Andraa Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh gets new state bird & flower

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to notify ‘Rose-ringed parakeet’ popularly known as ‘Rama Chiluka’, as the state bird. The neem is the official tree of the Andhra Pradesh. The blackbuck is the animal while Jasmine as its state flower. Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated to create Telangana in June 2014.

AP, Mastercard to host cyber security summit

The Andhra Pradesh Government and Mastercard are together holding AP Cyber Security Summit. The summit is being conducted here as a part of the MoU signed between the State Government and Mastercard to implement best practices in cyber security. The partnership would help the state government to enable more robust digital payments solutions for the government’s Fintech Valley initiative.

Forest cover in India grew by over 6,700 sq km

According to the Forest Survey of India, Forest cover has increased by 6,778 sq km in the country during the last two years.States like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala have made a significant contribution. The total forest and tree cover in India, according to the current assessment is 8,02,088 sq km, which is 24.39% of the country’s geographic area.

Andhra Pradesh to get happiness department

The Andhra Pradesh government will soon constitute a Happiness Commission that will take up a series of programmes to promote “happiness” in the state.The commission, which will work under the department of planning, will be headed by Chief Minister. AP became the second state in the country to introduce an exclusive ministry for happiness in April 2017. Madhya Pradesh is the first state.

Two new languages discovered

A professor of the University of Hyderabad has discovered two new languages- ‘Walmiki and Malhar’.These languages are spoken in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Walmiki is spoken in Koraput of Odisha and on the bordering districts of Andhra Pradesh. The second language Malhar is spoken in a remote and isolated hamlet about 165 km away from Bhubaneswar.

Natgeo award for physical therapy app

Dr. Asha, a neurophysical therapist from Andhra Pradesh has won the ‘National Geographic Chasing Genius Challenge’ in the U.S. for designing Therax, a web/mobile application.‘Therax’ helps patients with home exercise programmes in their native language. The NatGeo challenge is part of a marketing strategy to popularise a television series.

International Yachting Festival begins in AP

International Yachting Festival was inaugurated in Andhra Pradesh on 29th March. The festival is being conducted by Andhra Pradesh Government and is being held from March 29 to April 1. The Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT) is facilitating necessary support for conducting the festival. International Yachting Festival is the first step in developing sea tourism in Visakhapatnam.

Andhra Government launches NAIPUNYA RATHAM

Andhra Pradesh Govt has launched, NAIPUNYA RATHAM or World on Wheels, a multi-utility vehicle that aims to bring technology to remote corners. It will facilitate & look to improve digital literacy, digital skills & create an awareness on various govt schemes that are underway in Andhra Pradesh. Govt has allotted Rs 300 crore for the project & will be setting up 1000 skill development centres

AP stands at 51st position in Poverty Index

Andhra Pradesh stands at 51st rank globally in Multidimensional Poverty Index according to a household survey conducted in the state. Andhra Pradesh becomes the first Indian state to conduct a household survey at state and district level to estimate the multidimensional poverty of the state. The study was conducted by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh in collaboration with University of Oxford, UK.