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  • Mar 16, 2017
  • 1 Padmashree Awardee K.M. Philip is No More [ Awards ]

    Padmasree K. M. Philip, former executive director of MRF Ltd. and former director of Malayala Manorama, passed away. He dies at the age of 104. He has served to the Rubber Board of India for more than 15 years. His work has been recognised through a number of awards.

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  • 2 Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States Held at Chennai [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Regional Conference of Labour Ministers of Southern States was held in Chennai. The conference was attended by labour ministers and principal secretaries of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

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  • 3 TCS CEO N Chandrasekaran is New Chairman of Tata Sons [ Appointments ]

    Tata Sons appointed Natarajan Chandrasekaran as its Executive Chairman. With this appointment, Chandrasekaran becomes the first non-Parsi person to head Tata group. He will take charge of the company on 21 February 2017. In absence of Cyrus Mistry, Ratan Tata was looking after th

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  • 4 A New Mobile App for Tourists by Tamil Nadu Tourism Department [ Science/Technology ]

    Aimed at benefiting tourists, Tamil Nadu government has launched a mobile application to provide information of famous destinations in the state. The application ‘Pinakin’ compatible for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded free of cost.

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  • Dec 28, 2016
  • 1 Sagarmala Development Company’s office inaugurated in New Delhi [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated Sagarmala Development Company’s (SDC) office in New Delhi. It is to promote port-led development in the country. The SDC has been incorporated under the Companies Act, 2013.

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  • Dec 23, 2016
  • 1 SASTRA Ramanujan Award Winner 2016 [ Awards ]

    Kaisa Matomaki and Maksym Radziwill have jointly won the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award. Award is for mathematics for their ‘revolutionary’ collaborative work on short intervals in number theory. Both presented with this prestigious award at inauguration of International Conference

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  • 2 New Appointment: Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu, Girija Vaidyanathan [ Policy/Governance ]

    IAS officer Girija Vaidyanathan was today appointed Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu. She is replacing P Rama Mohana Rao whose residence and office was raided by the Income Tax department. The Income Tax Department has carries out searches at over a dozen places in Tamil Nadu and An

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  • Dec 22, 2016
  • 1 National Mathematics Day [ Important Days ]

    The National Mathematics Day is observed every year on 22nd December. It is to celebrate birth anniversary of great Indian autodidact Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. The day is instituted in 2011 by the Union Government to celebrate Ramanujan’s 125th birth anniversary. The yea

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  • Dec 16, 2016
  • 1 Approved Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016 to Give Autonomy to 12 Major Ports by Union Cabinet [ Economy ]

    The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963.

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  • Dec 11, 2016
  • 1 Cyclone Vardah Intensifies in Chennai [ Economy ]

    The severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades has made a landfall near the city. NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued after strong cyclonic winds and poor visibility hit Chennai and other parts of the state.

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    • An oper

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  • Dec 6, 2016
  • 1 O Panneerselvam Sworn in as New Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu [ Policy/Governance ]

    For Panneerselvam, it is the third term as Chief Minister. Earlier, he held the office in 2001 and 2014. After he assumed the office, the rest of the Ministers took the oath together and the swearing in ceremony was over within 10 minutes.

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  • Dec 5, 2016
  • 1 Jayalalithaa Passes Away at Age of 68 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha has been in the hospital from past few months due to a severe health condition. Recently she had a heart attack in the hospital. From then her health condition deteriorated seriously.

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  • Dec 2, 2016
  • 1 Cyclonic Storm Nada Observed in Tamil Nadu [ Economy ]

    During December 2016, Depression Nada was located about 40 km (25 mi) east-southeast of Karaikal, Puducherry, TN India. Maximum sustained wind speeds are about 45 km/h (30 mph), gusting to 65 km/h (40 mph). The storm is moving west-northwestwards. Dvorak intensity of the storm es

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  • Dec 1, 2016
  • 1 India Unveils the World’S Largest Solar Power Plant [ Science/Technology ]

    Gautam Adani unveils world’s largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Solar Alliance initiative at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, the country appears to be on schedule to reduce its dependency on fossil fuels to power homes an

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  • Nov 23, 2016
  • 1 India’S Longest Expressway Inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh [ Policy/Governance ]

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav at Bangarmau in Unnao district of UP Inaugurated India’s longest expressway connecting Agra and Lucknow. The Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) built it in a record time of 23 months.

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  • Nov 19, 2016
  • 1 Tamil Nadu Gets World’S First Salt-Tolerant Plant Garden [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s first Genetic Garden of Halophytes (naturally occurring salt-tolerant plants) was inaugurated at the coastal town of Vedaranyam in Tamil Nadu. Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib Fakim through video-conferencing inaugurated the first of its kind garden in the world.

