Visakhapatnam Current Affairs

UNESCO to set up Design University for Gaming in Visakhapatnam

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will set up ‘Design University for Gaming’ in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. In this regard, UNESCO delegation has entered into an agreement with Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB).

Design University for Gaming

The Design University for Gaming will help UNSECO to develop edutech gaming in state, with the target of providing 50,000 jobs in 10 years.  For this UNESCO has requested State Government to provide 100 acres of land in Visakhapatnam for developing the city as International Gaming and Digital Learning Hub. Gaming and IT giants like UBSoft, Samsung, Microsoft etc are ready to establish their centres in Visakhapatnam.

United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UNESCO is UN organization that helps preserve historical and cultural sites worldwide. It is special multi-country agency, formed in 1945 and based in France. It promotes literacy and sex education as well as improving gender equality in countries around world. It is also known for recognising world heritage sites and work to preserve cultural and heritage sites such as ancient ruins, villages and temples, and historic sites.

Month: Categories: States Current Affairs - 2018


Rani Rashmoni: Indian Coast Guard Ship commissioned in Visakhapatnam

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned fast patrol vessel (FPV) ICGS Rani Rashmoni, in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is fifth and last ship to be commissioned in the series of fast patrol vessel (FPV) project of ICG. The ship will be based at Visakhapatnam under the administrative and operational control of Commander, No.6 Coast Guard District Headquarters (Andhra Pradesh).

ICGS Rani Rashmoni

ICGS Rani Rashmoni has been designed and built by Hindustan Ship Yard Ltd. It is 51 metre long, 8.36 metre wide and weights 346-tonne. It is named after legendary Rani Rashmoni of Kolkata. It is equipped with most advanced and sophisticated communication and navigational sensors and equipment.

The ship is propelled by three MTU 40000 series diesel engines of 2,720 KW capacity each coupled with three Rolls Royce Kamewa jets. It can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots (63kmph). It can perform multifarious tasks such as surveillance, search and rescue, interdiction, anti-smuggling and anti-poaching operations.

Month: Categories: Defence Current Affairs 2018