tirupati l monday l march 01, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l late city EDITION maiden mission of ISRO’s Commercial arm a success NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL) through PSLV-C51 injects Brazil’s Amazonia-1 into orbit 17 minutes after launch from Sriharikota 18 co-passenger satellites, too, in orbit Three sats developed by colleges An optical earth observation satellite, Amazonia-1 will provide remote sensing data for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysing diversified farming. Apart from Amazonia-1, the PSLV rocket carried 18 other satellites that separated in a predetermined sequence. Of the 18, 14 were NSIL’s, comprising one from India and 13 from the US | P5 ■ The other four sats belonged to IN-SPACe, of which three were developed jointly with Jeppiaar Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Nagpur, and Sri Shakti Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore. The fourth was Satish Dhawan Sat (SDSAT) by Chennai-based Space Kidz 342 Satellites of 34 customer countries launched by pslv so far CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Govt invites POSCO team for talks on Krishnapatnam Sends missive to steel giant Chairman on setting up a steel plant E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Vijayawada The State government has reportedly invited a delegation from South Korean steel giant POSCO headquartered in Seoul to confirm the proposal to set up an integrated steel plant at Krishnapatnam in Nellore district. In a letter written to Chairman and Managing Director of POSCO India Sung Lae Chun, it said further discussions could be held on the proposal to set up the plant in the land already identified jointly by the government and the steel company at Krishnapatnam. Sources said the government expressed its willingness to consider further support in the form of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives and also expedite the process of handing over the land once the two sides come to a common understanding on the way forward. The government invited the delegation from POSCO to have further discussions on the support under the AP Industrial Development Policy 2020-23 and firm up the proposal. “The incentives given in Industrial Policy of AP 2020-23 are available and any specific requests in line with the volume of investment and employment opportunities and subsidiary industrial growth that will be generated, the State government will be willing to con- AP ready to lend more support to POSCO Sources said the government has expressed its willingness to consider further support in the form of fiscal and nonfiscal incentives to POSCO and also expedite the process of handing over the land once the two sides come to an common understanding on the project sider further support in the form of fiscal and non-fiscal incentives,” the government said in the letter. The definitive terms (of incentives) can be discussed when your delegation visits AP , the government said. It may be recalled that repre- sentatives of POSCO India visited Krishnapatnam in December 2020. Later, the CMD of POSCO India visited Krishnapatnam and interacted with Krishnapatnam Port authorities on their proposal to set up a steel plant. In its discussions with the steel giant, the government informed the former that it has always been a front runner in providing unparalleled support to the industry and the State’s industrial policy 2020-23 is considered as one of the best in the country AP has ranked No 1 in . Ease of Doing Business among the Indian States and it is a testament to our strong commitment to industrial growth,’’ the government said. POSCO was also informed that Krishnapatnam is poised to be the next industrial growth centre of Andhra Pradesh considering its proximity to the major cities like Chennai and Bengaluru. The government is of the view that the steel plant at Krishnapatnam can be an anchor industry in driving the economic activity in the region. State to inoculate 65L in 3rd phase vaccination R i t i k a A r un V a i s h a l i @ Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh is all set to launch the third phase of Covid-19 vaccination programme on Monday. The Medical and Health Department aims to vaccinate about 53 lakh people aged above 60 and seven lakh aged above 45 with comorbidities during the third phase. Speaking to TNIE, Principal Secretary for Covid Management and Vaccination M Ravi Chandra said, “Our target may go up based on the increase or decrease in the number of people with comorbidities. The number of people with comorbidities may be higher as we are not able to collect all data under the National Non-Communicable Diseases Programme. Most of the people belonging to the elite class may not have been included in the data. So there may be an increase of 10 to 15 per cent of people with E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Vijayawada A 35-year-old Anganwadi worker, who was administered the second dose of Covid vaccine on February 24, allegedly developed Adverse Events Following Immunisation and died late Saturday night. Mohammad Gulshan Begum, CO2 cut makes AP save `1,740 crore on energy E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e Andhra Pradesh has recorded considerable improvement in reduction of carbon emissions with a decrease of 0.89 million tonnes during Perform Achieve and Trade (PAT) Cycle-II (2016-19) as against 0.73 million tonnes during Cycle I (2012-15), according to the Union Ministry of Power’s Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). The State has also indicatively managed to save 0.25 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) energy in the second cycle, up from 0.21 million TOE in the first cycle. According to officials, the energy savings accrue a monetary benefit of `1,740 crore as 2,907 million units of power has been conserved under PAT, a flagship scheme under the National Mission for Enhanced Energy Efficiency (NMEEE) that primarily aims @ Srinagar/New Delhi A day after the G23 dissenters observed that the Congress was getting weaker, veteran party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for staying true to his roots while indirectly questioning the way the Gandhis function. On his first visit t o Ja m m u a n d Kashmir after his Rajya Sabha term ended on February 15, Azad said: “I appreciate that he (Modi) does not hide his true self. Those who do so are living in a bubble. I like a lot of things about many leaders. I am from a village and I am very proud of it. Politically we are opposed to , him but at least he does not hide his true (self). We all should be proud of our roots.” However, his comments did not go down well with some leaders, who countered it was the Modi-led Centre that abrogated the Article 370, and made the state a Union Territory after carving out Ladakh. