A Hindu group member protests to demand the construction of the Ram Temple, near Supreme Court in Delhi. Justice UU Lalit, one of the five judges of the Supreme Court constitution bench hearing the Ayodhya case, offered to opt out after a lawyer pointed out that he had represented one of the parties nearly two decades ago. The Supreme Court will now hear the case on January 29.
Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said the Modi government sustained the “high economic growth” achieved during the UPA regime, but that did not translate into jobs, poverty elimination and better healthcare and education for all. read more
According to research published earlier this year in Nature, there are about 500,000 people aged 100 years and above in the world, and the number is going to almost double every decade. There is no limit to longevity. read more
The article, co-authored with scientist PC Kesavan and published in Current Science journal, said that apart from causing environmental harm, some GM crops also exhibit geno-toxic effects (chemicals that can damage genetic information). read more