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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Civil Defense organised mock drill at Visakhapatnam Railway Station

A joint mock drill, rescue and relief exercise, organized by Civil Defense organization of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway and Civil Defense unit of Diesel Locomotive Works organized at Visakhapatnam Railway Station. The civil defense force is an institution of volunteers set up to play an effective role in disaster management and during times of contingency. A real time rescue operation to evacuate victims, injured in an atmosphere of bomb blast/ fire incidence in a crowded area, at Visakhapatnam Railway station, under the guidance of Sr.Divisional Safety Officer, Waltair, Shri AK Moharana. The entire operation was monitored by Divisional Railway Manager, Waltair Smt. Chandralekha Mukherjee accompanied by ADRM Shri Ajay Arora and other branch officers. Speaking on the occasion DRM said that a civil defense volunteer is one who flings into action during a fire, a building collapses and other natural calamities, like flood, for the defense of the citizens and also provide them first aid etc. It is very essential to conduct joint mock drills for exchange of expertise, views, techniques etc. DRM mentioned that Civil Defense volunteers of Waltair Division are always in forefront for dedicated voluntary service towards the public and Nation during the national calamity and rendered excellent services during Puri Rath yatra, Kumbh mela etc for crowd management. At the end campfire was held.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

INS Darshak completes Hydrographic Survey in Mauritius

A ceremonial fair sheet depicting hydrographic surveys undertaken by INS Darshak in Mauritius, was presented to the Hon’bleMrSeetanahLutchmeenaraidoo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius today, 03 January 17by His Excellency ShriAbhay Thakur,the High Commissioner, accompanied by the CaptainPeushPawseyCommanding Officer, INS Darshak. INS Darshak was deployed for Joint Hydrographic Survey from 03 December 16 to 03 January 17with the objective of preparing and publishing two new charts of Mauritian waters as per enhanced charting scheme agreed between India and Mauritius. The resultant products will be a significant step towards enhancing the level of navigational safety for merchant ships visiting Mauritius as they will replace vintage 19th century data around the island of Mauritius. The surveys will be also be extremely useful for tourism industry based in northern Mauritius as areas of Mon Choisy, Grand Bay and all small islands in the north have been surveyed in a comprehensive manner. Furthermore, data has been collected for aquaculture site off Anse La Raie and deep sea transacts for scientific research at the request of the Mauritian Oceanographic Institute; and for Deep Ocean Water Application Projects at the request of Continental Shelf Department of the Prime Minister’s Office. Officials of Government of Mauritius from various organizations related to ocean matters participated in the above survey and benefited from the training during ship’s three sea sorties. The INS Darshak will also carry out Outer Island Support for St. Brandon and Agalega Islands during its return passage to India.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Cashless Economy and Digital Transactions

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI), Visakhapatnam Chapter has organized Cost Consciousness Week - Professional Development Program on “Cashless Economy & Digital Transactions ” on 2nd Jan 2017 at their Chapter’s Premises, CMA Bhawan Akkayyapalem. Mr M.P.Dubey, Joint Director, Software Technology Park of India and Mr Ramalingeswara Rao, Manager, SBI were the speakers for the session. Secretary of the Chapter CMA M. Ramakrishna welcomed the gathering for the Meeting and Chairman of the Chapter CMA P.V.N.Madhav chaired the session. Mr M.P.Dubey Joint Director Software Technology Park of India speaker explained about various modes of digital transactions like, UPI, e-Wallet, POS, Aadhar Enabled payment system (AEPS) etc. He also explained that even without internet also, people can do digital transactions through USSD mode. He shared the vision of honourable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi about #GoCashlessGoDigital. Mr Ramalingeswara Rao, Manager, SBI explained about various modes of digital payments in State Bank of India mobile applications like StateBankBuddy, StateBankFreedom, StateBankAnywhere etc., where in people can transfer money, make payments with their mobile phones. Proposed vote of thanks by CMA U.Prakash. CMA V.J.Gupta, CMA U.Lakshmana Rao, CMA D.V.V.Gopi Krishna, CMA R.Lakshminarayana and other members participated in the program.