States - 2016 September

September 1

Uber ties up with Telangana.
Uber has launched an Own your Car scheme with the Government of Telangana. By the end of 2016, the target is to sponsor 1,000 cars under the joint initiative.
The Corporation of Backward Class Welfare and Tribal Welfare of the State will provide financial assistance to drivers belonging to these communities.

September 2

AP Govt. to take up housing projects in urban areas.
The State government would take up affordable housing projects on a massive scale in urban areas. To create slum-free urban areas and provide affordable housing building houses in LIG/ MIG/ HIG categories.
The services industry has been driving growth in urban areas. The State government was keen on ensuring sustainable growth in urban areas.

September 4

T-Hub to have its centre in Silicon Valley.
T-Hub will start its chapter in Silicon Valley, the home to many start-up and global technology companies, so that the Indian start-ups get the kind of valuation that start-ups in the Silicon Valley secure.
One has to be in the right place in the right time and get support from the right kind of people.

September 5

Three major projects taken up in A.P.
Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan set up that three major projects committed at the time of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation had been taken up in the State with a total investment of Rs. 52,000 crore.
The projects were the expansion of the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (HPCL), setting up of Petroleum University at Vishakhapatnam and development of a petrochemical complex in the Krishna-Godavari basin.

September 6

IndiGo to fly to Port Blair, Varanasi from Hyderabad.
The airline will also launch its eighth daily non-stop flight between Hyderabad and Chennai.
The daily flight between Hyderabad and Port Blair will be via Chennai while the daily service to Varanasi will be non-stop.
The new flights will consolidate IndiGo’s network, which currently operates 846 daily flights, connecting 41 destinations.

September 7

New Vidyut Ombudsman for APERC.
The consumer grievances redress mechanism in the electricity sector to the next level, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has appointed a retired district judge as Vidyut Ombudsman.
The State Electricity Commission has now decided to entrust more functional autonomy and independence to the post of Vidyut Ombudsman and appointed Naladala Basavaiah, retired District and Sessions Judge as the Vidyut Ombudsman for a period of three years.

September 8

Railways set to boost economic activity in new districts.
The Karimnagar district all set for trifurcation into Karimnagar, Peddapalli and Jagtial districts, the Peddapalli-Nizamabad via Karimnagar and Jagtial railway line is likely to emerge the cheapest mode of transportation to the proposed new districts from Karimnagar town and vice-versa.
The fertile rich Jagtial and Peddapalli districts with the ferrying of vegetables other agricultural produce to the neighbouring Maharashtra State and also other parts of the country.

Rs. 500 crore to strengthen PACS in three districts.
The National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) is extending Rs. 500 crore financial aids to strengthen the Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies (PACS) in three districts in Andhra Pradesh.
The amount had been sanctioned for the societies in East Godavari, Kurnool and Chittoor districts. The NCDC officials are preparing Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) on the functioning of the PACS in the three districts and on the scope for expansion of trading.

September 9

The Centre has announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh.
The Centre announced a financial package for Andhra Pradesh that includes full funding of Pollavaram irrigation project, tax concessions and a special assistance, but stopped short of giving the state a special category status.
Andhra Pradesh, which financially suffered because of creation of separate state of Telengana in June 2014, will get a railway zone as also all cost incurred on the irrigation part of Pollavaram project from the date it was declared a National Project on April 1, 2014 will be funded by the Centre.

September 11

MoU signed to raise bio-diversity garden.
Andhra University and a green climate organisation, Paryavarana Margadarsi Vaisakhi entered into a MoU to make the campus more environments friendly and to raise a biodiversity garden.
The bio-diversity garden would have medicinal plants, anti-mosquito plants and have models to increase ground water, methods to encourage traditional farming methods, preparing manure from waste and a seed bank of local varieties to make available the seeds of plants available in the Eastern Ghats.

September 12

CII national exhibition centre to come up at Amaravati.
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has expressed its willingness to set up a National Exhibition Centre for Development of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Amaravati.
The industry body was committed to helping in enriching the human resource A.P has in abundance.

GMR Hyderabad Duty Free ties up with American Telugu Association.
Hyderabad Duty Free, a subsidiary of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), has announced a unique promotional scheme for American Telugu Association (ATA) under its ‘customer connect’ programme to reach out to the Telugu diaspora residing in the US.

September 13

ANU to ink pact with Cambridge University.
The ANU will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Cambridge University England, to offer joint programmes in Biotechnology and Land Economy.
Along with ANU, Hyderabad Central University and Andhra University will also have an understanding with Cambridge University.

September 14

Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification.
Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100 per cent electrification of households.
JM Financials published the report based on a national-level survey on electrification in various states.

September 15

CIPS inks MoU with Maryland University.
Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (CIPS) has exchanged a (MoU) with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.
Enhancing prospects in collaborative research and training in preclinical, clinical and non clinical areas. The MoU would include collaborative research and faculty–student exchange programmes (FSE).

September 16

New railway zone will be based in Vizag.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has allayed the apprehensions of the local people on the proposed new railway zone in the State and the location of its headquarters in vizag.

