Tamil Nadu: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Second National Water Awards: Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Rajasthan secure top positions

Published: November 11, 2020

On November 11, 2020, the Vice President Venkaiah Naidu announced the second National Water Awards. Tamil Nadu won the first place followed by Maharashtra and Rajasthan at second and third places respectively. Key Highlights Mizoram bagged the top most position under the special category. Categories The National Water Awards in 2020 has included several categories ..

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Tamil Nadu: 100% Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption to EVs

Published: November 3, 2020

The State Government of Tamil Nadu recently notified that it will grant 100% motor vehicle tax exemption for Electric Vehicles. Earlier, the State Government had issued orders for 50% concessional rate to EV taxes. It has now been made to 100%. Key Highlights The State Government has exempted taxes to both transport and non-transport vehicles. ..

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Tamil Nadu Government to implement Smart Black Board Scheme

Published: October 22, 2020

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 ..

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Indian Government signs agreement for Two Projects in Tamil Nadu with World Bank Group

Published: June 29, 2020

On 29th June 2020, an agreement was signed between the World Bank Group and the Government of India for providing urban poor in the state of Tamil Nadu access to affordable housing. The agreement signed has two projects under it- (i) Tamil Nadu Housing Sector Strengthening Program and (ii) Tamil Nadu Housing and Habitat Development ..

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Rs 2000 Crore from PM CARES Fund allocated for 50,000 Made-in-India Ventilators

Published: June 23, 2020

The Government of India on its way to create an AtmaNirbhar Bharat had allocated Rs 2000 crore for 50,000 Made-in-India ventilators. The entire sum of Rs 2000 crore was allocated from PM CARES Fund Trust. These ventilators will be supplied to various government-run COVID hospitals based on priority across the country. To date, a total ..

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