In a unique way of spreading awareness about COVID-appropriate behaviour, two teachers from a government school in Tamil Nadu are doing skits while being dressed as mythological characters. In the costumes of Lord Yama and Surapadma, the teachers - NK Hemalatha and D Perumal - perform on roads bearing the hot weather. "We take it seriously and put in more effort especially for villages" stated Hemalatha about their initiative.
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Two-wheeler manufacturer Royal Enfield has announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 crore to the Tamil Nadu Disaster Relief Fund to fight against COVID-19 pandemic. Meeting Chief Minister MK Stalin, Royal Enfield CEO Vinod Dasari presented a cheque of Rs 2 crore and stated, "Tamil Nadu is the home of Royal Enfield motorcycles." Notably, the two-wheeler company has three manufacturing units in Chennai.
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In a bid to save the environment, Chennai-based NGO 'Thuvakkam' has planted and raised 65,000 trees, creating 25 Miyawaki forests. Started in 2014, the NGO has 1,800 active volunteers working to increase green belt in Tamil Nadu. The NGO has been following the Miyawaki forest technique since 2016 Cyclone Vardah. 'Miyawaki' is a Japanese planting concept that states densely planted vegetation shows higher growth as compared to normally planted… read-more
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Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on June 5 announced the cancellation of board exams for class 12 owing to the ongoing second wave of COVID-19 and the probability of the third wave. He also said that the government will soon create a committee to form a mark-awarding system. Besides, CM Stalin requested PM Narendra Modi to cancel "all national level entrance examinations like NEET".
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The Tamil Nadu government on June 3 informed that a 9-year-old lioness has succumbed to COVID-19 in Vandaloor Zoo. Notably, the lioness named Neela was completely asymptomatic. Earlier, nine Asiatic lions were tested positive for the virus and quarantined in the zoo. Meanwhile, the deadly virus has claimed the life of a tiger in Ranchi zoo as well, prompting the authorities to test the remaining 9 tigers for COVID-19.
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In a bizarre incident, a 50-year-old man in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district has been booked for chewing a dead snake to stay safe against COVID-19. The man named Vadivelu can be seen, in a viral video, eating the snake and claiming that snakes generate immunity against coronavirus. According to police, Vadivelu was drunk at the time of the incident. Meanwhile, the forest department has slapped him with a Rs-7000 fine.
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After heavy downpours in several states due to Cyclone Yaas, the Central Water Commission on May 26 issued an 'Orange bulletin' predicting floods in Odisha, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. Likewise, a 'Red' alert was issued for Bihar, Jharkhand, and parts of Uttar Pradesh, said RK Jenamani, a Senior Scientist at the Indian Meteorological Department. The met body also forecasted ‘Yaas’ effect including lightening and gusty winds for another 36 hours… read-more
The Tamil Nadu government has demanded a ban on the release of Manoj Bajpayee-starrer 'The Family Man 2' as it allegedly "depicts the Eelam Tamils in a highly objectionable manner". The southern state's people have argued that Tamil-speaking Samantha Akkineni's portrayal as a terrorist "is directly an attack on the pride of Tamils". Besides, Naam Tamizhar Katchi's head S Seeman has warned of "dire consequences" if the web-series is released… read-more
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Amid the COVID-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu, a Madurai-based couple's wedding has gone viral as they conducted their marriage ceremony onboard a passenger flight. The couple - Rakesh and Dakshina - had booked an entire two-hour Madurai to Bangalore flight that hosted 161 guests. Interestingly, they tied the knot exactly when their airplane flew past over the Meenakshi Amman temple in Madurai.
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The Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited (TAFE) has offered to provide free tractors to around 50,000 small farmers of Tamil Nadu under its new rental scheme. The Chennai-based company will target farmers owning 2-acres of land or less to cover about 1,20,000 acres, via 43,300 Massey Ferguson and Eicher tractors, from May to July. The tractors can be booked from TN government's Uzhavan app or toll-free number 1800-4200-100.
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