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Tamil Nadu girl appointed UNADAP Goodwill Ambassador

M Nethra, from Madurai, Tamil Nadu, has been appointed as the United Nations Association for Development and Peace (UNADAP)’s Goodwill ambassador for the poor. The daughter of a salon owner, convinced her father to donate Rs 5 lac, which were saved for her education, to help the poor amid the coronavirus lockdown. She has also ..

Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai

Well known candy, ‘kovilpatti kadalai mittai’, produced in the Kovilpatti region of Tamil Nadu, was recently given the GI tag. About the Candy Kovilpatti kadalai mittai is a candy made of groundnuts, jaggery and dyed coconut wisps. It is manufactured in Kovilpatti region in Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. The traditional candy is prepared during ..

Tamil Nadu Promulgates Ordinance to Ensure Dignified Burial/ Cremation

After a series of incidents where locals protested against the burial of COVID-19 victims, the Tamil Nadu government promulgated an ordinance which makes blocking such burials/ cremation a criminal offence. About the Incidents In April, the burials and cremations of several COVID-19 victims, including doctors, were blocked by locals due to fear of the virus’ ..

Indian Institute of Food Processing Technology

The IIFPT has formulated novel food products for COVID-19 patients. The food products are being supplied to hospitals to support the efforts against the disease. About the Efforts COVID-19 patients who are under medical examination at Thanjavur Medical College in Tamil Nadu and those who were recently discharged are being provided with nutritious food products ..

KVIC Purchase of Cocoons

The KVIC purchased the silk cocoons from sericulture farmers in Tamil Nadu in collaboration with Khadi Institutions in the state. About the Initiative The KVIC along with the Khadi Institutions in Tamil Nadu purchased about 9,500kg of silk cocoon which is worth more than 40 lakh INR, directly from farmers to aid them in times ..

Goondas Act

In light of several persons protesting against the burial or cremation of patients who had died of COVID-19, authorities in Tamil Nadu are to arrest such persons under the Goondas Act. About Goondas Act Goondas Act is a type of preventive detention law that was first enacted in 1923 in Bengal. The law is used ..

Karur Vysya Bank launches “Enkasu” pre-paid card

Tamil Nadu-based Karur Vysya Bank has launched a pre-paid card called ‘Enkasu’, which can be used both online and offline, in Karur district of the state. The card aims to reduce the usage of cash in the district of Karur. The cardholder can make tap & go payments for all small purchases to merchants for ..

Tamil Nadu government launches Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme

The State government of Tamil Nadu launched the $410 million Tamil Nadu Health System Reform Programme (TNHSRP). The programme aims at upgrading the quality of healthcare and filling gaps in reproductive and child health services. The total project cost of the TNHSRP programme is $410 million (₹2,857 crore), out of which ₹2,000 crore is to ..