Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Botswana

Botswana elephant deaths still a mystery as govt rules out pesticides, pathogens as cause

Tests done on samples taken from some of the about 300 carcasses found in northwest Botswana and sent to labs in Zimbabwe and South Africa proved inconclusive.

Natural toxins caused by bacteria could be behind deaths of elephants in Botswana

Over 350 elephants have died since March in the Okavango Panhandle region. Preliminary tests rule out the spread of an infectious disease as the possible cause of deaths. 

Elephants mysteriously dying in Botswana since March, more than 350 carcasses found

While 356 is the official number of carcasses found, researchers suggest it is possibly higher given their flights only covered a limited area.

Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana, but there is no clear cause of death

The Botswana death toll stands at nearly 400 elephants of both sexes and all ages. Most carcasses have been found near waterbodies.

Botswana was the ancestral homeland of all humans, says study

Homo sapiens first walked the Earth near the Zambezi river, where they lived for 70,000 years.

British MPs reject two no-deal scenarios as Brexit date nears

Boeing grounds controversial Max 8 aircraft and trouble in African paradise.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.