Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicGreat indian bustard

Topic: great indian bustard

From 1,260 to 150 — why power transmission lines are ‘biggest threat’ to Great Indian Bustard

The large, critically endangered birds with poor eyesight prefer arid areas, where they barely survive the death trap of power lines. Authorities have eyes for energy goals.

Modify plan to protect Great Indian Bustard, it will work against climate goals, govt tells SC

Three ministries — Environment and Forest, New and Renewable Energy, and Power — have submitted a modification application with respect to an April 2021 SC order.

India’s green energy goals have a serious problem – the Great Indian Bustard

A WII survey covering 80 kms of power lines across Thar desert found 4 bustard deaths during a single year due to high-transmission wires, including some connected to wind turbines.

Aphrodisiac, meat & sport — why Arab royals hunt bustard in Pakistan & why India banned it

Hunting of Asian houbara bustard, a vulnerable species, is banned in Pakistan, but is used as something of a foreign policy instrument since Arab royals are allowed to do so.

Habitats of critically endangered Great Indian Bustard to be declared conservation reserves

According to a Wildlife Institute of India report, there are just 150 of the bird species left in India.

This egg hunt in Jaisalmer is no game. It’s a matter of life & death for a ‘great’ bird

The Great Indian Bustard, among the heaviest flying birds on the planet, is at least 30 times closer to extinction than the tiger.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

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.
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