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Published: 5th Sep 2021 9:26 pm

Telangana

TRS president and Chief  Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday laid the foundation stone for his party office building in New Delhi.   The event at Vasant Vihar was attended by a number of TRS leaders, including MPs, state ministers, MLAs and MLCs. The TRS has been allotted 1,200 sq metres of land in Delhi for the construction of the party office, according to TRS working president and state Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao. TRS is the second regional party from the south to establish an office in Delhi, party sources said. Hailing the event as historic, Rama Rao, son of the Chief Minister, said the party office in the National Capital symbolised Telangana’s self-respect.

Andhra Pradesh

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The AP police has won five national awards of which four are related to technology, said Director General of Police Gautam Sawang on Friday. The AP police is ranked number one in ‘Passport Seva’ by the Ministry of External Affairs. AP is processing passport applications within maximum 2 days, with the help of technology. The awards won in technology are reported to be for the ‘Digital Health Profile’ of all police personnel in the State. The second one is the ‘Covid Track’ system in the category of artificial intelligence. The third one is for ‘unified communication’ under which hawk vehicles are used for communication capacity in remote areas where no cell tower is available.

Ladakh

Ladakh adopted two endangered species, snow leopard and black-necked crane, as its State animal and State bird respectively on September 1, 2021. Ladakh adopted these species two years after it was separate Union created as a separate Union Territory. Snow leopard and black-necked crane are the designated State animal and State bird respectively from the date of issue of the notification. Black-necked Crane are scientifically known as Grus nigricollis. It is a medium-sized crane found in Asia.The crane is 139 cm long with a wingspan of 235 cm and weighs of 5.5 kg. Snow leopard is scientifically called as Panthera uncia.

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Uttarakhand

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and IIT Roorkee has developed an app, in a joint venture, that can predict natural disasters. App will alert about possible natural calamities in advance. Uttarakhand cabinet has also formed an expert committee that will tell us about the quantum of rainfall in each area in order to make arrangements in advance. According to minister, Doppler Radar has started functioning at Mukteshwar. Radar will also be installed at Surkanda Devi within 1-1.5 months. Third Doppler Radar will be installed in Lansdowne. Doppler Radar is a specialized radar that make use of Doppler effect to produce velocity data about the distant objects.

North East

The 8 northeastern states with the utilisation of the modern tools and devices would work in coordination to deal with the threat of cybercrime, officials said on.  They said that during a two-day (Friday-Saturday) workshop at Guwahati based regional cybercrime coordination centre, it was decided that the police and other officials of the northeastern states and the central agencies would work in close coordination to deal with the threat of cybercrime. In the meet, 24 senior police officers who are dealing with cybercrime investigation from 8 northeastern States — Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura – participated along with three senior officers from Union Home Ministry.


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