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2-day workshop on building Startup

Posted on 16-Apr-2018

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2-day workshop on building Startup ecosystem to be held in Vizag.

Visakhapatnam: AP Innovation Society in association with DIPP (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion) of Government of India, will conduct a two-day workshop on “Start-up Ecosystem Knowledge sharing” focusing on Building inclusive and Vibrant Start-up ecosystems on Monday and Tuesday at the Taj Gateway Hotel here.

The objective behind this workshop is to share the knowledge about best practices of the start-up policy, followed by State government of Andhra Pradesh with other states and vice-versa.

This workshop was conceptualized during the visit of Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary for DIPP to Sunrise Incubation hub, Vizag during Partnership Summit 2018. He had praised the initiatives taken up by Government of Andhra Pradesh and requested the State government’s nodal agency AP Innovation Society to mentor two states (West Bengal and Chhattisgarh) on creating successful as well as self-sustaining start-up ecosystem.

The workshop will be attended by delegation from DIPP, and delegates from Start-up & Innovation councils/societies of around 12 states, AP State Government officials, Start-ups, Technology Business Incubators, Technology Business Accelerators, Industrial bodies such as NASSCOM, FICCI etc.

The workshop will focus on the Start-ups, key growth drivers, Extrinsic and Intrinsic hindrances, Start-up Policy and its implementation. It acts as a platform for all the stakeholders of start-up ecosystem to put forward their opinions, queries, apprehensions, and obstacles in realizing their goals.
Bandh partial, peaceful in city Posted on 17-Apr-2018
Protesters squat on roads holding up traffic at busy junctions The bandh call given by the Opposition parties demanding Special Category Status (SCS) to Andhra Pradesh and railway zone with headquarters in Visakhapatnam apart from other assurances given in the AP Reorganisation Act, 2014, evoked mixed response in the city on Monday. Most of the schools declared a holiday in advance to avoid inconvenience to students. Banks were forced to down their shutters and public were not allowed to go into the banks. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city. The bandh enforcers squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem, staged protests at Jagadamba junction resulting in the main roads and certain stretches of the National Highway, passing through the city, wearing a deserted look. The police diverted the traffic through arterial roads to facilitate the smooth flow of vehicles. This had, however, led to traffic jams on the bylanes. Leaders and activists of the Left parties and the YSR Congress Party squatted on the National Highway at Maddilapalem holding up traffic. The Left activists stayed put outside the Maddilapalem Depot of APSRTC and prevented buses from coming out of the city. YSRCP MP V. Vijay Sai Reddy, former MLAs Malla Vijay Prasad and Tynala Vijay Kumar, party’s district president Gudivada Amarnath went to the BSNL District General Manager’s Office and the Post Office at Dabagardens and forced their closure. Dig at BJP, TDP CPI(M) leaders Ganga

Timings for VVIPs regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees The temple of Lord Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy has been decked up to receive devotees for the annual Chanadanotsavam festival from the early hours of Wednesday. Minister for HRD Ganta Srinivasa Rao inspected the arrangements made for the festival, along with temple Executive Officer Ramachandra Mohan, on Tuesday. The Minister said palm leaf tents were erected to provide shade to devotees outside the temple complex. Buttermilk and water would be provided to devotees in the queue lines. The timings for darshan by VVIPs has been regulated to avoid inconvenience to common devotees. Devotees coming under ‘Protocol’ category would be allowed between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. and VIPs would be allowed between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. He appealed to these devotees to cooperate with the temple administration by coming for darshan according to the time schedules. Special buses RTC is operating special buses for the convenience of devotees. A total of 150 special buses will be operated from various parts of the city and district apart from Vizianagaram from the early hours of Wednesday. A total of 36 buses will also be operated from Gosala and Adavivaram to Simhachalam hilltop, according to Regional Manager G. Sudesh Kumar. Ten special buses will be operated from Adavivaram to Vizianagaram, 16 from Adavivaram to Old Post Office and 16 buses from Adavivaram to Tagarapuvalasa. Sixteen buses will be operated