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) at improving conservation mechanism in energy intensive industries and other sectors. “Energy efficiency measures are being implemented in 22 energy intensive units from various industrial sectors namely cement, fertilisers, pulp and paper, power generation and chemical etc. in Andhra Pradesh, which had demonstrated energy savings of around 2,386 MU (238.6 crore units) of electricity that worth around `1,600 crore under Cycle-I and 2,907 MU worth `1,740 crore in the second cycle. The State, that had achieved significant change in emission reduction of 0.73 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent under PAT Cycle-I, now managed 0.89 million tonnes of CO2 under PAT Cycle-II, which is higher than the first cycle,” senior energy officials exP5 plained. Carbon emission reduction 0.89 million tonnes PAT Cycle-II (2016-19) 0.73 million tonnes PAT Cycle I (2012-15) Minister to release SOP on PAT Union Power Minister RK Singh is set to release a Manual (SOP) on PAT and impact of energy efficiency activities in all the States for 2019-20 at a webinar on Monday e x p r e ss r e a d Keep ward volunteers away from election process: SEC Vijayawada: SEC Nimmagadda Ramesh Kumar on Sunday directed the district collectors to keep ward volunteers away from the election process to maintain neutrality. He asked them not to engage volunteers for distribution of authenticated photo voter slips to voters. Amit Shah hails EPS, says TN is best in handling Covid-19 Villupuram: The BJP’s camaraderie with the AIADMK got a fresh booster shot on Sunday when Home Minister Amit Shah heaped praises on the government in Tamil Nadu for its handling of Covid-19. “Tamil Nadu stood number one in governance amid the pandemic,” he said. gender equality Transgender enters fray to solve civic woes K M a d h u Sud h a k a r @ Kurnool Standing apart from all other contestants, a transgender has entered the poll fray for the 10th ward councillor post in Nandikotkur municipality. The transgender, Madhuri, filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate last year. Later, elections to the urban local bodies were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. With the resumption of election process to the local bodies after a year, she has started her campaign in the ward with a promise to develop civic amenities. Madhuri is likely to get the support of the ruling YSRC with the local MLA T Arthur promising to get the party B-Form issued to her. If it happens, she will be the official YSRC candidate. Highlighting the civic problems like drinking water scarcity, lack of proper drainage system and poor sanitation in the 10th ward, she vows to get the basic amenities improved if she is elected. A Post Graduate from Rayalaseema University, Madhuri is in the forefront in highlighting the problems faced by transgenders and get them P4 solved. ruary 25. Of the total, 13,44,640 doses have been used in 13 districts of the State. There is a balance stock of 7,63,190 doses of both the vaccines. “We have enough stock of vaccine to launch the third phase. More stock of vaccine is likely to reach the State. The process of getting vaccine Anganwadi worker dies after vaccine second dose Azad rapped for hailing PM, poking Gandhis J aya n t h P @ Vijayawada comorbidities resulting in rise in total target. The State aims to vaccinate a total of 65-70 lakh people during the third phase.” Explaining the stock position of Covishield and Covaxin, he said the State has received a total of 21,07,830 doses of the two vaccines as on Feb- stock has been smooth so far and there has not been any delay in the transportation of vaccines, neither from the Centre to the State, nor within the State,” Ravi Chandra said. He said 2,172 medical facilities (more than 1,600 government and 500 private) are equipped to take up the third phase of vaccination drive. “Based on the need and demand, the number of facilities may be increased to 18,000 in the State. We have enough manpower and necessary infrastructure to increase the number of facilities as and when required in every district,” Ravi Chandra asserted. He also stated that `150 has to be deposited by the beneficiary in the Central government’s account if he/she wishes to get vaccinated in private hospitals. The private hospitals can collect a service charge of up to `100 from each beneficiary and the details will be provided soon, he added. She is likely to get YSRC support Local MLA T Arthur promised to get the party B-Form issued to Madhuri. If it happens, Madhuri who entered the fray as independent, will be the YSRC candidate fainted in her house at Sanath Nagar while feeding her children around 9 pm. Family members rushed her to a nearby private hospital and later to another hospital where she died. Based on their complaint, Penamaluru police registered a case under Sec 174 of CrPC. “As she had a history of comor- bidities, she might have died of a cardiac arrest,” said Penamaluru Circle Inspector M Satyanarayana. DMHO Dr Suhasini said Begum had developed complications three days after the vaccine. “Usually the , side-effects will be immediate. It is clear the death was due to underlying morbidities,” she said.
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