Telangana Current Affairs

Genome Valley 2.0: Telangana Government inks MoU with Singapore’s Surbana Jurong

Telangana Government has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore-based engineering & consulting firm Surbana Jurong for preparing roadmap for Genome Valley 2.0. It will be an upgraded version of life sciences and biotechnology industrial cluster state’s capital city Hyderabad.

Genome Valley

Genome Valley is India’s first organized pharma-biotech cluster for life sciences R&D activities and largest life sciences destination in Asia, being home to over 200 companies employing 10,000 people. It is already home to multinationals such as Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, DuPont, Mylan, US Pharmacopeia among others. It includes 6 of world’s top 10 R&D companies and three of India’s largest vaccine manufacturers.

The cluster was conceptualized in 1999 in Shamirpet, Hyderabad, India. It is spread over 600 sq kms in vicinity of Hyderabad. It is India’s first systematically developed R&D cluster, boasting world-class infrastructure facilities in form of Industrial/Knowledge Parks, Special Economic Zones (SEZs), Multi-tenanted wet laboratories and Incubation facilities. It synergizes a healthy mix of companies in realm of biopharma, vaccine manufacturing, agri-biotech, Clinical Research Management (CRM), regulatory and testing, and other related areas.

Genome Valley 2.0

Genome Valley 2.0 is vision to upgrade cluster into  world-class knowledge led integrated corridor in  self-sufficient life sciences ecosystem. It is being envisioned to transform into industry led knowledge based ecosystem to become a driver for local economic development.  It will introduce world class knowledge cluster and lay master plan to transform the ecosystem into a smart satellite town of Hyderabad. Its expansion will enable more global companies to establish and expand their operations.


COP CONNECT: Telangana Police launches app to support communication needs of police

Telangana Police has launched COP CONNECT’ mobile application to support the professional communication and collaboration needs of entire police department of the state. It has been developed based on Telangana State Police internal Communication strategy on lines of popular internet messaging application WhatsApp.


COP CONNECT app has all features of regular mobile messaging apps and is enabled for chatting, group chats, file sharing (image, audio, video and documents) and location sharing. Using it different types of groups can be created at state level, district and commissionerate levels, zonal level, sub-divisional level, circle level and police station level. It will help in connecting over 60,000 police forces across 31 districts in the state.

It will enable the entire police workforce of the state to pro-actively engage and pass real time information in seconds and also consult each other so that they are able to play an active role in delivery of uniform policing services across the state. It has end-to-end encryption with server being with Police Department to ensure absolute security and confidentiality of internal Police communication. It also has iMeeting feature which will help in creating and scheduling department meeting and setting reminders.