Tuesday, 11 September 2018

11th September 2018 | Assam daily current affairs for competitive exam

Novak Djokovic clinched his third US Open title on Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 triumph over Juan Martin del Potro, taking him level with Pete Sampras’s mark of 14 Grand Slams. It was Djokovic’s 15th win over the Argentine and fifth in five at the Slams. Victory also means that 50 of the last 55 majors have been won by the ‘Big Four’ of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Andy Murray.

A day-long census of the Greater Adjutant Storks has recorded 22 findings amidst worries that the habitats of this rare bird species are fast vanishing from the outskirts of the city.

  • Altogether 287 birds, the highest number was recorded in 2002, and in 2010, their number was 113, the lowest so far in the past census. In all, 185 storks were found in the 2017 census.
  • It is an interesting phenomenon that in places where these birds were seen ten or twelve years ago, not a single could be traced now. This is because of the continuous change of their roosting places primarily due to the availability of food. 
  • Areas around the Borchala-Soruchala Beel, areas between the Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and the SOS Village School, Machkhowa graveyard, and even the Silsako Beel in the Borbari area have lost the proud privilege of hosting these carrion eater bird.


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