Telangana cyclists bag 3 medals in Natls

Hyderabad:

Telangana State bagged three medals, including two silver medals, in the recently concluded 22nd National Road Cycling Championship held at Jamakandi in Karnataka recently.

B Mugesh clinched a silver medal in the 120km men’s road mass start event while Aman Punjari cycled away to glory in the 40km individual time trial (under-23 event). Parshuram Chenji bagged bronze in the 50km criterium event.

The cyclists were honoured by Sports Authority of Telangana State.

source: http://www.telanganatoday.com / Telangana Today / Home> Sports> Other Sports / by Telangana Today – Sports Bureau / November 08th, 2017

CII award for Cyient

IT firm Cyient has bagged the CII Industrial Innovation Award 2017.

The award recognises the company as one of the ‘Top 26 Innovative Organisations’ in the country, a release from Cyient said.

Instituted by CII in 2014, the award recognises and celebrates innovative Indian enterprises and budding start-ups across industry segments on an annual basis. For the 4th edition of the awards, the grand jury, comprising leaders in technology, business and the innovation space, evaluated the applications and declared the winners.

The winning organisations were honoured at an awards ceremony held during the CII Industrial Innovation Summit 2017. Cyient was felicitated by Naushad Forbes, past chairman of CII. According to the release, CII praised Cyient for its initiatives, especially the Eye Anatomy Visualization through AR/VR for L V Prasad Eye Institute. The project helped enhance medical learning through visualization and experiential interaction related to the anatomy of the eye by using emerging Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality technologies.

Another initiative of the company was Precision Agriculture Technologies, a project involving use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/drones) to optimise consumption of fertilisers and pesticides in farming.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Special Correspondent / Hyderabad – November 07th, 2017

Why Satya Nadella is in India

Microsoft CEO will also deliver the keynote address at the first edition of the India Today Conclave Next 2017.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is on a two-day visit to India to promote his book Hit Refresh – The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone.

The tech giant’s India-born chief will be in Delhi on November 7 to deliver the keynote address at the first edition of the India Today Conclave Next 2017. Nadella kickstarted his trip with a visit to Microsoft’s headquarters in Hyderabad on November 6 – the city of his birth – where he joined NDTV’s Prannoy Roy for a discussion on his book that will soon be available in Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.

The book takes readers through Nadella’s personal journey from his childhood in India to his ascendancy through the ranks at Microsoft. It talks about the transformation he has initiated at Microsoft, from its culture to its competitive landscape and industry partnerships as well as his outlook on the exciting and disruptive wave of technologies that will impact all our lives in the coming days.

Many of these themes will also be explored at the day-long India Today Conclave Next 2017.

Nadella’s book also carries a foreword by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The book’s English edition, launched on September 26, 2017, can already be found in bookstores, while the Hindi edition, published by HarperCollins India will be available in bookstores by November end.

The Tamil and Telugu editions published by Westland Books will be available in print at bookstores from November 7. A Kindle version of the Tamil edition will also be available for download on the same day.

source: http://www.dailyo.in / Daily O / Home> Sci-Tech / November 06th, 2017

Digital Domain scripts India foray with studio in Hyderabad

Digital Domain, a leading player in the visual effects arena, has made a foray into India with the opening of a studio in Hyderabad.

This is the fifth studio and the tenth location globally for the company, which earlier this year opened facilities in Beijing and Hong Kong. The company, whose visual effects appear in films such as Titanic, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Spider-Man: Homecoming and Beauty and the Beast, is keen on shaping the 42,000 sq.ft. facility in Hyderabad into the role of a mainstay for it.

Pegging the investment on the new facility in the $3-5 million range, chief operating officer Amit Chopra, in an interaction with the media on Monday, said: “India is and will continue to be an integral part of Digital Domain’s global expansion plans.”

“We foresee the region to be a leading consumer of premium content,” he said, even as Sudhir Reddy, head of Digital Studio, India, chipped in saying the company was keen on taking up work for customers in the country as well. To begin with, the Hyderabad studio would rely on international projects — movies, commercials as well as VR/AR work — before the demand for its services, especially from Bollywood, is expected to pick up.

“Combined with the recent projections for smart phone growth and mobile bandwidth expansion in the region, the people of India are primed to demand and expect premium content, and we are ready to deliver on that need,” Global CEO Daniel Seah said in a statement.

Of the 500 people who can be accommodated at the new facility, 205 are already on board. By mid-2018, the headcount would touch 500, added Mr. Reddy. Globally, Digital Domain employed 1,400 people.

