Thursday, 1 December, 2022
TopicPangolin

Topic: pangolin

Buying pangolin wine, meds online? Study says you’re driving most trafficked mammal to extinction

Exploitation of loopholes in international law has led to an exponential surge in the illegal trade of pangolin-derived products, says study by Geneva-based NGO.

India’s illegal pangolin trade is now on YouTube. And there are hundreds of subscribers

We went through 50 videos with over 18 lakh views, and it all pointed to one thing — India’s pangolins aren’t safe virtually either.

Red pandas in India are being trafficked into extinction. And laws stand in the way

Exclusionary conservation policies are making the situation for endangered red pandas and pangolins worse in India’s Singalila National Park, argues a researcher.

Man held with pangolin could be linked to wider trafficking network: Chhattisgarh Police

Chhattisgarh Police arrested a man with a live pangolin Friday, and confirmed that two more such pangolin 'smugglers' had been arrested in the last 15 days.

Did pangolins transmit coronavirus to humans? Could be, but scientists still not sure

Research so far indicates that the pangolin, a scaly mammal that is illegally traded, was most likely an intermediary between bats and humans, but not the only one.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

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.