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BBC to Launch Telugu News Website 17-Dec-2016
It plans to hire professionals for regional language websites. Visakhapatnam: BBC World Services will be recruiting 157 professionals, including journalists and web designers for its news website in Telugu and three other languages Gujarati, Marathi and Panjabi. This was disclosed by a team from BBC comprising Rupa Jha and Nivedita who visited the Journalism and Mass Communication Department of Andhra University, here on Friday. Interacting with students and faculty members of the department Ms. Rupa said BBC will be launching Telugu website and social media sites to disseminate news as part of its global investments.
 
Sai Devotees Clean up KGH Premises 03-Oct-2016
Over 350 Seva Dal office-bearers, devotees, youth and students cleaned the entire premises of King George Hospital on Sunday. In response to a nationwide call by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations clean-up drive was undertaken at various places as part of ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’- an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The hospital clean-up programme was inaugurated by G. Arjuna KGH Superintendent He along with others offered floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Sri Sathya Sai Baba. District president of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations V.R. Nageswara Rao explained about various activities under ‘Swachata Se Divyata Tak.
 
New CSI Office Bearers Appointed 24-Jun-2016
VISAKHAPATNAM: Dasari Nageswara Rao, director (operations) of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) took over as the chairman of Computer Society of India, Vizag chapter, during its 22nd annual general meeting on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Rao urged the CSI members to explore ways of taking information technology to remote villages and the poor people.
 
Rural Cops Plan To Go Paperless 23-Jun-2016
Visakhapatnam: Visakha Rural cops are aiming to go paperless at its headquarters by adopting the electronic-office (e-office) model within a month or two. At present efforts are on to find server space following which some files will be digitized. The rural police wing has 43 police stations including 17 in the agency area with a total strength of 2,000 security personnel including armed reserve cops. The headquarters of the rural police at the port city has been handling files related to employees and their benefits besides various projects and others. At present there is no server space in the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
 
GVMC To Launch Beach Beautification 11-May-2015
In a bid to restore the lost sheen of Ramakrishna Beach in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud and beach erosion, GVMC would soon launch beautification works. The civic officials would prepare a detailed project report within a month and submit it to the authorities concerned for approval. During his city tour late Saturday night, GVMC commissioner Pravin Kumar asked the officials to take steps for maintaining the beauty of the beach by clearing the litter in regular intervals. He wanted the repair works to the footpath, parapet wall and also the beach road to be carried out at the earliest. Following this, GVMC officials decided to improve lighting on the beach as well as NTR Statue Junction, Outer Harbour Road, YMCA and Swimming Pool areas.
 
Students Appeal For Support 28-Apr-2015
An earnest appeal was made by students from 18 countries, pursuing various degrees in Andhra University, to extend support for the earthquake victims of Nepal. The international students as also some of their Indian counterparts, under the aegis of the World Organisation of Students and Youth took, out a rally on the Beach Road seeking donations and support from the public to the affected people of Nepal. They carried banners and placards, some with pictures of the devastation caused by the earthquake. Students from Nepal seemed to be worried about the safety of their friends and relatives back home. Many of them rushed back home to be of help to their near and dear ones. “All my family members are safe. We want people to contribute whatever they could to meet the needs of those who had lost everything in the quake,” said Presca Udas of Kathmandu, who is pursuing her M.A. Social Work. She was all praise for the support extended by the Government of India in the time of crisis. “Our effort is to do what little we can to help the affected people,” said Anjali Bhattari of Biratnagar, who is pursuing EEE in AU College of Engineering. “My family members are fine but I have not been able to communicate with my friends so far as communication facilities with many areas have been cut-off,” said Devaraj Pandey. “Our culture and heritage has been destroyed by the quake. The beauty of Bhaktarpur has been lost. Our family members are living on the streets as rumours are...
 
ENC Organises Walk On Dolphin Hill 27-Apr-2015
A health walk was organised to increase awareness on health issues and highlight the significance of physical activities among the Naval personnel and their families. The walk, coordinated by the INS Circars of the Eastern Naval Command, was flagged off by Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Satish Soni on the Dolphin Hill on Sunday. Around 520 naval personnel, including their family members, participated in the event. The route for the walk covered a distance of 5 km on Dolphin Hill. The chief guest congratulated all participants and urged everyone to continue with regular walks and physical activities for maintaining a better health and physical wellbeing.
 
Vizag may get $114m from World Bank 31-Jan-2015
The underground power cabling was mooted by chief minister Chandrababu Naidu in the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud as part of his plans to make Vizag a smart, cyclone-resistant city. Confirming this, AP energy secretary Ajay Jain said: "The World Bank has agreed to sanction $114 million to the state exclusively for the underground power cabling of Visakhapatnam city. The state government has already approved the project and the Centre will give its approval after the detailed project report (DPR) is submitted. Work on the project will begin in the next three to four months." "We will take up the project in a phased manner. Though the project requires over Rs 1,000 crore, we will utilise the World Bank funding, which translates into nearly Rs 700 crore, for covering the main areas in the city with the underground network," Ajay Jain said. Jain claimed that the state government had mooted the project before the cyclone struck the city on October 12 last year, but made it public only after the city's power network was badly damaged by the cyclone that resulted in losses of over Rs 1200 crore to power utilities. The task of preparing the DPR for the project has been entrusted to PFC Consulting Limited, a subsidiary of state-run Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), said a senior Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL) official. In the last week of December, PFC Consulting had invited sealed bids from consultancy firms for preparation of the DPR for th...
 
20 Brand Ambassadors- Swach Bharat 30-Jan-2015
Swach Bharat campaign is being implemented through out the nation. With the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the common men are actively enrolling themselves in this. Many organizations have come forward in making the program a big success. Several educational institutions have also started adopting villages as part of Swach Bharat. Central Urban Development Minister venkayya Naidu already announced the brand ambassadors for Swach Bharat from telugu states. Now, Mr.Naidu who had visited Vizag city proposed 20 new names as Brand Ambassadors of Vizag city for Swach Bharat. These 20 names include Andhra University VC GSS Raju, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, Satyanand, Chaganti Koteswara Rao and few local personalities. Speaking at the event, Mr.Naidu told "All of us must keep our surroundings, houses, shopping malls clean. Without the participation and co-operation of people we cant make this campaign successful."
 
US to prepare smart city plan 30-Jan-2015
The US on Sunday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the AP government for development of smart cities across the state in general and Visakhapatnam in particular. Official sources said the US government is likely to involve consultants for preparing the smart city development project. The USA will give 'exposure' to AP officials and offer expert help to the state in creation of smart cities. The AP government plans to develop 14 smart cities. The USA will primarily focus on Vizag. Sources said IT giants such as IBM, Deloitte and Cisco have shown interest in preparing the development plan. "These companies will come up with their version of smart city plan for Vizag," said an official, who is actively monitoring the smart city programme in the state. The Centre recently came out with a concept note on smart cities. "The USA will also bring in some companies and agencies to invest in the state," the official said. Multinational companies including Cisco, IBM, 3M, EMC, GE, Honeywell, KPMG, Otis, Timken and Louis Berger have reportedly formed a consortium to help the smart city initiative in Vizag, Ajmer and Allahabad. This group will actively participate in development plans. The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will monitor the project. These companies will also provide technological solutions
 
 
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