Neanderthals Died out Earlier Than Previously Thought, New Evidence Suggests

Direct dating of a fossil of a Neanderthal infant suggests that Neanderthals probably died out earlier than previously thought. Researchers have dated a Neanderthal fossil discovered in a significant cave site in Russia in the northern Caucasus, and found it to be 10,000 years older than previous research had suggested.

All India Radio News,A discussion on President’s Address To The Nation

All India Radio News  Listen‬ to : • ‪Spotlight‬/ ‪NewsAnalysis‬ -A discussion on President’s Address To The Nation” on The participants were : Prof. Rizwan Qaiser, Jamia Milia Islamia and Prashant Sood, Senior Journalist. Please follow and like us:

list of the 127 awardees of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri announced on the eve of the 65th Republic day

Following is the list of the 127 awardees of Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri which were announced on the eve of the 65th Republic day. Padma Vibhushan Dr Raghunath A Mashelkar, Science and Engineering, Maharashtra B K S Iyengar, Yoga, Maharashtra Padma Bhushan Gulam Mohammed Sheikh, Art-Painting, Gujarat

Population as a Criterion for Horizontal Devolution by the 14th Finance Commission

Download PDF version Complying with their terms of reference, the last seven finance commissions have used the 1971 population as a parameter for determining the shares of states. However, the ToR of the 14th FC permits it to additionally consider demographic changes since 1971. This article argues that this incremental

Neglect of Rail Passenger Safety

Download PDF version Indian Railways’ dismal safety record shows lack of leadership and vision. Union Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge recently told a conference of general managers of all zonal railways and production units that safety of passengers would continue to be the topmost priority of the Indian Railways. Just days

The Lokpal Act of 2014 An Assessment

Download PDF version The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act of 2014 can be said to be a positive step forward, subject to certain weaknesses related to the provision on Lokayuktas and the autonomy of investigating authorities, among others. Amrita Johri (, Anjali Bhardwaj ( and Shekhar Singh ( are activists associated