10th January 2021 Super Short Current Affairs for UPSC Exam.

Caracal

- News: It has been included into the list of critically endangered species by the National Board of Wildlife.

- It is a medium size wild cat found in parts of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Key points:

- It will be conserved with financial support under the centrally sponsored Scheme - Development of Wildlife Habitat.

- IUCN status - Least Concern.

Endangered due to :

1. Rapid loss of scrub and thorn habitat 

2. Unchecked human activates in the caracals habitat.


Ladakh Committee

- The Centre has decided to form a committee.

- Aim: to protect the language, culture and land of Union Territory of Ladakh.

Significance:

- This will ensure citizen's participation in the development of Ladakh.

Key features:

- The Committee will be headed by the Minister of State for Home.

- It will include 

1. Elected representatives from Ladakh

2. Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council

3. Central government

4. The Ladakh administration.