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Appointment of Vice-Chancellors of Karaikudi Alagappa, Nellai Manonmaniyam Sundharanar, Vellore Thiruvalluvar Universities - Announcement by Governor RN Ravi

  • Governor RN Ravi has ordered the appointment of new vice-chancellors for 3 universities namely Karaikudi Alagappa, Nellai Manonmaniyam Sundaranar and Vellore Thiruvalluvar.
  • Rajendran's tenure as Vice Chancellor of Karaikudi Alagappa University ended on June 4, 2021.
  • In this case, RN Ravi, who took over as the Governor of Tamil Nadu, formed a new search committee headed by UGC Chairman Jagadish Kumar to appoint a new Vice-Chancellor of Karaikudi Alagappa University.
  • The Governor has appointed G. Ravi as the new Vice-Chancellor of Alagappa University among the 3 people recommended by the committee.
  • Pichumani's tenure as Vice-Chancellor of Tirunelveli Manonmaniam Sundaranar University ended last February. He was given an extension to continue in the post until a new vice-chancellor is appointed. Presently Professor N.Chandrasekhar has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor as per the recommendation of the Search Committee.
  • D. Arumugam, head of Horticulture Department, Killikulam College of Agriculture Research Institute, has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore.
Chief Minister Stalin's meeting with the Prime Minister
  • The 44th International Chess Olympiad was held from July 28 to August 9 at Mamallapuram, next to Chennai. In this case, Chief Minister Stalin went to meet and thank the Prime Minister.
  • Later, Chief Minister Stalin met and congratulated President Draupadi Murmu at the President's House.
  • At that time, the Chief Minister presented to the President a book titled 'Home of Chess' containing a compilation of the events of the 44th Chess Olympiad and a treasure trove of Tamil Nadu's traditional rice varieties.
  • Subsequently, the Chief Minister also paid a courtesy call on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar and congratulated him. Later in the evening, the Chief Minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The meeting lasted till 4.30 pm. 
  • The Chief Minister thanked the Prime Minister for coming to the opening ceremony of the 44th Chess Olympiad and inaugurating the tournament and appreciated the hospitality. Later, he submitted a petition containing various demands of Tamil Nadu to the Prime Minister.
  • In particular, it has been reported that the Chief Minister emphasized on the demands of getting the President's assent to the NEET Exemption Bill, extending the GST compensation for another 2 years, new education policy, sector-wise arrears due to Tamil Nadu, the capture of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy, and the river connectivity project.
  • During the meeting, the Chief Minister presented the Prime Minister with a memento of traditional rice varieties, small grains and a compendium of Chess Olympiad events.
Delhi is the world's air pollution capital
  • The US-based research institute 'Health Impact System' has published a report on air pollution and nitrogen dioxide pollution in 7,239 cities worldwide. 1.7 lakh people have died in 7,239 cities worldwide due to highly harmful air pollution (PM2.5). Cities in Asia, Africa and Eastern and Central Europe are particularly affected.
  • 18 out of 20 cities where PM 2.5 pollution has increased between 2010-2019 are in India. The other 2 cities are in Indonesia. 41 out of 50 cities in India have seen the sharpest increase in PM 2.5 pollution. 9 cities are in Indonesia.
  • The top 20 cities with the most reductions in pollution over the same period are all in China. China's Shanghai ranks first and Russia's Moscow ranks second in terms of nitrogen dioxide pollution. It says so.
  • PM 2.5 consists of fine particles of air pollution. Through inhalation, they enter the respiratory tract and lungs and cause inflammation. It causes heart and respiratory problems and kills. 106 people out of 100,000 people died in Delhi in 2019 due to these particles.
The special feature of 9 rice and grains gifted by Chief Minister M. K. Stalin to Prime Minister Modi in Delhi
  • The Chief Minister gave the president and the prime minister a treasure chest containing small grains and traditional rice varieties of Tamil Nadu as souvenirs. The gift box contained traditional rice varieties such as Mappillai Samba, Karupu Kauni, Kullakar, Seerakashamba, Gudawazha, and small grains such as Kelvaraku, Kambu, Chamai, Thani and Varaku.
