Andhra Pradesh [APPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

ISRO establishes GIRI Radar System near Tirupati

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has installed the Gadanki Ionospheric Radar Interferometer (GIRI) Radar System near Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. It was installed at the National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), which is an autonomous research institute of the Department of Space (DoS). Features of GIRI Radar System Primary objective: Carry out unattended observations for studying Read More…

Indian Coast Guard ship Arnvesh commissioned at Visakhapatnam

The fast patrol vessel (FPV) of the Indian Coast Guard ICGS Arnvesh was commissioned at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The ship is primarily intended to undertake coastal patrol, surveillance at sea, anti-smuggling, anti-piracy operations and search and rescue operations. Key features of ICGS Arnvesh The vessel among the 20 FPVs indigenously built by Cochin Shipyard Limited Read More…

ONGC gets environmental clearance for project in Krishna-Godavari basin

State owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has received environmental clearance for a project in the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin in Andhra Pradesh. Under this clearance, ONGC project has been allowed to drill 45 development wells and other related infrastructure will cost over 53,000 crore rupees at offshore KG-DWN-98/2 block. Other clearances ONGC also Read More…

AP Government launches Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme for tribal people

Andhra Pradesh Government has launched Giriputrika Kalyana Pathakam Scheme to support the tribal women in their quest for livelihood. It was launched by Minister for Social Welfare Ravela Kishore Babu. The scheme seeks to reduce rampant infant mortality and child marriages among tribal people. Scheme Highlights The scheme is designed to provide a onetime financial Read More…

Former Sikkim Governor Ventrapragada Rama Rao passes away

Former Sikkim Governor and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ventrapragada Rama Rao passed away in Hyderabad, Telangana following an illness. He was 81. Rama Rao was one of the founders of Jana Sangh (later became BJP) in Andhra Pradesh. He was also Andhra Pradesh BJP president during 1993 and 1997. About Ventrapragada Rama Rao Read More…