World Last Week

Saturday 04th July

 Scientists said they had created a small robot that can recover from damage, in a step towards machines that mimic the remarkable adaptive powers.

 In Nanjing, the eastern Chinese city, seven animal farms have been turned into earthquake warning stations.

 A software glitch that triggered communication loss with NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft has been rectified and the probe is on way for a Pluto fly-by.

 The US military is developing a next-generation hypersonic jet plane that could fly at up to five times the speed of sound – faster than a bullet.

Sunday 05h July

 Hillary Rodham Clinton has said that she remains hopeful the US can reach a “strong verifiable deal” to curb Iran’s nuclear weapons programme.

 Malaysian Prime Minister NajibRazak says a report that more than $900 million was wired to his personal account from banks is a ‘political sabotage’.

 With nine days left for Nasa’s New Horizons’ historic encounter with Pluto, the nearly 700-million dollar mission faced a major problem of science data.

 Reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton won his second successive British Grand Prix to extend his lead in the championship.

Mondayy 06th  July

 Exercising can help delay the onset of heart diseases, but how it could also improve quality of life in patients suffering from such diseases.

 Chronic depression may shrink the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for forming new memories, a new global study of nearly 9,000 people has warned.

 Players get emotionally engrossed in video games and enjoy the fear caused by zombies, disfigured humans and darkness they often encounter, a new study has found.

 Biology Sanjeev Galande at the Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research (IISER), Pune, has been selected for the GD Birla Award for scientific research for 2014.

Tuesday 07th  July

 The Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London, officially known as the Elizabeth Tower, holds the second largest four-faced chiming clock in the world.

 Glacier Express, which connects the two largest railway stations mountain resorts in the Swiss Alps is one of the most beautiful railway routes in the world.

 A 10-minute test could help doctors sniff out autism since kids without the disorder breathe in scents more deeply than stinky ones, says a health study.

 Modern cockpits in aircraft bombard pilots with so much information that their brains can shut down during a crisis, new research has warned.

Wednesday 08th  July

 Central Avenue, in Albany, New York, which runs from Lark Street in the city of Albany has huge sky scrapers and is called State Street.

 According to astronomers the newly discovered gigantic black holes were hidden from direct view by swirling clouds of dust and gas.

 Susannah Mushatt Jones of Brooklyn, New York, had celebrated her 116th birthday and is also officially recognized as the world’s oldest living person by Guinness World Records.

 The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad has a 65-year-old steam locomotive from the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore and a working turn table.

 Keukenhof also known as the Garden of Europe, is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. It is situated in Lisse, the Netherlands.

Thursday 09th  July

 Scientists are developing the first large panel of antibody treatments against the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus.

 A Russian artist Salavat Fidai does a different type of carving. He carves excellent sculptures of people and objects on pencils.

 The Long Beach Museum of Art based in California has invited artists to decorate the museum walls with different forms of street art.

 Mary Iverson a Seattle based artist has used shipping containers to portray the clash between globalization and the environment.

 A certain path in Brussels, Belgium takes people on a tour of comic book characters like Tintin,Smurfs,Asterix and many more.

Friday 10th  July

 A house called Casa Brutale that was built by Greek architects is hidden in between a cliff which gives a terrific view of the Aegean Sea.

 Researchers have discovered that supplementing existing antiretroviral therapy with a natural compound can reduce the progression of AIDS.

 Cindy Crawford success at modeling made her an international celebrity that has led her to riches and fame across the world.

 Scientists are developing a new laser system for fast, non-invasive, on-site breath analysis to screen people for a range of diseases.

 NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has beamed back the most detailed image yet of Pluto, showing a large heart-shaped bright area measuring some 2,000 kilometres across the dwarf planet’s surface.


Tree sapling drive at ICF

WP_20150706_11_06_18_ProThe Welfare Inspector Mr C Raghavan along with employees of Chennai ICF Institute, G. Mohanasundaram, V. Sabapathy, A Nagendran, Thulsi Munda, and others planted trees in the vacant ground adjacent to newly opened childrens’ skating stadium on 6-7-2015. As a token measure to start with the plantation, four trees named Terminalia bellerica (Thandrikkai) and Azardicta indica (Neem) Kigelia , Terminalia Arjuna, were planted (6th july) with provision of tree gaurds and also planned to continue tree plantation around the skating stadium in a weeks time besides flower seedlings and crotons etc as planned and supported by Exnora International of North Chennai headed by Mr K Ramadoss, President of North Chennai District Exnora.


