Sidharth MP

The author is Chennai-based reporter with Wion

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Private players welcome in India’s Space journey, but ISRO needs an organizational revamp to focus on R&D

Today, ISRO is fully dependent on two launch vehicles in the PSLV and GSLV series, both of which were conceptualized back in the 1970s and 80s.

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Make it Chief Minister residence cum office, use a portion for a memorial: Madras high court on Jayalalithaa’s residence

The court added that a part of the property could be used to construct a memorial for the former four-time Chief Minister.

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India urgently needs pooled testing, 5 samples can be tested with a single kit, say experts

Pooled testing could save costs, time and avoid the shortage of expensive, scarce testing kits.

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Hide no more, get protective masks with your face printed on them

The latest offering that has sprung up in the market during the COVID-19 crisis are printed face masks.

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Tamil Nadu government allows domestic air travel; e-pass compulsory

The Tamil Nadu Government has also decided to keep the flights coming in from Maharashtra and Gujarat at bare minimum, however there is no issue for operating any number of flights out of Tamil…

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Tamil Nadu Government allows TV serials to resume shooting; Industry welcomes move

While filming in open/public spaces is not permitted in urban areas. There is no restriction on filming in rural areas (except in containment zones). 

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‘Flying Kangaroo’ makes maiden landing in Chennai; evacuates Aussies from all Southern States

Thus far, these 18 flights have repatriated 4702 Australian nationals from major Indian cities such as Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai to six cities in Australia.

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Watch: Doctors in Chennai dance their Covid-19 stress away and spread positivity

The mash-up video that has now garnered about 30K views on Youtube features senior-doctors, hospital owners among others showcasing their dance moves to popular tracks of Michael Jackson, Bobby…

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Father, grandmother held in female infanticide case in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai

Thavamani and Chitra are residents of Chozhavandhan in Madurai and the couple have three daughters.

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Mask of stars: In cinema-crazy Tamil Nadu protective masks get a filmy face

This trend has caught up over the last few days after textile exporters in the state’s knitwear and textile export hub Tiruppur decided to give masks a new face.

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Tamil Nadu to open liquor outlets as coronavirus cases surpass 10,000

The state government has said that the TASMAC liquor outlets will remain closed in malls and other commercial establishments while standalone shops can still function

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Tamil Nadu issues new COVID-19 testing guidelines for incoming travellers amid spike in cases

So far, nine persons who had landed in Chennai via "Vande Bharat" repatriation flights have tested positive for COVID-19

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Parents in metros unwilling to send kids to school immediately after lockdown: Survey

Majority of the respondents are parents whose wards are in the primary and secondary school level

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COVID-19: Researchers develop Bluetooth-based thermometer for fever monitoring

The development gains significance as states in India are recommending home-quarantine of asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients, for optimal utilization of hospital beds for the critical…

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Over 5% of Tamil Nadu’s Covid-19 cases are children; health experts say no reason to worry 

 A closer look at the government data also reveals that a little over 5 per cent (273/5409) of Tamil Nadu’s Corona Virus positive cases are children who are aged 12 and below.

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