July, 2016

Adyar AnandaBhavan first overseas branch to come up at the US

If you are pining for some hot ghee drenched dosa while trudging through a cold North American autumn, you have just been offered yet another choice to indulge in the taste of home. It seems yet another one of South India’s most beloved restaurant chains is set to take its first steps into the United States of America (US). According to the Consulate’s Facebook post the decision to open shop in the North American nation was a “direct out-come” of the chain’s participation in the U.S. Commercial Service’s Select USA Investment Summit held in Washington DC recently.

Preliminary work on Athikadavu project starts

Preliminary works towards securing environment and forest clearances for land acquisition for Athikadavu-Avinashi ground water recharge and drinking water supply scheme are in progress and the estimate is under scrutiny at the government level, both the PWD and Water Resources Department.

TN gets first instalment of ` 316 crore Central grant

Tamil Nadu got the first instalment of the Central government’s grant of ` 316 crore under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme for 39 projects, which include drinking water projects, sewerage network as well as building of 25 parks among others. It is learnt that of the 25 parks which got sanctioned. Chennai will have eight parks, but details are still being worked out. This comes after the Centre cleared the State Annual Action Plan (SAAP) for seven water supply related projects, seven water sewerage projects and 25 parks. According to sources in the know is learnt that 20 per cent of approved Central assistance under first instalment, which works out to Rs. 316 crore.

West Bengal is selected for AICRIPA 2015

West Bengal is selected for the All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015. It is selected for this award by the 51st committee from Indira Gandhi Krishi Bikash Kendra.

Run for Rio

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi flags off the ‘Run for Rio’, an event to encourage the Indian contingent at the 2016 Rio Olympics, from Major Dhayan Chand National Stadium to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

Patna Pirates win Pro Kabaddi League

Patna Pirates win the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League by defeating Jaipur Pink Panthers 37-29 at Gachibowli Stadium, Hyderabad, Telangana.

First women governor of Tokyo

Former Japanese Defence Minister Ms. Yuriko Koike is elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo, Japan. She defeated her opponents by a wide margin in the election.

Broad-gauge train starts from Agarthala to Delhi

Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu flags off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi, ‘Tripura Sundari Express’.

Enayam Port project

Demanding to expedite the implementation of Enayam Commercial port project, the ‘Collachel-Enayam Port Supporting Awareness Movement (CEP.SAM) along with cadre of various political parties staged a one day hunger strike in front of the Karungal town panchayat office on 29th July. Speaking during the protest, R. Godwin, coordinator of the ‘Colachel-Enayam Port Supporting Awareness Movement said that earlier known as Colachel port, the harbour is going to come up between Enayam Helen Nagar and Kurumbanai coastal villages. The proposed area is uninhabited and only vacant lands located near Enayam Helen Nagar is going to be utilised for the projects.

Russian supplier willing to upgrade fuel at KKNPP

The nuclear plants in Koodankulam could soon be operating on a new fuel assembly which could boost the efficiency if the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board gives its clearance, according to the fuel company based in Moscow. Oleg Grigoriev, vice president of JSC TVEL, a subsidiary of Russian State Energy Nuclear Corporation (ROSATOM), said in an e-mail interview that Russia is willing to offer modern design of nuclear fuel for the Koodankulam atomic plants.