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Monday, August 21, 2017

Chief of the Naval Staff visits ENC

Admiral Sunil Lanba PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff arrived Visakhapatnam on a three-day visit to Eastern Naval Command on 21 August 17. The Admiral is accompanied by Mrs.Reena Lanba, President Navy Wives Welfare Association (NWWA). Besides visiting establishments of the Command, the Chief of the Naval Staff will attend the ENC Golden Jubilee Maritime Seminar scheduled on 22 nd and 23 rd August 17. Admiral Lanba will hold discussions with Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief ENC and later would be briefed on the activities of the Command. Mrs. Reena Lanba, President, NWWA would interact with the Executive Committee and ladies of the Organisation besides visiting NWWA facilities.

Monday, August 21, 2017

AAP in support for AgriGold Victims at Gandhi Statue,opp. GVMC

The Bus Yatra known as "Chaitanya Yatra" by the Agri Gold Customers and Agents Welfare Association which was started on Aug 16th from Ichchapuram, Srikakulam had reached Vizag on Aug 20th 2017. The yatra is aimed at putting pressure on the State government to pay money to all AgriGold victims at the earliest. They held a small meeting near Gandhi Statue Opp. GVMC. Aam Aadmi Party, Andhra Pradesh along with CPI has been supporting this yatra. Mr. Muppalla Nageswara Rao - CPI State Assistant Secretary, Mr. Pothina Rama Rao - AAP AP State Co-Convener, Mr. Sinisetty Gupta - AAP AP State Treasurer, Mrs. Dr. Sheetal - AAP Vizag District Womens Wing In-charge, Mr. Shk Nagoor - AAP Vizag City Convener, Mr. Yellaji - AAP Vizag District Youth Wing In-charge along with several AAP volunteers had participated in the meeting and showed their support. This Yatra will conclude on September 15th at Hindupur in Anantapur.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Mr. Murthy LN Kantimahanti, have awarded the INTACH Prakruthi Award

Murthy Kantimahanti is the founder and lead conservation biologist for the Eastern Ghats Wildlife Society (EGWS). He founded the non-profit with an aim to protect the lesser-known and neglected wildlife of the Eastern Ghats landscape in South India. Murthy works closely with local communities throughout the region, especially outside the protected areas where negative human-wildlife interactions occur, monitoring and providing education and intervention strategies. His current conservation efforts focus on developing a comprehensive understanding of the biogeographical distribution of the four species of small wild cats (the Fishing Cat, the Jungle Cat, the Leopard Cat and the Rusty-spotted Cat) in the Eastern Ghats region and the implications of various human-induced activities on their survival to implement appropriate threat-reduction programs. Mr. Murthy LN Kantimahanti, received INTACH Prakruthi Award on April 30th 2017.He has been inducted as a Conservation Associate from India for Global Wildlife Conservation as well as the Houston Zoo! Both being one of the leading wildlife conservation organisations.

Friday, August 18, 2017


Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini. This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is scheduled to commence in early Sep 17. INSV Tarini is the sister vessel of INSV Mhadei. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of Indias thrust for Nari Shakti. The first Indian Solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Capt Dilip Donde, SC (Retd) from 19 Aug 09 to 19 May 10 onboard the Indian built vessel, INSV Mhadei. The first Indian non-stop solo circumnavigation was undertaken by Cdr Abhilash Tomy, KC from 01 Nov 12 to 31 Mar 13. The all-women crew have trained extensively for the forthcoming voyage. They have sailed approximately 20,000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius (in 2016 and 2017) and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16. INSV Tarini, a 55 foot sailing vessel has been built by M/s Aquarius Shipyard Pvt Ltd, Goa. Tarini was inducted into the Indian Navy on 18 Feb 17. The vessel has sailed approximately 8,000 Nm till date. Navika Sagar Parikrama would be covered in five legs with stop-overs at four ports (same ports as Capt Dilip Donde) for replenishment of ration and repairs as necessary. The expedition has been aptly titled Navika Sagar Parikrama, aimed at promoting women empowerment in the country and ocean sailing by the Indian Navy. The expedition would inspire the youth of our nation to develop an understanding of the sea and instill a spirit of adventure and camaraderie. Additional aims of the Expedition are as follows:- (a) Nari Shakti. In consonance with the National policy to empower women to attain their full potential, the expedition aims to showcase Nari Shakti on the world platform. This would also help to discard the societal attitudes and mindset towards women in India by raising visibility of participation by women in challenging environment. (b) Environment and Climate Change. Sailing encourages the use of environment friendly non-conventional renewable energy resources which affects the life of women. The expedition thereby aims at harnessing the energy to optimise the livelihood of the women onboard. (c) Make in India. The voyage also aims to show case the Make in India initiative by sailing onboard the indigenously built INSV Tarini. (d) Meteorological/ Ocean/ Wave Data Observation. The crew would also collate and update Meteorological/ Ocean/ Wave data on a daily basis for subsequent analysis by research and development organisations. (e) Marine Pollution. The crew would monitor and report marine pollution on the high seas. (f) Interaction with Local PIOs. Since the expedition aims to promote Ocean Sailing and the spirit of adventure, the crew would interact extensively with the local PIOs at the various port halts.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AAP Rythu Ranbheri

