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New species of hummingbird found

‘Only 300 birds exist, need protection’ A team of ornithologists in Ecuador has identified a new species of hummingbird: a lovely blue-green creature that lives in a cold, barren highland area and is in danger of extinction. Team leader Francisco Sornoza saw one of the birds through binoculars a year …

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Child abuse may leave its marks in cells

The imprints may also shed light on whether or not trauma can be passed on between generations Children subjected to abuse may carry the physical hallmark of that trauma in their cells, scientists said on Tuesday, in research that could help criminal investigations probing historic mistreatment. The imprints may also …

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P2 strain found in sewage sample

A type 2 strain of polio virus (P2) found in a sewage sample from Mumbai in the last week of August may have triggered the investigations against vaccine-making company Bio-Med. The P2 strain was found in L ward (Kurla), during a routine environmental surveillance which involves collecting sewage samples from …

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Verdict on quota vague: Paswan

Who will decide on the creamy layer among the reserved categories of SCs/STs?’ While the Narendra Modi government is keeping mum on last week’s Supreme Court judgment on reservation in promotion that adds a caveat of “creamy layer”, Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan has criticised …

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Vietnam seizes nearly a ton of pangolin scales, ivory

Vietnam has seized around a tonne of pangolin scales and ivory hidden inside dozens of boxes on a flight from Nigeria, State media reported, a haul highlighting the illegal wildlife trade routes connecting Africa and Southeast Asia. Source  : https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-life/vietnam-seizes-nearly-a-ton-of-pangolin-scales-ivory/article25091998.ece

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S-400, Kamov on the agenda of Modi, Putin

Ahead of the bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin later this week, discussions are “still under way” between the two sides to conclude a final deal for 200 Kamov-226T utility helicopters. “Having also received feedback from the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of India, we …

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