IIT Madras to launch fortnightly webinars to mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The webinar panel will include A.V. Balasubramanian, director of the centre for Indian Knowledge Systems as moderator; P.V.S. Suryakumar, deputy managing director of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, Mumbai; R.V. Bhavani, director, agriculture, nutrition and health programme at M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai and Clifton D’Rozario, advocate at Manthan Law, Bengaluru, as panelists.

‘PM to present outline for self-reliant India on Aug 15’

Talking about the government’s strong resolve to overcome difficult situations, the defence minister said that there was a shortage of ventilators and PPE kits in India when the coronavirus pandemic hit the country, but within a month-and-half, the country became self-reliant in meeting their demands.

Coonoor Heritage Gallery showcasing the history and development of Coonoor opened

Plantation hub “It was primarily a coffee town which later moved to tea cultivation. We have documented the data to ensure that the next generation knows its history,” says Samantha Iyyanna, managing trustee of Clean Coonoor. Among the exhibits are rare finds such as a map of the district sketched by Captain BS Ward in […]

Independence Day 2020: Significance Of Tricolours In Our National Flag

Earlier in 1921, our National Flag contained red and green colours in equal proportion. The two colours represented the Hindu and Muslims, the two main communities living in India. Later Mahatma Gandhi suggested adding white colour in between to represent other communities present in India and also added a spinning wheel in the middle. According […]

553 new cases, nine deaths in central districts

Nagapattinam saw 72 new cases of the viral infection, among whom were four police personnel, two staff nurses, 32 primary contacts, 16 local cases and two antenatal mothers. Of the patients, 28 were admitted to the Nagapattinam District Headquarters Hospital, 19 were admitted to the Periyar Government Hospital in Mayiladuthurai, 16 to the Sirkazhi Government […]

1,897 new COVID cases in TS

With 1,896 cases on Monday, the number of new coronavirus positive patients is almost the same as on two consecutive days. While 22,972 tests were performed on Tuesday with results of 1,221 awaited, 18,035 tests were performed on Monday and results of 959 were awaited.