World Last Week

Saturday 14th March

 Oxford scientists have identified an area in the brain directly related to pain intensity, that can be switched off in patients suffering from uncontrollable pain.

 Apple in the tech industry have been digging a grave for email for more than a decade, but their predictions have always seemed a little out of touch.

 A serious forest fire spread quickly onChile’s coast on Friday and threatened to reach the nearby port cities ofValparaiso and Vina del Mar.

 China hoping to bring the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing has roped in Chinese action star Jackie Chan to record a song that will promote the country’s Olympic campaign.

Sunday 15th March

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Jaffna, the first Indian Premier to set foot in this war ravaged town in Sri Lanka.

 A crowded double-decker passenger ferry capsized in northwestern Myanmar after being slammed by huge waves.

 Forensic experts in Italysaid on Friday that they had reconstructed the DNA of a national war hero and poet by analyzing a 100 years old semen.

 World’s first solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2’s stay in Ahmedabad has been extended due to unusual weather reportedly.

Monday 16th March

 The White House has issued a new warning to the US Senate to stay out of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program,said Chief of staff Denis McDonough.

 Cole Porter wasn’t the first to ask. From mystified poets to angst-ridden teens, the question of what exactly love is has troubled us since long before the master songwriter put pen to paper.

 New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.

 Russian President Vladimir Putin hasn’t been seen in public in 10 days, and the world is starting to wonder why he canceled a visit to Kazakhstan.

Tuesday 17th March

 Nasa challenged the public and amateur scientists delivered, coming up with a software application that can help identify more asteroids, some of which endanger Planet Earth.

 The birthday of Anna Atkins, a British botanist whose use of cyanotypes – or ‘sunprints’ of plants and algae in botanical studies paved the way for the use of photography in scientific publishing.

 Renowned musician Shankar Mahadevan will perform at a special curtain-raiser show of the Indian Heritage Centre’s Culture Fest in Singapore on 2nd May 2015.

 China, Japan and South Korea will this week hold the first meeting of their foreign ministers for three years, the latest sign of a gradual thaw in East Asian relations.

Wednesday 18th March

 A terrifying killer liquid metal robot portrayed in the movie ‘Terminator’ and Terminator 2 Judgement Day, has inspired what was heralded here as a revolution in 3D printing.

 Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said.

 Regular use of aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) can reduce most people’s colorectal cancer risk.

 Luxury car maker Audi India is planning to add around 10 customer touch-points this year to complement the proposed 10 launches in the year

Thursday 19th March

 Botanical artist and writer Bridget Berth uses plants and flowers to form nature and wildlife art.She had collected the materials for her residence premises at Seattle.

 In a world first, researchers have found that a naturally occurring chemical attracts pregnant malaria-transmitting mosquitoes.

 Paper, metal and wood are some of the best chaise for artists to showcase their creativity. But for Chinese artist RenRi its is beehives for his honeycomb art works.

 The world’s first hydrogen-powered tramcar has rolled off the assembly line in China’s eastern Shandong Province.

Friday 20th March

 Scotland based artist Dometria is very good in drawing. Now she has turned to Baymax. She has wonderfully turned baymax into many realistic Disney movie characters.
 Imagine a pill that makes you more compassionate and more likely to give spare change to someone less fortunate. Scientists have taken a big step in that direction
 Snuggle Delivery a recently launched service by humane society of Broward country at Florida delivers animals from shelters to workplaces in order to reduce job related stress.
 Postman Ferdinand had spent 33 years picking up unusual pebbles while delivering the mail. He has now transformed his collection of pebbles into stunning looking Cathedrals.


Fantastic 4th Anniversary!

Chennai, 18thMarch 2015:It feels like it was just yesterday that the magazine was born. Wedding Vows Magazine is successful in completing four triumphant years this March. With more to come, Wedding Vows heartily thanks all its readers, clients and supporters. On its Anniversary, it looks back at the good times and looks ahead to live its dreams in reality. On the cover is the ever charming actress Taapsee Pannu shot by Ace Photographer Karthik Srinivasan for Wedding Vows. Get informed about the fantastic four restaurants in India and abroad that can make ones dining a delightful experience. Designer VarunBahl gives out beauty tips to get gorgeous wedding dresses.

