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Current Affairs Statewise PDF Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - January 2017 Chandrababu Naidu Launches ArogyaRaksha

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Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - January 2017

Statewise PDF Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - January 2017 Chandrababu Naidu Launches ArogyaRaksha Scheme to cover

Chandrababu Naidu Launches ArogyaRaksha Scheme to cover APL Families Chandrbabu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh launched a new health

scheme, ArogyaRaksha Scheme on January 1, 2017 at TummalapalliKalakshetram

in Vijayawada to provide the medical treatment to the people of the Above Poverty Line at Rs.

1200 premium per annum. Aim:To achieve the ambitious target of making the state among top three best developed state in the country by 2020 and first best developed state by 2050. Features of ArogyaRaksha Scheme The ArogyaRaksha Scheme would provide health insurance coverage to about 35 Lakh Above Poverty Line families in the state.

Under the scheme, an end-to-end cashless service would be rendered to a total of 1044 diseases covered under the scheme. Unlike other insurance schemes pre existing disease will not be considered.

To avail the ArogyaRaksha scheme benefits, every individual of the family would be required to pay Rs. 100 per month or Rs. 1200 per annum as policy premium.

A total of 432 hospitals including 80 government general hospitals have been enrolled for the implementation of the scheme.

The scheme would provide an insurance coverage of up to Rs. 2 Lakh per annum and free treatment in any 432 corporate hospitals in the state. The scheme is estimated to cost Rs 160.56 crore and the government would sanction the necessary allocations for the scheme in the budget session 2017-2018.

Chandrababu Naidu announces Rs.100 crorereward for Nobel Prize winners from Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has announced a reward of Rs 100 crore to anybody who becomes a Nobel Prize winner from the state.

Rajnath Singh lays the Foundation stone for new (NDRF) campus i. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh laid the foundation stone for the construction of a new campus of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) at Kondapavuluru village of Gannavarammandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh on January 9, 2017 in presence of Andhra

Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting

M Venkaiah Naidu.

Current Affairs Statewise PDF ii. The government has allocated Rs. 200 Crore for the new

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ii. The government has allocated Rs. 200 Crore for the new campus. The construction works has

been assigned to the Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

Andhra Pradesh Launches Rs 100 cr fund of funds for Fintech Startups

i. The Andhra Pradesh under Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has announced Rs 100-crore fund of funds on January 25, 2017 to invest in Fintech startups.

ii. Fintech is being seen as a promising space to generate job, thus the state has initiated an

industry-academia-government partnership to tap and refine skilled talent available at cheaper costs to develop Visakhapatnam into a global fintech hub.

PM Modi inaugurates 104th Indian Science Congress at Tirupati

i. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 104th Indian Science Congress at

Tarakarama Stadium of Sri Venkateswara University in Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on January 3, 2017.

ii. The theme for the five-day event is ‘Science and Technology for National Development’.

The Congress would conclude on January 7, 2017.

iii. Aim of the Congress: The basic aim of the 104th Congress was to focus on strengthening

the scientific research in the country to make India among top three countries in the world in the field of Science and Technology by 2030.

20th National Conference for e-Governance Held in Andhra Pradesh

i. The 20th National Conference on e-Governance (NCeG) was held from January 9-10, 2017 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

ii. The theme for the conference was Internet of Things and e-Governance.

iii. The conference was organised by Department of Electronics and Information Technology

(DeitY) and Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) in partnership

with Information Technology, Electronics and Communication (ITE&C) Department, Andhra Pradesh Government.

Aditya Birla Group Plans to Invest Rs 7,000 crore in Andhra Pradesh

i. The Aditya Birla Group on January 27, 2017 announced its plans to invest Rs 7,000 crore in the next two years in Andhra Pradesh.

ii. The company aims to expand its existing businesses in the state.

iii. The conglomerate already has investments of Rs 10,000 crore in the state across sectors like

telecom, retail and cement.

HPCL, GAIL sign pact with AP for Rs 40K crore petrochem project

i. Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd(HPCL) and GAIL India Ltd signed a pact with Andhra Pradesh for setting up a Rs 40,000 crore petrochemical plant in the state.

Current Affairs Statewise PDF ii. The 50:50 joint venture will set up a 1.5 million

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ii. The 50:50 joint venture will set up a 1.5 million tons Ethylene Derivatives plant.

iii. It will be set up at the Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR)

sites identified by the state government at Kakinada

Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - February 2017

Andhra Pradesh Gets its First Smart Police Station

i. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu inaugurates the State’s first Smart Police Station at Nagarampalem in Guntur city in Amaravati on February 6, 2017.

ii. The Smart station has been built within two months at a cost of Rs 91 lakh as a pilot project.

The Andhra Police administration has formulated plans to build another 100 Smart Police Stations across the state.

iii. The main motive behind such smart police station is to bring a sense of pride among the

officers and satisfaction among the public.

