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Tamil Nadu is at the 46th position in the central ranking list

  • Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, Power Generation and Distribution Corporation and Power System Corporation are functioning as the companies. Out of which, Power Generation and Distribution undertakes distribution work to 3.20 crore power connections.
  • Two or three power distribution companies are operating in states including Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The Central Power Department examines the financial condition and power distribution performance of 52 public sector power distribution companies operating across the country and publishes the annual ranking list.
  • In the last list published in 2019-20, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board was ranked 40th. Currently, it is ranked 46th in the list for the financial year 2020-21 with a 'C minus grade'.
  • In that year, while the electricity board earned a revenue of 49 thousand, 785 crore rupees, it suffered a loss of 13 thousand, 407 crore rupees.
  • The gap between the sale of a unit of electricity and the resulting revenue is Rs 2. High spending on e-procurement etc. is the main reason for the worst position in the ranking list. In the ranking list, four power distribution companies from Gujarat are ranked first, second, fourth and fifth.
An unprecedented record in Asia; Adani is the 3rd richest person in the world
  • Gautam Adhani has climbed to the 3rd place in the list of the richest people in the world. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index from America is updated on a daily basis. Accordingly, in the update, India's Gautam Adhani has moved from the 4th position to the 3rd position in the list of the world's richest people.
  • He is ahead of France's Bernard Arnold. Adani's assets are worth Rs 10.85 lakh crore. Last July, Adani took the 4th position ahead of Bill Gates (assets worth Rs 9.24 lakh crore). Adani has already topped Asia's top rich list, overtaking China's Jack Ma and India's Mukesh Ambani. Adani has achieved a feat that no other Asian businessman has done so far.
  • America's Elon Musk tops the list with Rs 19.82 lakh crore, followed by Jeff Bezos with Rs 12.08 lakh crore. Mukesh Ambani is at the 11th position with Rs 7.26 lakh crore.
Maharashtra ranks first in suicides, Tamil Nadu ranks second
  • According to the NCRP report, occupational problems, loneliness, abuse, violence, family problems, mental disorders, alcohol addiction, financial loss and chronic pain are the main reasons for suicide incidents in the country.
  • In 2021, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of suicides among all Indian states, with 1,64,033 such cases across India, followed by Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh. Most suicides were reported in Maharashtra (22,207), followed by Tamil Nadu with 18,925 suicides, Madhya Pradesh with 14,965, West Bengal with 13,500 and Karnataka with 13,056, the report said.
Chief Minister M.K.Stalin inaugurated the University Vice-Chancellors Conference
  • The Vice-Chancellors' Conference was held at Anna University Campus, Chennai. It was inaugurated by Chief Minister M. K. Stalin.
  • Vice-Chancellors, Ministers Ponmudi, M.Subramanian, Anitha Radhakrishnan, Thangam Tennarasu, Raghupathi, MRK Panneerselvam, Meiyanathan and officials of 22 universities under the control of the state government participated in the conference.
  • The conference discusses the implementation of Nan Muluvan scheme, better ranking for higher education institutions, curriculum change, aspects to be included in the state education policy, implementation of innovative women scheme, focus on research and innovation, proper adherence to professor-student ratio.
  • "CM Research Fellowship" scheme "Chief Minister's Research Incentive" will be launched to improve the research skills of our students and encourage innovation in Tamil Nadu. For this, a state-level qualifying examination will be conducted and students will be selected.
  • A "Faculty Development Programme" will be provided in collaboration with industrial organizations to impart appropriate skill-based training to teachers and students in accordance with the modern changes taking place in the industry.
Delhi tops list of most unsafe cities for women - National Crime Archives
  • According to the information released by the Crime Records Bureau, Mumbai and Bengaluru are next to Delhi in the list of cities where there is no safety for women. Crime against women in Delhi has increased by 40 percent in a year with 13,890 cases reported.
  • Delhi alone accounts for 32.2 percent of the crime against women among all metros in the country. Last year, 2 girls were sexually assaulted every day in Delhi. Crimes against women in the capital include kidnapping, abuse by husbands and rape of girls.
  • Similarly, Delhi is followed by Chennai and Ahmedabad as the most common places where juvenile delinquency is committed.
Asian Volleyball - India 'Silver'
  • 17 teams including India, 'reigning champion' Iran, Bangladesh, China and Australia clashed. India and Iran clashed in the final. India lost the first set 12-25 and then lost the next set 19-25. The Indian team won the next set 25-22.
  • This is the first set that India has won in a match against Iran since 2008. India cheated again in the fourth set and lost 15-25. In the end, the Indian team lost 1-3 sets and took the second place.
  • This is India's third silver in the series (1994, 2002, 2022). Also won three bronze (1980, 2006, 2010). Qualified for the 2023 Under-21 World Cup for the 8th time.
U20 Women's Football - Spain are world champions
  • Spain beat Japan 3-1 on Sunday. With this, Spain has responded to the defeat against Japan in the final match of the 2018 World Cup. In this game Inma Capparo (12'), Salma Celeste (22', 27') scored for Spain and Suzu Amano (47') scored for Japan. Spain has gifted defeat to Japan, who are unbeaten in 9 matches in the current World Cup.
  • Brazil defeated Netherlands 4-1 in the 3rd place match. In the match, Ana Clara (9'), Darsian Karen (59', 79'), Ki Fonandes (89') scored for Brazil, and Rosa van Kool (21') scored for the Netherlands.
  • The 'Golden Ball' award was given to Japan's Maika Hamano, the 'Silver Ball' award went to Spain's Inma Caparo and the 'Bronze Ball' award went to Brazil's Darcien for scoring the best goals in the tournament.
  • Spain's Inma Caparo (8 goals) won the 'Golden Boot' award, Japan's Maika Hamano (4 goals) the 'Silver Boot' award and Yuzuki Yamamoto (3 goals) the 'Bronze Boot' award. The best goalkeeper award went to Spain's Meritzel Fond.
Signing of MoU between Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy and Pharmaceutical Commission of India for inter-ministerial collaboration to promote and facilitate “One Medicine, One Standard”
  • Ministry of AYUSH is taking significant efforts to achieve One Medicine, One Standard. Accordingly, an agreement for cooperation between the Pharmacopoeia Authority of India for Medicine and Homeopathy (Ministry of Ayush) and the Pharmacopoeia Authority of India (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare) was signed in New Delhi.
  • Pharmacopoeia Commission for Indian Medicine and Homeopathy Director (In charge) Prof. PK Prajapati, Secretary and Scientific Director Mr. Rajivsingh Raghuvanshi signed the agreement in the presence of Vaidya Rajesh Kotcha, Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH.
International Center for Automotive Technology has signed an MoU with North Cape University for emerging technology
  • The International Center for Technology has signed an MoU with Northcap University, Gurugram for joint research and short and mid-term training courses in the field of electric vehicle manufacturing.
  • The MoU was signed by Ms. Pamela Diku, Executive Director of International Center for Automotive Technology and Prof. Nubur Prakash, Vice-Chancellor of North Cape University.

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