Fantastic 4th anniversatyActress Kim Sharma and proprietor of herbridal grooming consultancy, Liaison, sharesher simple bridal regime for the big day.Neeta Lulla, a regular columnist with Wedding Vows, speaks in the anniversary issue about her career,trends, and the launch of WWI-Neeta Lulla School of Fashion. Priced at Rs.250/- the Annual Anniversary special issue of Wedding Vows is out on stands this March 2015. Wedding Vows is India’s favourite wedding lifestyle magazine catering to the upper niche segment. Wedding Vows positions itself as classy, stylish and an innovative magazine that targets the wedding market and aspires to be a one-stop-shop where all wedding related queries are addressed in a lucid, It is no surprise that Wedding Vows has fast become every Indian bride & groom’s de facto friend, philosopher and guide through the world of weddings. For more information, log on to www.weddingvows.co.in


Aircel unveils its new consumer campaign

Chennai, March 18, 2015: Fueling the cricket spirit of a billion-plus nation, Aircel, one of the leading mobile service providers in India, announced a host of national consumer initiativeswith one of the Indian Premier League’s most celebrated teams, Chennai Super Kings (CSK). At the onset of the eighth season of the IPL cricket extravaganza, the company launched an exciting new product ‘Aircel 1+3 Offer’, enabling all existing pre-paid subscribers who recharge withRs. 69, Rs. 109 or Rs. 209get the benefits such as full talktime, Aircel minutes and Data usage equivalent to the recharge value.

Aircel(For example: Rs 69 recharge will offer Full talk time, 69 Aircel to Aircel minutes and 69 MB of data). On recharging, customers will also be eligible to participate in ‘Aircel 1+3’ consumer contestthat’s set to sweep CSK fans off their feet, providing them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of meeting with the CSK team along with their friends. Mr. Sankara Narayanan K, Head, SBU-1 (Chennai & Tamil Nadu), Aircel, said, “Our association with Chennai Super Kings is nothing short of a celebration for us at Aircel, which has only been made possible by our customers. Further adding, Mr. Narayanan said, “We’re also very happy to launcha gripping TVC on the new ‘Aircel 1+3 Offer’ which will go on air from March 22.”Mr B Kalyansundaram, Director, Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, said, “We’re very glad at our long-standing association with Aircel, which has worked tremendously over the years for both the brands. Chennai Super Kings has always been one of the top-performing teams of the Indian Premier League, adding excitement with its performance each time and Aircel has never ceased to delight its customers with its special products and services in the same way that constantly helps us win more and more hearts.” For information, log onto the website www.aircel.com


Wins Swiss Open GP Gold

GoSports Foundation athlete Kidambi Srikanth won the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title beating World no. 6 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. In a tightly contested final, with both players demonstrating great skill at the net and from the back court, India’s Srikanth came out on top to win 21-15, 12-21, 21-14. This was Srikanth’s second GP Gold title. World no. 4 Kidambi Srikanth has had a good start to the year, finishing runner-up at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold event in Lucknow. Happy with the win, Srikanth said, “I’m extremely happy with the way I have been playing over the last few months. The matches I lost in Lucknow and Birmingham were both very close, and I’ve taken out lots of positives from the experiences. I stayed positive in the final today, and maintained a high level of play all along. I’m grateful for the support I’ve received from everyone along the way, including my parents, my coach Gopi sir, the team at GoSports Foundation, and my apparel sponsors Li-Ning.”Delighted with the win, Saisudha Sugavanam, Programme Director of GoSports Foundation said, “What a wonderful victory for Srikanth! When he was selected to the GoSports Foundation Scholarships Programme back in 2012, he was a young boy with immense talent and passion for the sport.

Know Yr Neighbour 1He has worked tirelessly over the past few years to rise from World no. 338 (in 2012) to World no. 4 – he truly is a role model for all young athletes aspiring to achieve in their chosen sport. Our heartiest congratulations to him, and here’s hoping for more such wonderful results from the talented boy, and more such Srikanths from India.” GoSports Foundation has been supporting Kidambi Srikanth since 2012 as part of our athlete scholarship programme.  Through the scholarships, Srikanth has received travel and tournament grants, access to funds for training, equipment, nutrition and fitness purposes. Srikanth has also received access to high-performance experts in the field of sports medicine, sports nutrition, injury management and rehabilitation. Hearty congratulations to Kidambi Srikanth on his victory, and best wishes for the future!


