Sunday, 7 August, 2022

Topic: Pigs

After Wayanad, more pigs culled in Kerala’s Kannur to check African swine fever

Around 95 pigs were culled and buried at the farm which was considered to be the epicenter of the disease, maintaining precautionary procedures to prevent the spread of the disease.

Outbreak of African Swine Fever in Mizoram, Sikkim & Assam, states restrict import of pigs

In Mizoram, a total of 526 pigs are confirmed to have died of the viral disease this year, while 111 of them are suspected to have died of the illness.

‘Major barriers’ broken as pig kidneys transplanted in brain-dead man produce urine for 74 hrs

Procedure by researchers at University of Alabama at Birmingham described in a scientific paper published in 'American Journal of Transplantation' on 20 January.

What went behind the ‘breakthrough’ pig to human kidney transplant in New York

In 1997, India had seen a similar operation, when a transplant surgeon from Assam had conducted a pig-to-human heart and lung transplant in Guwahati. The patient, though, died a week later.

The animal species that is one of the most invasive and damaging to earth

Today, wild pigs live on every continent except Antarctica and uproot soil the area of Taiwan each year.

Pigs can play video games, scientists discover

Pigs show remarkable intelligence in a number of complex cognitive tasks. They can respond differently to different sounds, and are masters at spatial learning tasks.

5 professional footballers, back home due to pandemic, launch their own league in Nagaland

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

What is African Swine Fever? Disease that has killed over 2,500 pigs in 306 Assam villages

The central government has advised authorities in Assam to go for culling of pigs affected by the African Swine Fever.

American scientists were able to ‘revive’ brains of dead pigs

Though cellular activity was restored in the brains, scientists are ‘still not close to actually awakening the dead brains’.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.


The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.