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Tamil Nadu- Current Affairs for December 2019

Pankaj Vishwakarma, Updated On:10-Dec-2019


Tamil Nadu- Current Affairs for December 2019 




1. ‘Hanifa Zaara’ seven year old brand ambassador from Ambur :



  • Hanifa Zarra, a seven year old girl from Ambur walked to the police station & complaint against her father for not building toilet at home.
  • A toilet was built by the aid of Government at her house under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
  • She has become ‘Swachh Ambassador’ for Amber municipality.
  • On 1st Dec’2019, she is also chosen as ambassador for Rotary Club’s Wash in ­Schools (WinS) programme which was started in 2017.


Source : The Hindu, Madurai edition, 2nd Dec’2019



2. Chavadi - An important meeting place of the medieval times : 


  • Chavadi is an important public space where the elderly of the villages & commuters used to rest, family disputes were resolved, marriages were discussed & used as a tax collection centre.
  • This was earlier known as ‘Usaavadi’ since the 15th century , but later came to be known as ‘Chavadi’.
  • Residents of Palanganatham village are raising the old structure of Chavadi by six feet from its basement.


Source : The Hindu, Madurai edition, 3rd Dec’2019


3. India’s Neutrino Observatory Project :


  • India Neutrino Observatory (INO) is an under construction research laboratory in particle physics to study atmospheric neutrinos in a 3,900 ft deep cave under INO Peak ,Theni, Tamil Nadu.
  • Shri. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions recently reassured that all statutory norms are followed in the implementation of the said project.
  • He also confirmed that the site is not located in an eco-sensitive area.


Source : The Hindu, Chennai edition, 6th Dec’2019


4. Nilaiyur tank :



  • Nilaiyur tank in Madurai is one of the masterpieces of the Pandya’s king which was renovated during the regime of the early Pandyas.
  • One of the sluices of the tank has an inscription mentioning the name of the Pandya king Paraanthaga Veeranarayanan (860-­905 AD).
  • Pandyas are concerned about the renovation of water bodies as their proper restoration would lead to a better yield and thus getting higher tax collection.


Source : The Hindu, Madurai edition, 6th Dec’2019


5. Exclusive police control room for Women & Children :


  • An exclusive police control room is set up to render quick assistance to women and children in distress on 6th Dec’2019 at Chennai.
  • This all women control room will be managed by  women officers from special wing for crime against women and children.
  • The staff will be on 24x7 duty to attend the calls of the distress people.
  • This police station is allotted a pink­ coloured ‘Amma Patrol vehicle’.
  • This vehicle also displays child helpline number (1098) & women helpline number (1091).

Source : The Hindu, Chennai edition, 7th Dec’2019




6. Door to door campaign to eliminate TB :



  • To eliminate TB from the country by 2025, Tamil Nadu Govt. has launched an Active Case Finding campaign in all districts.
  • It's a three weeks campaign based on existing cases, geographical parameters and pattern of population.
  • This scheme was launched on 1st Dec’2019 & will continue for up to three weeks.

Source : The Hindu, Madurai edition, 7th Dec’2019


7. Second airport expected at Parandur in Kancheepuram district :


  • Parandur in Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu is being identified as the favourable site for the Chennai city’s second airport.
  • Nearly 4,700 acres land has been identified at Parandur.
  • Techno-feasibility study will be done by Airport Authority Of India .


Source : The Hindu, Chennai edition, 10th Dec’2019



8. Kavalan SOS app :



  • Kavalan app is used to alert the police and to seek assistance in case of any physical assault, attempts of abduction or any other crimes.
  • This app can be downloaded on mobiles and tablets .


Source : The Hindu, Chennai edition, 10th Dec’2019

















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