Must Read News Articles- March 12th, 2019

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Excavations shed light on early Harappan ritual

Archaeological excavations undertaken by a group of researchers and students of the University of Kerala in Kutch (Gujarat) have shed light on the custom and burial rituals that were prevalent during the early Harappan phase.


SC may send plea challenging quota Bill to Constitution Bench

The Supreme Court on Monday decided to consider the question of whether the challenge to the 10% economic reservation law should be heard by a Constitution Bench.

A compromise is still possible: on Ayodhya dispute

he Supreme Court’s attempt to maintain Hindu-Muslim harmony through a mediated settlement of the long-standing Babri Masjid dispute deserves appreciation. But it has raised a couple of concerns too.

A case for aggressive diplomacy

Just as the conflict after India’s bombing of the Balakot terror camp was winding down, Pakistan alleged on March 5 that it had thwarted the entry of an Indian submarine into its waters.

53% of working women say their workplaces are male dominated

The study surveyed working women in the age group 22-55 years, covering aspects like migration for work, resuming work post maternity and women at work facing menopause. The objective of the survey was to understand issues faced by working women at the workplace.


Wood snake, last seen in 1878, rediscovered by scientists

A species of wood snake that wasn’t seen for 140 years has resurfaced in a survey conducted by scientists in the Meghamalai Wildlife Sanctuary.

Green panel orders inspection of Yamuna floodplain in Agra

The National Green Tribunal on Monday asked the Director of Namami Gange and the Director General of National Institute of Hydrology to inspect the Yamuna floodplain in Agra and submit a report within four weeks on its demarcation.

Jumbo that scared villagers caught in Kerala

The Forest and Wildlife Department on Monday captured a wild elephant that had caused fear among villagers in Vadakkanadu in the Wayanad district for several years.

Let them take flight: on Tejas and Kaveri projects

On February 20, the Indian Air Force and the aviation community heaved a collective sigh of relief after the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas Mark 1, received its long-awaited Final Operational Clearance; this means it is combat-ready and can be exploited to the limits of its approved ‘envelope’.

India is world’s 2nd largest arms importer

India was the world’s second largest arms importer from 2014-18, ceding the long-held tag as largest importer to Saudi Arabia, which accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period.

Uncertain govt. policies clouded developer sentiment, hit solar capacity addition: Crisil

Inconsistent government actions have cast a shadow over developer sentiment in the solar sector and slowed down capacity addition momentum, Crisil said in a report. This will result in the government achieving only 60% of its 100 GW target by 2022, it added.

‘India ranks 11th in gold holding’

India, which is the world’s largest consumer of gold, has the 11th largest gold reserve, with the current holding pegged at 607 tonnes, as per the latest report by the World Gold Council (WGC).

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