Monday, October 21, 2013

Satya Nadella's annual Compensation is $76,68,952

No wonder Satya Nadella, President of Server & