Source: Indian Express What is the news? A list of new Union Cabinet ministers issued in Tamil Nadu has triggered a debate in political circles, by referring to ‘Kongu Nadu’, the informal name for a region in the western part of the state. Kongu Nadu ‘Kongu Nadu’ is neither a place with a PIN code… Continue reading What is Kongu nadu?
Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understanding of subtle differences between often used terms is what will make your preparation meaningful and worthy. You can use this knowledge in essay and in your GS answers too. Synopsis: In Tamil Nadu, a controversy erupted recently over the new DMK government referring to the government of Prime Minister Narendra… Continue reading Explained: ‘Union’ or ‘central’ government?
News: Tamil Nadu’s Guidance, nodal investment promotion and facilitation agency has partnered with the World Economic Forum(WEF) to establish India’s first advanced manufacturing hub(AMHUB) in the state. Facts: Advanced manufacturing hub(AMHUB): It is one among the nineteen platforms that has been designed by the World Economic Forum(WEF). Focus of AMHUB: This manufacturing hub focuses on… Continue reading Tamil Nadu to establish advanced manufacturing hub
News:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister has announced a new initiative called ‘Direct CTO(Consent to Operate)’ Scheme for Green category industries. Facts: About the scheme: The scheme aims to enable companies operating under ‘green category industries’ receive faster clearances from government to commence operations. Under the scheme,the green industries just need to apply for consent to establish… Continue reading Direct CTO Scheme for Green Category Industries
News:The Tamil Nadu State Government has introduced its first-ever electric vehicle (EV) policy,2019. Facts: Tamil Nadu is known as the Detroit of South India.It accounts for 6.4% of the electric vehicles sold in the country as of July 31,2019. About Electric Vehicle policy: The policy aims to create a comprehensive Electric Vehicle(EV) ecosystem in the… Continue reading Tamil Nadu’s new electric vehicle policy
The second informal summit between the Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President will be held in Mamallapuram,Tamil Nadu in October,2019. During the summit,the leaders are likely to make a visit to the ancient monuments that have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This summit will also mark the completion of 70 years since… Continue reading Mamallapuram to host Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping meeting in October
The Tamil Nadu government will put in place an M-sand policy.The policy aims to promote the use of M-sand as an alternative building material. The policy will also help to eliminate the pervasion of sub-standard products in the market through the regulation of trade. M sand stands for Manufactured sand.It is a substitute of river… Continue reading Policy for M-sand to be put in place soon
Recently,women from Tamil Nadu have started making Kolam inspired maps to identify lucrative locations to set up businesses. They complete the map with pie charts on exports and imports from the village.This has helped more than 5,000 women earn a sustainable income in six districts of Tamil Nadu. Kolam is a geometric line drawing composed… Continue reading Kolams help women map business potential
The Government of India has approved a project to build the India-based Neutrino Observatory(INO) at Pottipuram in Theni District of Tamil Nadu. A neutrino is a subatomic particle with no electric charge.They are considered to be the second most abundant particle in the universe after photons or light particles. Neutrinos were initially thought to be… Continue reading Setting up of Neutrino Observatory
Tamil yeoman (Cirrochroa thais) butterfly species has been declared the state butterfly of Tamil Nadu. Tamil yeoman is a tawny-coloured creature with a dark brown outer ring. It is among the 32 butterfly species found in Western Ghats.It is endemic to Western Ghats It is also known as Tamil Maravan which means warrior.These butterflies could… Continue reading Tamil Yeoman declared state butterfly of Tamil Nadu