Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Cattle

We have toilet-trained cows. It could help combat climate change

The cows learned faster than a toddler.

CO2 can be transformed into animal food. Here’s how

A new product in farm animal feed will help to reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere.

Feeding cows seaweed daily can sharply reduce their contribution to climate change

There are roughly 1 billion cattle around the world, so reducing enteric methane is an effective way to cut overall emissions.

Apps now sell cows, but getting a farmer to buy one ‘before milking it once’ is a challenge

Farmers have been taking interest in cattle trading apps such as Animall and Pashushala. But they also say a photo with a price tag is not enough to convince them to buy cattle.

Microchips coming soon for Delhi cattle, owners abandoning them will pay Rs 25,000 penalty

Proposal approved by North civic body’s standing committee will be discussed in House this week, South and East bodies to take it up later.

Pigs, cattle, sheep — fatty residues on Indus Valley pottery shows meat-heavy diet: Study

New findings from research on meat-eating dietary habits of Indus civilisation communities, conducted by Akshyeta Suryanarayan during her PhD at Cambridge, was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

This is why blood from newborn cattle is being used to develop Indian Covid vaccine

Blood serum from newborn cattle is a key ingredient in biological research, such as the development of vaccines, and is widely available for import.

Cattle numbers down by 6% since 2012, sharpest fall in states with tough cow slaughter laws

Livestock survey finds male population of indigenous cattle has undergone a particularly sharp decline, falling 29% since last census 7 years ago.

With Rs 200 subsidy scheme, Modi govt aims for female-only cattle & end to stray menace

Modi govt is said to be planning a subsidy for dairy farmers to provide ‘sex-selection’ semen that will ensure birth of only female cattle.

We need climate-friendly cows, and scientists have a suggestion on how to create them

Given the pure number of cows in the world, intrepid scientists have spent a lot of time investigating their burps and belches.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.