Saturday, 22 January, 2022
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Topic: Dogs

Covid-19 sniffer dogs — UK’s latest idea to tackle the spread of the virus

A £500,000 government program will back clinical trials to train dogs to see if they can spot Covid before symptoms even appear.

Good dogs don’t make good co-workers

The value of having a dog with you during your workday will depend on the type of work, the workplace, the type of dog and your own style of work.

Veterinary services must go on, animals can’t suffer during COVID-19, Modi govt tells states

Government has urged veterinarians and other related officials to ensure strict personal hygiene and avoid public gatherings.

Cute as a button: Dogs look like their owners because we groom them in our own image

Ethologist Konrad Lorenz found people generally find infant-like characteristics cute. Pets piggyback on this, with their cuteness inspiring us to care for them.

Dear dog lovers, people who fear dogs are not animal haters

I don’t pet dogs and I don't play with them, the only thing I do around them is freeze. But this doesn't mean that I am promoting animal cruelty.

First pacemaker implant on dog helps clear ‘complete heart block’ in cocker spaniel

Khushi, who is seven-and-a-half years old, saw her heart rate drop to 20 beats a minute — against a normal of 60-120 — because of the block.

US stops sending sniffer dogs to Egypt and Jordan after multiple deaths

A US government report highlighted cases of severe negligence in the care of sniffer dogs in Jordan and Egypt.

Urban India’s love for pets is growing. Without any rules

The absence of any rules and regulations on pet control in India means there are no mechanisms to settle a range of disputes.

‘Survival of the friendliest’ – How being docile help humans and dogs to thrive

Research shows that humans and dogs have flourished compared to other species like Neanderthals or wolves because they are calm, cooperative and less aggressive.

What makes Belgian Malinois, the dog that chased al-Baghdadi to death, special

In India, too, the Belgian Malinois is deployed extensively in anti-Naxal ops. They were also part of Pathankot operation and pinned down a terrorist.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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