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World last Week

Saturday 20th December

 The UK government has indicated new plans to send back foreign graduates, who come here on student visas, to their home countries at the end of their courses.

 WikiLeaks has released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover as they crossed international borders.

 An international team of researchers has designed the world’s smallest hearing aid which is so tiny that it is almost “invisible”.

 The highly polluted backwaters of Cochin estuary could be a rich source of biofuel, says a research team of Cochin University of Science and Technology.

Sunday 21st December

 American scientists have revealed that they have discovered a new species of assassin bug by accident.

 A new analysis of the oldest meteorite from Mars suggests that early Martian landscape had water but not vast oceans.

 Scientists have found that whole-genome sequencing can be used to identify patients’ risk for hereditary cancer.

 Faced with snaking queues at immigration, overflowing baggage carousels and expensive flight delays, Asian nations are planning new airports to cope with surging demand.

Monday 22nd December

 A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Indonesia on today, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages.

 Scientists from University of Southampton have developed a new technique to to help improve the understanding of how brain works.

 Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, famous for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 82.

 R&B star Rihanna has started shooting a new music video for a new song from her highly-anticipated new album.

Tuesday 23rd December

 Ebenezer Place, in Wick, Caithness, Scotland, is credited as being the world’s shortest street in the Guinness Book of Records.

 The first ever hybrid aircraft to be able to recharge its batteries took off potentially signalling the beginning of a new form of low-carbon, green flight.

 Stanford University students have created paddles that help humans scale glass walls like a gecko.

 The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange is situated in Los Angeles, CA, and is one of the most complicated interchanges in the country.

Wednesday 24th December

 Scientists may have finally found an effective vaccine against Ebola, with two experimental DNA vaccines to prevent Ebola.

 Argentina has the worlds widest road.Main Street downtown has nine lanes wide, with gardened medians between the opposing flow of traffic.

 Boeing and BlackBerry are working together to make an ultra-secure phone for US security staff, which will explode lf up if it falls into the wrong hands.

 Fast food may slow the brain and make children perform worse in school, a new study has warned.

Thursday 25th December

 Pope Francis with blesses statue of baby Jesus during the Christmas night mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.

 Smartphone and touchscreen can actually change the way your thumb and brain work together, a new study has found.

 Use of a light-emitting electronic device such as e-books in the hours before bedtime can be bad for overall health.

 A joy ride on the Luckey J miniature train through Brackenridge Park is truly an amazing experience for San Antonio visitors.

Friday 26th December

 Cutting edge new research could mean new hope in the battle against memory loss in sufferers of early onset Alzheimer’s.
 New research across thousands of years of human evolution shows that our skeletons have become much lighter and more fragile since the invention of agriculture.
 Women who consume medicines commonly used to treat osteoporosis and other bone conditions halve the risk of developing uterine cancer.
 Velvet cars appear to be the latest craze for the super rich outside Harrods in swanky Knightsbridge.
 Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a technology to create a structure that can change shape without external intervention.

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Best Award for T.Nagar College

Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun College for women (Madley Road, T. Nagar)  has been recognized by Computer Society of India for “Best Accredited Student Branch Award”  for the year 2014 on Dec. 13 in Hyderabad.  Of the 58 colleges recognized from all over India , This is the only Arts and Science College. It has been awarded to the branch for ‘Best Performance’ within a specific given duration.  Staff orientation programme enhancing leadership skills, National Conference, Seminars, Symposium and motivational talks by Expertise are some of the events successfully organized by CSI branch .

Best award for T.Nagar college It has also conducted Golden Tech-Bridge Programme for Senior Citizens. The college became the institutional branch of CSI in June 2013 and in a short span of time has proved its credibility with their continual active involvement .Dr. B.Poorna, Principal, SSS Shasun Jain college for Women and Mythili Prakash (Student Branch Counsellor, SBC) received the award from Ravi Shankar Prasad (Minister of Communications and IT) and Bandaru Dattareya (Minister of Labour and Employment).

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Zydus launches world’s first biosimilarof Adalimumab

After more than a decade long wait, the revolutionary therapy that provided a new lease of life to millions of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and other auto immune disorders globally will now be accessible to patients in India. ZydusCadilabecomes the first company anywhere in the world to launch the biosimilar of Adalimumab – the world’s largest selling therapy.  Developed by the researchers at the Zydus Research Centre, the biosimilarhas been approved by the Drug Controller General of India and will be marketed under the brand name,Exemptiato treat auto immune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and AnkylosingSpondylitis.

