Tamil Nadu

India, Russia Sign 7 MoU At DefExpo 2018

India and Russia signed 7 MoUs at Defence Expo at Chennai, Tamil Nadu.These MoUs were signed for manufacture, development of spares, sub-assemblies and assemblies of identified Russian origin platforms. The MoUs were signed during third India-Russia Military-Industrial Conference held on the sidelines of DefExpo 2018.

Dedicated defence, aerospace SME fund

Department of Defence Production announced the creation of a dedicated defence and aerospace small and medium enterprises (SME) fund.This fund would help channelise investments into the two defence corridors announced by the Government in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. The fund is registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India where a minority stake could be taken by investors.

TN Govt Launches “Uzhavan” App for Farmers

Tamil Nadu government has launched the bi-lingual “Uzhavan” (farmer) app that will allow ryots to have access to nine types of services.The app can be used by farmers to get information on farm subsidies, book farm equipment and details about crop insurance. The app is available in Tamil and English language & includes information on the availability of seeds and fertilisers at stores.

India’s first insect museum opened

An insect museum which is fully dedicated to insects and is claimed to be the first of its kind in the country was opened in Tamil Nadu. It would display insects preserved as specimens as also live ones depicting their different developmental stages, images, videos and models of their unique behaviour, habits and habitats. The theme of the museum is ‘BUGS ARE KINGS’

Bilaspur’s stone age tools link to Sivaliks

Researchers from the Anthropological Survey of India have discovered a number of Acheulian artefacts (dated to about 1, 500,000–1,50,000 years ago) along with Soanian ones from an unexplored site at Ghumarwin in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh. The Soanian stone age cultures date to 6,00,000 years ago. The oldest dated Acheulian sites in India are those at Attirampakkam in Tamil Nadu.

Vijay Sankar is Honorary Consul General

Vijay Sankar, deputy chairman of The Sanmar Group, has been appointed the Honorary Consul General for Denmark in Chennai. His consular district consists of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka and Puducherry. Mr Sankar succeeds his father N. Sankar and grandfather K. S. Narayanan, who had earlier served as Honorary Consuls for Denmark in south India.

India’s first offshore wind turbines

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will set up India‘s first offshore wind turbines at Arichamunai near Dhanushkodi in Tamil Nadu. This region was selected on the basis of the quality and speed of the wind which was found to be good. The MNRE will install 4 to 5 wind turbines, each with the capacity to generate a minimum of 6 MW of power.

Odisha to collaborate with RIMES

The Odisha State Disaster Mitigation Authority (OSDMA) will collaborate with the Thailand-based Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) for strengthening its early warning services and enhancing preparedness for management of hazards in the State. OSDMA and RIMES would forge a partnership in the field of drought monitoring. RIMES is already working with the Tamil Nadu.

India’s largest wind turbine generator

Renewable solution provider Suzlon Group announced the installation and commissioning of its new product ‘S128’ claiming it to be the largest wind turbine generator in India. The first prototype of S128 has been commissioned at the Sanganeri site in Tamil Nadu. This has the country‘s largest single rotor blade measuring 63 metres and reduced levelised cost of energy.

Bengal tops in rural job scheme

West Bengal has become the best performing State both in terms of allotting jobs and utilising funds under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. West Bengal generated more than 28.21 crore work days under the scheme so far in 2017-18 and spent more than Rs.7,335.31 crore for it. Tamil Nadu occupied the second spot with 22.17 crore work days and spent Rs.5,981.75 crore.