Andhra Pradesh [APPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Indian Navy launches underwater Harbour Defence Systems in Visakhapatnam

Indian Navy has launched the state-of-the-art Harbour Defence Systems, viz. Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS) in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Besides, Mine Warfare Data Centre (MWDC) was also launched. IUHDSS and MWDC systems seek to enhance the Indian Navy’s surveillance capability and response to security threats at the Naval Dockyard in Visakhapatnam. Key Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Harita-Priya Agriculture Project wins 2016 WSIS Prize

Andhra Pradesh Agriculture Project  has won the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) 2016 prize in the e-Agriculture category. Harita-Priya (Harmonized Information of Agriculture, Revenue and Irrigation for a Transformation Agenda – Precision Technology for Agriculture) Project is meant to collect very specific climate data from farms and give farmers personalised information through Read More…

Andhra Pradesh Government launches Chandranna Bima Yojana

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Chandranna Bima Yojana, an insurance scheme for the working class people. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the occasion of May Day in Vijayawada. About Chandranna Bima Yojana Any insured worker who meets an accidental death and permanent disability will be paid 5 lakh rupees. Read More…

Union Cabinet gives nod to operationalisation of IISER Tirupati

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for operationalisation of new Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The operationalisation IISER Tirupati will commence from the Academic Year of 2015-16 from a transit or temporary campus. Background Union Government had decided to establish an IISER, an Institute of National Importance, Read More…

BHEL commissions Andhra Pradesh’s first canal top solar plant at Bhimavaram

Public Sector Power equipment manufacturer Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has commissioned a seasonwise tiltable canal top solar PV plant at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh. It is the first canal top project in Andhra Pradesh and also of its kind project to be executed by BHEL. Key facts The project has been developed by New and Read More…