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Doubling of India’s Tiger Population Between 2006 and 2019 a “Good Sign”

So, it's always a good sign if endangered species are, in fact, being protected, Haq told reporters on Tuesday.

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We have a Sustainable Development Goal which encourages the preservation of biodiversity and of all species including, in particular, those that are endangered. Pixabay

The doubling of India’s tiger population between 2006 and 2019 is being welcomed as a “good sign” by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to his Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq.

“We have a Sustainable Development Goal which encourages the preservation of biodiversity and of all species including, in particular, those that are endangered. So, it’s always a good sign if endangered species are, in fact, being protected,” Haq told reporters on Tuesday.

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the nation’s tiger population had reached 2,967.

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The doubling of India’s tiger population between 2006 and 2019 is being welcomed as a “good sign” by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Pixabay

He asserted that India had reached the goal of doubling the endangered animal’s population four years ahead of the target year of 2022 set in 2010 at a meeting of countries that are home to the animal.

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He said: “I feel it is possible to strike a healthy balance between development and environment. In our policies, in our economics, we have to change the conversation about conservation.” (IANS)

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84% Indians Hope to Retain Their Jobs Despite Automation: WEF

Indians see automation, but hopeful of keeping jobs

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Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs. (Representational Image) Pixabay

Although majority of Indians think their jobs would be automated in the next 10 years, 84 per cent hope to retain their jobs, supported by their skills, according to a report by World Economic Forum (WEF) and Ipsos.

India tops the list in terms of expectation of jobs automation, as around 71 per cent respondents expect their jobs to be automated. Saudi Arabia comes second with 56 per cent respondents expecting jobs getting automated, and in China 55 per cent respondents feel the same.

“Interestingly, 84 per cent of urban Indians polled are confident of keeping their jobs, using the skills they possess. The survey also shows across all markets, Indians are most confident, followed by the Netherlands (83 per cent) and the US (82 per cent),” the report said.

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Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability. Pixabay

The markets least confident of holding onto their jobs in the face of automation, include Japan (23 per cent), South Korea (33 per cent) and Russia (50 per cent).

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Commenting on the survey, Parijat Chakraborty of Ipsos India said, “Indian job market is hierarchy driven, promotions are skills and performance-led. Indians realise while automation is likely they know it will act as an enabler to improve efficiencies in deliverability; human intellect, skill-sets and capital will still be needed to get the job done.” (IANS)