  • On top of the box was written 'Golden Grains of Tamilnadu' in English and Tamil Nadu's Grains.
  • Tamil land is full of more than 100 types of rice and many types of small grains, the land that satiates the stomach hunger of the marginal man who runs and works tirelessly, and the hunger of the bird who works to grow the forest by standing on the edge of the tree.
  • Mappillai Samba - Red colored rice with anti-oxidant properties that keep you free from disease.
  • Kullakar - Rice that nourishes lactating women and pregnant women.
  • Karupkauni – Anthocyanin-rich cancer-fighting black rice long cultivated only for royalty.
  • Cumin Samba – A delicious rice with a unique aroma grown in the milky way.
  • Gudavaha – This is a traditional red rice that brightens the skin.
  • Kambu - He is the king of Arunthaniyas. Low glycemic rice for diabetics with 8 times more iron than rice.
  • Varaku - A traditional grain that gives sweet sugar and was loved by Tamil grandmothers.
  • Chamai - A small grain with medicinal properties cultivated by the tribal people.
  • Millet - A golden grain that is good for eyes and baby.
  • Colostrum – rich in iron and calcium, should be the first solid food after breast milk.
Union Cabinet approves traditional knowledge electronic library data for all
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the expansion of the database of traditional knowledge electronic library to beneficiaries. Under the New Education Policy 2020, the traditional intellectual e-library aims to inculcate thinking and leadership skills through Bharatiya Gnanab Paramparai.
  • Indian traditional knowledge has enormous potential to serve national and global needs. thereby providing social benefits and economic growth. For example, Ayurveda is a traditional medicine from our country. Siddha, Unani and Sova Rigpa for Health, Yoga are still serving the needs of people from India and abroad.
  • During the Covid-19 pandemic, the benefits of traditional Indian medicines have been seen. Anti-disease, relief, anti-viral benefits have been realized in this medical system.
Union Cabinet approves India-France agreement to support International Transport Federation activities in Indian transport sector
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an India-France agreement to support the activities of the International Transport Federation in the Indian transport sector.
  • The agreement was signed on July 6, 2022. Through this agreement, various activities can be carried out including new scientific results, new intelligence policy, capacity building by increasing scientific communication.
Union Cabinet approves funds for increased loan under Emergency Loan Scheme
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an additional Rs 50,000 crore under the Emergency Loan Scheme. Subsequently, the 4.5 lakh crore rupees provided under this scheme has been increased to 5 lakh crore rupees. It is said that this will benefit the hospitality and allied sectors.
  • Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospitality and allied sectors have been affected, and the lending has increased. The Emergency Loan Scheme is valid till 31.3.2023. 3.67 lakh crore rupees loan assistance has been provided till 5.08.2022 under this scheme.
Union Cabinet approves interest subsidy of 1.5% per annum on short-term agricultural loans up to three lakh rupees
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved an interest subsidy of 1.5% per annum to all types of financial institutions providing short-term loans to farmers up to three lakh rupees.
  • Interest subsidy will be provided to public sector and private banks, micro finance institutions, zonal rural banks, co-operative and computerized primary agricultural co-operative banks to provide short-term credit up to Rs 3 lakh to farmers from the financial year 2022-23 to 2024-25.
  • An additional budget allocation of Rs.34,856 crore has been made for the financial year 2022-23 to 2024-25 for disbursement of loans under this scheme.
  • The increase in interest subsidy will ensure continued credit to the agriculture sector and ensure the financial viability and viability of lending institutions, particularly zonal rural banks, cooperative banks, etc. Short-term agricultural credit is available for all activities including animal husbandry, dairy farming, poultry farming, and fisheries, thus leading to employment generation.
  • Short-term loans at 4% per annum will continue to be provided to farmers who repay their loans on time.

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