Tamil Nadu

Adani Ports inks MoU with L&T for Kattupalli Port Operations

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Larsen & Toubro (L&T) to oversee operations of Kattupalli Port in Tamil Nadu.

The non-binding MoU will empower L&T Shipbuilding to manage and operate the port with an effect from October 2015.

Under this pact APSEZ will be responsible for EBIDTA gains and losses arising from the port operation for this period.

APSEZ is part of the Adani group led by Gautum Adani is one of India’s leading business houses with a revenue of over 10 billion dollars.

Presently the subsidiary company operates ports in Mundra, Tuna-Tekra (Kandla), Hazira and Dahej in Gujarat. It also operates, Dhamra in Odisha and specialised coal handling facilities in Mormugao in Goa and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Earlier in June 2015, APSEZ received Kerala government’s nod for developing the 4,089-crore rupees Vizhinjam International Deepwater Seaport project with 4-year timeframe for commissioning.

Vizhinjam port port is strategically located very close to international shipping route and has the potential to become the biggest trans-shipment hub in the region. It will help in cost saving to Indian trade as the boxes can be trans-shipped at a lower cost.


Dr. Jacob Tsimerman wins 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

Mathematician Dr. Jacob Tsimerman from Canada has been chosen for the prestigious 2015 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize.

Presently he is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto, Canada and his mathematics research work is primarily in the field of Number Theory and surrounding topics.

He will be conferred with the prize during the International Conference on Number Theory to be held at SASTRA University in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu.

About SASTRA Ramanujan Prize

  • The award has been named after great Indian Mathematician autodidact Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • It was established in 2005 by Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy (SASTRA) University.
  • It is an annual award bestowed on young mathematicians for his outstanding contributions to areas of mathematics influenced by the Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • Criteria: The age limit for the prize is 32 because Ramanujan had achieved so much in his brief life of 32 years.
  • The prize is given annually to recipient at Kumbakonam which is Ramanujan’s hometown.
  • It should be noted that every year 22nd December is observed as National Mathematics Day to mark birth anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan.
  • Srinivasa Ramanujan is considered as doyen of number theory, infinite series, mathematical analysis, and making formulas and equations without any formal training in pure mathematics.


Sports Ministry Grants Recognition to Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as RSF

Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has recognized the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation (IKF) as Regional Sports Federation (RSF) with an immediate effect.

This decision was taken with a view to promote and provide due acknowledgement and importance to sports having regional spread. This recognition also grants major role to the IKF for promotion and development of Kalarippayattu sport in India.

About Kalarippayattu sport

  • Kalaripayattu sport is a Martial art played/performed in Southern state of Kerala and in contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu.
  • It had originated as a martial art style in Kerala during 3nd century BC to the 2nd century AD. It was originally practiced in northern and central parts of Kerala and the Tulunadu region of Karnataka.
  • It is considered to be one of the oldest fighting system in existence and each warrior in the Sangam era received regular military training of it.
  • The word kalari has been derived from Sangam literature which describes both a battlefield and combat arena.