March 13, 201913 days 760
  • Tamilnadu government employees can now receive gifts up to Rs.25,000 with prior permission from higher officials. Earlier it was Rs.5,000.
  • For adopting the green building concept and being user friendly, 14 underground stations of Chennai Metro Rail have been given platinum ratings by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).
    • IGBC rating systems are voluntary, consensus based, market-driven building programmes.
    • The rating systems are based on the five elements of the nature (Panchabhutas) and are a perfect blend of ancient architectural practices and modern technological innovations.
  • Sulur Airforce station was awarded “Nishanth” Presidential colours by the President Ramnath Kovind.
    • The award of President’s colours is one of the greatest honours bestowed upon in recognition of exceptional service rendered to the nation, both during war and in peace.
  • Japanese government decided to provide Rs. 22 lakhs for the Rabindra Bharati Museum in Kolkata of West Bengal in order to establish deeper and stronger historical and cultural ties with India.
  • Upamanyu Dutta from Mumbai won Bronze medal, which is India’s first ever medal in the Laser Standard race for men in the Asian Open Laser Sailing Championship held in Singapore.

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