Madurai Current Affairs, GK & News

GI certified Madurai Jasmine Flowers exported to US, Dubai

Geographical Indications (GI) certified Madurai jasmine and other traditional flowers like lily, button rose, chamanthi, and marigold were exported to United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 8, 2021 from Tamil Nadu. Key Points This will fulfil the need of Indian diaspora for fresh flowers for deities at home and temples. These flowers ..

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Nirmala Sitharaman 34th in Forbes 2019 World’s 100 Most Powerful Women List

The Union Finance Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman has been ranked 34th in the Forbes Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World list. Nirmala Sitharaman also served as the Defence Minister of India from 3rd September 2017 to 30th May 2019. Born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, She became the first women full-time finance minister ..

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Smart Cities Mission: Madurai heritage pathway

The Madurai Corporation is to map major attractions for enabling tourism to the city. Under the Smart Cities Mission, the city is to develop a heritage pathway connecting 12 different heritage sites and culturally important monuments. The project is to be implemented at the cost of 11.4 crore INR. The monuments are all located around ..

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USD 206 Million loan agreement signed with ADB for Strengthening Urban Services in Tamil Nadu

The Government of India and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a USD 206 million loan deal on Monday, 2nd December 2019 for developing sewage infrastructure and water supply in 5 cities of Tamil Nadu. For improving the service delivery, the loan deal will further work on strengthening the capacities of the urban local ..

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Annual festival of famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple started in Tamil Nadu

On 26th August 2019, the 10-day annual festival of the famous Madurai Meenakshi Amman temple has started in Tamil Nadu with a formal flag hoisting ceremony in the sprawling temple premises. The main ceremony of the crowning of Lord Sundareswara will be held on 7th of September, after which Lord Sundareswar will accept the reign ..

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