Zydus_launches_world’s_first_biosimilar_of_AdalimumabThis novel non-infringing process for Adalimumab and a novel non-infringing formulation has been researched,  developed and produced by scientists at the Zydus Research Centre. The biosimilar is the first to be launched by any company in the world and is a ‘fingerprint match’ with the originator in terms of safety, purity and potency of the product. The biosimilar of Adalimumab is a part of Zydus’ robust biologics programme which has the largest number of monoclonal antibodies under development in India. The group’s R&D pipeline which comprises 24 biologics includes biosimilars and three novel biologics. These biologics are being developed to treat auto immune disorders like arthritis, cancer, infertility and stroke. Adalimumab, the fully human anti-TNFalpha monoclonal antibody, was first approved globally in 2002 and has since then been the most preferred therapy to treat patients suffering from auto immune disorders. However, Speaking on the breakthrough, Deputy Managing Director of ZydusCadila, Dr. Sharvil P. Patel said, “At Zydus, we believe that innovations must bridge unmet healthcare needs and provide solutions to patients who are suffering from disease and disability especially in such chronic conditions. This therapy will offer a new lease of life to millions in India who did not have access to this therapy so far. We are happy to offer them hope, freedom from painand better quality of life through Exemptia.” Zydus will offer a dedicated Exemptia Care support programme to patients and caregivers. The programme shall provide important support and information regarding access, adherence, awareness and thereby help patients to appropriately manage their disease.The therapy will be marketed by ZydusBiovation- a new division launched to exclusively market this ground breaking therapy. The launch of Exemptia begins with a series of CMEs and scientific symposia to highlight the gaps in the current management of auto immune disorders.

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Exnora gives solution for Good Health

Solution toExnora Greater Chennai and Vivekananda Street  Civic Exnora, Jointly organized a Seminar on ‘Solution to good health through our Traditional Ayurvedic Treatment.A natural way of living recently at No.13, Vivekananda Street, T.Nagar,Chennai  Mr S.Pasupathy, President, Vivekananda  Street Civic Exnora   welcomed the gathering.Mr.R.Govindaraj, President, Greater Chennai Exnora,spoke on that occasion and on his speech he insisted upon that youngsters should always  be keep vigil about their health  as they are exposed to polluted air and overdose of work.Dr. R. Veeracholan, Medical Officer, Urban Ayurvedic Medical Centre, Chennai Corporation, explained to the gatherings about the importance of Ayurveda  and advised the gatherings about the maintanance of good health by natural way by changing food habits, life style as mentioned in Ayurvedic principles. and also given tips about the type of foods to be taken in and how to  follow life style  on Ayurvedic principles.

The participation and interaction was overwhelming. There were a good number of participants; many among them were ladies.  Participants were very happy about  the programme and wanted more such  programmes to be organised at  frequent intervals  for the benefit of the society.  .Mr.T.R. Srinivasan( President), Mr. R. Srinivasa Raghavan (Secretary) Mr. N. Sampath Kumar (Co ordinator) T. Nagar North Exnora Innovators Club and Vivekananda Street civic Exnora office bearers and members  participated  the seminar.

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Christmas Day Celebration

Christmas was celebrated In Nammathu Illam Shelter residents on 24th December 2014 at Nammathu Illam Shelter for Homeless located at No.18/17, Old Slaughter House, Road, Thattankulam, Chennai-12.ICWO organized “Christmas Day Celebration” at the Nammathu Illam Shelter for Homeless”residents on 24th December 2014. The event was support by GKS Food Products Pvt. Ltd and Lakshmi Home Products.

Christmas celebration Speaking on the occasion Mr.A.J.Hariharan, Secretary, ICWO said – This shelter functions 24 hours and ensures safe space, nutritious food, clean drinking water, emotional support, regular medical checkup with physical fitness. This project is supported by Chennai Corporation and ICWO is implementing agency to ensure a safe space and life with dignity for homeless people in Chennai.Indian Community Welfare Organisation – ICWO is at AP-216,18th Main Road, ’I’ Block, 6th Street,Vallalar Colony, Anna Nagar West, Chennai.For details call 044-26184392, 65515742

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Cleanup Campaign launched

Cleanup campaignMr T G Vinay IAS., Dy Commissioner inaugurated the Cleaning Campaign (Swachh Bharat) in Women’s College involving more than 500 students. Select the photo of your choice and attach with the text message already sent to you in respect of Cleaning Campaign at Sri Kanyaka Parameshwari College For Women, Audiappa Naicken St, Chennai.

