AP CM launches 2nd phase of Jagananna Amma Vodi

Amaravati:  AP CM Jagan Mohan Reddy , as a part of Navarathnalu scheme mentioned in manifesto, launched second phase of ‘Jagananna Amma Vodi’ on Monday at Venugoplaswamy College Grounds in Nellore. Through this scheme, 45 lakhs beneficiaries are getting benefit of Rs 6673 crore in the second year. Total 84 lakh children are benefitted through the scheme including Phase 1 & 2.

Social Sector Investments

Linking social and environmental priorities has become imperative in working towards sustainable development goals (SDG). Inadequate investments in social sector by the governments assume critical importance and cause of concern for the economic development of countries. India’s social sector expenditure is around 2.6 percent which is said to be the lowest among the BRICS nations. World Bank estimated that India will grow at 7.3 percent and will become third largest economy in the world by 2030. Contrary to the growth prospects envisaged India trail behind in many of the social indicators to it neighboring nations like Srilanka and Nepal. It ranks lower in human development index and human capital index. Expenditure on public health is poor. Vast proportion of employment created about 80 percent is treated as ‘vulnerable employment’. It means that this employment is characterized by lack of adequate or formal working conditions badly wanting social security and also typified by productivity. 

Bowenpally kidnap case: High drama continues

Hyderabad: The bail plea for Akhilapriya has been adjourned for Monday afternoon by Secunderabad court. Akhilapriya’s lawyer argued that her health is not fit and there were no proper proofs showing Akhilapriya was A1 in kidnap case. Meanwhile, high tension and drama prevailed on Sunday night when police in large number gathered near Bhargav Ram’s house in yousufguda. As per sources, they came to arrest Bhargav’s father, Sriram Naidu, to mount pressure on Bhargav who is on the run since the incident took place.

Rajinikanth: Don’t Indulge in protests

Chennai: Tamil Super Star Rajinikanth came out with a statement after his fans organised a protests urging him to enter into politics. They staged protest in Chennai urging him to rethink on decision of opt out of politics.

NTR became CM this week 38 years ago

Hyderabad: NT Rama Rao took oath as the first non-Congress chief minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh on 9 January 1983, exactly 38 years back, after scoring a stunning win against the Congress party. No newspaper either in Telangana or Andhra Pradesh had taken note of this historic development. Dasu Kesava Rao, who was then working in The Hindu, has recalled in his facebook thus:

COVID vaccination drive in India from Jan 16

New Delhi: According to the Union government of India, the COVID vaccination drive will run from 16th January nationwide. The first vaccination will be for 30 crore population out of which three crore are frontline runners and 27 crore include people above 50 yrs of age and co-morbidities.


The big, bad pedestal. That’s what’s the issue is all about. It’s not about democracy or people or freedom or rights. Those things matter in a decent world. But in the bad, bad world, it is about the only differentiator we know and understand: Power.

The historic walkathon ended 2 years ago

The historic walkathon undertaken by young leader of YSRCP, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, in the name of ‘Praja Sankalpa Yatra’ had culminated at Ichchapuram, logging 3,468 km, on January 9 two years ago. The leader must have met and addressed lakhs of people during his walk changing the political paradigm of Andhra Pradesh. He won an unprecedented mandate a few months after the completion of paadayaatra by winning 151 out of the total 175 Assembly seats and 22 out of 25 Lok Sabha seats.