Free power connections to 50,000 farmers across

  • TN CM Stalin was Launching the provision of free power connections to 50,000 farmers across the State at a function held in Aravakurichi
  • Tamil Nadu is aiming to become self ­sucient in power generation by 2030, with the help of various measures taken by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco).
  • TN secured the fourth place in solar power generation, with 1,528 MW.


New laboratory to ght leptospirosis cases

  • In an eort to strengthen diagnostic facilities for leptospirosis, a Regional Leptospirosis Diagnostics Laboratory (RLDL) has been established at the State Public Health Laboratory of the Directorate of Public Health (DPH) and Preventive Medicine in Chennai.
  • The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) approved the establishment of RLDL under the Programme for Prevention and Control of Leptospirosis in 2021­22.
  • Leptospirosis is an acute bacterial infection, that could lead to multiple organ involvement and fatal complications due to renal and pulmonary involvement.
  • The onset of the disease has been increasing in India for the past three decades.


  • The institute was established to function as a national centre of excellence for control of communicable diseases. The function of the institute also included various areas of training and research using multi-disciplinary integrated approach.
  • The erstwhile Malarial Insitute of India (MII) was renamed as NICD in 1963.

36th Convocation Ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute, Dindigul

  • PM Modi, TN Governor R.N.Ravi and TN CM M.K.Stalin participated in the 36th Convocation Ceremony of Gandhigram Rural Institute in  Dindigul district.
  • PM Modi presented honorary doctorates to music composer and maestro Ilaiyaraaja and instrumentalist Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman. 
  • MK Stalin gifted the PM a shawl and the English translation version of the Tamil novel “Ponniyin Selvan”.
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