Must Read News Articles – April 28th, 2019



A 15,600-year old human footprint

According to researchers, a 15,600-year old human footprint discovered in southern Chile is believed to be the oldest ever found in the Americas


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Gujarat govt. to back potato farmers in PepsiCo fight


With protests coming from all ends of the political spectrum, the Gujarat government has decided to back four potato farmers in their fight against PepsiCo’s ₹4.2 crore lawsuit against them for allegedly infringing its rights by growing the potato used in Lays chips.


Data theft bid hits Ayushman Bharat

Ayushman Bharat, the government run health insurance programme, has confirmed that there had been an attempted security breach.


Submit report on any adverse reaction to pelvic mesh, J&J told

the Union Health Ministry has written to pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson seeking information on the import, sale and stock of surgical pelvic meshes in the last three years


India issues travel advisory on Sri Lanka

The government has advised Indian citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to Sri Lanka.


Lens on U.K. Home Office over treatment of Asian students

Britain’s Home Office is under investigation by the country’s spending watchdog over its treatment of thousands of students — from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh — who had their visas cancelled


$64 bn deals signed at BRI summit: Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that $64 billion in deals were signed at a summit on his Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and more nations would join the global infrastructure programme.


Pharma exports grow 11%, cross $19 bn

India’s pharmaceutical exports grew a robust 10.72% in 2018-19, and raced past the $19-billion mark for the first time.


Coffee planters seek mandate for chicory cut, to help volume growth


Coffee planters in southern India expect higher sales of their produce once the draft notification of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) recommending a cut in chicory content comes into effect.


Will closing LoC trade end terrorism?

With the government withdrawing a Kashmir-specific confidence building measure- the cross-LoC trade, are the chances for peace better or worse?


How is a Supreme Court judge to be probed?

What is the mechanism in place to examine allegations of misconduct against members of the higher judiciary?



State on alert, braces for Fani

The cyclonic storm ‘Fani’ (pronounced as ‘Foni’), over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining east Equatorial Indian Ocean has moved north northwestwards and lay centred over southeast Bay of Bengal.It is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during


NGT seeks report on waste tyres used in factories

Following a plea seeking a ban on illegal pyrolysis industries that use waste tyres as raw material for the production of fuel oil, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to submit a report pertaining to the remedial measures required.


Humans make safer user profiles than AI: study


A study has revealed that people trust human-generated profiles more than artificial intelligence-generated profiles, particularly in online marketplaces


Jamia team develops ultrasensitive quantum thermometer

Researchers at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, have developed an ultrasensitive quantum thermometer using graphene quantum dots


IIT Madras team develops easy OCR system for nine Indian languages

IIT Madras has developed a unified script for nine Indian languages, named the Bharati script.

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