New report finds India's birds in overall decline, "in some cases catastrophically so"
A first-of-its-kind nationwide study of India’s birds has found that among the species for which long-term trends could be established, over half have declined since 2000, of which 22% were declining strongly. Among the 146 species for which annual trends could be estimated, 80% were found to be declining, with close to 50% declining strongly.
Extinction watch: A boom, a ching, is a Kakapo’s thing
Kakapos are said to smell nice! It helps the birds find each other. The dwindling popu...
India among countries whose actions compliant with Paris Agreement goal: PM Modi
India is one of the few countries whose actions are complian...
Bon appétit! Masterchef Aus judge Stephanie Alexander's recipe for a delectable white-cooked chicken
This easy-to-make recipe by the cooking icon promises a mouth-watering meal.
IndianOil helps save migratory birds in West Bengal
"Hunting of birds by unscrupulous visitors and poachers has opened up this bird sanctuary to existential threat. In addition to that, the oxbow lake is getting shallower and is getting inundated with weeds thus disturbing the ecological balance of the area,” an IndiaOil executive said.
5G platform wipes out profits at 'Angry Birds' maker Rovio
Shares in the Finnish company slumped 22% in early Wednesday trading after it said it was evaluating "strategic alternatives" for Hatch, while also looking to make annual cost savings of 6 million euros ($6.6 million) for the 80%-owned unit.
People's participation necessary for conservation, stricter rules don't save planet: Javadekar
The participation of people is essential for the conservation of biodiversity and stricter rules don't save the planet, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
India to host key meet on conservation of migratory species of wild animals
The thirteenth meeting of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS COP13) being hosted by India is the first international meet focusing on biodiversity in what has been slated as the “super year for biodiversity”.
No links between coronavirus, migratory birds; let's not create fear psychosis: Javadekar
Speaking ahead of the 13th Conference of Parties (COP) of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species (CMS) of wild animals, to be held next week in Gujarat, Javadekar said there was no relation between migratory birds and the virus.
Corporate chatter: A Mumbai CEO caused a Covid-19 scare by coughing on a flight; Lenskart boss taking masterclasses from Manish Choksi
For Indian IT sector CEOs, travelling in the times of Covid-19 has become fraught with drama.
Retirement planning: 4-step plan to create an alternate support model in old age
The joint family is broken. But we can use our personal finances to create an alternate support model that is our own. Here is a list of resolutions I made, based on my interactions and observations at the assisted living facility.
Govt proposes 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds, their habitats
Amid growing threats to a number of bird species in the country, the Union environment ministry has come out with a 10-year comprehensive plan for conservation of birds and their habitats in India through multiple measures including curbing illegal trade of birds and constant surveillance of avian disease to prevent a situation like what Rajasthan had recently witnessed in terms of deaths of thousands of birds at Sambhar Lake.
Bird Electric to bring in sub Rs-10 lakh electric hatchback in partnership with China's Haima Automobiles
Both the groups were expected to formalise the agreement at the Auto Expo, but because of the corona virus breakout in China, senior contingent from Haima were unable to travel for the show, delaying the formalisation of the venture by a few weeks.
Bajra prices rise on export demand, local consumption
Spot prices have increased up to 20% in the past two months and are currently Rs 200-400 per quintal more than the MSP of Rs 2,000 in most parts of the country. Demand for bajra is increasing from European countries and Gulf nations where the millet is used mainly as bird feed. Futures contracts of bajra for delivery in February are up 2% on the NCDEX.
View: Polarisation emerges holding its head high from Delhi results
The bird’s eye view of secular, democratic politics triumphing over sectarian politics of hate could, in other words, prove bird-brained. The politics of hate was sidestepped in the just-concluded Delhi elections, not confronted and defeated.
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