Chennai overview

Chennai (/ˈtʃɛnaɪ/ (About this sound listen); also known by its former name Madras /məˈdrɑːs/ (About this sound listen) or /-ˈdræs/[13]) is the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal, it is one of the biggest cultural, economic and educational centres of India. According to the 2011 Indian census, it is the sixth-largest city and fourth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. The city together with the adjoining regions constitute the Chennai Metropolitan Area, which is the 36th-largest urban area by population in the world.[14] Chennai is among the most visited Indian cities by foreign tourists. It was ranked the 43rd most visited city in the world for the year 2015.[15] The Quality of Living Survey rated Chennai as the safest city in India.[16] Chennai attracts 45 percent of health tourists visiting India, and 30 to 40 percent of domestic health tourists.[17] As such, it is termed "India's health capital". As a growing metropolitan city in a developing country, Chennai confronts substantial pollution and other logistical and socio-economic problems.[18]

Chennai had the third-largest expatriate population in India at 35,000 in 2009, 82,790 in 2011 and estimated at over 100,000 by 2016.[19][20] Tourism guide publisher Lonely Planet named Chennai as one of the top ten cities in the world to visit in 2015.[21] Chennai is ranked as a beta-level city in the Global Cities Index,[22] and was ranked the best city in India by India Today in the 2014 annual Indian city survey.[23][24] In 2015 Chennai was named the "hottest" city (worth visiting, and worth living in for long term) by the BBC, citing the mixture of both modern and traditional values.[25] National Geographic mentioned Chennai as the only South Asian city to feature in its 2015 "Top 10 food cities" list.[26] Chennai was also named the ninth-best cosmopolitan city in the world by Lonely Planet.[27] In October 2017, Chennai was added to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) list for its rich musical tradition.[28]

The Chennai Metropolitan Area is one of the largest municipal economies of India. Chennai is nicknamed "The Detroit of India",[2] with more than one-third of India's automobile industry being based in the city. Home to the Tamil film industry, Chennai is also known as a major film production centre. In January 2015, it was ranked third in terms of per capita GDP.[29] Chennai has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission.[30]

Best INR exchange rates at SF Forex in Chennai

Exchange INR SF Forex Buy SF Forex Sell
US Dollar 65.000
Euro 76.500
British Pound 85.000
Singapore Dollar 48.100
Malaysian Ringgit 15.200
Canadian Dollar 51.600
Swiss Franc 66.000
Australian Dollar 50.800
Saudi Arabian Riyal 17.200
Emirati Dirham 17.700
Qatari Riyal 17.000
Omani Rial 166.000
Bahraini Dinar 169.000
Kuwaiti Dinar 211.000
Sri Lankan Rupee 0.420
Thai Baht 1.950
South African Rand 4.400
Chinese Yuan Renminbi 9.500
Hong Kong Dollar 8.200
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Best INR exchange rates at Prithvi Exchange in Chennai

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US Dollar 70.800
British Pound 91.800
Euro 80.650
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Best INR exchange rates at Kalakshetra Forex in Chennai

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US Dollar 70.050
British Pound 90.700
Euro 80.800
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Chennai news

Eight rail routes running for 1,100 km to be electrified in Chennai

The Central Organisation Of Railway Electrification, one of the engineering wings of the railways, has been entrusted with the task of electrifying lines.

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Maths question paper worries teachers in Chennai

The circular notified that the total 90 marks is split up as 20 one-mark questions, seven two-mark questions, seven three-mark questions and seven five-mark questions.

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Toxic threat to Chennai’s groundwater

A cluster of tanneries based in Pallavaram are working to lay a 13.5 km-long underground pipeline to transport treated effluents to the Perungudi Sewage Treatment Plant.

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Chennai: Vegetable, sugarcane prices skyrocket ahead of Pongal

He foretold that the minimum price of any vegetable would be Rs 30 per kg and above.

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Chennai’s residential property market picks up, witnesses marginal growth after five years

After witnessing a drop in sales for the last five years, Chennai’s residential property market seems to be picking up, posting a minimal annual increase of 3 per cent.

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Plastic ban in Chennai: How are businesses coping?
Plastic ban in Chennai: How are businesses coping?

Some have switched to traditional or alternative methods of packaging while some continue to use polypropylene bags under the misconception that these are

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Chennai brothers fall for 'doubling' trick, lose Rs 50 lakh

The brothers, 25-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim and 24-year-old Mohammed Imam, run a leather business in Periamet in the city. They came in contact with a man identified as ‘Nagore’ Bini.

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Rs 1000 crore IT park to come up in Chennai's Guindy, create 12,000 jobs

A new Information Technology (IT) park is likely to be set up near King's Institute in Guindy, Chennai with an investment of Rs 600 crore to Rs 1,000 crore, according to official sources.

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Top 5 Agenda: RSS to hold 4 day brainstorming session in Chennai

The RSS will hold a four-day brainstorming session for its over 30 parivar organisations, including the BJP and the Vishva Hindu Parishad, from Sunday in Chennai.

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42nd edition of Chennai Book Fair inaugurated; to continue till January 20

The 42nd Chennai Book Fair kicked off to a ‘good’ response on Friday with 812 stalls this year, at the Nandanam YMCA grounds.

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