Must Read News Articles – January 27th, 2019


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Soon, you can see how the Harappans looked

A team led by Prof. Vasant Shinde, Vice-Chancellor, Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Deemed University, Pune, is on the brink of recreating the faces of a few skeletal remains, dug up during the excavation of a Harappan site at Haryana’s Rakhigarhi village in Hisar, in collaboration with South Korean scientists.

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Patients urge adoption of rights charter

The Jan Swasthya Abhiyan (JSA), a national platform working on health and healthcare services, urged the Ministry of Health to immediately implement the Charter of Patients’ Rights and ensure the inclusion of the entire range of patients’ rights without any dilution.

Pak. team to inspect Chenab basin

A Pakistani delegation will visit the Chenab river basin in Jammu and Kashmir for inspection from January 28 to 31, as mandated under the Indus Water Treaty, sources said.

Sanjiv Khanna, surprise promotion

The Bar Council of India termed the decision “unjust and improper,” since Justice Maheshwari and Justice Khanna stood at serial number 21 and 33 respectively in the combined seniority of High Court judges.

Britain is at risk of crashing out of EU

The EU’s chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier, this week warned that simply opposing no-deal in the House of Commons would not stop it from happening unless a majority agreed on an alternative agreement.

Sanitation deaths continue in Delhi

According to Delhi government officials, private contractors or residents’ welfare associations continue to hire labourers to clean drains and septic tanks as they find it cheaper and more convenient than renting machines, which are not readily available.

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The lowdown on zearalenone in cereals

Zearalenone is a fungal toxin infesting cereal such as wheat, maize and barley. It attacks crops while they are growing, but can also develop when cereals are stored without being dried fully.

Diabetic drug improves the efficacy of two TB drugs

The drugs disrupt biofilm formation by bacteria, thereby rendering them vulnerable

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