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Monday, March 25, 2019
VICE ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH TO TAKE OVER AS THE NEXT CNS ovt. of India has appointed Vice Adm Karambir Singh, PVSM AVSM ADC as the next Chief of the Naval Staff(CNS) on superannuation of Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM AVMS ADC on 31 May 2019. Vice Adm Karambir Singh would be the first helicopter pilot of the Indian Navy to be appointed as the CNS. Vice Adm Karambir Singh, a native of Jalandhar, Punjab did his initial studies in various schools across the country wherever his father, who was in the Indian Airforce was posted. He finally graduated from Barnes School, Deolali Maharashtra before joining National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Commissioned into the Indian Navy in July 1980, Vice Admiral Karambir earned his wings as a helicopter pilot in 1982 and has flown extensively on the Chetak and Kamov helicopters in support of Fleet Operations. He is a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington; College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and has later served as Directing Staff in both these Institutions. In his career spanning over 39 years, the Admiral has commanded Indian Coast Guard Ship Chandbibi, Missile Corvette INS Vijaydurg as well as two Guided Missile Destroyers INS Rana and INS Delhi. He has also served as the Fleet Operations Officer of the Western Fleet. Ashore, the Admiral has served at Naval Headquarters as the Joint Director Naval Air Staff, and as Captain Air and Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Air Station at Mumbai. He has also served as a member of the Aircrew Instrument Rating and Categorisation Board (AIRCATS). On promotion to flag rank, the Admiral was appointed as Chief of Staff, ENC. His other important flag appointments include Chief of Staff of the Tri-Services Command at Andaman & Nicobar Islands and as the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area (FOMAG). In the rank of Vice Admiral, he has been the Director General Project Seabird, in-charge of infrastructure development of the Navy’s modern base at Karwar. He was also assigned higher responsibilities as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff and Vice Chief of the Naval Staff at IHQ MoD(Navy) and as Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC since 31 October 2017. The Admiral is a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medial (PVSM) and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) awarded by the Hon'ble President of India.

Saturday, March 23, 2019
ANDHRA UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING EXAMS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED The year-end examinations for engineering students of Andhra University (AU) campus and its affiliated colleges would begin from April 1. However, there would be a 10-day break for the exams of some courses from April 5 to 14 in view of the elections. P Srinivasa Rao, principal of AU college of engineering, said the second semester exams of third year regular engineering students and integrated dual degree course students will be conducted from April 1 to 16. The second semester exams of second year students will be held from April 18 to 26. The second semester exams of first year students will be held from April 29 to May 4. The third year BArch exams will be held from April 1 to 4, he said. The second year BArch exams will be from April 15 to 24, while the first year BArch exams will be held from April 29 to May 3. MCA exams will be held from April 15 to May 3, while MSc (applied chemistry) exams will be held from April 15 to May 7. The year-end supplementary exam for first year BTech/BArch will be conducted from April 29 to May 7, he added.
ANDHRA UNIVERSITY RELEASED PGECET NOTIFICATION Andhra University released the notification for Andhra Pradesh Postgraduate Engineering Common Entrance Test (APPGECET), on Friday (22-03-2019). Exam convenor, Prof PS Avadhani, said the state-wide entrance examination for the courses will be conducted by Andhra University on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education. Aspirants have to apply online. The online exams will commence from May 2 and are categorised into 13 different examinations, on the basis of availability of the seats and the qualifying degree, Prof Avadhani added. He added that the last date for receiving applications is March 30. However, candidates can apply till April 8, with a late fee of Rs 500, April 12 with a late fee of Rs 2,000 and April 18 with a late fee of Rs 5,000. Avadhani said, final year students too are eligible to apply for the test and can download the hall tickets from April 22. Results are expected to be declared on May 9.

Thursday, March 21, 2019
NANNAYACET 2019 NOTIFICATION RELEASED Rector of Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU) P Suresh Varma on Wednesday (20-03-2019) released the notification for the entrance test Nannayacet 2019 for PG admissions of AKNU campus colleges at Andhra University. The admission test will be conducted for colleges at Rajamahendravaram, Kakinada and Tadepalligudem and its affiliated colleges of East and West Godavari districts. AKNU offers 3,475 seats for 17 courses in science and 2,600 seats for 14 courses in arts. The last day for submission of applications is April 15, and with a late fee till April 25. For more details, call 0883-2566011 or 7093008477.

Friday, March 15, 2019
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT - II EXAMS FOR 2018-19 Andhra Pradesh SCERT announced dates for Summative Assessment - II Exams for 2018-19. Exams will be conducted from Class-1 to 9 from 4th April 2019 to 23rd April 2019 under all managements

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
SPECIAL TRAINS TO TIRUPATI, SECUNDERABAD EXTENDED To clear extra rush of passengers this summer, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) authorities have extended the services of weekly specials from Visakhapatnam to Tirupati and Secunderabad. Train no. 08573 Visakhapatnam- Tirupati weekly special express will leave Visakhapatnam on Mondays at 10.55 p.m. from April 1 to June 24 and reach Tirupati on the next day at 1.25 p.m. In the return direction, 08574 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam weekly special express will leave Tirupati on Tuesdays at 3.30 p.m. from April 2 to June 25 and arrive in Visakhapatnam at 6.50 a.m. on the next day. The train no. 08501 Visakhapatnam to Secunderabad weekly special express will leave Vizag on Tuesdays at 11 p.m. from April 2 to June 25 and reach Secunderabad on the next day at 12 noon. In the return direction, the train will leave Secunderabad on Wednesdays at 4.30 p.m. from April 3 to June 26 and arrive in Vizag at 4.50 a.m. on the next day.These trains will have stoppages at Duvvada, Anakapalle, Tuni, Samalkot, Rajahmundry, Eluru, Tadepalligudem, Vijayawada, Khammam, Warangal and Kazipet between Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad in both the directions.
AUCET NOTIFICATION - EXAMS FROM MAY 5 Andhra University(AU) has released the Andhra University Common Entrance Test 2019 (AUCET 2019) notification on Monday (11-03-2019). Qualifying in the test allows admission to various courses in the university. AU has also come out with a notification for Andhra University Engineering Entrance Test (AUEET) for a 6-year integrated dual course in several engineering branches. The submission of online applications will commence on March 15. Applications will be received online till April 15 without any late fee, and from April 16 to April 25 with a late fee. Notifications are available at and Aspirants can download hall tickets from April 28. Exams will commence from May 5. The results will likely be announced on May 15.

Monday, March 11, 2019
TEMPORARY STOPPAGE FOR TRAINS ON EXPERIMENTAL BASIS Railways has decided to provide additional stoppage to the following trains on experimental basis for a period of 6months. The train No. 18519/18520 Visakhapatnam- Lokmanya Tilak-Visakhapatnam express will be provided additional stoppage at Pthapuram (in South Central Railway) with effect from 09.03.2019 The train No. 18495/18496 Rameswaram-Bhubaneswar-Rameswaram express will be provided additional stoppage at Chidambaram (Southern Railway) with effect from 10.03.2019