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Eminent Persons

Eminent Persons Tamil scholar Avvai Natarajan dies at 86 Tamil scholar Avvai Natarajan, who served as the Vice-Chancellor of Tamil University in Thanjavur and known for his exceptional oratorical skills, died in Chennai He taught Tamil in Raja Serfoji Government College in Thanjavur and Thiagarajar College in Madurai for a few years in the late 1950s and 1960s. He worked as news reader in All India Radio. He was brought to the Department of Information and Public Relations of Tamil Nadu government when M. Karunanidhi was the Chief Minister in 1974. He served as the Secretary of the Department of Tamil Development and Culture. He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Tamil University from 1992 to 1995. Later, he served as the Vice Chairperson in the Governing Board of Central Institute of Classical Tamil. He was the General Secretary of the 5th World Tamil Conference (WTC) held in Madurai. He was the member of the committee for the 7th World Tamil Conference (WTC) which was held in Mauritius. Awards and Honour Padma Shri - 2011 Kalaimamani Award - 2009 Perarignar Anna Award - 2010 Notable Works Vazvikka Vantha Vallalar (வாழ்விக்க வந்த வள்ளலார்) Peraringar Anna (பேரறிஞர் அண்ணா) Kambar Virunthu (கம்பர் விருந்து)    Kambar Kaatchi (கம்பர் காட்சி) Bharathi Palsuvai (பாரதி பல்சுவை) Tirupaavai Vilakkam (திருப்பாவை விளக்கம்)  Tiruvenpaavai Vilakkam (திருவெம்பாவை விளக்கம்) Sangam Age Literary Feminist Poets (சங்க இலக்கியப் பெண்பாற் புலவர்கள்) Arulukku Avvai Sonnathu (அருளுக்கு அவ்வை சொன்னது) Thirukkovaiyar (English) (திருக்கோவையார்) Pulamai Selviyar (புலமைச் செல்வியர்)

Eminent Persons

Eminent Persons Birsa Munda Birth Annivesary (Janjatiya Gaurav Divas) President Droupadi Murmu, who was appointed India’s first tribal woman president, visited Ulihatu village in the Khunti district of Jharkhand – the birthplace of ‘Bhagwan’ Birsa Munda – and paid floral tributes. Note The Munda tribe inhabits the Chota Nagpur region of the present-day Jharkhand. Birsa Munda was born in 1875, during the time when the British were attempting to establish control over and exploit forest lands, disrupting the tribal way of life. A feudal zamindari system was introduced, destroying the tribal “Khuntkatti” agrarian and land ownership system that was more community-based. The Raj brought in outsiders — moneylenders and contractors, as well as feudal landlords — to aid them. Munda received his early education under the guidance of his teacher Jaipal Nag. Influenced by him, Birsa converted to Christianity in order to join the German Mission school but discontinued later. The Sardar Agitation (1886-1890) had a strong impact on him and he became a part of the anti-missionary and anti-government programmes. The Ulgulan movement of 1899 involved the use of weapons and guerrilla warfare to drive out foreigners. Munda encouraged the tribals to refuse following colonial laws and paying rent. He encouraged changes in the social sphere too, challenging religious practices to fight against superstition, and became known as ‘Bhagwan’ (God) and ‘Dharati Aba’ (Father of the earth) by his followers. Awards and Honour  T.N. wins ‘Reformist State’ award Chief Minister M.K. Stalin felicitated Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan and senior officials in the Finance Department over Tamil Nadu receiving the ‘Reformist State’ award during the 4th TIOL National Taxation Awards 2022 ceremony held in New Delhi. About TIOL National Taxation Awards 2022 The objective of the awards is to motivate, encourage, acknowledge the contribution of compliant taxpayers, tax technology service providers,…

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Defence, National Security and Terrorism Chiefs of Indian, French Air Forces join ongoing Garuda-VII air exercise The 7th edition of the Bilateral Exercise Garuda VII-2022 is being held between Indian Air Force (IAF), and French Air and Space Force (FASF) at Air Force Station, Jodhpur, Rajasthan from October 26 – November 12, 2022,  In this exercise, FASF will participate with four Rafale fighter aircraft, one A-330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft and a contingent of 220 personnel. The IAF is participating with Su-30 MKI, Rafale, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas and Jaguar fighter aircraft, as well as the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Mi-17 helicopters. It is the 4th edition of exercise hosted by India viz. 2003 (1st), 2006 (3rd) and 2014 (5th) at Air Force stations Gwalior (Madhya Pradesh), Kalaikunda (West Bengal) and Jodhpur, respectively. In France, the second, fourth, and sixth editions took place in 2005, 2010, and 2019. Note  Japan hosts the Malabar multilateral naval exercise involving India, Australia, Japan and the U.S. began on November 8, 2022 as the International Fleet Review and the 18th Western Naval Pacific Symposium, also hosted by Japan, concluded with 13 and 27 countries attending, respectively. Eminent Persons Literary writer Ilasai Aruna passes away (84) Ilasai Aruna worked as a teacher in Ottapidaram, Tuticorin district. He is also the author of several classical poetry works including Manithanai Paaduvom (மனிதனைப் பாடுவோம்), Printing Mistakes (அச்சுப்பிழைகள்), Songs of Karisal (கரிசல் கீதங்கள்), A Dream’s Title (ஒரு கனவின் தலைப்பு) He had written many modern poetry like An Indian Poet’s Usual Anger (ஓர் இந்திய கவிஞனின் சராசரி கோபம்), An Abnorma’s Rambling (ஒரு அப்நார்மலின் முனகல்). He has also written short story compilation like Stories of Karisal Forest (கரிசல் காட்டுக் கதைகள்) and A Poet’s Stories (ஒரு கவிஞனின் கதைகள்). He is the author of two collections of books on literary…


Eminent Persons  Rich tributes paid to poet Azha Valliappa The centenary celebrations of Azha Valliappa, popularly known as Kuzhandai Kavignar (chil­dren’s poet) was held.  Every year, the poet’s birthday on November 7 was celebrated as children’s literature day. The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the writer as he was born on November 22, 1922. Books and Author New Book About E. K. Janaki Ammal by Nirmala James Retired school teacher Nirmala James has authored a new book titled “E. K. Janaki Ammal: Life and Scientific Contributions”, featuring the life and remarkable achievements of Edavalath Kakkat Janaki Ammal (E. K. Janaki Ammal), India’s first woman botanist.  The book, published by Enview Research and Development, was released during the event organised on the 125th birth anniversary of E. K. Janaki Ammal. She was born on 4th November 1897 in Thalassery, Kerala. Nirmala James has authored around 25 books including books for children Note: Janaki Ammal received Padma Shri in 1977  Appointments – Who is who? New chairperson of the Law Commission. Retired High Court Chief Justice Rituraj Awasthi was appointed chairperson of the Law Commission, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju said. Justice K.T. Sankaran, Professor Anand Paliwal, Professor D.P. Verma, Professor Raka Arya and M Karunanithi have been appointed as members of the commission. The appointment comes after more than two years after the 22nd Law Commission was notified on February 24, 2020. About Law Commission  It is a non-statutory body and is constituted by a notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Law & Justice, Department of Legal Affairs. The first Law Commission was established in 1834 by the East India Company under the Charter Act of 1833, and was presided by Lord Macaulay.