Andhra Pradesh [APPSC] Current Affairs - 2020

India to commission its first strategic oil storage by January 2014

In an effort to shield itself from supply disruptions, India is building strategic oil storage facility. The first such storage facility is expected to be commissioned in January 2014 at Vishakhapatnam. The facilities are being built by state owned firm India Strategic Petroleum Reserves Ltd (ISPRL).  India is building underground storages at Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh Read More…

Bill proposed to curb unethical practices in biomedical, health research

Government has proposed Biomedical and Health Research Regulation Bill, 2013 in order to regulate biomedical and health research involving human participants, whether in conventional areas, or in new evolving specialized fields. The Bill seeks to ensure ethical research in all institution with proper care and a compensation policy for human participants. With this Bill, all Read More…

Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special Read More…

CCEA nod to establish Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) in Hyderabad

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given nod to the set up of Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR) near Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR): The project dedicated Information Technology and Electronic Hardware manufacturing will be spanned over 50000 acres and is projected to attract investment  to the tune of Rs. 2.19 lakh Read More…

Bihar, UP to be key contributor to workforce of the future: Census

As per the Census data, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar with their highest under-14 child population will be the major contributor to the workforce, with developed States like Kerala and Tamil Nadu reaching or already crossed their peaks. The census shows that India’s demography is undergoing two simultaneous and opposing changes. A decline in absolute child Read More…