Amitabh Bachchan Current Affairs

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan to be Maharashtra’s new Tiger Conservation Ambassador

Maharashtra government has roped Superstar Amitabh Bachchan as its new ambassador for the Tiger Conservation Project. His association will help to raise awareness about saving the tigers in the state.

In this regard Mr. Bachchan has accepted an offer which was forwarded by state Forest Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar.

State government had forwarded this proposal to Mr. Bachchan after Tiger Protection Foundation approved a proposal of his appointment as ambassador to promote the Save Tiger campaign in July 2015.

It should be noted that Mr. Bachchan is also brand ambassador of Gujarat Tourism since February 2010.

Tiger Conservation in Maharashtra

Currently, Maharashtra has six tiger reserves viz. Tadoba, Melghat, Pench, Nagzira, Sahyadri and Bor. It should be noted that except Sahyadri tiger reserve (located in Kokan region) remaining 5 are located in Vidharbha region of state.

Maharashtra has recorded around 190 tigers as per the 2014 Tiger census (usually conducted every four years). Successful implementation of various conservation efforts has helped to increase population of Tigers in state. Tiger population has recorded a steady rise from 103 in 2006 to 169 in 2010.


Amitabh Bachchan appointed as Brand Ambassador of Andhra Pradesh health sector

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is appointed as the brand ambassador for health sector in Andhra Pradesh.

His name was announced by the Andhra Pradesh state Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas.

As a brand ambassador actor Amitabh Bachchan will participate in various health-related campaigns to be taken up by the state government without taking any remuneration for the services.

Implication: It will help bifurcated state to boost and improve its health sector as it worst hit due to bifurcation. At present, state does not have proper health sector facilities due major corporate hospitals and medical and health institutions are located in then capital of undivided state Hyderabad (now capital of Telangana).

Some facts

It should be also noted that, actor Amitabh Bachchan is also brand ambassador  of Gujarat Tourism since 1 February 2010.

While in 2002, he was brand ambassador for the Polio Eradication Campaign.