September 17

Rs. 700 crore World Bank loan for Vizag underground power cable project.
The World Bank had agreed in principle to provide Rs. 2,500 crore as loan for improving power distribution infrastructure in the State.
The state was taking all steps for energy conservation such as distribution of LED lights, replacement of conventional street lights with LED ones and replacement of 15 lakh energy-inefficient agricultural pump sets with efficient ones.

September 18

Telangana to help Goa in IT sector.
Telangana will help Goa in the development of IT industry, hand-holding start-ups and training of skilled human resources. The two governments signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in Panaji.
Telangana would set up an outpost of incubator T-Hub in Panaji to support the start-up ecosystem.

September 19

Union Minister launches e-office, green drive at port.
Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh visited the Krishnapatnam port in Nellore district and took part in the 'Vanam Manam' greenery development programme on the port premises.
He also inaugurated the 'e-VMS' (e-Visitor Management System) as part of the Ease of Doing Business initiatives.

SIDS launches fashion design studio.
City-based Samana Institute of Design Studies (SIDS) launched 'S Design Studio' to be Andhra Pradesh’s first fashion design studio.
The studio space is awash with a splash of bright colours adorned with intricate and innovative designs created exclusively for high-end clients.

September 20

India International Seafood Show in Vizag.
The 3-day India International Seafood Show (IISS) is being organised by the Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) in Vizag.
The MPEDA will showcase India’s potential in the sector, with emphasis on Andhra Pradesh in particular, at the show and the potential to increase marine product exports to $5.6 billion in 2016-17, nearly an increase of 20 per cent.

September 21

Uber and T-Hub ink pact.
Cab hailing app Uber and T-Hub technology incubator entered into an MoU for a programme that seeks to mentor a clutch of social impact start-ups and introduce them to potential investors in Silicon Valley.
Twenty start-ups are to be shortlisted by the T-Hub for the Uber Exchange programme.

September 22

CDK Global to consolidate India operations.
CDK Global Inc, the Nasdaq-listed technology company offering digital marketing and advertising solutions to the automotive retail industry, outlined its plans to further strengthen its Indian operations located in Pune and Hyderabad.
The India technology development centres, which currently host about 1,250 people of the 8,700 associates globally, will see the addition of about 200 people during the current fiscal.

September 23

Apex Council to form panel to study Krishna water-sharing.
The Apex Council on river water-sharing between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has resolved to constitute a joint team of engineers to study the availability of water in the Krishna River.
Also decided to install telemetric equipment at all major projects to assess the drawl of water by the two States and request the Krishna Tribunal to make proportionate allocation of water.
The council resolved to allocate water to the two States, based on the findings of the the high-power team comprising senior officials from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as well as the Central Water Commission.

September 24

AP to set up expert panel for aquaculture development.
The Andhra Pradesh government is appointing a committee of experts to study aquaculture in the State and suggest ways to improve it.
New methods should be found to check diseases and to improve yields and in that endeavour technology should be made.

Telangana plans institutes for entrepreneurship development.
Thirty institutes of higher learning, five schools, 15 industrial training institutes and two entrepreneurship development centres would be set up in Telangana under the National Scheme on Entrepreneurship Development.
A new scheme on entrepreneurship development has been formulated by the Union Ministry of Skill Development to create the ecosystem for entrepreneurship development through education and training.

September 25

English language club inaugurated.
An English Language Club to help students improve their language skills was inaugurated in the English Department of Government Women’s Degree and PG College.
The club would conduct activities like mock news reading, mock interviews, speaking skills and reading models to help students improve their language communication skills.

September 26

Committee on Greenfield Airports Clears Four Projects.
The Steering Committee on Greenfield airports headed by Secretary, Civil Aviation (MoCA), Government of India met and considered 4 new airport projects.
The Committee recommended 'in principle' approval to 3 projects in Andhra Pradesh viz., Bhogapuram, Dagadarthi (Nellore) and Orvakallu (Kurnool). The Committee also recommended for 'site clearance' to the project of Kothagudem in Telengana.

September 27

Telangana to formulate skill development policy.
Telangana government will soon announce a skill development policy.
The Centre formulated its Skilling Policy in 2009 with the objective of enhancing skills with speed and standardise them and identified 29 sectors.

September 28

New postal circle for Telangana State launched.
A postal circle co-terminus with Telangana State was inaugurated by Union Minister of Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu in Hyderabad.

September 29

Telangana inks MoU with ISRO to promote education.
The Telangana government signed a MoU with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to improve services of its educational channel 'Mana TV'.
The state government and DECU will work together to create and disseminate educational content by using Satcom, so that it reaches the entire population of the state.
Lauding Telangana for embarking on a noble programme to use space technology, he said this would greatly contribute to the overall development of the state.

September 30

27 smart urban health centres for AP.
The State government will launch 27 smart urban health centres from where patients can virtually communicate with doctors.
The smart health centres will not only provide quick access to health care but also reduce burden on government hospitals which are not easily accessible to people living in all parts of the districts.

Apollo launches rehab centre.
Premium healthcare services provider Apollo Hospitals and KOS Group of Italy announced the opening of an exclusive rehabilitation centre for post-operation care to patients.
The joint venture was India’s first complete for neurological, orthopaedic, cardiopulmonary, paediatric, geriatric and cancer patients. It is aimed at addressing the huge, untapped potential in medical rehabilitation services in India.