Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
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Topic: Kuno

‘Ecologically unsound, costly, distraction’: Conservationists slam India’s cheetah project

Eight conservationists from 5 countries write in journal Nature Ecology & Evolution that 'unscientific approach will lead to human-cheetah conflict, death of cheetahs or both'.

Cheetahs still in quarantine, but healthy, say officials 3 weeks after relocation

Set to be released from quarantine on 17 October, officials say 'biggest concerns' are snaring and bush hunting. India also readying itself to receive 12 South African cheetahs

Memes, fake photos welcome cheetahs to India. Uttarakhand CM wasn’t welcomed by an elephant

According to a Punjab BJP leader, the only vacancy for new entrant Captain Amarinder Singh in the party organisation is in the Margdarshak Mandal.

‘Pathological liar’ — Congress’ Jairam Ramesh takes swipe at Modi for claiming cheetah credit

Ramesh releases a copy of letter to show that the UPA government was behind the cheetah reintroduction plan. Modi had hit out at Congress for not making constructive efforts.

‘Rewilding difficult on animals’ — Challenges of sustaining cheetahs begin at Kuno

Forest staff, specialists will be on lookout for illness and whether or not cheetahs approach food. The wild cats have to adapt to new environment & learn ways of their new prey.

On Camera

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Ahmedabad Wednesday | Credit: Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat

Suresh Gopi to Ilayaraja—BJP is scripting a political blockbuster in South India

Amit Shah held a meeting with Pawan Kalyan and Jr NTR while Modi tweeted for Chiranjeevi. BJP is all too serious about releasing its political film beyond Karnataka.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.