''Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana'' launched in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
''Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana'', a 'Scheme for providing Physical Aids and Assisted-living Devices for Senior citizens belonging to BPL category' launched by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment in District Nellore, Andhra Pradesh.
The devices distributed will help senior citizens overcome their age-related physical impairment and lead a dignified and productive life with minimal dependence on care givers or other members of the family.
The ambitious scheme, first of its kind in the country, is expected to benefit 5,20,000 senior citizens over a period of the 3 years.
April 2Hyderabad becomes first 'Giga-enabled' city in India.
Hyderabad became first 'Giga-enabled' city in India after The Atria Convergence Technologies (ACT) Fibrenet launched 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) wired broadband internet service in the city.
The ACT Fibrenet uses fiber optic technology and its 1 Gbps offers 400 times faster internet speed than the average speed of 2.5 megabits per second (mbps) in India.
Hyderabad, city of pearls has highest internet penetration in India.
April 747th Regional News Unit of AIR commissioned at Visakhapatnam.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu commissioned the 47th Regional News Unit (RNU) of News Services Division of All India Radio (AIR) at Visakhapatnam.
The regional news broadcasting unit at Visakhapatnam is second of its kind in the State after Vijayawada.
The News Services Division (NSD) of All India Radio disseminates news and comments to listeners in India and abroad.
The news bulletins would be aired on primary channel of AIR Visakhapatnam on frequency of 927 kHz (323.6 M)
April 83-day National Children's Film Festival inaugurated at Vishakhapatnam.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu will inaugurate a three-day National Children's Film Festival in Vishakhapatnam.
The festival organised by the Children's Film Society India (CFSI) in association with the Government of Andhra Pradesh.
More than 40,000 children from Andhra Pradesh are expected to watch CFSI films at this festival.
The State Government will provide 12 screens in Vishakhapatnam 24 films will be screened at the rate of daily 3 shows.
April 12Andhra Pradesh to introduce 'Ammaku Vandanam' in schools.
'Ammaku Vandanam', a programme to pay tribute to mothers would be introduced in government schools in Andhra Pradesh.
Under 'Ammaku Vandanam' - mother worship - the school children will take the blessings of their mothers and may also do 'paada pooja' (washing her feet).
Under this programme, students will take the blessings of their mother and also wash their feet.
The government also decided to implement the programme in 5,000 high schools across the state from academic year 2017-18.
April 13First Quli Qutb Shah Memorial Lecture of Vice President Hamid Ansari to be deliverd in Hyderabad.
Vice President Hamid Ansari to visit the Maulana Azad National Urdu University in Hyderabad to deliver the first Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah Memorial Lecture.
The lecture has been instituted in the name of Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah as he represented a high point in the syncretic culture of India.
Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali and Ministers will also take part in the programme.
April 14Quota for Muslims, STs to be increased by Telangana Government.
Telangana Government has decided to increase the reservations to backward Muslim population and Scheduled Tribes in the state.
The Cabinet also decided to implement the report of a commission headed by a retired IAS officer S. Chellappa to increase the reservation for STs.
Both the decisions will be backed by a legislation in the name of Telangana State Reservation Act at a special session of the Assembly.
Besides raising the existing 7.5 per cent quota of the STs to 12 per cent in line with their population.