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Indian lions at risk of extinction due to lack of genetic diversity, suggests study

The study claims that due to centuries of inbreeding, Indian lions have cranial defects, low sperm count and testosterone levels, as well as smaller manes.
Mantidactylus frogs

Don’t go by global Red List on animals at risk. They mislabel many

The Red List is the only one of its kind. But it can be inaccurate because it fails to acknowledge uncertainty.
One-horned rhinos seen moving to an elevated area following floods due to incessant monsoon rainfall in Kaziranga National Park | PTI

Human beings are pushing larger animals like rhinos & elephants to extinction faster

The future belongs to smaller, faster, more fecund, more generalist and preferentially insect-eating species.
Silhouette of a bird seen against flames of a forest fire at Bandipur Tiger Reserve | PTI

If climate change doesn’t slow down, many bird species will be on brink of extinction

A new study has found that birds are changing their reproduction and migration patterns to cope with the climate crisis but not fast enough.
A forest fire in Kodagu district of Karnataka

A shocking new report reveals 1 million plants & animals will disappear in a few decades

Human activity has 'significantly altered' 75% of our planet's land and 66% of the ocean and led to an extinction crisis.
The Bramble Cay melomys

Human-caused climate change causes first extinction of a mammal

Australian researchers concluded that human-induced climate change was 'the root cause of the loss of the Bramble Cay melomys'.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.