Statewide Rythu Ranabheri Program in support of Farmers issues as part of the current ongoing Kisan Nyay Sammelan called by National AAP Convenor, Shri Aravbind Kejriwal, was organised by AAP AP Team in Guntur on 12-Aug-2017. Large number of Farmers, AAP AP Volunteers and Farmers Leaders attended the Program. Shri Somnath Barathi, AAP Southern-in-charge along with AAP AP State team and volunteers participated in a Huge Rally raising pro farmer slogans. A delegation of Visakhapatnam District AAP AP Team also participated in it.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIPS Formation Day celebrated in VSP

Dr S Prasanna Sree, Prof of English Department, Andhra University said that modern women are a very strong force in the country and are emerging successful, competing with men in every field. She made this observation while addressing the women employees of RINL on the occasion of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) Formation Day in Ukkunagaram today. Speaking on the occasion, she called for motivation, commitment and attachment towards the people for transforming society. She exhorted women employees of RINL to work with commitment and focus on learning to grow in their career. Sri P Madhusudan, CMD,RINL said that modern women are playing a vital role in society and bringing name and fame to the country with their achievements. He mentioned that women employees in RINL are very competent and are coming forward to work in critical areas to show their talent and added that RINL is extending all facilities to strengthen their growth and advancement. He congratulated women employees and particularly WIPS for bagging many awards at the national level. Later, Sri Madhusudan released "DISHA" the in-house magazine brought out by WIPS on the occasion. Sri PC Mohapatra, Director (Projects), Sri KC Das, Director (Personnel) RINL spoke on the occasion. Sri RV Rao, GM(HR) & Honorary President of WIPS, Senior officials and union leaders were present on the occasion. Smt V Padmavati, DGM(HR) & Co-ordinator, WIPS presented her report highlighting the activities of WIPS. Smt N Bhanu, DGM(MS) & Alternate Co-ordinator, Smt Sheba Rani, Secretary, members of WIPS and a large number of women employees participated.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A gamers delight

Economic Times declares Asus ROG Strix GL553 No. 1 in best laptops for the ultimate gaming experience. Asus ROG Strix GL553 available for Rs. 94,990 onwards, delivers powerful gaming performance accelerated by a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti/1050 graphics for flawless gaming visuals.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Passing Out Ceremony of Basic Submarine Course

125 sailors of various specialization passed out of Submarine School, INS Satavahana after successfully completing the 16 -week long Basic Submarine Course on 11 Aug 17. The batch consisted of trainees of both Sindhughosh and Shishumar Class Submarine.Capt Mukul Surange, Commanding Officer, INS Satavahana was the Chief Guest for the ceremony and gave away the book prizes and awards to the meritorious trainees. Milade K Chandera, LS GS stood first while Vipin Kumar ME I was adjudged second in the overall order of merit. Ravindra Yadav, LME was awarded the trophy for Best Junior Sailor. The Chief Guest congratulated all the trainees for successfully completing the course and stressed upon the necessity of professionalism in the Submarine Arm. He urged them to imbibe the culture of safety in everyday evolutions. All the trainees would now proceed for further training on board submarines on eastern and western seaboards for sea training.

Saturday, August 12, 2017


Surgeon Vice Admiral AA Pawar, VSM, PHS, Director General Medical Services(Navy) - (DGMS(N)), Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) arrived Visakhapatnam on Wednesday, 09 Aug 17, on a four-days visit to the Eastern Naval Command. Surgeon Vice Admiral AA Pawar called-on Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command and held discussions today, 11 Aug 17. The DGMS(N) visited Indian Naval Hospital Ship Kalyani and other naval units in the city and reviewed medical facilities and their functioning. The flag officer also interacted with all medical and dental officers and medical staff in station during the visit. Surgeon Vice Adm Pawar is scheduled to attend the Annual Psychiatric Conference Programme prior to his departure from Visakhapatnam on 14 Aug 17.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

