8th October, 2018 (AP Current Affairs)

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1. Under AP reorganization act, Andhra Pradesh is entitled to a special development package from the Centre for a period of:

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Both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are entitled to a special development package from the Centre for a period of five years under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act 2014. Andhra Pradesh is entitled to Rs 350 crore annual grant for the development of seven backward districts, while the neighbouring Telangana would get Rs 450 crore annually for nine backward districts. Out of 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, seven backward districts are Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram. Anantapur, Kadapa, Kurnool and Chittoor.

2. Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) is located in:

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The Union Cabinet sanctioned Rs 3,074 crore for the establishment of permanent campuses of two new Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati and Odisha's Berhampur cities.

3. Who among the following received SR Nathan Fellowship for Study of Singapore at the Institute of Policy Study?

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IT Minister Nara Lokesh has been offered the SR Nathan Fellowship for Study of Singapore at the Institute of Policy Study, Singapore, for next year. In this regard, Lokesh received an invitation from the island nation’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan. The fellowship is tenable for a period of one year during which the minister would interact with experts from politics and governance, economy and business, family, society and identity arts, and culture, and media. The fellowship, named after the Singapore’s sixth and longest-serving President, was instituted in 2012.

4. The proposed Regional Coastal Security Training Institute (South India region) will come up in which district?

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The proposed Regional Coastal Security Training Institute (South India region) will come up in Gilakaladindi (Krishna dt)

5. F1h2O powerboat race proposed to be held for the first time on:

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Chief Minister N. Chadrababu Naidu has asked for constitution of a Cabinet sub-committee to ensure grand success of the F1h2O powerboat race proposed to be held for the first time on Krisha River waters in November. The sub-committee will be represented by Ministers of Tourism, Irrigation, Home, Municipal Administration and Fisheries.

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