Amaravati Current Affairs

Cabinet approves 4 New National Institutes Of Design

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved proposal for introduction of Bill in Parliament for amendment of National Institutes of Design (NID) Act, 2014  for establishing four new NIDs across the country.

These four new NIDs are

  • National Institute of Design, Amaravati/Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
  • National Institute of Design, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
  • National Institute of Design, Jorhat, Assam.
  • National Institute of Design, Kurukshetra, Haryana.

Key Features of Bill

The amendment will bring these four new NIDs within ambit NID Act, 2014 and to declare them as Institutions of National Importance (INIs) at par with NID, Ahmedabad. The proposed Bill also brings makes some minor amendments to this Act such as to include consequential amendments considered necessary to re-name NID Vijayawada as NID Amaravati and nomenclature of Principal Designer as equivalent to Professor.

Significance

Establishment of new NIDs as Institutions of National Importance in different geographical regions of country will help produce highly skilled manpower in design sector which in turn, will create job opportunities, both direct and indirect. It will also provide sustainable design interventions for crafts, handloom, rural technology, small, medium and large scale enterprises; and outreach programmes for capacity, capability and institution building.

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PM Narendra Modi lays foundation stone for Andhra Pradesh’s new capital city

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone Amaravati, a new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of Dussehra and Vijaya Dashmi.

The foundation stone of new futuristic capital city of the state was laid at a grand ceremony held in Guntur district.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu along with other guests participated in the rituals to mark laying the foundation.

Key facts

  • The name Amaravathi was chosen in view of the historical, spiritual and mythological significance as it was ancient seat of Satavahana kingdom.
  • Located between Vijayawada and Guntur region of state on the banks of Krishna River. It is only place where river flows north direction instead of east or south.
  • State government had inked MoU with Singapore government agencies for preparing the master plan for Amaravati. It was submitted in July 2015.
  • The capital city will house state Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council, High Court, Secretariat, Raj Bhavan etc. in area covering 16.7 sq km.

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