Adambakkam Lake cleaning project

Sabari Green Foundation, together with members of Thillai Ganga Nagar,Ram Nagar,Civil Aviation Colony, Ganesh Nagar along with Adambakkam residents Welfare Association united to clean up the Adambakkam Lake.The cleaning operation was started by Smt. Parmala Nandakumar and Ward Councillor Mr. Nareshkumar.
Mr. Mahesan Asst Commissioner, Zone 12, Chennai corporation, provided necessary infrastructure like JCB, Lorry and men to transport the garbage to the yard immediately. He was supervising personally for about 4 hours.

IMG_20150628_074838Mr. V. Rama Rao on behalf all the organisations requested the Chief Minister of Tamilnadu, to allot necessary funds for desilting, and construction of Walkers path with lighting facility.
Mr. V. Subramani Founder Secretary Sabari Green Foundation, which is undertaking cleaning, rejuvenating of lakes and ponds every Saturday in and around Chennai.Mr. K.S. Sankaranaraynan , Secretary Thillai Ganga Nagar Residents Welfare Association appreciated the gesture shown by Corporation of Chennai. For more details contact 9884026023


25th Graduation Day

DSC00006The 25th Graduation Day of Valliammal College for Women, Anna Nagar East was held on 5th July 2015, in the college premises.  The Principal of the college Dr. T.V.S. Padmaja while welcoming the gathering stated that apart from quality education, the students are also motivated to become successful in facing cutting edge competitions in world. The chief guest, Dr. Avvai Natarajan, Former Vice Chancellor, Tamil University, Thanjavur while delivering the graduation day address stated that Valliammal College for Women has become a famous educational institution and an important landmark in Anna Nagar.

VCW1The College Chairman, Thiru A.P. Maikandan, Professor Dr. S. Valavan,  Valliammal Educational Trust, Special invitee Thiru Natarajan graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.Around 1000 graduates received their degree certificates, out of which 33 were top ten University Rank holders and 280 students bagged upto 50th rank both at UG and PG levels. The young graduates were honored with medals and certificates.


A Dazzling performance by Velammalians

Chess achieversThe proud Velammalians displayed a DAZZLING PERFORMANCE by raising up the INDIAN MEDAL TALLY in the recently conducted COMMON WEALTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2015 at DELHI from 22.06.15 to 30.06.15.In Grand Masters, KARTHIKEYAN MURALI – GOLD in U-20 Cateogory andARAVINDH CHILDAMBARAM – SILVER in U-20 category.


Counterfeiting and smuggling is a threat to National Interest

An interactive session on Illicit Trade-A Threat to National Interest took place on 6th July 2015 at Chennai.FICCI CASCADE (Committee Against Smuggling and Counterfeiting Activities Destroying the Economy), had also unveiled its nine sector report titled “Illicit Market: A Threat to Our National Interest” during the interactive session. Quoting the recently released FICCI CASCADE study, Mr. Jha Adviser FICCI CASCADE and former Chairman, Central Board of Excise & Customs presented an an overview on the harmful effects of counterfeiting and smuggling.He highlighted the adverse effects faced by consumers and brand owners.

12 He mentioned about the impact of the taxation policy and measures to tackle the problem. Mr Deep Chand, Adviser FICCI CASCADE and former Special Commissioner of Police, New Delhi said, in the past few decades, leading intelligence and law-enforcement agencies around the world have found conclusive evidence of the increasing involvement of terrorist organizations in counterfeiting, piracy and smuggling activities to fund their activities. Mr. Karan Singha, Additional Directorr General of Police- Crime Branch, CID, Tamil Nadu shared his views about the various initiatives taken by the Tamil Nadu Police.Several steps have been taken by FICCI CASCADE to create large-scale awareness through various initiatives organised across the country as part of a nation-wide awareness campaign to highlight the issue and focus on the growing menace of smuggling and counterfeiting.


