Current Events September 2016 – Tamilnadu

• Regional News Editors’ Conference Begins
Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has inaugurated Regional News Editors’ Conference in Chennai. The conference is Organized by the Press Information Bureau. The two days conference will discuss the policies and initiatives of key Ministries. The participants will be apprised of the key programs and roadmap for the future pertaining to flagship schemes.
• Karnataka Releases Cauvery Water
Karnataka government has decided to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. A decision has been taken to release water as directed by the apex court. Tamil Nadu had moved court after Karnataka released far less water this year than was decided. The water of the Cauvery river flows through Karnataka & then into Tamil Nadu was originally divided according to nearly century-old agreements.
• Karnataka seeks change in SC order
Succumbing to political pressure and public protests, the Karnataka government filed a plea to modify a Supreme Court order directing it to share Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu. The plea, for an urgent hearing in the matter, will be placed before Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur. Justice Misra’s Bench on September 5 passed the interim order for release of 15,000 cusecs to Tamil Nadu.
• Indowind to invest in 10 MW plant
Indowind Energy, an independent power producer, has decided to set up 10 MW wind energy project in Chitradurga district, Karnataka. The planned investment is about ` 65 crore for the project. The company is planning to set up a 25 MW unit either in Tamil Nadu or Karnataka with an investment of ` 150 crore.
• Adani Unveils Largest Solar Plant in TN
The Adani Group has opened the world’s largest single location solar power plant in Tamil Nadu, which will produce 648MW of electricity. The plant was built at Kamuthi in Ramanathapuram district at a cost of around ` 4,550 crore. The plant has been connected to a 400 kilo volts substation of Tamil Nadu Transmission Corp. The plant was built in a record time of eight months.
• T.N. Assembly Passes Resolution
The Tamil Nadu assembly has passed a resolution asking the Centre to prevail upon Kerala & Karnataka govts not to construct any structures across the Siruvani & the Cauvery rivers.The resolution said the Siruvani was an inter-state river and a “sub-tributary” of the Cauvery.The Siruvani River is a river near Coimbatore & is tributary of Bhavani river which in turn is a tributary of Cauvery.
• Swadesh Darshan Projects Get Govt Nod
Centre has approved 450 crore rupees for Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh & Sikkim under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.The scheme was launched with an objective to develop 13 theme-based tourist circuits in the country.Ramayana circuit’ in U.P. with a project cost of Rs 70 crore was approved, while ‘heritage circuits’ in M.P. & Uttarakhand were also sanctioned .
• Karnataka erupts over SC order
One person died and four were injured in police firing during violence in Karnataka. The situation worsened after the Supreme Court ordered that Cauvery water continue to flow to Tamil Nadu. The court, reduced the quantum of daily water release ordered earlier, from 15,000 cusecs to 12,000 cusecs.
• UP, Bihar – India’s youngest population
Uttar Pradesh and Bihar’s populations have the lowest median ages or youngest populations in India. Kerala and Tamil Nadu have the highest median ages, according to Census 2011 data, compiled by Bengaluru-based think tank Takshashila Institution. The median age is the age which divides the population into two equal halves.

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