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Art and Culture:

Bilaspur’s stone age tools link Sivalik cultures(The Hindu)

Researchers from the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) have discovered a number of Acheulian artefacts (dated to about 1, 500,000–1,50,000 years ago) along with contemporary Soanian ones from an unexplored site at Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The site is close to the site where scientists in the 19th century discovered fossil remains of Sivapithecus, the last common ancestor of orangutans and humans.


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International relations:

‘India’s credibility eroded by PM’s foreign policy’(The Hindu)

The Congress on Sunday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of exercising a personalised foreign policy which eroded India’s international credibility.

The Skripals in Salisbury(The Hindu Opinion)

Britain’s politics and diplomacy are in turmoil after the attack on a Russian double agent

Indian Constitution and Polity

Naidu to keep alive his fight for special tag(The Hindu)

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said he was undeterred by the offensive that BJP leaders have threatened to launch on the Andhra Pradesh (government and asserted that their brand of ‘divisive politics’ that succeeded in Tamil Nadu would fail here.

Naidu to keep alive fight for Special Category Status(The Hindu)

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said he was undeterred by the offensive that BJP leaders have threatened to launch against the Andhra Pradesh government, and asserted that their brand of ‘divisive politics’ that succeeded in Tamil Nadu would fail here.

Cauvery Board deadline will be met: Tamilisai(The Hindu)

BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan on Sunday said the Central government will definitely constitute the Cauvery Management Board within the six-week time frame set by the Supreme Court.


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Internal security:

Dangerous spiral(The Hindu Opinion)

New Delhi and Islamabad must address the tit-for-tat harassment of each other’s envoys

Economy:

No ‘power’ of choice for consumers(The Hindu)

In an open market, the customers who are thus made to pay more would go to other suppliers if they find them economical. But in a monopoly, the monopolist would not let the customer deal directly with the supplier.

WTO ministerial: 50 nations to take up global trade issues(The Hindu)

The government said that 50 nations will engage in free and frank discussions on global trade here this week to explore the options for resolving various issues and re-invigorating the WTO.

‘RBI overruled House panel on power NPAs’(The Hindu)

The Association of Power Producers has accused the RBI of overruling the Parliamentary standing panel on power and key ministries with its February 12 circular that ended all the existing loan restructuring mechanisms and voted for the insolvency code to resolve stressed assets.

Environment:

In a plastics world(The Hindu Opinion)

Plastics are now widely present in the environment, as visible waste along coastlines, in lakes and rivers, and even in the soil. The recent finding that microplastic particles are found even in ‘safe’ bottled water indicates the magnitude of the crisis.

 

 

 

 

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