Tamil Nadu: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Tamil Nadu Government to implement Smart Black Board Scheme

The Tamil Nadu State government is to implement the smart blackboard scheme in more than 80,000 Government schools. This is to ensure better teaching environment. Key highlights The smart blackboard scheme aims to use audio visual teaching material that can be integrated along with digital classrooms. It will create materials that can be fed into computer ..

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 ..