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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Indo-US joint disaster relief (HADR) exercise Tiger Triumph to begin at Vizag

In consonance with the growing partnership between India and the US, the maiden India US joint Tri services Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise named TIGER TRIUMPH is scheduled on the Eastern seaboard from 13 to 21 Nov 19. Indian Naval ships Jalashwa, Airavat and Sandhayak, Indian Army troops from 19 Madras and 7 Guards, and Indian Air Force MI-17 helicopters and Rapid Action Medical Team (RAMT) would be participating in the exercise. The US would be represented by US Navy Ship Germantown with troops from US Third Marine Division. The Exercise is aimed to developing interoperability for conducting HADR operations. The Harbour Phase is scheduled at Visakhapatnam from 13 to 16 Nov 19. The Opening Ceremony along with a Joint Flag Parade and Media Interaction will be held onboard INS Jalashwa on 14 Nov 19. Personnel from both navies would also participate in Training Visits, Subject Matter Expert Exchanges, Sports Events and social interactions. On completion of the Harbour Phase, the ships, with troops embarked, would sail for the Sea Phase and undertake Maritime, Amphibious and HADR operations. On reaching the HADR area at Kakinada, the landing of Relief Forces would be undertaken to the Exercise scenario. At the HADR Exercise Area, a Joint Command and Control Centre, would be established jointly by the Indian Army and US Marines. The IAF RAMT and the US Navy Medical Team would establish a Medical Facility Camp for providing medical aid to victims, who would have been previously evacuated by road and air to the Camp. The Exercise would culminate with a Closing Ceremony onboard US Naval Ship Germantown on 21 Nov 19.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

AVN college student bags Vidya Puraskar - 2019

Mrs AVN College Student G.Rupa of B.Sc. 2019 received Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Vidya Puraskar-2019 for meritorious students of Andhra University (AU). AU selects 6 meritorious students for this award in maths combination wherein AVN College student G.Rupa is one of them. Principal Prof. D.Vijayaprakash, placement officer Capt. Prof. N.Ramakrishna, IQAC convener Prof. S. Srinivasarao and vice-principals, staff congratulated her, for her achievement

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Confederation of Indian Industry Andhra Pradesh Logistics Conference 2019

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organised Logistics Conference 2019 with the theme "Enhance Logistics Competitiveness through Smart & Sustainable Business" at Novotel, Visakhapatnam. The Conferences objective is to create an ecosystem conducive for enhancing Logistic network, create opportunities and attract global players for setting up warehousing and distribution activities making Visakhapatnam as a logistic hub in East Coast of India. Mr P L Haranadh, IRTS Deputy Chairman, Visakhapatnam Port Trust and Dr D K Srinivas, IRS Principal Commissioner Customs, Govt of India, Mr Krishna B Kotak, Chairman J M Baxi Group addressed the Inaugural Session.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Mid Planning Conference for MILAN 2020 Concludes

The Mid Planning Conference (MPC) for MILAN exercise concluded at HQENC Visakhapatnam on 08-11-2019. The three-day conference was attended by 29 delegates from 17 friendly Foreign Navies. Delivering the Opening address, Commodore Sanjiv Issar, Commodore Milan briefed on the broad programme of MILAN 2020 scheduled to be conducted at Visakhapatnam in Mar 2020. The scope of exercise planned during the harbour and sea phase of MILAN 2020 was discussed in detail with the delegates of the participating countries during the conference. MILAN series of biennial a multilateral naval exercise which commenced in 1995, was conducted at Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) until last year, is being conducted for the first time on the mainland at ENC with increased scope and complexity of the Exercise. MILAN 2020 is aimed to enhance professional interaction between friendly foreign navies and learn from each others strengths and best practices in the maritime domain. The event would also provide an excellent opportunity for Operational Commanders of friendly foreign navies to interact with each other in areas of mutual interest.

Friday, November 8, 2019


Mr J Srinivasa Raju, Vice Chairman, CII Visakhapatnam Zone represented CII at BIMSTEC Ports Conclave on 7 November 2019 in Visakhapatnam. BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Co-operation). Strengthening industrial clusters with related infrastructure and port connectivity and Adopting an integrated value-chain approach for establishing global linkages. Improving tourism opportunities between the member-countries. Plan to develop another major port in Andhra Pradesh, besides Visakhapatnam. Ship-building industry in the country would get a boost with a ship design and model testing centre coming up at IIT- Kharagpur. Single window system, major ports (12 in all) in the country under one roof, and benefit for the the importers and exporters. Everything will be done through one comprehensive online platform to reduce the work load.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Air Pollution of North India reached East Coast effecting Vizag

Air quality in many parts of Northern India got deteriorated because of wintry weather, toxic emissions, Diwali fireworks, burning of harvest residue in Punjab and Haryana and calming down of wind after the monsoon. While officials say that the states had launched an awareness drive to discourage farmers from burning harvest residue, a few farmers have already started lighting fires, and others are likely to follow as they have less time to prepare their fields.The Supreme Court on Friday, 01-11-2019 mandated Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority declare the public health emergency, following which several Northern States have shut down educational institutions. Currently, the North-West winds blowing almost as Northerlies (vertically from North to South) to fill the vacuum, and bringing to bear part of this wafting hazardous pollution all the way down to South India along the East Coast effecting Vizag City.