Chennai Metro Rail – Young woman steers Chennai’s first metro train

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa inaugurated Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu. She flagged of a train through video conferencing from the secretariat. After that, a train left Alalndur station at 12:14 pm and reached Koyambedu at 12:35 pm.

Chennai Metro

The first train which left at 12:15 p.m. from Alandur to Koyambedu was driven by A.Preethi, a 28-year-old diploma holder in engineering from Government Dharmambal Polytechnic College in Chennai.

Chennai on Monday (June 29, 2015) joined the league of cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Jaipur which have metro rail systems.

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Grand Slam (Tennis)

TGrand slamhe Grand Slam tournaments, also called Majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. The Grand Slam itinerary consists of the Australian Open in mid January, the French Open in May / June, Wimbledon in June / July, and the US Open in August / September. Each tournament is played over a period of two weeks. The Australian and US tournaments are played on hard courts, the French on clay, and Wimbledon on grass. Wimbledon is the oldest, founded in 1877, followed by the US in 1881, the French in 1891, and the Australian in 1905. However, of these four, only Wimbledon was a major before 1924/25, the time when all four became designated Grand Slam tournaments.

The term Grand Slam also, and originally, refers to the achievement of winning all four major championships in a single calendar year within one of the five events: men’s and women’s singles; men’s, women’s, and mixed doubles. In doubles, one team may accomplish a Grand Slam playing together or one player may achieve it with different partners. The term “Grand Slam” without qualification refers to winning the four majors in a single calendar year.

The first definitive Grand Slam, of the current four majors, was accomplished when Don Budge won all four men’s singles Majors in 1938. To date, 17 players have completed a Grand Slam. Of these players, three have won multiple Grand Slams: Rod Laver accomplished the feat twice in men’s singles; Margaret Court accomplished the feat three times, in two different disciplines – once in women’s singles and twice in mixed doubles; and Esther Vergeer completed a grand slam twice in Women’s wheelchair doubles.

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TNPSC Group-II (Interview Posts) and Lab Assistant Posts in Tamil Nadu School Department

TNPSC Group-II (Interview Posts)

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 29-05-2015 for direct recruitment to the vacancies for the years 2014-15 and 2015-16 for the posts included in Combined Civil Services Examination -II (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services)

Important Dates:

Date of Notification: 30-04-2015.

Last date for submission of applications: 29-05-2015.

Last date for payment of Fee through Bank or Post Office: 01-06-2015.

Date of Preliminary Examination: 26- 07-2015 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

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Lab Assistant Posts in Tamil Nadu School Department

Tamil Nadu Government School Education Department has published the notification for School Lab Assistant Post Recruitment. It contains 4360 Lab Assistant posts.

Important Dates:

Date of Notification: 22-04-2015.

Last date to apply through Government Examinations Service Centre: 06-05-2015.

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Kilometre Zero and Tiger Capital of India

In many countries, Kilometre Zero (also written km 0) is a particular location (often in the nation’s capital city), from which distances are traditionally measured. They were markers where drivers could set their odometers to follow directions in early guide books.

Zero Mile

INDIA: Zero Mile Stone is a monument locating the geographical center of India in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra. The Zero Mile Stone was erected by the British who used this point to measure all the distances. The Zero Mile Stone consists of four horses and a pillar made up of sandstone.

Nagpur is also called the “Tiger Capital of India” as it connects many tiger reserves in India to the world.Nagpur lies at the dead centre of the country with the Zero Mile marker indicating the geographical centre of India.


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Sports Corner

  • Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal (born 17 March 1990): India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on March 28, 2015 (Saturday) became the first woman badminton player from the country to be ranked number one in the world.


  • ICC World Cup 2015ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Final (March 29, 2015): Australia win by 7 wickets

Man of the Match – James Faulkner

Man of the Tournament – Mitchell Starc

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1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015


West Indies

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1983, 2011





Sri Lanka



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World Consumer Rights Day 2015: Consumers Rights to Healthy Food

March 15 – World Consumer Rights Day

logoOn March 15, 1962 US President John F. Kennedy gave a speech on consumer rights which led to the creation of the Consumer Bill of Rights. Consumer rights activist Anwar Fazal later proposed the observance of a “World Consumer Rights Day” marking that date, and on 15 March 1983 consumer organizations began observing that date as an occasion to promote basic rights of consumers.

World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Participants observe the day by promoting the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and protesting about the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.

2015 Consumer Rights Day Theme: Consumers Rights to Healthy Food

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Happy Women’s Day 2015

Happy Womens Day!



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