Power shutdownCHENNAI: Power supply will be suspended in Palavakkam area from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 1

Talent searchUnified council will conduct the national and state-level science talent search examination on January 28 and February 4, 2007. The ISO-certified council's exam aims to provide challenging and quality educational experience to students from class III to XII. All participants will get a free success series book, which covers memory techniques, effective learning, methodology and mnemonics. There are prizes worth Rs. 7 lakh to be won. The exam will be conducted outside India, including countries such as Indonesia and Nepal. For collecting applications free, contact 98407 70943/98402 70945.

`BOSCH Vaahan'Canara Bank has launched `BOSCH Vaahan,' a vehicle for popularising the usage of hand-held power tool in rural areas, on Wednesday. The van would travel through rural areas in the next three months. General manager R. Prabha said the Bank has tied up with Mico-Bosch to finance power tools. A loan amount up to Rs. 1 lakh would be granted under the `Cantools' scheme.

Onam celebrationThe Madras Kerala Samaj will organise a variety of programmes as part of Onam celebration. `Onachanda' will be inaugurated by Gokulam Gopalan 1 at 8.30 a.m. on September. The fair will be held at the Samajam premises on Poonamallee High Road.

Creative rendezvousInstitute of Design announced art-based course aimed at those employed and aiming to follow creative pursuits. The programmes include, 25 certificate courses, one-year diploma course in fashion design and interior design. For details, contact 98401 83372 or 044-2833 0588.

Career development programmeThe NSS unit of S.S. Shasun Jain College for Women in

T. Nagar organised a career development programme recently. DIG of Police Sylendra Babu gave a lecture on `How to Prepare for Civil Service Examinations.'

Training on meditationThe Institute of Sri Ramachandra Consciousness at IIT Campus will conduct a free two-day training programme on Pranahuti-aided meditation on September 9 and 10. Course will be held between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at B-1, Lakeview Road in IIT campus. The course will cover the spiritual way of living, meditation, pranahuti and spiritual progress. Those between 18 and 55 will be allowed to participate. Contact 044-42067603, 24462710.

Animation courseKeltron Animation Campus in association with cartoonist Rahnu will conduct a month-long course from September 6. Minimum age for applying is 12. For details, contact 044-24348383 or 42081666.

KumbabhishekamNavagraha pradhishtai and kumbabhishekam will be held on August 31 between 9.30 and 10.30 a.m. at Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple in Kalakshetra Colony in Besant Nagar.