Animation and gaming city in Vizag Posted on 19-Apr-2018
Gaming, virtual reality and animation city to be set up in Vizag. In what is coming as a heartening news to Vizag, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu has approved for establishing animation, gaming, virtual reality and comic sectors in Andhra Pradesh at a meeting with the cabinet. The CM and his cabinet members met at the Interim Government Complex in Velagapudi on Monday with an aim to make the state excel in the field of animation and gaming. In this regard, the Animation Visual Effects Gaming and Comics (AVGC) Policy 2018-2020 has been approved by the cabinet.The main objective of the policy is to draw Rs 6400 Crores investment by 2020 which will be used to develop a 40 acre animation and gaming city in Vizag. The government stated that it will grant 25-30% one time subsidy on capital expenditure for hardware and supply 24/7 quality power with an internet fibre line at the AVGC Hub. The cabinet is keen on bridging the gap between the demand and supply of human resources and attract a larger share of work by outsourcing in animation and gaming sector.

GVMC to set up sports arena Posted on 20-Apr-2018
GVMC to set up yet another sports arena in Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is all set to feature yet another indoor sports arena, as proposed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC). Estimated to cost around Rs 20 crores, GVMC has proposed a plan of developing a sports arena covering around 4776 sq meters of area in MVP Colony.The stadium would be a part of Smart Cities Mission and all the latest indoor sports amenities would be equipped in it, the officials say. The project is a joint venture undertaken by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) and GVMC. VUDA allocated Rs 3 crores for the arena in its recent budget. The area outside the sports arena would comprise of an open gym, swimming pool, jogging track, kids pool, play area, kids play area, etc and would also be equipped with volleyball, badminton and basketball courts.The external development area would sprawl over 3,323 square meters and the arena building would be constructed on an area of 4181 sq meters. GVMC Commissioner M Hari Narayanan said that the sports arena will be developed under the scheme of “A Resilient and Healthy metropolis for the people” and also mentioned that VUDA has allowed GVMC to construct it in their land.

Nucleya to perform in Vizag city Posted on 21-Apr-2018
The well known, power-packed, famous electronic music producer Udyan Sagar, aka Nucleya, is all set to hit the shores in the city of destiny, Vizag for his sub cinema show happening for the first time here. Familiar to almost every music lover, especially the ones who go crazy for electronic music, Nucleya, is all set to perform in the city on Sunday 22nd April, 2018 at the MGM grounds on beach road from 4 pm to 10 pm. The best part of Nucleya’s concert is the stage surrounded by light effects and the music systems which keep the audience entertained throughout the concert. The city is all ready to soak in some high spirits and pep along to some of his famous tracks like Bass Rani, Bhayanak Aatma, the famous “lets nacho” song from Kapoor and sons, etc. So get ready for an evening with loud music and fun, for the amazing event is very near.

Now track school bus in real-time Posted on 24-Apr-2018
Inter student comes out with upgraded version of app with more features Concerned over safety of children going to school by bus, an Intermediate student has come up with an upgraded version of ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ app. Not content with the earlier model that had limited features, Adurthi Surya Chandra Pavan, young app developer, has incorporated more features to the location tracking app that now caters to parents, school management and bus drivers. User-friendly With a private school already using the app for the bus tracking, Mr. Pavan says the tool is user-friendly and cost-effective that gives notifications to users. “From the point of pick up to the destination, the real time location tracking app is available for Android users. Parents will also be able to view the real-time location of the bus, receive alerts and trace the location of the bus on the Google maps,” he says The modified ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ has three apps – ‘My Children Bus Tracker’ for parents, ‘My Children Bus Driver Console’ for bus drivers and ‘My Children Bus Management’ for school management. “When we met Deputy Transport Commissioner S. Venkateswara Rao, he suggested incorporating additional features to the earlier version of the bus tracker app and hence developed the upgraded one,” says Mr. Pavan. Apart from receiving notifications of children getting picked up from various points to school and dropped back at home, bus drivers or attendants can also send an alert to the school m

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