Court on Monday dismissed the Union government’s submissions that women
are physiologically weaker than men as a “sex stereotype” and declared
that Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers are eligible for
permanent commission and command posts in the Army irrespective of their
years of service
The State of India’s Birds 2020 (SoIB) assessment raises the alarm that several spectacular birds, many of them endemic to the subcontinent, face a growing threat from loss of habitat due to human activity, widespread presence of toxins, including pesticides; hunting and trapping for the pet trade
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Over a fifth of India’s bird diversity, ranging from the Short toed Snake Eagle to the Sirkeer Malkoha, has suffered strong long term declines over a 25year period, while more recent annual trends point to a drastic 80% loss among several common birds
government has unveiled a programme to research on ‘indigenous’ cows.
be funded by multiple scientific ministries, the initiative, SUTRA
PIC [Scientific Utilization Through
Research Augmentation Prime Products from Indigenous Cows], is led by the
Department of Science and Technology (DST)
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It has the Department of Biotechnology, the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, the Ministry for AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Homoeopathy) among others and the Indian Council of Medical Research as partners.
The proposals under this theme should aim to perform scientific research on complete characterization of milk and milk products derived from Indian indigenous cows