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Wednesday, December 19, 2018
91ST BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS OF A.V.N. COLLEGE FOUNDER JAGGA ROW : The 91st Birthday Celebrations of A.V.N. Jagga Row were celebrated in the premises of Mrs. AVN College on Tuesday (18-12-2018), in a grand manner. A.V.N. Jagga Row was the former Vice-Chairman and Correspondent of the college. Mr. Adeep Bhanoji Row, Correspondent of the college and Dr.D Vijaya Prakash, principal of the college, Ramana Rao, principal of A.V.N. Polytechnic College, Venkata Rao, headmaster of A.V.N. High School and Sankar Rao, alumni of the college attended the function and garlanded the photo of A.V.N. Jagga Row.
PSYCHOMETRIC EXHIBITION CONCLUDES : The five-day Psychometric Expo organised by the Psychology Department of Andhra University concluded on Tuesday (18-12-2018). Addressing the valedictory, APEPDCL Consumer Forum Chairperson D. Dharma Rao underlined the importance of counselling of people suffering from depression. Stating that such exhibitions help people overcome their problems, DCP (crime) A.R. Damodar narrated about how students were resorting to cyber crimes, without knowing the repercussions of it. Registrar K. Niranjan, university Academic Dean M.V.R. Raju were present.
INDIAN COAST GUARD RESCUED SEVEN FISHERMEN AT SEA : The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) rescued seven out of 14 fishermen, who were stranded near Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) oil rig Aban II and Sagar Vijay, off Kakinada coast when Cyclone Phethai made a landfall south of Kakinada on Monday(17-12-2018) evening. Another seven fishermen on another boat are yet to be traced and a search operation is under way. Upon receiving a distress signal, ICG Ship Samudra Paheredar was despatched from Visakhapatnam with a chopper conducting aerial sorties. Seven fishermen were spotted on a boat near Aban II, and were immediately airlifted. According to a ICG release, ships Vigraha, Shaunak and Ayush were also despatched from Visakhapatnam and Krishnapatnam for augmenting the rescue efforts and to provide disaster relief off A.P. coast.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
TWO-DAY NATIONAL SEMINAR St. Joseph''s College For Women (A) Visakhapatnam will be hosting a two-day national seminar on ‘The Importance of Terminology in Higher Education and Role of Media in Propagation of Terminologies’ in collaboration with the Commission for Scientific and Technical Terminology, MHRD, New Delhi, from February 21. Research papers have to reach the college by December 30 at the Participants can indicate their willingness by December 25.
DCIL: EXCELLENCE AWARD Dredging Corporation of India Limited (DCIL), a mini ratna company under the Union Ministry of Shipping with its corporate office in the city, is taking steps to diversify by adopting an innovative marketing strategy, its Chairman and Managing Director Rajesh Tripathi has said. Speaking after receiving Kotler Marketing Excellence Award in New Delhi recently, he said the corporation was firm on consolidating its core domain of maintenance and capital dredging while venturing into the broader spectrum of allied activities like river dredging, sand mining and marine consultancy. The award was received at the First World Marketing Summit. DCIL was judged the winner under the best marketer category peeping ahead of steep competitors by a panel of jurists headed by management guru Philip Kotler. During a meeting between Mr. Tripathi and Mr. Kotler, the marketing expert commended DCIL for its innovative marketing approaches. Mr. Tripathi described the conferment of the award as a red letter day in the history of DCIL and attributed the honour to all the employees for their unshakable faith and determination in the face of continuous challenges. The CMD said with the recent decision of the government to pass on the ownership of DCIL to a consortium of four ports, the corporation was geared up to a mission mode and poised to regain its numero uno position in the domestic maintenance dredging segment shortly.
AU POSTPONES 85TH AND 86TH CONVOCATIONS The 85th and 86th convocations of Andhra University scheduled to be organised on December 19 (Tuesday) has been postponed due to Phethai Cyclone. Announcing it here on Monday, University Registrar K. Niranjan said that the new date for the convocation would be notified soon. "A number of students from various parts of the State will receive their PhDs, prizes and medals during the convocation. The cyclone has disrupted the public transport including the many trains. Keeping this in view and a few other issues the students might face, a decision has been taken to postpone the convocation as a precautionary measure," a statement issued by the university quoted Mr. Niranjan as saying on Monday. As many as 546 PhDs and six M. Phil. degrees will be awarded during the convocation and 573 students will rewarded prizes and medals. Meanwhile, the Director of School of Distance Education announced that the examinations of undergraduate programmes have been postponed due to cyclone. "The re-scheduled dates will be notified later," a communiqué said here. The first semester examinations for B.Ed programmes, slated for Monday and Tuesday, and have been rescheduled to Dec. 22 and 24 respectively, Controller of Examinations S.V. Sudhakar Reddy said
VIZAG RECEIVED HEAVY RAIN FALL AS PHETHAI CROSSES COAST: The city experienced high gale and continuous rainfall from early in the morning, brining the life to a standstill. However, no causality and untoward incidents were reported. Cyclone Phethai threw the normal life in the city out of gear on Monday. Though the cyclone made a landfall at Katrenikona of East Godavari district, some 200 km away from the city, on Monday afternoon, Vizagites remained indoors, recollecting the horrific devastation the Hudhud Cyclone had done in 2014 and praying for the peaceful passover of Phethai. Due to uninterrupted rain from the early hours, drains in several colonies in I-Town, Akkayyapalem, Gajuwaka, MVP Colony, Arilova, Peda Gantayada and others sweeled up on to the roads. Not just interior bylanes, several parts of the NH-16 and Beach Road stretch were inundated by the afternoon. Bad roads in a many colonies of I-Town made it tough for vehicles to move on the roads. Gale accompanied with rain turned out to be a nightmare for people living along the hill slopes at Hanumanthuwaka, Arilova, Gajuwaka, Kancharapalem, with the apprehensions about landslides. Power supply was also interrupted in many areas since Sunday night. The Port City wore a deserted look with most of the offices, commercial establishments, shops, cinema theatres, shopping malls and tourist spots remaining closed for the day. The district administration declared a holiday for all educational institutions on Monday. The roads were almost empty with a few auto-rickshaws and RTC buses plying. The otherwise busy Poorna Market and lanes of I-Town wore a deserted look as only onlu a few shops remained open. Even the online cabs stayed off the roads. However, they resumed operation only in the evening after the rain and wind subsided. With most of the restaurants, online food delivery services remained closed, those dependant on them had a tough time. Citizens faced troubles as on the roadside small eateries downed their shutters. "No online food delivery boys were ready to deliver parcels. Even the small road side eateries, pan shops, supermarkets, stores remained closed. We had scout for almost an hour to find a eatery for breakfast," said M. Siddharth, a private firm employee from Madhavadhara.