Telangana Current Affairs 10th October 2015
Swachh Bharta Mission : Miles to go
Activists ay that a little has been done under the mission in Telangana and even in Hyderabad, where open defecation is still prevalent. Telangana has managaed to construct just about 52,000 toilets in last 7 months. 60,893 toilets have to be constructed per day or 42 toilets a minute in the country to achieve the goal of making india open-defecation free by 2019.
400 Application recieved for the T-HUB for space from start ups and innovators on rental basis in IIIT-Gachibowli.
The Government of Telangana is planning to utilise the opportunities of Krishna Pushkaralu,likely to be held from August 12 to 23 next year,to put the state on National Tourism Map by a facelift to several historical temples,forts and eco-tourism spots located on the banks of the sacred river(Krishna) in Mahbubnagar and Nalgonda districts.The two districts constitute of 116 historical monuments out of 336 in the state.
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With poet K. Satchidanandan and feminist writer Sara Joseph, both from Kerala, joining the ranks of Nayantara Sahgal, Ashok Vajpeyi, Shashi Deshpande and others by resigning from official posts and returning literary honours, Sahitya Akademi president Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari finally broke his silence on Saturday.Mr. Tiwari said a letter, signed by him and bearing the signatures of the vice-president and five members of the executive council, condemning the attack on writers and the assault on the freedom of expression will be issued shortly.
The work on the 4,000 MW dedicated power project for Telangana being set up by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) at Ramagundam in Karimnagar district has gained momentum with tying up of 4.73 TMC ft water per annum from Sripada Yellampally project.The national power giant has already commenced work on the 2 x 800 MW first-stage of the project by calling tenders for supply of material.It has already secured environmental clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) for the entire project. The project is coming up in the land bank already available with the NTPC at Ramagundam, where it already has a 2,600 MW inter-State generating station (ISGS).The Irrigation Department of Telangana on Friday issued orders allocating 2.73 TMC ft of water per annum from Sripada Yellampally project for the 3 x 800 MW second-stage of the thermal power project.
6 New members appointed to TSPSC:
The State Government on Saturday appointed six more Members to Telangana State Public Service Commission. The appointment of new members takes the total to 10 including the Chairman.Orders appointing the new members were issued on Saturday by Chief Secretary Rajiv Sharma after getting the nod from the Governor. The new members are: T. Vivek, D. Krishna Reddy, K. Rammohan Reddy, Mangeri Rajender, Ch. Vidya Sagar Rao and Ch. Sailu.Besides Chairman Ghanta Chakrapani, the TSPSC already has Ch. Vittal, B. Chandravathi and Mohd. Mateenuddin Quadri as its members. They were appointed in December last year. The new members would hold the office for a term of six years from the date on which they assume office or on attaining the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.
Novelist Subhash Chandran has won this year’s Vayalar Rama Varma Literary Award for his novel “Manushyanu Oru Aamukham”. The award, to be presented on October 27, Vayalar Rama Varma’s death anniversary, carries a purse of Rs. 1 lakh, statuette and citation. The purse has been increased from Rs. 25,000 earlier thanks to support from the Government of Kerala. Mr. Subhash Chandran had won the Sahitya Akademi for the same novel last year.