For a brighter vision

For brighter visionRadhatri Nethralaya (12, Hindi Prachara Sabha Street, T. Nagar) has procured a state of art portable machine, Zeiss IOL Master, to facilitate cataract surgery for the poor under its public charitable trust Gurupriya Vision Research Foundation. Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham ( Managing Trustee, Gurupriya Vision Research Foundation and Medical Director, Radhatri Nethralaya) said that the cost of the machine is Rs. 14 lakh. The speed, accuracy and portability of the machine would help us in innumerable sight saving cataract surgeries for the economically challenged, particularly in the rural areas, she said. Those who are interested conduct eye screening camp in rural and urban areas may contact 2433 2229, 2431 1550 and 94454 38681.


City Bee

Fruits & Vegetables Preservation  Training

A one day training programme on ‘Fruits & Vegetables Preservation’ on Tuesday (24.03.2015) will be conducted by the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Information and Training Centre. Interested persons can contact the Professor and Head of Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Information and Training Centre at No.U-30, 10th Street, Anna Nagar, Chennai-40.and call 044 -2626 3484 for more details..

Group Painting Exhibition

A group painting exhibition of M.Karthikeyan and AH.Raju will be held at “La Galerie D’Expression,” at Hotel Ambassador Pallava, from 16th to 31st March 2015.For details call 26150573 & 98413 47766.




MNC Nutrifest (2)About 100 dishes prepared  were exhibited in the 8th annual nutrifest programme organized by Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional children, 18, Prakasam Street, T. Nagar on 13th March2015.Vimala Kannan (Director) said that the aim of the nutrifest to create awareness of nutrition foods to the special children For details contact 2834 0575/74.


Awarded for creating awareness about Renewable Energy

The Foundation Day of National Institute of Wind Energy, Pallikaranai, Chennai was celebrated on 21st March 2015. The Institute was opened to the general public as ‘Open Day’ showcasing all the facilities explaining technologies on Renewable Energy. WWF-INDIA in association with National Institute of Wind Energy conducted various talent competitions for school students. Around 650 NGC/ Eco Club / Nature Club students across the state participated. The winner of this competition were received the prizes and award at the NIWE office at Pallikaranai on its celebration. Mr. K.P. Sukumar, Former Advisor, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and former Executive Director NIWE was the Chief Guest.

Awarded page 1Prizes were distributed to the winners in the presence of Mr. Rajesh Katyal, DDG and Mr. Lakhsmanan, Director (F&A), NIWE. The student competition were organised to create awareness about the renewable energy said by Mr. P. Kanagavel, Additional Director (Scientist)and Head, ITCS, NIWE. Mr. S. Saravanan, WWF, India and Mr. G.Thangaraj, NGC coordinator, Dept of Environment and Centre Coordinator, EIDC, Chennai were present on the occasion.


Best in Short Film making

Goutham Ravi (Std. 12 student of GRT Mahalakshmi Higher Secondary School, Ashok Nagar and resident of Govindan Road, West Mambalam) won best all rounder (Story, direction, editing, visual effects) award for his ‘Petrified’ short film in Surabi Short Film Awards – 2014. His first film (A 2-min documentary) “It is time to save the world” won the first prize in NDTV-TOYOTA Greenathon’s “Teens for Green” Short Film Contest 2012. He started film-making when he was 8 years old and his passion continues He can be contacted on 98404 79738.


National Science Day

National  science dayMGGERC Trust,Chennai  and District Institute of Education & Traininig (DIET) Triplicane, celebrated National Science Day (NSD) at DIET. G.Thangaraj,District Coordinator, NGC and old student of DIET  inaugurated the awareness program in the presence of Prof . Selvi Mary Jancy and explained the  importance of National Science Day and the Raman’s effect. He narrated some incidents that the teacher trainees need to make themselves mixed with the society,   Mr.S.Saravanan Sr.Environmental Educationist , WWF-India screened the awareness film on climate change and explained the role of teacher trainees in every day life. He corelated the recent environmental issues -with that of the ancient events. DIET science club organizer Selvi Mary Jancy announced that as a part of NSD 2015, a field trip to Pallikaranai Marsh land has been planned this month.All students took pledge to avoid plastics in daily life. Mr. Alagarasan, President MGGERC Trust proposed vote of thanks.