2017 National Women’s Parliament held in Andhra Pradesh

i. In a first of its kind initiative, National Women’s Parliament was organized by the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in association with MAEER’s MIT School of Governance at PavithraSangamam in Amravati, Andhra Pradesh with an aim to empower women.

ii. The three day conclave that began on February 10, 2017 was based on the

theme: ‘Empowering Women — Strengthening Democracy’.

iii. The conclave was inaugurated by Prime Minister NarendraModi via video conference in the

presence of AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament, ShirinSharminChaudhury.

iv. The NWP is set to come out with the Amaravati Declaration on women empowerment at the

end of the three-day deliberations on February 12, 2017

Visa-AP Sign MoU To Make Vishakhapatnam ‘Less-Cash’ City

i. The world’s second largest card payment organization Visa has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Andhra Pradesh government to make Vishakhapatnam as India’s first ‘less-cash’ city

ii. Aim : To provide 500 million underserved with a payment account by 2020

iii. This is the first step to design India’s ‘Fintech Valley’ that will act as a facilitator for

information flow. It will provide support to FinTech start-ups by providing access to Visa’s APIs, providing subject matter expertise, and participating in boot camps and hackathons.

iv. It will increase increase customer adoption of electronic payments by 75 per cent to 100 per

cent.

Current Affairs Statewise PDF For the first time in the world, Microsoft to deploy Azure

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Current Affairs Statewise PDF For the first time in the world, Microsoft to deploy Azure Stack

For the first time in the world, Microsoft to deploy Azure Stack in Andhra Pradesh i. Technology giant Microsoft CEO SatyaNadella and Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu has signed agreement to utilise Microsoft Azure Stack for AP government state data centre at the ‘Microsoft Future Decoded’ held in Mumbai on February 22, 2017 ii. For the first time in the world, Microsoft Azure Stack will be used to migrate 340 live applications of AP government from Hyderabad State Data Centre (SDC) to Vizag data centre.

ISRO Successfully Launches Record 104 Satellites in One Go from the SatishDhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota Setting a new record in the space mission, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched 104 satellites in one go from the SatishDhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on February 15, 2017.

The satellites were launched on Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 which marked its 39th flight.

The mission was ISRO’s first space mission for the year 2017 apart from being the most complicated mission ever carried out.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee congratulated the space agency for the historic event that significantly boosts India’s space programme. About the Mission The 104 satellite included a 714 kg Cartosat-2 Series satellite for earth observation, two Indian nano satellites INS-1A and INS-1B and 101 international nano satellites. Of the 101 satellites, 96 of these belong to USA and one each belongs to Israel, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Switzerland and United Arab Emirates.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C37 took off firstly to launch the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite for earth observation, followed by two of India’s nano satellites, INS-1A and INS-1B, weighing 30 kg and finally the 101 co-passenger satellites together weighing about 664 kg.

In total, the entire launch carried a satellite mass of about 1,378 kg.The satellites were placed in the 520 km distant polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) in a gap of about 30 minutes after separations.

So far, ISRO has launched 226 satellites, including 179 belonging to foreign countries. THE PAYLOAD INS1-A and INS 1-B The two Indian nano satellites INS-1A and INS-1B were developed as co-passenger satellites to accompany bigger satellites on PSLV.

Current Affairs Statewise PDF • The primary objective of INS (ISRO Nano Satellite) is to

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The primary objective of INS (ISRO Nano Satellite) is to provide an opportunity for ISRO technology demonstration payloads, provide a standard bus for launch on demand services.

INS-1A and INS-1B carries total of four different payloads from Space Applications Centre (SAC) and Laboratory for Electro Optics Systems (LEOS) of ISRO for conducting various experiments.

INS-1A carries Surface Bidirectional Reflectance Distribution Function Radiometer and INS- 1B caries Earth Exosphere Lyman Alpha Analyser as payloads. 101 International Satellites The 101 international customer nano-satellites are being launched as part of the commercial arrangements between Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), the commercial arm of ISRO and the international customers.

A majority of the satellites of US have earth-imaging capability and belong to a US company named Planet.

Freedom fighter RacharlaSamrajyam Dies at 98

i. Freedom Fighter RacharlaSamrajyam, died on February 6, 2017 in Visakhapatanam. She was

98.

ii. Samrajyam was born on April 26, 1919 at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. She was the younger sister of the social reformer Gora. iii. In 1942, while undergoing her Hindi Pracharak training at Anantapur, she was inspired by the Quit India Movement. Therefore, she quit the training programme and joined the Quit India Movement. iv. She received the ‘TarmraPatra’ from the Government of India in 1972.

