2017

Applications are invited for fellowships

Chennai: has announced its annual competition for Fulbright-Nehru, Fulbright-Kalam and other Fulbright fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2018-19. The fellowships are open for specific disciplines for master’s study, PhD students, post-doctoral research, senior researchers and for school teachers. There are also fellowships for policymakers and NGOs. The eligible disciplines, application guidelines and last date to apply are available on www.usief.org.in. For more information, contact 044 2857 4275 or email: usiefchennai@usief.org.in.

Tie-break specialist Harika thru’ to semis

Tehran: Indian Grandmaster D Harika came out strongly yet again in the rapid tiebreaker and put it across Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia to enter the semi-finals of the World Women Chess Championship for the third time in a row. Harika was back to her best in the rapid games as she won the first game displaying some fantastic technique and then drew the second game to set up a semi-final clash

Top docs for meet on skull base surgeries

Chennai: s hosting the 60th All India Temporal bone microsurgical workshop alongside the first international advanced skull base surgery meeting from 24 to 26 February. At a press meet here yesterday, Mohan Kameswaran, founder director of MERF, said that very few centres in the country did skull base surgeries. The skull base is the area below the brain and above and around the ear, he added. “There are a number of conditions that require surgery in this area – children born without an inner

Cueist Shrikrishna has big aims

Chennai: Young cueist S Shrikrishna, who has impressed with his performances at the national level and in international tournaments, was honoured by Rotary Club of Madras East with the ‘Young Achiever Award’ in association with Murugavel Selvan Foundation. Ravi Viswanathan, president – growth markets, Tata Consultancy Services, was the chief guest and presented the award to Shrikrishna. Rotary Club of Madras East president Ananth Kittappa and other offi ce-bearers were present. Shrikrishna

From Finland with love, Jaakko speaks about skating

Chennai: Skateboarding is fast catching up as a sport though many have taken it up as a recreational activity. As such efforts are on to popularise the same with Finland’s Jaakko Ojanen taking part in a promotional event here on Tuesday. Jaakko was the 2005 Finnish Skateboarding championship winner at the age of 10. He called it the most emotional moment of his life. In 2009, he took the Volcom European

Visually impaired showcase their products to students

Chennai: For the NSS students from Prince Sri Venkateswara Arts & Science College, it was a memorable moment when they visited Chennai Lions Foundation for the Blind in Medavakkam recently. They not only had an opportunity to interact with 39 visually impaired people, but also to know how skillful they were. The visually impaired saw the 50 boys through their heart by touching them and gave them the envelopes that they have made as gifts. The students also saw the large quantity of

TNPSC releases rank list of candidates

Chennai: Tamilnadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has published ranklist of candidates appeared for varoius posts under Grade-I, III and IV services. The written examination for the 5,451 vacancies in the posts of Junior Assistant, Bill Collector Grade-I, Field  Surveyor, Draftsman, Typist and Steno Typist Grade-III included in Group-IV Services was held on 6 November 2016. Out of 12, 51,291 candidates appeared in the written examination, the marks and rank position of the 11,50 , 392 candidates is hosted in the TNPSC website ‘www.tnpsc.gov.in’, an official

BHIM crosses 17 million downloads

Chennai: Recently launched digital payments app, Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM), has registered over 17 million downloads. “There has been over 17 million downloads of the BHIM app so far,” Niti Aayog, CEO, Amitabh Kant said. The government will launch two schemes within a month, ‘Referral Bonus Scheme’ for individuals and ‘Cashback Scheme’ for merchants, to promote BHIM app. “We have completed inter-ministerial discussion. Cashback schemes announced in the Budget

Chola MS ties up with Oriental Bank of Commerce

Chennai: Oriental Bank of Commerce, as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, announced the signing of a corporate agency agreement with Cholamandalam General Insurance Company Ltd, for distribution of the latter’s insurance products. Chola MS will offer a wide range of non-life insurance products to Oriental Bank customers through the bank’s network. According to a press note, Managing director & CEO, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Animesh Chauhan, said, “We are delighted

Industry lost 20% revenue due to Jio

Chennai: The inter ministerial panel Telecom Commission has asked the regulator TRAI to implement orders on promotional mobile tariffs in letter and spirit amid spat between incumbents and new entrant Reliance Jio. It also asked TRAI to review existing rules to ensure financial growth of the industry, an issue that incumbents Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular have raised after the launch of Reliance Jio offering free voice and data. “The commission

Putting fantasy to fiction

Chennai: Experimentation and innovation always remains in cinema. Be it a feature, short or tele-film, cinema has always been showing a lot of unimaginable experimentation on screen that would pull the jaws down of the spectators. The Chennai International Short Film Festival too screened some such experimental movies in its fourth edition that is going on at Russian Cultural Centre. Yelling at Gold Fish, a German short film is one