Eye and Diabetes detection camp conducted

Lions Club of Central Madras, Exnora Greater Chennai, Sai Murugan Trust and Sankara Nethralaya organised an Eye Screening camp for Cataract and also Diabetes Detection and Awareness camp,recently at 19, Vathiyar Thottam Main Road, Kodambakkam.Lion. S.Rajendran, President of Lions Club of Central Madras and Club’s  Secretary Lion Muruganandam.M.R., addressed the patients who had come to the camp. Mr. Chandrakumar, Sankara Nethralaya explained the details of the camp. 115 persons attended the camp. 17 persons were taken to base hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, Greams road, Chennai, 600006., for detailed examination and cataract surgery.

camp 2All 115 persons were examined for Random Blood Sugar values. Thanks to Lion Dr. Panneerselvam for deputing man power and sending materials required for the Diabetes Detection and Awareness camp..  District  324 A1,  Governor Lion Balaji Rathnam spoke over phone and wished the camp a great success, in the morning. Lion Captain Venkat Rajaram  and Andal Rajaram participated in the camp. Lion S.N.Harinarayanan, Project Chairman coordinated the camp. Mr. R.Govindraj, President, Exnora Greater Chennai , many local members of Exnora   and Sai volunteers participated  the camp.


Responsible for several joint ventures in the engineering businesses

Chennai, 03 July 2015: At the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Madras Management Association held on 3rd July 2015 , Mr T Shivaraman, Managing Director & CEO, Shriram EPC Ltd has been elected as the President of the Madras Management Association for the year 2015-16. Mr Shivaraman Thyagarajan, heads the Project Engineering, Power and Infrastructure businesses of the Shriram Group, Chennai. He is currently the Vice Chairman of Orient Green Power Co. Ltd. and Managing Director of Shriram EPC Ltd, and Director in other Project engineering companies of the Shriram Group of Companies, Chennai.

know yr neighbour 1Shivaraman is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, where he did his B.Tech and M.S. He started his career with ICI India Ltd. and subsequently joined the Shriram Group, Chennai, and currently heads its Project Engineering, Infrastructure & Power business, where he has over 20 years of experience. He has set up and grown Orient Green Power to be the largest Renewable Energy IPP in India, and has also been responsible for several joint ventures in the engineering businesses. He is the past President of The Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry and currently President of the Madras Management Association (MMA). He is also a member of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) and the Rotary Club of Madras. His others interests include travel, wildlife, swimming, music, reading, and recently, golf. He is a keen quizzer and was a semi finalist in the BBC master Mind quiz. He is married to Anupama and has a son, Aditya.Mr T Shivaraman is the President of Madras Management Association for the year 2015-16.
The office bearers are namely, Mr.R.Srikanth, Jt.Managing Director, Brakes India as Senior Vice President and Ms.Kavitha.D, Executive Director of The KCP ltd as Vice President. The Hon.Secretary is Mr. Ravichandran, President of Danfoss Industries. The Hon. Treasurer is Mr. Ramkumar. Managing Director of Tube Investments of India


Blood donation camp

Blood donation camp conducted by Dr. SuneelMore than 110 persons voluntarily donated their blood during the blood donation camp organized by Dr. Suneel (Founder, Ungalukagha Charitable Trust) jointly with Indian Red Cross Society (Tamil Nadu Branch) at Raj Bhavan, Chennai last week.Dr. K. Rosaiah (Governor, Tamilnadu) inaugurated the blood donation camp in presence of Ramesh Chand Meena (IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor), B.Nagi Reddy (Chairman, New Tech Constructions), Murugadass (Chairman, SAP Technology (USA)) , Dr.V.KanakaSabhai (Former Dean, Madras Medical College) and Pannavel Bhaskar (Industrialist).


City Bee

Painting Exhibition

A painting exhibition of Mrs.Monika will be held at gallery “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Egmore,from 1st July to 15th July 2015.For details contact her on 9600331148.

Chess coaching classes

Pyramid Chess Academy is offering coaching in chess for children from June 21 to August 1. Classes will be conducted at No.6/8, Emerald Estate, Door No: 2, Second Cross Canal Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar. For details, contact Prakash at 9176195928
Nursing assistant course

RMD Academy (13, Raghaviah Road, T. Nagar) inviting application for 40 days certificate ‘Nursing assistant course’ with job opportunities for the person above 18 years. Those who are interested register before June 20 by calling 2815 7212,93810 16588 and 98408 20115.

Training in embroidery

The Vocational Training Centre of the Theosophical Society is conducting a one-year free tailoring and embroidery certificate course for women in the age group of 18 to 45 years. Contact S. Lakshmi Narasimhan, on 9940090594 / 9791042590.