April, 2011

“Incorporate 49(O) option in EVMs”

With a view to avoiding controversy over exercising the 49(O) option by the voters and protecting secracy of voting, this provision should be incorporated in the Electronic Voting Machine itself. The present practice of entering the names of the voters who opted for 49(O) in the registers had created problems to the authorities as well as the voters.

Raja Ravi Varma birth anniversary

Art is a creative force, an expression from within and it stands as a testimony for man’s development, said Governor S.S. Barnala. Speaking at the 163rd birth anniversary of Raja Ravi Varma, Mr.Barnala said even to this day his works were in great demand in India, London and Paris, Ravi Verma tired to bring his art to the home of both the rich and the poor.

Relief for car parking at central stations

There is some relief for car owners who use the parking lot at Chennai Central Railway station. The parking attendants use hand-held ticketing machines and issue parking fee receipts giving details of the time at which the vehicle entered the parking lot. It also mentions the fee for various duration of parking.

Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Director K. Balachandar, one of the influential filmmakers and trendsetters in Indian Cinema, will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2010. the information and Broadcasting Ministry announced. “Director has been my passion and continues to be so. Yes, this is very happy movement”, said the veteran director. Mr. Balachandar’s story is as fascinating as the ones he has told on screen.

India wins Asian snooker championship

Passakorn Suwannawat of Thailand beats Aditya Mehta of India to win the title in the Asian snooker championship in Indore.

China announces railway line connecting a Myanmar border

China announces that it will build a railway line connecting a Myanmar border town to the planned deep-sea port it is building at Kyaukphyu, which will help secure access to energy resources.

Arunachal Pradesh CM missing

A Pawan Hans A350-B3 helicopter, carrying Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Dorjee Khandu and four others from Tawang and Itanagar, goes missing, triggering an intense search operation.

K.V. Kamath appointed Chairman of Infosys

30 : Former ICICI Chairman Mr. K.V. Kamath is appointed Chairman of software major Infosys; he assumes office following the retirement of the legendary Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy.

Vandalur Zoo witnesses rise in reverse and visitors

The Vandalur zoo has recorded on all time high both in member of visitors as well as revenue during the last financial year. Gautam Dey, Chief Wildlife Warden, told that during the financial year from April 2010 to March 2011 a total 18.10 lakh persons, including children visited zoo. During the same period in the previous year the visitor total was only about 16 lakh, Similarly, the revenue was Rs.4.02 crore during the financial year 2009-10, which reached Rs.4.69 crore in the last financial year, he said.

National Finance Corporation for educational loans likely

The Union Ministry for Human Resources Development is considering setting up National education finance corporation for improving access to education loans. The NEFC will refinance student education loans and offer institutional loans at concessional rates with longer repayment tenure.