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Jurassic-era fossil leaves found in India

Fossilised leaves, estimated to be around 150-200 million years old, were discovered in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district. The geologists say that they fall into the Jurassic period. The team said 20 cm by 5 cm fossilised leaves of genus Ptilophyllum have been found in Dudhkol mountain in Taljhari area. The excavation is still underway. Such leaves […]

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In depth: What is the new Dandi March celebrating 75 years of Independence?

It’s been over 90 years since Mahatma Gandhi marched to Dandi and proclaimed a campaign which shook the British empire in India.  Now Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the “Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav” which commemorates the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence next year re-enacting the Dandi March from March 12 to April 5. The […]

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National Science Day: Know the man behind this celebration

India celebrates National Science Day every year on February 28, but do you know why we do that only on this date? Actually, it was on February 28, that a great Indian scientist discovered something so spectacular that it not only brought laurels to this country and him, but changed the way we looked at […]

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These Ice Age drawings are more than 12,000 years old

A mastodon, giant sloths and huge horses… These are not the images from the new Ice Age movie but real drawings found on walls in the Columbian Amazon area.  British and Colombian archaeologists discovered a large display of ancient rock art. The rock art found in the Amazon rainforest carries images of the area’s earliest […]

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1,300 YO Hindu temple found in Pakistan

Archaeologists have come across a major discovery in the Swat region of Pakistan. A Hindu temple, considered at least 1,300-year-old, was discovered by Pakistani and Italian archaeological experts at a mountain in northwest Pakistan’s Swat district. The discovery was made during an excavation at Barikot Ghundai. The temple discovered is of Lord Vishnu. It was […]

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World Post Day: Amazing facts about India Post

Much before the email, there were letters. Yes, hand-written letters sent in an envelope to different cities to the loved ones. The postal department plays one of the most important duties in any country, but unfortunately doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Do you ever wonder how your packages get delivered without getting lost or […]

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Farewell INS Viraat, the pride of Indian Navy

As INS Viraat gets ready to be dismantled at the ship breaking yard in Alang and then sold as scrap, let’s have a look at the glorious history and features of this magnificent beast on the water… The aircraft carrier, in its earlier avatar, had won the Falklands War against Argentina in 1982 for the […]

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What’s Karlsruhe? The German war ship discovered 80 years after it was sunk

A German warship hit by a submarine during World War II has been found on the seabed off Norway, more than eight decades after it was attacked. The Karlsruhe was discovered around 1,600 feet (488 meters) below sea level and 11 nautical miles (20 km) off Kristiansand, Norway, during a routine inspection of undersea electricity […]

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75 years of nuclear bombing and the fear still looms

A few days ago, a court in the city of Hiroshima accepted the petition of the survivors of “black rain” who proved that they suffered medical conditions caused by the atomic post-explosion rain. Now they are eligible to avail benefits, including free medical care, being given to survivors of the blasts who are known as […]

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What is G7?

You must have heard a lot of news related to G7. World leaders met and discussed many international policies during this summit which happened in Biarritz, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France last month. But what exactly is G7. We explain here… Simply put, And as the name suggests G7 is the Group of Seven countries. It constitutes the […]

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