Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Pets

Pets did help with your mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. Here’s how

A growing band of research is demonstrating how much of a crutch our furry friends have been during what has been a tough time for many.

Dogs, cats banned: Delhi’s IFS Apartments’ rule hits residents during pandemic, some move out

Residents accuse housing society's management of 'harassing' them about keeping pets during lockdown, say they 'feel suffocated'.

How rescue of Bengaluru’s Buddy whose owner, 87, died of Covid shows plight of pets in pandemic

Owners are either dying or abandoning pets due to Covid, and several animal rescue shelters ThePrint visited are stretched beyond capacity.

Modi govt has a new mission: Conserving desi dogs and cats & exporting them as pets

The animal husbandry ministry came up with a proposal for this after PM Modi promoted the adoption of indigenous breeds in his Mann Ki Baat last year.

Going back to work? Here’s how to manage your dog or cat’s anxiety

Your dog or cat is not trying to teach you a lesson or get revenge by peeing or tearing pillows. Animals don’t act out of spite.

First, the pandemic made Indians abandon pets, then they rushed to adopt them

The coronavirus pandemic is changing our relationship with pets. But it’s natural that more Indians are relying on animals and ‘adopting’ to the times.

Are puppies the new toilet paper? Pandemic is taking a toll on vets

Vets are burnt out, running low on resources and help, and taking an emotional toll during the coronavirus pandemic.

‘All-pet’ private jet, costing Rs 1.6 lakh per seat, set to fly from Delhi to Mumbai

25-year-old Deepika Singh started the initiative and hired a six-seater private jet to transport the stranded pets.

Your pet dog can get Covid-19 from you, study finds. But we don’t know how it affects them

Two dogs in Hong Kong not only tested positive for Covid-19 but also produced antibodies, indicating human-to-dog transmission. But a lot still remains a mystery.

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.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

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.