Course: The Hindu in an Examination View Lesson: 27-1-2019 PRESENTED BY:DR.S.N.JAGADESH KUMAR
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Soon, you can see how the Harappans looked Have you ever wondered how the people from the Harappan civilisation, more than 8,000 years ago, looked? Were they any different from modern day humans in appearance or did they look the same? Interestingly, it may not be long before one can have the answer to these questions. 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. cemeteries in a targeted excavation to find about 40 human remains.
. forensic facial reconstruction technique skeletal remains were CT scanned . and the data fed into a programme developed by the Korean scientists to fill them "layer by layer with blood and flesh to show as to how the Harappan people looked like USE: probe crimes by recreating faces using this technology recreate faces for the inhabitants of Egyptian and the Mesopotamian civilizations, but never for the Harappan population. . first instance when it will be used in India for the ancient population Rakhigarhi is one of the largest sites of the Harappan civilisation
Harappans, credited with several present day traditions such as the folded hands greeting or namaste, . chicken tandoor, .use of the bindi and yoga, started the marriage system.
24 years after Mandela, Ramaphosa graces fete South African President Cyril Ramaphosa-the chief guest at the 70th Republic Day celebrations, became the second president from South Africa to grace the Republic Day celebrations as chief guest after Nelson Mandela attended the event 24 years ago. 90-minute event at Rajpath, showcasing India's military might, cultural diversity and various facets of Mahatma Gandhi's life. Last year, leaders of all 10 ASEAN countries attended the celebration . In 2017, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was the chief guest, while then French President Francois Hollande graced the occasion the year before in 2015, then U.S. president Barack Obama watched the parade.
Men,machines and glorious diversity . In a recognition of the role of the Indian National Army (INA), led by Subhas Chandra Bose four of its veterans featured in the parade during the 70th Republic Day celebrations INA veterans Parmanand, Lalti Ram, Hira Singh and Bhagmal . Debut . all-woman contingent of the Assam Rifles inducted K-9 Vajra K-9 Vajra tracked self-propelled artillery gun from South Korea M777 howitzers M777 ultra-light howitzer from the US. . Indian Air Force An-32 aircraft powered by biodiesel
President Ram Nath Kovind, the Supreme Commander of the armed forces, reviewed the display of India's military prowess and cultural diversity on Rajpath. The chief guest was South African President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. parade began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to the fallen soldiers by laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti (AJJ) at India Gate. This may be the last Republic Day parade where wreath laying is done at the India Gate as the National War Memorial, which honours the sacrifice of soldiers post-Independence, is scheduled to be inaugurated in a few months.
. Sweets melt border tensions BSF Commandant Mukund Kumar Jha gave the sweets to Pakistani Border Wing Commander Usman Khalid at the zero line on the Attari-Wagah border. tradition of offering sweets was suspended on January 26, 2018 due to heightened tension along the International Border and the Line of Control in view of ceasefire violations. It was reinstated in August 2018 when both nations celebrated their Independence Days. .BSF personnel exchanged sweets with their Bangladeshi counterparts in Fulbari, at the Indo-Bangladesh border near Siliguri in West Bengal
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