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Tuesday, October 23, 2018
THREE MEMBERS OF A FAMILY DEAD AS AUTO OVERTURNS : Three members of a family, including a six-month-old girl died, and two others sustained severe injuries in a road accident reported from the ghat road near Vantlamamidi under Paderu Police Station limits in the Agency area on Monday (22-10-2018). The mishap occurred when an auto- rickshaw hit a culvert and overturned. The deceased have been identified as S. Sailatha alias Chitamma (25), S Mary alias Mariamma (23) and Mary''s daughter. The incident occurred when the auto was going towards Pendurthi from Paderu. The police attributed the cause of accident to rash driving. On October 16, former Mandal Parishad president S.V.V. Ramana Murthy’s son S. Ambedkar, his wife Mary, two children and sister Sailatha went to Paderu for Dasara and they were returning Pendurthi on Monday. Auto driver J. Ganapathi lost control, reportedly due to over-speeding, and rammed the vehicle into the culvert. Sailatha and Mary died on the spot and the little girl died on the way to hospital. However, Ambedkar''s two-year-old son had a miraculous escape .
ANDHRA MEDICAL COLLEGE STUDENT WON BEST PG PAPER AWARD IN BURNS SESSION : Dr. Karthik Aithal, a post graduate student in Andhra Medical College (AMC), has won the ''Best PG Paper'' award in the ''Burns Session'' at the 16th annual conference of the Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana held at Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad.
VIZAG FINTECH FESTIVAL STARTS WITH GOLF TOURNMENT : The Vizag Fintech Festival began here with the second edition of the CXO Golf Tournament at East Point Golf Club on Monday (22-10-2018), as a prelude to the mega event in the field of financial technology. The fintech fest, an initiative by the State government under the aegis of the Fintech Valley Vizag, will be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday (23-10-2018). The prizes to the winners of $1 Million Startup Challenge will be distributed on October 25. Mr. Naidu is scheduled to have a close-door roundtable with CEOs and witness a cultural programme by classical dancers of Indian origin from the U.S. with the theme of atrocity against women and other issues. Nearly 2,000 delegates from 15 countries are expected to participate in the event. Billed as the largest event in fintech in the country, the fintech fest is aimed at exploring opportunities, innovation and partnerships. It will focus on banking technology (banktech), insurance technology (insutech), government technology (govtech), financial inclusion and emerging technology (emergetech). Briefing reporters on the arrangements along with members of the global fintech core team that was formed a month ago to strengthen the ecosystem in the State in general and Visakhapatnam in particular, J.A. Chowdary, Special Chief Secretary and IT Advisor to Chief Minister, said that there was world-wide interest to invest in Fintech Valley Vizag to make the city a leading fintech hub. Core team coordinator Sri Atluri and members Rao Tadepalli, Anita Vadavata and others said as mny as 22 CEO, CTO and other C-level officials of global companies with origin from undivided Andhra Pradesh had launched an initiative to extend wholehearted support to attract investments, mentors, technology and experts to take Fintech Valley Vizag to the next level. Vice Admiral M.S. Pawar, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command, K. Vijayanand Principal Secretary, IT, T.S. Varma, secretary, East Point Golf Club and 75 CXOs took part in the golf tournament. Winners of the second edition of the golf tournament were Sachin Tummala (overall winner), Capt Rajasekhar (gold division winner) and A. Ravi Kumar (runner-up). The silver and bronze division and longest driver winners included Nasser Saleh, KSRK Raju, A.L.N. Varma, Murali Bukkapatnam, Kali Prasad and K. Bharath.

Monday, October 22, 2018
BIOMETRIC FOR CIVIC WORKERS FROM TODAY : GVMC will reintroduce the biometric system for the sanitary workers from octobar 22 said GVMC commissioner M Hari Naraayanan. Narayanan said that he chaired a meet with the workers unions on saturday and they have agrees to the proposal. Under the new system, the sanitary staff have to record their biometrics both in the morning and evening.