World’s oldest known cave art is 45,500 yrs old

World’s oldest known cave art is 45,500 yrs old

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PTI | New Delhi

Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave art — a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was painted at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The cave painting uncovered in South Sulawesi consists of a figurative depiction of a warty pig, a wild boar that is endemic to...

Exercise, enough sleep must for vaccine efficacy: Experts

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Depression, stress and loneliness can weaken the body’s immune system, and lower the effectiveness of certain vaccines, like those against the Covid-19, scientists have said and suggested simple interventions, including exercise and getting a good night’s sleep in the 24 hours before vaccination to maximise the jab’s initial effectiveness. The researchers...

Vaccine makers liable for damages

Vaccine makers liable for damages

Friday, 15 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

No indemnity for manufacturers in Govt’s vaccine purchase deals The Government has refused to give in to the request of Indian companies, particularly the Serum Institute of India (SII) which had publicly sought protection against all lawsuits for vaccines in case of any report of health risk or complication following...

US lawmakers seek to hold Trump accountable for January 6 storming

US lawmakers seek to hold Trump accountable for January 6 storming

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | washington

Top American lawmakers on Wednesday sought to hold Donald Trump, the outgoing president, accountable for storming of the Capitol Hill by his supporters on January 6. “Every moment Donald Trump is in the White House, our nation – our freedom – is in danger. He must be held to account for...

Mandatory publishing of notice for interfaith marriage now optional, rules Allahabad HC

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | Lucknow

In a judgment that is likely to bring relief to inter faith couples, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday declared as optional the mandatory publication of notice of intended marriages under the Special Marriage Act, saying it violated the Right to Privacy. It would also affect the...

Central Vista project work to begin tomorrow

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The construction of the new Parliament building will start on January 15, considered an auspicious day as it falls a day after “Makar Sankranti”. The heritage panel on Monday approved the construction under the ambitious Central Vista redevelopment plan. The new building is being constructed by Tata Projects Ltd. Sources said...

All municipal corps ban sale, storage of poultry or processed chicken meat in Delhi

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

All the three MCDs — North, South and East — on Wednesday imposed a ban on sale and storage of poultry or processed chicken meat by shops and restaurants with immediate effect in view of the bird flu situation in the national Capital.

Dhoni’s poultry plan goes for a toss as 2,500 Kadaknath die of bird flu

Thursday, 14 January 2021 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Former Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s dream of Kadaknath breed chicken farming at his sprawling farm in Ranchi has been hit by the bird flu outbreak in Madhya Pradesh. Nearly 2,500 Kadaknath chickens of a poultry farm died of bird flu or avian influenza in Jhabua’s Rudipanda village under...

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