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T. S. Subramanian
Latest technology developments in India
Several developments relating to technology in India took place in January; these would make any Indian proud. Read on to know more.
Board exams for 5th and 8th standard students
The All-India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) government’s recent decision to conduct Board examinations for fifth and eighth standard school children from this academic year onward will go down as the most hare-brained decision that could have been taken with regard to school education in the state.
DMK threatens Congress
It is clear that the DMK has decided to subjugate the Congress ahead of not only the 2021 Assembly elections but the rural bodies elections in the remaining nine districts and the elections to the 121 municipalities and 15 municipal corporations which will all be held in less than four months.
The Tamil Nadu panchayat elections
There is no big gap between the number of seats won by the DMK-led front and the AIADMK-led front to the panchayat union councillors’ and the district panchayat councillors’ posts.
Kaiga reactor achieves world record
Kaiga completed 962 days of continuous operation registering higher than the highest continuous operation record the world over. During its continuous operation of 962 days, the unit generated about five billion units of electricity.
The multifaceted DRDO
The DRDO is the largest Defence R and D enterprise of its kind in the world. It is a massive empire whose range of activities is staggering.
India's missile programme
The year 2019 saw several important developments in India’s missile programme.
The Pegasus Spyware controversy – lessons from Kudankulam
The parallel story of two malware/cyber attacks and lessons not learnt from them
Riddles of Mamallapuram monuments
Mamallapuram, about 60 km from Chennai, is famous for its rock-cut sculptures of the Pallavas, who ruled the northern part of Tamil Nadu, called Tondaimandalam, from fifth century CE to ninth century CE. UNESCO has recognised the Mamallapuram monuments as a World Heritage Site. It is a protected site of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), covered by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Act, 2010.