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  • Nov 12, 2016
  • 1 Measures to Strengthen Cyber Security in India by Union Government [ Policy/Governance ]

    To strengthen cyber security, Union government announced a slew of measures, including requirement for organisations with significant IT infrastructure to appoint cyber security officers and National cyber coordination center to provide real time situational awareness and rapid r

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  • 2 India’S First Robot Appointed Customer Care Executive [ Science/Technology ]

    India’s first banking robot named Lakshmi launched by the Kumbakonam-based City Union Bank (CUB) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Lakshmi is first on-site humanoid (robot) in India. CUB has readied only one version of humanoid banker and but is planning to deploy 25 - 30 robots at key bra

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  • Nov 8, 2016
  • 1 128th Birth Anniversary of CV Raman Observed on November 7, 2016 [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    128th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate and Bharat Ratna Sir CV Raman was observed on November 7,2016 with functions like debates organized in schools and colleges across India.

    About CV Raman

    • Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman was born on Novemb

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  • Nov 1, 2016
  • 1 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index of NITI Aayog Topped by Maharashtra [ Policy/Governance ]

    Maharashtra has topped 2016 Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index- the first-ever index comparing states on implementation of farm sector reforms developed by NITI Aayog.

    What is Agricultural Marketing and Farmer Friendly Reforms Index?

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  • Oct 22, 2016
  • 1 India Won Kabaddi World Cup for the Third Time [ Sports ]

    2016 Kabaddi World Cup was won by India by beating Iran with 38 - 29 score in the finals at the Arena By Trans Stadia in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. With this India becomes one and only winner of all the Kabaddi World Cup (Standard Style) events including in 2004,2007 and 2016.

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  • 2 SC Freezes BCCI’S Transactions with State Cricket Bodies [ Sports ]

    Supreme Court has frozen all financial transactions between the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and state cricket associations until they abide by Justice RM Lodha Committee recommendations.

    Supreme Court requested the Lodha Committee to appoint an independent audit

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  • Oct 18, 2016
  • 1 Ashok Leyland Launches First India-Made Electric Bus [ Policy/Governance ]

    Hinduja Group’s flagship company Ashok Leyland has launched first Made in India electric bus. This bus is non-polluting and has zero-emissions. Bus launched in lines with National Electric Mobility Plan. The objective is 20 percent penetration of eco-friendly vehicles by 2020.

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  • Oct 11, 2016
  • 1 Telangana and Ashok Leyland Signs MoU to Setup Body Building Unit [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Telangana government and Ashok Leyland Commercial vehicle manufacturer signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a vehicle body building unit in Telangana at an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crore.

    Vinod K. Dasari, MD of Ashok Leyland and Shanti Kumari, Principal Secretary in t

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  • Oct 10, 2016
  • 1 India’S First Medipark to Be Set Up at Chengalpattu in Tamil Nadu [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Union cabinet approved setting up Medipark at Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu through a special purpose vehicle. It will be the India’s first medical devices manufacturing park. Union Cabinet permitted HLL Life care, a Mini Ratna PSU to sub-lease over 300 acres of

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  • Oct 5, 2016
  • 1 Tamil Nadu Ranked Top in Endemic Flowering Plants- BSI [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Botanical Survey of India (BSI) released list of state wise endemic flowering plants which was topped by Tamil Nadu. The publication titled Endemic Vascular Floras of India also revealed that almost one of each four species of flowering plants found in India are endemic to the co

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  • Sep 29, 2016
  • 1 Cauvery Water Crisis [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    The Kaveri (Cauvery) is a long and large Indian river and the basin of Cauvery is estimated to be 81,155 sq. km. The river covers the four states are Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Pondicherry. Cauvery provides water for irrigation, water for household consumption and the gen

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  • Sep 28, 2016
  • 1 Saloni Wins Gold in 200m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships [ Sports ]

    Saloni Dalal from Karnataka has won gold medal in 2000m Breaststroke in 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championships. She broke the national record with more than 2 seconds.

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  • Sep 27, 2016
  • 1 Belgium Open Table Tennis Title Won by Sathiyan Gnanasekaran [ Sports ]

    The Belgium open title of the table tennis was won by the Sathiyan Gnanasekaran the Indian paddler. He won the men’s singles category at the finals in De Haan in Belgium. He won his first pro title.

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  • Sep 26, 2016
  • 1 World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Now at Kamudhi, Tamil Nadu [ Science/Technology ]

    The world’s largest solar power plant is not at Kamudhi in Ramanathapuram district 90 km from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It has an installed capacity of 648MW. It was constructed in 5,000 acres by Adani Group with total expense of Rs. 4,550 crore.

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