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Actress Shobhita Rana turned Merry Santa

On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today and the most important The Santa so here comes the stunning actress Shobhita Rana as merry Santa this Christmas. She turned this cold Christmas into quite a hot one with her totally new and ravishing avatar.

Lady JunctionShobhita Rana has done merry Santa photoshoot with Hitesh Kaneria and gave a marvelous Christmas gift for her fans. The actress looks super nice in her red outfit thus raising the temperature with her sexy moves. . She was seen wearing a Santa hat to match with her red dress. She further wished the viewers a merry Christmas by blowing a flying kiss toward the camera.Actress Shobhita Rana said, “Christmas brings family and friends together. It helps us appreciate the love in our lives we often take for granted. May the true meaning of the holiday season fill your heart and home with many blessings. I really felt like Santa on the gorgeous set. This is a little gift for all my lovely fans.”Photographer Hitesh Kaneria who has done many top model photoshoot said, “Shobhita Rana is really a very good actress and had done a lovely Santa very well. she is really sweet and can do big in Bollywood.”

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Environment Training for Eco teachers

The department of Environment , Govt of Tamilnadu and CHANGE Trust,Chennai jointly organised a oneday Training for 225 NGC/Eco Club teachers of Chennai District at Wesley Hr.Sec.School, Royapet,Chennai – 14 .Mr.L.Raja Ad.Director,Women Development corporation,Govt of Tamilnadu inaugurated the training in the presence of G.Thangaraj, Dist.Coordinator,NGC , HM V.Dipson Roy and Jessie Jayakaran ZEN and gave instructions to teachers to follow the environ mental awareness practices which will be followed by the society. Earlier G.Alagarasan and S.Anto trustees, Change welcomed the guests and gathering.

EnvironmentMrs.Jayalakshmi Green Minds insisted the global sustainablity and climate change attitudes.Mr.Vincent created models on Ewaste and the cautious steps to be followed during separation of Ewaste from its origin. Dr.Ashokan demonstrated and tabled the various herbals and their uses.
Mr.Gowtham, CPREEC and Mr.Subbramani,Eurekha Forbes spoke on ill effects of plastics and Water contamination, Conservation with statistical evidences respectively. Mr.S.Saravanan WWF-India interacted with teachers on how best can be implemented in schools with the help of children with wild life care activities.

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Good Governance Day 2014

To take part in the cleanliness drive to mark “Good Governance Day” the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Varanasi on Dec 25’14. During the visit, Hon’ble Prime Minister nominated the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in addition to other personalities and organisations.While announcing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, 2014, Hon’ble Prime Minister had nominated few eminent personalities to take forward this campaign.CA.K.Raghu, President, ICAI said “We are extremely honoured to receive this nomination from the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

Good Governance dayIt is for the first time that any professional body has been nominated by the Prime Minister for Swach Bharat Abhiyan. I accept the nomination on behalf of the entire CA fraternity.”Raghu added “It is an honour that while reviewing the progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi, Hon’ble Prime Minister has nominated ICAI among others.” The members & students of ICAI are spread across the country and will play a vital role in taking this initiative of the Prime Minister forward and make a success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. ICAI is committed to be truly a Partner in Nation building.

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Art, Mathematics and Village life

Artist A.V.Ilango is a talented, creative, popular and well respected artist.He takes a lot of interest in teaching art techniques to youngsters. Recently he spent time showing different concepts of art to a group of kids during an art show inauguration at Hotel Ambassador Pallava,Egmore.

Capturing Village life on canvas
Artist A.V.Ilango, is a self taught artist who had made his debut in the year 1973.He had completed his Masters in Mathematics at, Bangalore University. Inspired by his childhood memories he set off with a colourful palette.He spent his childhood at Gobehettipalayam, a market town in the hinterland of Tamil Nadu.

Know yr neighbour 1The village was a place with paddy fields,coconut groves and canals. The place had whitewashed houses with redtiles along narrow streets. The agricultural town becomes lively during fairs and festivals , music, singing and folk dancing.
At any time, AV.Ilango vividly recalls those scenes on his canvas. When he moved with his family from Bangalore to Madurai, he was fascinated by the artitecture and beauty of Madurai temples. He expressed the beauty of the temples in an impressive artistic manner. AV.Ilango has his studio at Sir Muthu Venkatasubhra Rao Concert hall at Lady Andal school premises located at Harrington Road,Chetpet. For more details contact 9840190654, 42664151,42085180.