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Ultra-Rare Black Tiger Is Exist Fewer Than 10 Spotted In India

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A very rare black tiger has been reported successfully spotted in India. This species of tiger known as a melanistic tiger can only be found in Odisha, India. Experts claim that there are only seven to eight such tigers living in the state.

Amateur photographer Soumen Bajpayee managed to capture a picture of the tiger that was on the verge of extinction while he was in eastern Odisha.

Picture: Daily Mail

This species is known as the melanistic tiger because of a defect in the genes which means their thick black lines cover their body more than the orange fur that is usually more visible.

This black tiger is reported to have been found in the forests of India and has been rarely seen before. For those who do not know, India is the habitat of 70 percent of the world’s tiger population.

The melanistic black tiger is only found in the state of Odisha and its number has declined drastically in recent years.

Picture: Daily Mail

The majority of black tigers can be found at the Simplipal Tiger Reserve in Odisha. The shelter first reported the presence of this melanistic tiger in 2007.

Dr. Bivash Pandav, a wildlife expert, and scientist at the Wildlife Institute of India informed that he believed there were only seven to eight of these black tigers left in India.

According to him, this black tiger is one of the most ‘unique’ in the world because of its genetics. It is believed that the thick black stripes found on their bodies are due to their breed.

The black tiger is understood to be smaller in size than a regular tiger and was first seen in India in 1990.

They live in Odisha because of its vast forests and diverse habitats.

But wildlife experts claim that poaching activities have affected the entire tiger population. They are hunted for their bones, nails, skin, and whiskers.

But the forest department in Odisha stated that the main problem is not from poaching activities but because of the increase in the human population. The acceleration of high urbanization activities has narrowed the space for these tigers to live and breed.

Source: Daily Mail

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Be Careful When Driving During The Flood Season – Follow These Tips By JPJ

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We as Malaysians are advised to always be careful during the flood season. This is because we do not want unwanted incidents to happen especially related to life.

Drivers who drive vehicles during the flood season are also advised to take precautions.

To prevent any incidents such as accidents during the flood season, the Road Transport Department Malaysia (JPJ) has released some driving tips during the flood season.

Here are some tips:

1) Maintain low gear – 1 for manual cars, while D2 for auto cars and maintain during driving in floodwater.

2) Limit the speed between 5 to 15 km / h and distance your vehicle from the vehicle in front.

3) Find alternative routes and avoid areas flooded.

4) After the flood, dry the brakes. The way to dry the brakes is to drive slowly (limit to 10-15 km / h) while pressing the brake pedal and oil. This will produce heat that accelerates the drying of the brakes. When you feel a little grip, test the brake at a speed of 20-25 km / h. Repeat the process until you get a satisfactory grip.

Source: JPJ

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LATEST: RON95, RON97 Petrol Prices Up 1 Sen, Diesel Up 4 Sen

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The retail price of RON95 and RON97 petrol will go up by one sen per litre while that of Diesel, up by four sen per litre for one week period starting midnight tonight.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, based on the weekly retail pricing of petroleum products using the Automated Price Mechanism (APM) formula, the new price per litre for RON95 is RM1.90, RON97 (RM2.20), and Diesel (RM2.09).

It is said the government will continue to monitor the trends of global crude oil prices and take appropriate measures to ensure the continued welfare and wellbeing of the people.

Sources: MOF.

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Japan Might Cancel 2021 Olympic Games Due To Coronavirus

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Japan allegedly planned to postpone the 2021 Olympics due to coronavirus in sobering news after yesterday’s inauguration festivities.

The Times announced on Thursday, January 21, that the Japanese government has “privately concluded” to cancel the already postponed 2021 Olympics due to increasing cases of COVID-19 worldwide.

Japan is trying to find a “face-saving way” to announce the decision that also “leaves open the possibility of Tokyo playing host at a later date,” according to the article written by Richard Lloyd Parry.

Japan’s current focus is to host the games in Tokyo in 2032, the next available year, which was originally scheduled to start on July 24, 2020, and then rescheduled to start on July 23, 2021.

“No one wants to be the first to say so but the consensus is that it’s too difficult,” a source told Lloyd Parry. “Personally, I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

The International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) will, however, beg to differ from now on. The I.O.C. issued a statement earlier the same day saying that this summer the 2021 Olympics will go ahead as scheduled.

“We have, at this moment, no reason whatsoever to believe that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will not open on 23 July in the Olympic stadium in Tokyo,” said I.O.C. president Thomas Bach.

“This is why there is no plan B and this is why we are fully committed to make these Games safe and successful.” While Back was firm about the 2021 Tokyo Olympics happening, he did hint at potentially reducing the number of spectators as well as employing other precautions in order to ensure everyone’s safety.

“The priority is the safety,” Bach told Kyodo News. “When it comes to safety, then there can be no taboo.”

The I.O.C and Japanese Olympic organizers have openly sought to ensure that the 2021 Olympic Games will take place, with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga calling the upcoming Olympics “a proof of human victory against the coronavirus.”

But senior I.O.C. member Dick Pound cast some doubt as to whether the event will actually take place, stating, “I can’t be certain because the ongoing elephant in the room would be the surges in the virus.”

Source: Vulture

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