Andhra Pradesh [APPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

Andhra Pradesh government signs pact with ICRISAT to boost sustainable farming

Andhra Pradesh government has signed a pact with the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to boost sustainable farming in the state. In this regard, Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by state government with ICRISAT. Key highlights of agreement It seeks to provide assistance in making agriculture sustainable and profitable in Read More…

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani lays Foundation stone of IIM-Visakhapatnam

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani has laid the foundation stone for Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Visakhapatnam at Gambheeram village of Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Key facts It is the first institution among the 11 Central premier institutions to be established in the state as per the provisions of the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Read More…

3 day Flamingo Festival begins near Pulicat Lake in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh

3 day Flamingo Festival has begun at the famous brackish water of Lake Pulicat in Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary located at Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh. It will be hosted in Doravari Satram mandal, in Nellore district. This festival provides a unique opportunity for people, particularly ornithologists, environmentalists, bird watchers, forest and tourism officials To study Read More…

Amitabh Bachchan appointed as Brand Ambassador of Andhra Pradesh health sector

Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan is appointed as the brand ambassador for health sector in Andhra Pradesh. His name was announced by the Andhra Pradesh state Health Minister Kamineni Srinivas. As a brand ambassador actor Amitabh Bachchan will participate in various health-related campaigns to be taken up by the state government without taking any remuneration for Read More…

National Flag designer Pingali Venkayya honoured

Freedom fighter and National Flag designer Pingali Venkayya was honoured by naming All India Radio(AIR) Vijayawada (in Andhra Pradesh) building after him. In this regard, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs, M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled the statue of Pingali Venkaiah, in the premises of AIR Vijayawada. On this occasion, minister also released a book Read More…