Andhra Pradesh Current Affairs - March 2017

Cabinet Approves Special Assistance for EAPs in Andhra Pradesh During the meeting, the Cabinet Committee gave its approval for the special assistance measure for the successor state of Andhra Pradesh by way of dispensation in funding of Externally Aided Projects (EAPs).

The Cabinet also approved funding of irrigation component of Polavaram project. Financial Assistance for Externally Aided Projects (EAPs)

The Central Government will provide special assistance measure to Government of Andhra Pradesh if the funding of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) would have been shared at the ratio of 90:10 between the Centre and the State.

The special assistance will be provided by way of repayment of loan and interest for the Externally Aided Projects (EAPs) signed and disbursed by Andhra Pradesh during 2015- 2016 to 2019-20.

Current Affairs Statewise PDF ESIC launched Mobile Clinic Services in AP, Telangana Andhra Pradesh and

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Current Affairs Statewise PDF ESIC launched Mobile Clinic Services in AP, Telangana Andhra Pradesh and Telengana

ESIC launched Mobile Clinic Services in AP, Telangana Andhra Pradesh and Telengana get India’s first Mobile Clinic Service which is launched by Employees State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). This service is flagged off by The Union Minister for Labor and Employment, Bandaru Dattareya. Facilities in Mobile Clinic i. Each clinic will have a vehicle with a Doctor, pharmacist, attendant, driver and the necessary equipment and medicines. ii. The vehicle will visit two locations in a day for three hours each and conduct basic investigations.

Andhra Pradesh Presents Around 1.57 Lakh Crore Budget for 2017-18 The Andhra Pradesh Finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu presented Rs 1,56,999 crore budget for the financial year 2017-18 in the Legislative Assembly on March 15, 2017.The proposed budget for 2017-18 is about 15.70 percent more than the budget for 2016-17.

Important Highlights of the Budget

1. Revenue expenditure: Rs 1.25 lakh crore

2. Capital expenditure: Rs 31,087 crore

3. State’s revenue deficit in 2017-18: Rs 416 crore (0.05 per cent of Gross State Domestic Product)

4. Fiscal deficit: Rs 23,054 crore (3.0 percent of GSDP)

5. Under Vision 2029, the state is targeting a growth rate of 12 percent every year.

Important Allocations

General Education: Rs 20,384 crore

Technical Education: Rs 765 crore

Assistance for Unemployed Youth: Rs 500 crore

Rural Development: Rs 19,565 crore

Irrigation and flood control: Rs 12,770 crore

Agriculture and allied sectors: Rs 9,090 crore

Welfare Sector (Brahmin, Disabled): Rs 11,361 crore

Health Sector: Rs 7,020 crore

Forest Department: Rs 383 crore

IT and Electronice: Rs 382 crore

Small and medium scale industries: Rs 125 crore

Women Empowerment: Rs 400 crore

Current Affairs Statewise PDF • Funds allocated for Andhra Pradesh pollution control board: Rs 4,183

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Funds allocated for Andhra Pradesh pollution control board: Rs 4,183 crore

Pensions: Rs 4376 crore

Development of Village Roads: Rs 260 crore Allocations in Schemes & Projects

Skill Development scheme: Rs 398 crores.

Safe drinking water project NTR Sujala Sravanthi: Rs 100 crore.

NTR Vaidya Seva: Rs 1,000 crore.

Anna canteens: Rs 100 crore.

Free LPG connection for poor: Rs 350 crore.

Ambedkar Smritivanam in Amaravati: Rs 97 crore.

Agriculture loan waiver Rs 3600 crore, SHG loan investment: Rs 1,600 crore

Ambedkar memorial Park in capital Amaravati: Rs 92 crore.

Power subsidy for poor increased from 50 to 75 units

Development of the new state capital, Amaravati: Rs 1,061 crore

Andhra Pradesh Renames Tirupati Airport and Vijayawada Airport i. The Andhra Pradesh State Cabinet during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on March 2, 2017 approved proposals to rename the Vijayawada Airport and the Tirupati Airport. ii. The cabinet proposed to rename the Vijayawada Airport in Gannavaram as ‘Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) Amaravati Airport’ after the legendary actor and founder of the ruling Telugu Desam Party and the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. iii. The Tirupati Airport at Renigunta has been renamed as ‘Sri Venkateswara Airport’ after Lord Venkateswara of the temple town.

Water sharing between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana – KRMB to look after the issue

The issue in sharing of water from river Krishna between Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is to be looked after by Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) as informed by Minister of state for Water Resources and River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Dr Sanjeev Kumar Balyan in Lok Sabha.

The Central government has constituted the Krishna River Management Board (KRMB) to look

into the issue. Role of Krishna River Management Board (KRMB)

The main role of KRMB will be issuing water release orders from time to time based on ad-hoc arrangement.

The order must be accepted by Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for sharing Krishna river water.

The final allocation is to be made by the Krishna Water Dispute Tribunal -II.

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