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World Last Week

Saturday 23rd April

 Swedish carmaker Volvo announced it would give self-driving cars to ordinary Britons to test on the streets of London in 2017.

 US researchers have developed algorithms to measure happiness from one’s tweets. The research finds that happy users are active on Twitter for a longer period of time.

 Addiction to videogames in young, single men may function as an escape mechanism for underlying psychiatric disorders,a new study suggests.

 Five years after the last Nasa astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip.

Sunday 24th April

 Older adults who use hearing aids may perform significantly better in cognitive tests than those who do not use one despite having poor hearing.

 Over 50 children in the age group of one month to 14 years die of cancer every day in India.The significant of the disease and lack of advanced treatment options in the country.

 Einstein’s theory suggests that in perfect free-fall, the two objects should move in exactly the same way. But they are shown to behave differently.

 Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have unveiled unique and unexpected behaviour of water molecules that is unmatched by any known gas, liquid or solid states.

Monday 25th April

 The body of pop icon Prince was cremated in a private ceremony, with a future public event in the works to remember him, a publicist said.

 Supporters and opponents of Donald Trump clashed outside City Hall, were pepper-sprayed by a demonstrator during the heated confrontation, police said.

 Sri Lanka Freedom Party led by President Maithripala Sirisena has rejected the country’s main Tamil party’s call for a federal solution to the minority community’s political independence.

 Actress Julia Roberts has revealed she shot her scenes for her part in upcoming film ‘Mother’s Day’ in just four days. The star teamed up with long-time collaborator director Garry Marshall.

Tuesday 26th April

 Every year, billions of captive-bred juvenile salmon are released into rivers in North America, Asia and Europe to boost wild populations.

 Japan is abandoning a quarter-of-a-billion-dollar satellite it sent to study black holes, disappointed space scientists said.

 Russia launched the first rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome with President Vladimir Putin hailing the event.

 Sony had posted a full-year profit of $1.4 billion, as strong sales of its PlayStation video games console helps the firm move past years of eye-watering losses.

Wednesday 27th April

 A new study suggests that the canines feel stressed and unhappy when they are embraced by their owners.

 Chinese scientists claimed that dogs have originated in southern China some 33,000 years ago, disputing US research study.

 SpaceX chief Elon Musk announced that he will send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to colonize the Red Planet some day.

 Researchers found that women who work more than 10 years of rotating night shift had a 15 to 18% increased risk of developing coronary heart disease.

Thursday 28th April

 Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia.

 Climate change is exposing millions of workers to excessive heat, risking their health and income and threatening annual productivity by 2030.

 Inhalation therapy is the best in the battle against asthma in children as the medicine reaches the lungs immediately and it is safe.

 McDonald’s says it is testing an artificial preservative-free version of Chicken McNuggets, which have practically become synonymous.

Friday 29th April

 New research suggests that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth zircon crystals are likely to have formed in the craters.

 A new study examining wildfires in California found that human activity explains as much about their frequency and location as climate influences.

 Bharti Airtel’s scrip rose by 3 per cent after the company said its board will consider buyback of equity shares or a final dividend.

 Dallas Zoo’s three-month-old African penguins took their first swim after developing their new, adult feathers. The penguins are brothers.

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Donation towards Kids plays area

???????????????????????????????R. P. Krishnammachari (Managing Director, Tex Bio Science Private Limited, 75, 4th Avenue, Ashok Nagar and resident of Ashok Nagar) was donated Rs. 5.50 lakhs for the Kids’ Zone (play area with equipments) and a small park was opened at Prabhavati Devi Trust School in Guduvancherry as part of his late father Prof. R.K. Parthasarathi centenary year program. The school caters to the under privileged children and as well as physically challenged children

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Awareness on Constituency Rights

??????????Hundreds of members had participated in ‘Constituency Rights’ meeting organized by the members of T. Nagar Residents Welfare Association (30, Rangan Street, T. Nagar) at 27, Jayashree Flats, Rameshwaram Road, T. Nagar on 24th April 2016.The members and representatives from various associations in the city had participated and awareness pamphlets distributed among their members.

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Flyover at Vadapalani is progressing smoothly

vpA flyover is getting ready at Vadapalani signal junction along 100 Feet Road to ease traffic congestion at Vadapalani Arcot Road intersection. The flyover is getting constructed just below the Vadapalani Chennai Metro Rail station. The work is in progress and is expected to be completed and opened for vehicle movement soon.

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A special mug for Mother’s Day

mother's day designThe Phoenix Company salutes all mothers and is launching a special mug for Mother’s Day. You can also pamper your mother with a hamper that includes Ethnic art silk bags and jackets.  The photos and details are available on  Facebook page –www.facebook.com/The.Phoenix.Company.India . E-mail us at phoenixinindia@gmail.com., Landline: 044-24420448. The mugs are priced at Rs. 250/=. Delivery charges will apply.

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Racing ahead in style

Shreya Iyer has been called by TVS racing for the upcoming two-wheeler Indian National Rally Championship. The 24-year old woman will join the ranks of Indian women racers.Shreya will begin her career with K1000, which is the first round. There will be five more rounds after this. The girl from Bengaluru, however, has no experience in competitive racing as she has not participated in any of the stage rally events so far. “I’m very passionate about riding, and it’s great to be able to do that professionally. Training has been good so far, and I intend to give it my best.

lady junction Shreya is delighted to break the stereotype as motorsport has always been considered a male-dominated sport. A factory team like TVS racing have helped to break that stereotype. Shreya will be riding in the Group B class with her new TVS Apache RTR 200.Motorsport has always been considered a male-dominated sport, but it’s actually not true. There have been so many women doing circuit racing and dirt biking. Shreya also faced resistance from her family initially when they got to know that she is interested in riding. But with time, they have supported her in her career. My parents were naturally concerned about my safety. I sat them down and talked to them. They’re okay now. They’ve always stood by me, Shreya added.

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SAD DEMISE

SADA.G.Janarthanam, father of A.J.HARIHARAN, Founder Secretary of Indian Community Welfare Organisation passed away on 25th April 2016. He was Rtd Secretary, Telecommunication Employee Society.

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Higher education fair

Australian Trade Commission, British Council, Campus-France, Education USA (USIEF) and Nuffi c Neso India (Study in Holland) are jointly presenting a higher education fair on 7 May at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, from 2 pm to 6 pm. The event is open to all. Entry is free. Visitors can register at http://bit.ly/1MNvLrI.