RINL CMD inaugurates Vijayawada Stockyard

Sri P Madhusudan, CMD, RINL inaugurated the new Steel Stockyard of RINL, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, at BB Gudem road, Gannavaram today with an aim to increase of RINL presence in the capital region – Amaravati and its surroundings. This is the second outlet of RINL, after Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh. Addressing the customers and retailers, Sri Madhusudan said that RINL is known for quality products with stringent specifications and the Stockyard would largely cater to the needs of the development of the capital region-Amaravati and particularly to the retail and Project customers of the region. He said that Sri N Chandrababu Naidu’s government in AP is giving top priority to RINL products in the construction of irrigation projects, particularly the multi-purpose Polavaram project and housing and other projects etc. He said that the steel consumption would definitely improve because of policy initiatives of GOI in the Housing, Infra, Railways and construction sectors etc. He expressed confidence that RINL would improve its sales volume in this region. Sri P Raychaudhury, Director (Commercial), Sri PS Gupta, ED (Marketing) addressed the gathering. Earlier, Sri J Satyanarayana, GM(Marketing) welcomed the participants. Senior officials of Marketing Department, and large number of customers and retailers were present on the occasion. RINL produces various sizes of Long Steel products like TMT Rebars, Wire Rods, Structurals, Rounds, Channels, Spring Steel, Medium and High Carbon Steel, Special Steel etc for purpose of real, construction and automobile sectors etc.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Bangladesh Navy Delegation visit ENC

Rear Admiral M Shaheen Iqbal, Asst. Chief of Naval Staff (Materiel) Bangladesh Navy accompanied by a five member delegation arrived at Visakhapatnam on a three-day to Eastern Naval Command from 07 Aug to 09 Aug 17. During the visit, Rear Admiral Iqbal interacted with Rear Admiral Narayan Prasad, Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam and held discussions today, 08 Aug 17. The delegation was briefed on the functioning of the Naval Dockyard. Later, the delegation visited various work centres of the yard. The Delegation is also schedule to visit Hindustan Shipyard Ltd prior to their departure from Visakhapatnam on 09 Aug 17.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Lunar eclipse of August 07,2017 in Visakhapatnam

A partial Lunar Eclipse would occur on August 07 and 08, 2017. It would be the second and the last Lunar Eclipse out of the two lunar eclipses in 2017. As it is partial eclipse of magnitude 0.25, only the one fourth of the Moon would be covered by the Earths Umbral shadow at maximum eclipse. The portion of the moon inside the Umbral shadow will only be illuminated by sunlight refracted through the Earths atmosphere and having a reddish hue. About Lunar Eclipse Data If Lunar Eclipse starts before midnight but ends after midnight i.e. it covers two different dates on Gregorian calendar then the chosen Eclipse Day is when maximum of Lunar Eclipse occurs. Hence Penumbral Phase as well as Umbral Phase might start before midnight i.e. on the previous day. Moonrise and Moonset moments are corrected for Parallax and this correction gives better timings for the Eclipse sighting.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Visakhapatnam Bar Association -Profession Oriented Classes Inaugural Function

Visakhapatnam Bar Association today(05-08-2017) conducted inaugural function of Professional Oriented Classes in Vizag. Justice Sri. U.DurgaPrasad Rao ,Honourable High Court of AP & Telangana,attended as Chief Guest.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Inauguration of DCI Data Centre

DCI Data Centre with new Generation9 servers from HP was inaugurated by Shri. Rajesh Tripathi, CMD on Today. Among the others who were present on the function includes Director (F), HOD (IT), HOD (HR) and staff from IT department. The new servers provide high performance, reliability and availability required for running mission-critical enterprise and data base applications such as ERP. The data centre is equipped with other servers for running ERP test and Development, Citrix Application publishing, Symantec endpoint protection, and Domain and Active directory services. The data centre is provided with high speed internet bandwidth, connected with RailTel Data Centre for Disaster recovery and connected to Project Offices through MPLS VPN for Delivery of ERP application.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DCI Receives AMVER Award

Dredging Corporation of India Ltd was awarded the prestigious AMVER Award by the Honourable Consulate General of the USA located at Hyderabad. The Award was received by Shri. Rajesh Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director of DCIL from Consul General Katherine B. Hadda. Shri. S.Charles, Director (Finance) and Shri. M.S.Rao, Director (Ops & Tech) were also present during the Award Ceremony. AMVER Award is given to those companies whose ships have actively participated in the AMVER (Automated Mutual-Assistance Vessel Rescue System), a worldwide voluntary reporting system sponsored by the United States Coast Guard. It is a computer-based global ship reporting system used worldwide by search and rescue authorities to arrange for assistance to persons in distress at sea. With AMVER, rescue coordinators can identify participating ships in the area of distress and divert the best-suited ship or ships to respond. Participating in AMVER does not put ships under any additional obligation to assist in search and rescue efforts, beyond that which is required under international law. The Dredgers owned by the Dredging Corporation of India Ltd actively participate in the AMVER System and help in the Search and Rescue of Vessels in Distress.