on the rooftop of a flat, has successfully performed the first phase of test flight, its designer and developer claimed. Captain Amol Yadav had started the project 19 years ago and now the six-seater passenger aircraft which he built on the terrace of his house has completed the first phase of its test flight.?
A 103-year-old man recovered from COVID-19 and was allowed to go home from a hospital in Kerala, according to ANI. Hailing from Aluva, Pareed was being treated at Kalamassery Medical College, Ernakulam. They gave him a big send-off with flowers.??
A rare turtle with a golden shell was born in Nepal because of a genetic mutation. Now, it is being revered as an incarnation of a Hindu god and being worshipped. The turtle, found in a village in Nepal has been identified as an Indian flapshell turtle by the Mithila Wildlife Trust. Kamal Devkota, a reptile expert, documented the find and explained its spiritual significance.