Eye opening facts of January 2020

Operation Vanilla’

  • Indian navy will perform HADR operations in Madagascar under ‘Operation Vanilla’.
  • It has been launched to provide assistance to the affected population of Madagascar post devastation caused by Cyclone Diane.

‘Zo Kutpui’ festival

  • Mizoram government is going to organise ‘Zo Kutpui’ globally to unify Mizo tribes.
  • The first festival would be held at Vanghmun, a hub town of Mizos in neighbouring Tripura.
  • The event aims at re-unifying and strengthening brotherhood among different tribes of Mizo.

‘Cyber Safe Women’ initiative

  • The Maharashtra government has started a ‘cyber safe women’ campaign in the state, on the birth anniversary Savitribai Phule.
  • The cyber safe women initiative aims to create awareness regarding the atrocities committed against women and children as well as the laws regarding cybercrime.
  • It will educate women about how the web is used by anti-social elements to commit various types of crimes.

Turtle rehab centre comes up in Bihar

  • A rehabilitation centre for freshwater turtles will be inaugurated in Bihar’s Bhagalpur forest division in January 2020.
  • The rehab centre spanned over half a hectare, will be able to shelter 500 turtles at a time.

The necessity to build such a centre was felt after several turtles were found severely wounded and sick when rescued from smuggles by rescue te