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Chennai airport 3rd in getting foreigners, after Delhi, Mumbai
Despite a drop in the arrival of foreign tourists, Chennai international airport remains in the third place as the gateway for travellers flying to India in September. Close to 2% of foreigners landed at the Trichy airport in central Tamil Nadu, putting it in ninth position among airports nationwide. As per data released by the Union tourism ministry , 8.3% of foreigners coming in had entered the country through the Chennai airport last month, while Delhi and Mumbai airports took the first and second spots accounting for 30.9% and 16.3% of foreign tourist arrivals respectively . There was a dip in arrival of international tourists via Chennai airport in September 2016. From June to August, 10% of international tourists flew in through Chennai.
CII launches education portal
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), during its regional education conclave on Friday , launched a comprehensive education portal with an aim to establish and strengthen firm industryacademic connect across institutions which it believes is lacking in many campuses.The portal, which will cater to the southern region, will serve as an online forum to enhance student, faculty and industry interaction, where academia can showcase their strengths in terms of research and consulting capabilities. It also will inculcate a database of industry experts.
UN honour for Wonder Woman sparks row
Though a founding member of the Justice League, Wonder Woman is receiving pushback inside the United Nations. More than 600 United Nations staff members have signed an online petition calling on secretary general Ban Ki-moon, a professed feminist, to reconsider the appointment of the fictitious superhero as its ambassador for women's empowerment. The petition says “a large breasted white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery , thighbaring body suit with an American flag motif and knee-high boots“ is not an appropriate spokeswoman for gender equity at the United Nations.