January, 2014

State growth rate likely to exceed five per cent

After posting 4.14 per cent during 2012-13, the States growth rate is expected to exceed five per cent this year. Governor Rosaiah said, that to provide stimulus to the economy, the govt. had substantially increased the plan expenditure target to 37,128 crore this year, and it would be further enhanced to 42,185 crore during 2014-15. “There is a revival in industrial and agricultural production, which would result in a rebound in the service sector growth”, Mr. Rosaiah said.

Metro Rail tested on eleveted corridor

Seven months after the first train manufactured for Chennai Metro Rail a Sao Paulo, Brazil hit the city’s port, it  went through the much – awaited trial run on the elevated-track from the Koyambedu depot on Jan. 30. The trial run covered less than two km. and did not cross the Koyambedu Metro station. It will go through this exercise for another 15 days, after which the train will lie tested extensively from Koyambedu up to Ashok Nagar.

India worst ODI series against New Zealand

India suffer its worst ODI series defeat 0-4 against New Zealand, after they lose by 87 runs in the fifth and final match.

India in category 2 on safety Aviation Administration

US Federal Aviation Administration grades India in Category 2 on safety standards, which is going to have an adverse effect on India’s flight operations to America. Pakistan is graded in Category 1.

GDP growth 4.5%

The Centre revises GDP growth rate for Financial Year 2013-14 to 4.5% from the earlier projected 5%.NA

Vijay Bahuguna quits as Uttarakhand CM

Mr. Vijay Bahuguna quits as Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister after he came under scanner because of massive flooding, which wreaked havoc in the State in June, 2013.

Tripura Foundation rewards children with hope

Twelve-year-old N. Archana, a native of Edappadi village in Pudukottai district, wakes up early, cooks rice and curry, goes to school and often returns home to be beaten up by her drunken father. In between this, she finds time to take care of a 100-year-old blind women who she fondly refers to as ‘Periyandi Patti’ who lives in her village. On 29th Jan. she emerged as a winner of the Hope Hero 2013 award instituted by Tripura. Foundation, a non-profit organisation that aims to help underprivilleged women and children.

Women scientists honoured

Ten young women scientists from across the state were awarded for their contributions to society. The awards were given at the Chennai Science Festival, organised by Science city and Anna University. Minister for Higher Education P. Palaniappan gave away the awards and inaugurated the exhibition at Anna Gem. Science Park School on Gandhi Mandapam Road. Nearly 70 students from various schools were also given Children’s Science Academy awards.

Bengal property fair begins on Feb. 1 & 2

This is a call for Bengalis in the city. It’s now time to find that special home in Chennai at The Hindu Bengal Property Fair 2014. The fair will be a showcase of the finest property investment options from West Bengal. It hopes to provide an ideal platform for top builders and promoters from Kolkata to reach their potential audience. Developers will offer properties across Kolkata, ranging from posh area such as Sarat Bose Road to rapidly developing suburbs off the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass.

The first woman to be inducted in ICC umpires’ panel

Kathy Cross of New Zealand becomes the first woman to be inducted in ICC umpires’ panel.