Thursday, 6 October, 2022
TopicSnakes

Topic: Snakes

He is Bihar’s ‘Snake Man’ and he won’t stop till he rescues the very last one

Hariom says Indian snakes are misunderstood. To reverse this, he runs a rescue centre in Buxar, uses Instagram Reels, and has developed a new repellent.

Brrr! German scientists produce coldest temperature ever recorded in lab

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Rare fossil turtle egg discovered, belongs to species that died when asteroid wiped out dinos

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

185-year-old paintings reveal new snake species in Tamil Nadu

ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.

Snakebites killed an estimated 1.2 million people in India between 2001-2020

According to a study, 1 in a 100 people were at risk of dying from a snakebite in hotspots such as Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Odisha, UP, Andhra, Telangana, Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Snake antivenom in India ineffective in treating bites from most species, study finds

The study was conducted by scientists at IISc's Evolutionary Venomics Lab along with herpetologists Gerard Martin and Romulus Whitaker.

Action sought after video of Priyanka Gandhi holding snakes surfaces

Lawyer-activist Gauri Maulekhi sought immediate action under the Wildlife Protection Act alleging that the snakes were illegally procured.

Why thousands of Indians continue to die of snakebites

The World Health Organisation says snakebites kill 47,000 people a year in India, which is home to over 270 species of which 60 are venomous. 

These rescuers are saving humans and snakes from each other

Armed with stick, bag and first-aid kit, rescuers are catching snakes & releasing them back into the forest.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

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

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

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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