The Amur leopard tops the list of critically endangered wildlife. Apart from the 100 in the wild, there are about 200 in captivity. It can be distinguished by its thicker fur which grows to 3 inches in winter and its pale yellowish pelt—better camouflage and warmth in the snow, perhaps. It is the only subspecies that survives in snowy environs.
Does the rest of the year hang heavy? As you wait for 2020 to begin, you can head to any of these 10 music, crafts, literature and film festivals — from Kohima to Goa to Pune.Where: Alsisar Mahal, RajasthanWhen: December 13-15Why you should go: It is a festival of contemporary music best known for showcasing underground and experimental music. This year’s lineup includes DJs Deena Abdelwahed and Daniel Avery. Plus you get to stay in a tent, or palace, depending on your budget.Tickets: Rs 13,350* onwards (*Lowest price available)
In September, Nippon acquired a 22% stake in the logistics arm of Future Group for Rs 646 crore. Nippon is focusing on international freight forwarding of cargo arriving in and departing from the country.
CEO David Kohler says that the company is growing at over two times the growth rate of the market for past 5 years. For the company, India continues to be among its top three strategic markets after the US and China. Kohler is looking to double its exiting 500 outlets across the country over the next three years.
The home furnishing chain, which currently has 50 stores in 27 cities, also cited longer replacement cycles as reason for low sale of durable big-sized furniture such as three and five-seater sofa sets. The cash-and-carry category will sell small furniture options such as side-tables and petite chairs for nooks and corners of rooms to create impulse shopping.
The Rubber Board and the stakeholder associations in rubber and related sectors are jointly organising India Rubber Meet 2020 (IRM 2020), the fifth edition in the series, at Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu on 28 and 29 February 2020. The theme of IRM 2020 is ‘Rubber resurgence through innovation’. There will be talks by internationally renowned speakers and panel discussions.
The asking price for the portfolio, consisting of seven road assets covering 472 km & having consolidated revenues of Rs 620 crore a year, was Rs 3,000 crore which was negotiated by the Canadian pension fund Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.
The hospitality industry has witnessed a spurt in the growth with the entry of domestic and international players with world class projects in the last two decades, according to Nitin Shanker Nagrale, founder of HPMF.
A startup in India is planning to launch watches made using parts of a fighter jet.A look at some timepieces that carry a piece of history.MACH 1 (MIG-21): Bangalore Watch Company will launch 21 pieces of mechanical watches that will have parts made from the fuselage of a decommissioned MIG-21, the first supersonic fighter jet of the Indian Air Force. The MACH 1 collection will cost Rs 48,930-52,430, according to the company’s website.