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DNA found in ancient graveyard provides insight into Indus Valley Civilization

At its peak, the Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) stretched from what is now Afghanistan and Pakistan all the way to the northwestern part of India. Even 5,000 years ago, they had urban centers and towns with baked brick houses and an elaborate …Continue reading

Study finds that the keto diet can help tame the flu virus

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn’t one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new …Continue reading

How blockchain could improve the population census

Population census is a mandatory requirement under the United Nations’ framework for international state system, and it serves as a basis for formulation of public policies related to finance and economy as well as health, education and other social sectors. Under the …Continue reading

An insight into e-voting in 2019 Indian elections

Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi is a former chief election commissioner of India. He has authored the book An Undocumented Wonder – The Making of the Great Indian Election. MIT Technology Review reached out to him for insight on technological interventions undertaken over the …Continue reading

A closer look at IT-aided policing in Punjab

In 2013, the police started identifying crime hotspots in Lahore with the help of Information Technology experts at a premiere private university in the city. The plan was to use the latest technology for efficient allocation of scarce policing resources, and better …Continue reading