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World’s oldest Homo sapiens footprint identified on in South Africa

A key challenge when studying the palaeo-record – trackways, fossils, or any other kind of ancient sediment – is determining how old the materials are.

The oldest known footprint of our species, lightly ringed with chalk. It appears long and narrow because the trackmaker dragged their heel.(Charles Helm)
Published on May 24, 2023 11:19 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

April to end on cool note in Delhi, with rains to keep mercury in check: IMD

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 34.9°C on Tuesday, which is three degrees below normal for this time of the year

The maximum temperature will hover below the 40-degree mark till May 1. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Fact-checking unit may not curb opinions or satire on social media: Centre tells HC

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has said that the role of the fact-checking unit proposed by the government will be limited to its own policies and programmes, and will not seek to limit opinions or satire on social media. The statement was made in response to a petition by satirist Kunal Kamra, who challenged certain clauses of the amended IT Rules. Kamra claimed that the rules made the government the sole arbiter of truth, breaching freedom of speech and expression. The hearing on the petition will continue on Monday.

Comedian - Kunal Kamra
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByK A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

Odisha announces early summer vacation for all schools amid intense heatwave

On Wednesday, at least 30 places in the state experienced temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, with Baripada recording 44.5 degrees, the highest in the state so far this year

Students use umbrellas to protect themselves from the heat amid a rise in the temperature on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 10:59 AM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Gusty winds in Delhi break 40°C bar, flights hit

Delhi recorded a maximum temperature of 38.2°C on Wednesday, which is a degree above normal. The maximum was 40.4°C on Tuesday

Students out on a hot day in Chanakyapuri in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 11:43 PM IST
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