The new studio, inaugurated on Sunday by Telangana IT Minister K.T. Rama Rao, is at present involved with four big projects, the details of which the senior executivesrefused to share.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Business / by Special Correspondent / Hyderabad – November 06th, 2017

It’s time to say goodbye to Kodurupaka

A villager expressing his pain of leaving the village through a wall writing on his ancestral house in Kodurupaka village. | Photo Credit: By K M Dayashankar

SRSP waters forces villagers to bid an emotional farewell to their ancestral homes

“Feeling so sad to leave my sweet home” is written on the wall of a house in Kodurupaka village of Vemulawada mandal in Rajanna-Sircilla district, which is submerged under the Mid Manair Reservoir (MMR) project.

Incidentally, Kodurupaka is the native village of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao’s in-laws.

An eerie silence prevails over the village which now has only empty structures without roof, doors or windows. The villagers could be seen packing their belongings to move to their allocated Relief and Rehabilitation (R&R) colonies on the Karimnagar-Vemulawada road.

Empty shells

“This house, was a home to my grandfather, my father and I and my kids. We are leaving it as it would be submerged under the MMR project. While going we are taking away the roof, doors and windows,” said B. Shankar, a former MPP in emotionally choked voice. He has since moved to Karimnagar town with his belongings and is building a new house in the R&R colony, which does not even have basic infrastructure.

As the MMR neared completion and crest gates were being fixed, the Irrigation Department authorities decided to store at least five TMCFT of water in the reservoir. But, the project oustees refused to leave their homes during the Dasara and Diwali festivals when the SRSP waters were released from the flood flow canal into the MMR.

At that time, the Irrigation and Revenue officials urged the villagers to vacate the village as the MMR would be filled with 10 TMCFT of water against its storage capacity of 26 TMCFT.

2BHK dreams

With the water entering the village, the villagers had no option but to leave their ancestral homes. Hurriedly, they shifted to Vemulawada, Sircilla and adjoining villages and also Karimnagar town and took shelter there as they had not built their houses in the allocated R&R colonies.

When asked why they did not build houses, the villagers said that Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao during his maiden visit to Vemulawada temple town in June 2015 had announced that the government would construct double-bedroom houses for MMR land oustees at a cost of ₹5.4 lakh each.

“We hoped that the CM’s promise would materialise, but in vain. Now, we are struggling to build new houses in R&R colonies,” complained Venkataiah of Kodurupaka village.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> City> Hyderabad / by K.M. Dayashankar / Rajanna-Sircilla – November 04th, 2017

Hyderabad IT firm gets ISRO order

Vama Industries Ltd., a Hyderabad-based IT infrastructure and ITeS company, has bagged a ₹35.42-crore order for Hierarchical Storage Management System from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

The order is towards the supply, installation, integration and testing commissioning of computer infrastructure, Hierarchical Storage Management System as well as network elements for data processing and exploitation system, the company said on Wednesday.

Describing the order from the ISRO as very significant for the company, chairman and managing director V.A. Rama Raju said that Vama Industries was keen on expanding business across different locations across the country.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by Special Correpondent / Hyderabad – November 02nd, 2017

Hyderabad to host CAI Expo on Nov 10-12

Hyderabad :

The Hyderabad edition of the three-day CAI Expo 2017 will be held at the Hitex Exhibition Centre on November 10-12.

Top players, consultants and experts in construction, architecture and interiors (CAI) sectors will take part in the event organised by the iads & events group and The Hindu BusinessLine.

It will be a B2B event and an ideal platform for all the businesses with adequate networking opportunities.

The title sponsor is Dosan Bobcat. The event is powered by K-Lite and the co-sponsors are Nippon Paint, Prime, Trott and the supporting partners are Credai, Hyderabad, All India Bricks & Tiles Manufacturing Federation, Indian Institute of Structtural Engineers, Ready Mixed Concrete Manufacturing Association (RMCMA), Indian Society of Lighting Engineers (ISLE). Launched in 2013, CAI Expo 2017 is the 5th successful edition. The event has grown in its size and participation year on year and also in the number cities organised. This year, CAI is being organised in four cities — Chennai, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Goa.

For the visitors, the event showcases the latest products and technologies available and provide them with the opportunity to interact with industry professionals.

From office blocks to high-rise constructions; from residential buildings to embassies; the number of forthcoming infrastructure and construction projects across India is vast and wide-ranging.

