Coronavirus: China announces national ban on wildlife trade
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 11:17 PM
China banned wildlife trade nationwide in markets, supermarkets, restaurants, and e-commerce platforms due to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's market watchdog, agricultural ministry, and forestry bureau said in a joint statement. Any places that breed wildlife should be isolated, and the transportation of wildlife should be banned, said the statement. The ban will take effect from Sunday.
President Kovind receives traditional 21-Gun Salute at Republic Day Parade
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 11:15 PM
President Ram Nath Kovind unfurled the National Flag and received the customary 21-gun salute on the 71st Republic-Day at Rajpath on Sunday. The salute was presented by 2233 Field Battery under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C Sandeep. The gun position officer was Naib Subedar Anil Chand. The 21 Gun-Salute is presented during the Republic-Day, Independence-Day and during visits of foreign heads of state.
Wouldn't have won Nobel Prize if based in India: Abhijit Banerjee
Sunday, January 26, 2020, 11:13 PM
Indian-American economist Abhijit Banerjee says he wouldn't have been able to win a Nobel Prize if he were based in his country of origin. It isn't that there's no good talent in India, but a certain kind of system is needed, he said today at a literature festival. Born in Mumbai, Abhijit Banerjee was educated at the University of Calcutta and Jawaharlal Nehru University.