India to hold national 'cow science' exam
India will hold a mass nationwide online “cow science” exam next month, in the latest push by the Hindu nationalist go nment to promote and protect the sacred animal, officials said Wednesday.
The hour-long test on February 25, open to children and adults as well as foreigners, comprises 100 multiple-choice questions in Hindi, English, and 12 regional languages.
The aim is to assess the public's knowledge and “sensitise and educate” them, according to the Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA) cow protection agency created by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration.
莫迪政府创建的Rashtriya Kamdhenu Aayog (RKA)奶牛保护机构称，此举的目的是评估公众的知识，并对他们进行“教育”。
“Certificates will be given to all. Successful meritorious candidates will be given prizes and certificates,” the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying said.
“The cow is full of science and economics. People are not aware of the true economic and scientific value of the animal,” RKA chief Vallabhbhai Kathiria said.
Accompanying study material released by the RKA includes information on different breeds of cows as well as the theory that slaughtering animals causes earthquakes.
Many from India's overwhelming Hindu majority consider cows sacred but under Modi's rule, the animal has increasingly become a political and sectarian flashpoint.
His go nment has made cows a top priority and invested millions of dollars in programmes to protect the animal and research the uses for bovine dung and urine.
Cow slaughter and eating beef has become illegal in many parts of the culturally diverse and officially secular country, while sentences elsewhere have increased.
On Tuesday, the southern state of Karnataka amended its cow protection law to give police increased powers to search and arrest anyone without a warrant suspected of cow slaughter.
The state go nment, controlled by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), enhanced jail terms to seven years and fines to one million rupees ($13,700) for offenders.
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Good Move...Everybody should know a cow.
Extremism is BJP's only hope for survival in the changing world.
They'll be soon living in the 16th century.
India is a scientific superpower. No other country in the world is as advanced in cow science as shining India.
The world should go veg ....
beef stakes are the best.
Killing Kashmiris causes earthquakes not slaughtering cows.
What a joke of a country india is
It is a sign of backwardness of modi&co. Funds could have a better use in fight for covid-19.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Joke of the century.
Western countries favorite beef should be banned.
Welcome to the 21st Century!
Shinning incredible India!
Wow, COW science!!!
Cow science is also studied by us and 2 corona vaccines has been also developed, This is India a mixture of ancient civilization and modern science, really proud
this is hilarious