Telangana Current Affairs 11th December 2015
1.UK govt. assures Telangana of offering the best international incubation services for start-ups here. In a major fillip to its efforts to promote startups, the Telangana government has received assurance from the United Kingdom government on entering into a partner ship with the state government on entering into partnership with the state government in offering the best international incubation startups here.
The London based Ledmac Limited, a company that is into education services specialisting in building/supporting incubators, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the T-Hub in presence of IT Minsiter K.T.Rama Rao and Uk’s secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Sajid Javid.
2. As the deadline for holding GHMC polls draw near, the polictical and administrative heat has started to build up in the city. With the demilitation of ward process completed and the exercise of reservations on, speculation is rife about notification for the polls coming anytime after the next week. For the first time, the local body would have 70.64 lakh voters who would elect 150 corporators. The electoral roll as notified by the GHMC include 37.81 lakh male voters, 32.82 lakh voters spread across the 150 wards. Subashnagar being the biggest with 80,098 and Dattatreya nagar smallest with 29,959.
3. Telangana likely to take a relook at heritage GO
Amid gloomy scenario triggered by the issue of a Government Order that left 160 heritage buildings in the city vulnerable,B.V. Papa Rao, advisor to the Telangana government on Dec 10 hinted at a comprehensive order in its place. The Telangana government is all set to end its final dossier to the Central Government seeking UNESCO’s World Heritage Site status for the famed Ramappa Temple in Warangal.
4. Enthused by the positive response to the liquor and wine corners in their sprawling premises, leading hypermarkets chains are game to open such exclusive outlets in all their branches in the city on the lines of other metros. Telangana government, as a part of its excise policy, allowed Spencer’s and Metro to open exclusive outlets to sell Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and Foreign liquor in select outlets and upmarket areas.
5. The only peaks that started at them as children were of discrimination and denial of opportunities. But that didn’t let these lose hoped children from scaling one of the toughest peaks of the Himalayan range- Mt. Renock.
About 31 young students – 16 girls and 15 boys from Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions(TSWREI) Society and Telangana Tribal Welfare Residential Educational Institutions(TTWREI) successfully trekked one of the most dangerous peaks of Himalayan range.
6. China: Behind the Miracle
How did China with National GDP and Per capita income almost similar to that of India 35 years ago has now emerged as the second largest economy in the world in nominal terms? How did Chinese economy develop at the fastest pace in shortest period in human history? These and several other aspects relating to China’s stupendous growth story are dealt with in “China: Behind the Miracle” written by IAS officer, Sumita Dawra, who served for three years as Head of the Economic Wing in the Indian Embassy at Beijing from 2011.
7. Chennai paid the price for loss of wetlands and open spaces: Study
Chennai’s resilience to the recent deluge has taken a sever beating as nearly a quarter of its wetlands ,open space and flood plains have given way to concrete structures.