Anti-COVID-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) developed by DRDO in collaboration with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad
Developed by : Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS)
The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission for emergency use of an anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hyderabad. The drug comes in powder form in sachets and is taken orally by dissolving it in water. It accumulates in the virus infected cells and prevents their growth by stopping viral synthesis and energy production.
Location : Khammam, Telangana.
Work on the suspension bridge was formally launched in January 2021 by Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation Limited. The project gained prominence as the suspension bridge was designed by Padmashri awardee Girish Bharadwaj, popularly known as the “bridge man” of India.
The Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation Limited (TSTDC) has taken up the tourism promotion project at an estimated cost of ₹ 8 crore to transform the scenic Lakaram tank bund and its lush green surroundings into a popular tourist destination in the fort town Khammam.
About Lakaram lake
Lakaram lake is a lake in the city of Khammam. It is one of the main tourist attractions of the Khammam city. The picturesque site already has several tourist attractions including a boating facility, a spacious walking path, an open gym and a sky-cycling facility.
Renowned Telugu writer and poet, well known for his revolutionary writings and participation in civil rights movements, Kumbham Yadava Reddy, has been chosen for the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award-2020. Chosen for his anthology of poems Agniswaasa, penned in 2017, the 83year-old Kumbham Yadava Reddy is popularly known by his pen name Nikhileswar.
About Kumbham Yadava Reddy
Born in Veeravalli village, in the present day Yadadri Bhongir district of Telangana, as Kumbham Yadava Reddy, he completed his B.A. and B.Ed degrees from Osmania University
The country’s biggest floating solar power plant, by generation capacity, till 11 March 2021 being developed by NTPC in the reservoir of its thermal plant at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telangana. Work on the 100 megawatt plant capacity.
About Floating solar power plant
Floating solar refers to a solar power production installation mounted on a structure that floats on a body of water, typically an artificial basin or a lake. Floating solar plants is an opportunity to generate power with low cost as land acquisition of at least 5 acres per megawatt of capacity involves huge fixed cost. Since there are a large number of major reservoirs available in India, it would be a huge opportunity to go for renewable energy in the floating solar method
Hyderabad City has fared poor in the rankings of Ease of Living Index given by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, as part of its Smart Cities project. Hyderabad has been ranked 24 from among a total of 49 cities with over a million population.
About Ease of Living Index (EoLI)
Ease of Life Index ranking was conceptualised in 2018 and developed with a framework in 2020. The EoLI 2020 strengthens its scope by consolidating the framework with the addition of a Citizen Perception Survey in the index, holding a weightage of 30%. It, therefore, examines the outcomes that lead to existing living conditions through pillars of Quality of Life, Economic Ability, Sustainability, spanning across 13 categories of Education, Health, Housing and Shelter, WASH and SWM, Mobility, Safety and Security, Recreation, Level of Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Environment, Green Spaces, and Buildings, Energy Consumption, and City Resilience, that account for 70% of the overall outcome.
About Citizen Perception Survey (CPS)
The Citizen Perception Survey (CPS) was undertaken to help validate citizens' experience of their city in terms of service delivery. The assessment was conducted from 16th January 2020 till 20th March 2020.