Increasing Numbers of Bird Breeders a Problem

Source: http://toi.in


BENGALURU: A bizarre combination of loneliness, space shortage and the sheer gorgeousness of exotic avians has resulted in a new epidemic bird depression.

Other than mental illness, these birds are also being diagnosed with human lifestyle diseases such as obesity and diabetes.

A growing number of people are adopting exotic birds as pets, preferring them to dogs and cats because they are easier to manage in small flats.

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Israel Cracks the Whip Too

Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com

Prime Minister Netanyahu and Justice Minister Shaked call the Left-liberal bleeding hearts’ bluff

It’s not just India, but Israel too that has been facing the dubious agenda of certain non-governmental organisations (NGOs). In response, the country’s Parliament, Knesset, recently adopted a highly contentious Bill which makes its mandatory for NGOs that get a majority of their funding from foreign sources, to disclose the same in all their official communications. Left-leaning advocacy groups and individuals have expectedly lashed out at the new law, claiming that it was the Israeli Government’s method to muzzle the NGOs who differed with the regime. This is amusing, since all that the Bill has sought is transparency — the favourite buzz word of the NGOs, who demand it all the time. What is the harm if the Israeli Government asks them to practise what they preach?

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Agents of Change Or Perpetrators of Deceit?


Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com

In the NGO bag, there are some rotten apples. They need to be identified, exposed and suitably punished

Last month, the Supreme Court directed the Union Government to undertake an audit of over 30 lakh non-governmental organisations (NGOs) operating in the country. Many of these outfits had received Government funding but had failed to provide details of the expenditure. Not just that, the court asked the Government to recover the funds from erring NGOs and initiate criminal action against them.

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Religion Data of Census 2011: XXXVI World


Source: http://blog.cpsindia.org

The Spread of Islam and Christianity through the World

We have posted our thirty-sixth note on the Religion Data of Census 2011 at http://blog.cpsindia.org/2017/02/religion-data-of-census-2011-xxxvi-world.html. This concerns the changing religious profile of the world and documents the great expansion of Christianity and Islam in the course of the twentieth century .


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Altered Semen To Breed More Milch Cows

Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com With 84 million males of the total 300 million bovines in India unproductive, the Centre is in the process of bringing in a project to implement a ‘sex semen sorting technology’ to increase the birth rate of female bovines through assisted reproduction.

The advanced breeding technology, officials in the know of things said, will not only increase a disease-free female population of bovines but also increase milk production by 18 million tonnes after three years.

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Foreign Funds Surge Under BJP Rule

Source: http://www.thehindu.com

Foreign donations to Indian NGOs have surged since the NDA government came to power.

As per figures available with the Home Ministry, which regulates the flow of foreign funds to NGOs and associations in India, the 2015-16 fiscal saw a flow of ?17,208 crore from foreign donors, the highest in five years. There were donations of ?14,525 crore in 2014-15 and ?13,092 crore in 2013-14. In 2012-13, the foreign donations received totalled ?9,423 crore, and in 2011-12, ?10,334 crore.

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