17.07.17 Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs

Andhra Pradesh

 

  • Martial arts in Andhra Pradesh schools to fortify girls from attacks

 

  • Keeping in mind the rise in crimes against women, the Andhra Pradesh department of school education, in association with the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan(RMSA), has planned to impart martial arts training to students of class 9 and 10 in all government schools from this academic year.
  • The programme aims to equip students with basic self defence techniques. In all, over 3 lakh girlsin 5,725 schools across the state will be trained.

 

  • The programme is also expected to help curb the dropout rate among girls in rural areas as parents often stop the higher education of their daughters fearing their security.

 

  • N-plant: land to be handed over to NPCIL by October

 

  • The State government will officially transfer 2,200 acres of land to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) by October 2017 for construction of India’s biggest atomic power plant in Kovvada village of Ranasthalam mandal in the district. Revenue officials will hand over 500 acres by August 15 and the remaining in a phased manner.

 

  • The NPCIL has already deposited ₹384 crore with the district administration towards payment of compensation. A few villagers have already received the amount and the remaining will be paid in a phased manner.

 

INTERNATIONAL

  • India launches solar project in Egypt

 

  • India has launched a solar project with state-of-the-art technology to electrify a remote village in Egypt.
  • The Solar Electrification Project, an off-grid system that is ideal for remote locations, has been launched at Agaween village in the Western Desert in Matrouh Governorate, close to the Libyan border.
  • India provided all the solar panels and sub-systems, machinery, equipment and technical support, as well as training for technicians, while the Egyptian government provided the location for implementation of the project.

  • Facebook declines Pak’s request over cell phone number link-up

 

  • Facebook has declined Pakistan government’s request to link all accounts with the users’ mobile phone numbers.
  • Pakistan had suggested that Facebook accounts be linked with users’ mobile phone numbers. However, the management of Facebook believed it was more feasible to sync accounts with email addresses.
  • The purpose of the request – was to help the government deal with fake accounts, which were often used to spread hate material in cyberspace.

 

  • This was the first time that a senior member of Facebook’s management dealing with global public policy had visited Pakistan to discuss measures for addressing the issue of misuse of social media platforms especially Facebook which has over 33 million users in the country at the moment.

 

NATIONAL

  • Made-in-India warship to be largest in Lankan navy’s fleet

 

  • The Sri Lankan Navy is on the verge of commissioning its largest warship, which has been built in India under a ₹1,000-crore contract inked four years ago for two such vessels.

 

  • INS Saryu, an offshore patrol vessel inducted into the Indian Navy in Jan 2013. Goa Shipyard Ltd is constructing similar vessels for the Sri Lankan Navy.

 

  • The 105-metre long warship, with a displacement of around 2,400 tonnes, is expected to be commissioned into the Sri Lankan Navy on August 2.

 

  • panel to study cow derivatives
  • Headed by Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan, the committee will select projects that can help scientifically validate the benefits of panchgavya — the concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee — in various spheres such as nutrition, health and agriculture.
  • The government has given the project the acronym SVAROP, which stands for Scientific Validation and Research on Panchagavya, and says it is a “national programme” that’s being conducted by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of the Ministry of Science and Technology in collaboration with IIT-Delhi.

 

  • Matunga becomes India’s first railway station run by women

 

  • The Central Railway has taken a step towards Women Empowerment by appointing an all-female work staff at the suburban Matunga 
  • It is first such ladies special station in India.
  • A total of 30 women staffers, including 11 booking clerks, five RPF personnel, seven ticket checkers are working under the supervision of station manager.

 

  • Matunga is a locality in the heart of Mumbai City towards downtown Mumbai

 

  • Roger Federer lifts a record 8th Wimbledon Title

 

  • Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion.
  • He defeated Marin Cilic to win the title.
  • It is his 11th Wimbledon final and 29th title.
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