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Book buffs around the country ought to be a happy lot right now. Amazon has launched its popular Kindle store in India. Now, readers can swap rupees for reads, as international bestsellers, classics and works by Indian and independent authors are a click and download away. Also, fledgling writers will now have access to Kindle Direct Publishing to showcase their work and find interested parties.
Everything from text books to chatting with a teacher can be done online, so why not move school study halls to the web? A recent survey predicts that 2012-2013 school year will see the rise of online study halls by students who want to enhance their education with digital content and more online collaboration.
The spark of an idea, the spirit of an individual, the enterprise of the team go into building a successful business. Without being aware, the government’s economic forecast and the nation’s economic growth hinges on entrepreneurial success and the vibrant progress of businesses. The ultimate recognition for an entrepreneur is taking the stage in the limelight to stand out from the crowd and win an award.
Goat breeding is gaining prominence in the country due to a decline in the grazing area and natural resources, said Dr D Swaroop, Director, and Central Institute for Research on Goats (CIRG). Speaking on the sidelines of a two-day conference on goats called GOATTERY-2012, organized by the websites http://www.indianlivestockfarms.com in Coimbatore, Dr Swaroop said the central and state government have realised the importance of goats and have formulated various policy measures to implement the breeding of the animal in rural areas to help poor and needy people.
Shortage of trained nut pluckers is a grim farm sector problem in Kerala but for 37-year-old Selvin Chacko coconut plucking is a hi-tech profession involving car, mobile and even a dedicated website. While many youngsters looked down upon coconut plucking as a less-esteemed career, Selvin from Changanassery has opted for it with ‘career pride and pleasure’ and keeping in tune with the changing times he is using modern facilities like mobile phone and website to get connected to customers.
Tamil Nadu, which has the highest number of MSMEs in India, will equip all District Industries Centres in the 32 districts with better infrastructure at a cost of 50 crore. These centres can then serve as a hub to promote MSME units.
The government has also decided to train nearly 1,000 entrepreneurs under a new scheme. The ‘New Entrepreneur-cum-Enterprise Development Scheme’ (NEEDS) will help educated youngsters draw up business plans and tie up with financial institutions for their ventures. At least half the beneficiaries of this scheme will be women.
Vidya sagar, As part of its youth programme that seeks to help youngsters with disability, the organisation, formerly called the Spastics Society of India, launched a marketing unit christened ‘Kalakkal kadai‘ to act as a bridge between potential consumers and differentlyabled entrepreneurs.
Chennai auto scene has a new address to flaunt about a designer car showroom in Egmore. A joint venture between Dilip Chhabria Design Pvt.Ltd and Lalitha Motors Pvt.Ltd (part of Lalitha Jewellery group), saw the opening up of a DC Design outlet in Chennai on March 11, 2012.
This is not just a collaboration aimed at profits but a result of my passion for vehicles. Lalitha Group’s customer-centric approach alongwith a rich experience in retail and DC Design’s superior designs skills will indeed be a formidable combination” said Mr.Kiran Kumar of Lalitha Jewellery.
Thinking of Moving to Cities in Search of Jobs? Think Twice, Rural Tamilnadu Joins Information Technology Highway
US real estate firms have spawned new job opportunities for TN rural women. Thanks to their outsourced projects on maintenance service billing and invoice processing, Indian KPO (knowledge processing outsourcing) companies have roped in rural women for the job that does not call for niche skill sets. Companies such as Episource, a KPO firm headquartered in the US, has opened new avenues to graduate women in areas such as Jolarpet, Koundapadi and Villivakkam to eke out a living of their own. In association with women self-help groups, the company has helped women in these rural areas to set up small brick-and-mortar centres to do some processing work for the company.
The Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) is all set to make inroads into a chunk of the proposed Chengalpattu Composite Local Planning Area. To facilitate the expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA), the Housing and Urban Development Department has shelved the proposal of the Directorate of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) to create a composite Local Planning Area for Chengalpattu. However, a similar proposal for expansion of the Local Planning Area for Kancheepuram by including 25 more villages was approved and notified by the government in December 2011. Check out the composite map illustrating the expansion of the Chennai Metropolitan Area.
T-shirts have been an age-old comfort wear all around the world. But have you ever wondered how old actually is the history of this particular style of clothing? T-shirt evolved through cutting the one-piece undergarments used in the 19th century into separate top and bottom garments. The top used to be long enough to tuck under the waistband of the bottoms.
However it became popular in the United States during the Spanish American war, after they were issued by the U.S. Navy. T-shirts were actually a slip-on garment without buttons or collar, usually with short sleeves and frequently a round neck line. The garment got its name due to the shape of its outline; it soon became popular in various industries, including agriculture as a bottom layer of clothing for workers.