The Indian construction equipment industry’s revenues are estimated by the industry expert researchers to reach over $ 22 billion by 2020.

source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com / Business Line / Home> News> National / The Hindu Bureau / November 02nd, 2017

Dubai-based Bin Zayed Group to Invest $2 Billion in Telangana

Bin Zayed International LLC has expressed interest to invest in infrastructure projects like the Animation and Gaming Tower, Road Development Corporation, Musi River front development project, Watergrid and Fibergrid, said a statement from the office of Telangana Industries Minister.

Hyderabad:

Dubai-based Bin Zayed Group will invest $2 billion in various infrastructure projects in Telangana with an MoU being signed between the state government and Bin Zayed International LLC in Dubai on Tuesday, an official statement said.

Telangana’s Principal Secretary, Investment Promotion, Arvind Kumar and Bin Zayed Group’s Managing Director Midhat Kidwai signed the MoU.

The Animation and Gaming Tower, Road Development Corporation, Musi River front development project, Watergrid and Fibergrid, and development of new industrial parks are some of the infrastructure projects in which the company has expressed interest to invest, said a statement from the office of Telangana Industries Minister.

Arvind Kumar has invited the Bin Zayed Group management team to send a high-level team to Telangana to take this agreement forward.

The Bin Zayed Group of Companies is a leading business conglomerate with diverse business interests in the local and international markets. The company was established in 1988 by Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan as its Chairman, added the statement.

source: http://www.news18.com / News18.com / Home> News18> Business / IANS / October 31st, 2017

Hyderabad man gets smallest pacemaker

Hyderabad :

An 81-year-old man became the recipient of the world’s smallest pacemaker in city on Tuesday .

The leadless pacemaker, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) only a year back, is a new heart device that offers the most advanced pacing technology at onetenth the size of a traditional pacemaker, said D. Bharat V Purohit, chief of Interventional Cardiology , Continental Hospitals, Hyderabad, where the procedure was carried out.

Pacemakers are the most common way to treat Bradycardia to help restore the heart’s normal rhythm.

“The gentleman had slow heartbeat and was suggested a pacemaker. In view of prior history of angioplasty for which he is on blood thinner, stopping the medicines for doing conventional pacemaker would have caused a risk.Besides in view of advanced age, he was very reluctant for any surgical procedure. Hence option of this leadless pacemaker was discussed and decided,” said Dr Bharat V Purohit.

The pacemaker was implanted through the leg. It was attached directly to the walls of the heart to give electrical signals for maintaining a normal heart rate.

source: http://www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com / The Times of India / News> City News> Hyderabad News / TNN / November 01st, 2017

A prolific batsman’s innings cut short

Former India cricketer V.V.S. Laxman with M.V. Sridhar. | Photo Credit: V_V_SUBRAHMANYAM

Contemporaries remember Sridhar’s 366-run Ranji innings

The cricketing fraternity was in for a shock on Monday with the demise of former Hyderabad Ranji captain M.V. Sridhar. He was a role model for any budding cricketer playing in the HCA leagues as he evolved into one of the best batsmen in Ranji Trophy having started playing in the B-Division League.

A prolific run-getter in his playing days and a wonderful communicator because of his fluency in English and Hindi.

One of the high-points of Sridhar’s illustrious Ranji career was his 366 against Andhra when Hyderabad scored then record-breaking score of 944 for six declared at Gymkhana in January, 1994. The same innings also saw Vivek Jaisimha and Noel David score double centuries!.

And, one of the most visibly shaken cricketers was Noel David, who was Sridhar’s partner when history was scripted at Gymkhana.

“I can never forget that match and I am eternally grateful to Doc (as Sridhar is affectionately called in the cricketing circles). The few times I went for the strokes, he shouted at me – teherke khelna, lamba bari khelna (stay there and play a long innings). It was just because of him I could score a double century,” said Noel struggling to control his emotions in a chat with The Hindu. “I miss him more than anyone else,” he said.

Interestingly, former HCA Secretary D.S. Chalapathi, who was a witness to that historic batting display, recalls that Sridhar was actually a selfless cricketer who never cared for records. “If he wanted to bat on, he could have easily been cautious and scored 400 and more on that day. But, he decided to score quick runs and declared the innings to try for an improbable win,” he said.

Ironically, for someone who always believed in playing a long innings out there in the middle, destiny deemed otherwise and cut short what has been a truly brilliant cricketing career – as a first-class player and also dotted with his impeccable behaviour in handling some of the most demanding jobs at the highest level in the BCCI as General Manager (Operations) and with the Indian team too as manager.

By all means, HCA will miss a gentleman cricketer, a sober voice for sure.

source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> News> Cities> Hyderabad / by V.V.Subrahmanyam / Hyderabad – October 31st, 2017