January, 2013

New terminals opened but function only next month

The new domestic and international terminals at the Chennai airport will become operational within a month after the Airports Authority of India sorts out certain issues with airlines and other user agencies. The Chairman V.P. Agarwal said that the AAI had already raised the issues with the airlines. “As and when things are ready, the terminals will become operational in a phased manner”. The projects original cost was estimated to be   1,808 crore through it was finally completed    2,015 crore.

Karunanidhi’s dream building begins functioning as hospital

It was supposed to be erstwhile chief minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi dream building. Built with the expertise of a German architectural firm and incorporating elements of the Dravidian style, the new Assembly complex came up where the heritage Admiralty House and CB-CID (home to the governor during British rules) once stood, on the Omandurar Govt. Estate.

Need to renew milk card? Now, go online

Aavin consumers who want to renew their milk cards now have it easy-they can do it online. Aavin, the Tamil Nadu Co-operative Milk Producers Federation, has extended the facility of online renewal and registration of smart cards to all consumers in the city. Even those who want new consumer cards for Aavin milk can apply online on the website www.aavindmilk.com. Aavin had received around 3,000 applications for smart cards and after verification 2,000 cards have been cleared payment can be made through debit and credit cards. On the 15th of each month, consumers must take a printout the online acknowledgement and produce it at their local Aavin depot along with the previous month’s card.

The Hindu tops English dailies in all-India

The Hindu has recorded the highest growth among all English dailies in the country, adding an impressive 50,000 readers nationally over the previous quarter, according to the latest findings of the Indian Readership Survey, IRS 2012 Q3. The Hindu’s current national Average Issue Readership (AIR) is 22.58 lakh; this make an increase of 4.1 per cent over the corresponding period in 2011, IRS 2011 Q3, with this, it has achieved a 2.3 per cent increase over the previous quarter, IRS 2012 Q3. The Hindu continues to dominate the South Indian market, where its current AIR figure in 18.99 lakh. Again The Hindu has shown a growth of 3.8 per cent over the same quarter last year, and a 2.9 per cent increase over the previous quarter.

India beat WI in their opening match of ICC :

India beat West Indies in their opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup in Mumbai.

UN’s first report on the broad policy of Israeli settlements

The UN’s first report on the broad policy of Israeli settlements concludes that Israel’s practice of “creeping annexations” clearly violates the human rights of Palestinians. The report calls for Israel to immediately stop the practice.

GDP growth to 6.2% for fiscal year 2011-12

The Central Government announces a downward revision in GDP growth to 6.2 percent for the fiscal year 2011-12 from the earlier provisional estimate of 6.5 percent. Alongside, however, the GDP growth for the 2010-11 financial year stands revised upwards to 9.3 percent from 8.4 percent (second revised estimates)

2.36 crore for constructing firework institute building

Chief Minister Jayalalihaa sanctioned   2.36 crore for constructing a building for the institute set up for providing training to firework employees in safety aspects and handling chemicals. The institute is temporarily functioning from Kaleeswari Govt. Arts College in Sivakasi. The amount sanctioned will be used for new building and for creation of eight posts.

Kattupalli port to be inaugurated today

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is all set to inaugurate Larson and Toubro’s minor port at Kattupalli, about 30 km. from Chennai through video-conferencing. Though the project was ready for long, it could not be inaugurated due to Chief Minister’s busy schedule. The company officials were able to get her nod for the inauguration of the 3,800 crore project. The project is located adjacent to the Ennore Port. The project was floated jointly by L & T in association with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation for developing a shipyard-cum-minor port, in which the latter holds three per cent stake.

Mumbai win Behar Trophy

Maharashtra defeat Mumbai in the final to win the Cooch Behar Trophy under-19 cricket championship in Pune, Maharashtra.