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5th place for Tamil Nadu in national sports with 74 medals

  • The 36th National Games started on 29th of last month in 6 cities of Potigujarat. Around 7 thousand sportsmen and women from 28 states and 8 union territories participated in this.
  • The competition was held in a total of 36 sports categories. The 14-day sports festival has come to an end. In the medal list, the Services team topped the list with 128 medals including 61 gold, 35 silver and 32 bronze.
  • Maharashtra stood 2nd with 140 medals including 39 gold, 38 silver and 63 bronze, while Haryana stood 3rd with 116 medals including 38 gold, 38 silver and 40 bronze.
  • Karnataka stood 4th with 88 medals including 27 gold, 23 silver and 38 bronze medals. Tamil Nadu bagged 74 medals with 25 gold, 22 silver and 27 bronze to rank 5th in the medal list.
  • Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Manipur and Punjab occupied 6th to 10th positions respectively. The 37th National Games will be held in Goa next year.
6,600 crore for development of North Eastern states - Union Cabinet approves
  • The Union Cabinet met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Modi. Various schemes were approved in the cabinet meeting. It was decided to allocate Rs 6,600 crore for various development projects in the North Eastern states in the next 4 years. 
  • This amount will be allocated from the financial year 2022-23 to the financial year 2025-26. This amount will be allocated under the Prime Minister's North East Regional Development Initiative (PM-DEVINE) programme. The central government will allocate funds for these projects.
  • Projects such as infrastructure development, support to industries, implementation of social development projects, creation of opportunities for youth and women's livelihood, increase of employment will be carried out under this fund.
  • The Central North East Regional Development Department will implement the schemes through the North East Council or Central Ministries and Agencies.
  • It was announced that the PM-DEVINE scheme will be introduced during the presentation of the budget for the financial year 2022-23. Subsequently, the amount has been allocated for the project.
Oil - Gas - 4 agreements signed between India, USA
  • These MoUs were signed between Indian and American oil and gas companies as part of a meeting held by Union Oil and Natural Gas Minister Hatip Singh Puri with senior executives of 35 largest US companies in the energy and medical technology sectors in Houston, Texas, USA.
  • Union Minister Puri has undertaken a trip to the US to consult with US officials on clean energy. As part of the visit, the US-India Cooperation Organization (USISPF) and the Consulate General of India in Houston jointly organized a consultative meeting with US oil and gas companies.
  • In this, an agreement was signed between Indian Oil Company and Lanza Tech, a US-based biotechnology company that is an international leader in gas fermentation technology.
'Kutti Kavalar' road safety awareness program for school students - Chief Minister launched
  • Chief Minister M.K.Stalin launched a road safety awareness program for students called 'Kutti Kavalar'.
  • In order to spread awareness about road safety among parents, family and friends, 5,000 students took the pledge at Coimbatore, Kodisia Trade Center and 4.50 lakh students at their respective school campuses in Coimbatore district under the leadership of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister.
  • Following this, Chief Minister M. K. Stalin released a student training manual on road safety and a teacher's guidebook for students studying in classes 3 to 8 in government, government-aided schools and CBSE schools in Coimbatore district under the 'Kutti Kavalar' scheme.
  • This event was featured in the Asian Book of Records and a certificate was presented to the Chief Minister.
India's first Devang sanctuary is located in Tamil Nadu
  • Under Section 26(A) (1) (1) of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (Central Act 53 of 1972), Tamil Nadu established the first Devangu Sanctuary in India, "Kadavur Devangu Sanctuary" covering an area of ​​11,806.56 hectares (in seven blocks) in Karur and Dindigul districts. The government has announced.
  • The Department of Environment, Climate Change and Forests, Government of Tamil Nadu, on October 12, announced 11,806 hectares of land in Karur and Dindigul districts as India's first Devang sanctuary after getting approval from Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin.
Union Cabinet approves Rs 22,000 crore subsidy to PSUs for losses incurred in domestic cooking gas supply
  • The proposal of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas to provide subsidy of Rs 22,000 crore to 3 public sector oil marketing companies has been approved in the Union Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
  • The grant will be given to Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BBCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL).
  • The approval will help PSUs to continue their commitment to the Self-Reliance India program by ensuring uninterrupted supply of domestic cooking gas and supporting procurement of manufactured goods in India.
  • Domestic cooking gas cylinders are distributed to the customers on a regular basis through public sector oil distribution companies like IOCL, PPCL, HPCL.
Union Cabinet approves 78 days production-linked bonus for railway employees in FY 2021-22
  • Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given advance approval for payment of 78 days production linked bonus to railway employees for the financial year 2021-22.
  • Every year before the Dussehra and Puja holidays, eligible railway employees are given production linked bonus.
  • This year also 11.27 lakh non-gazetted railway employees were paid production linked bonus equivalent to 78 days wages.
  • Bonus amount was given to track keepers, drivers, train guards (guards), station officers, supervisors, technicians, technical assistants, controllers, signal operators, ministry staff and C-section employees.
Union Cabinet approves development of Tuna-Thegra Cargo Terminal at Deen Dayal Port on build-operate-transfer basis under Public-Private-Participation mode
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the development of Tuna-Thegra Cargo Vault Terminal of Deen Dayal Port under the Public-Private-Participation mode.
  • As part of concession rights, its estimated cost would be Rs.4243.64 crores. The cost of development of public utility facilities is estimated at Rs.296.20 crore. This project will boost the future growth of container transport when it becomes operational.
  • Development of state-of-the-art container terminal at Duna – Thegra will increase the capacity to handle 1.88 million small container containers from container terminals in northern India by 2025. Also, the project will increase the commercial potential of Kandla and stimulate the economy and increase employment.

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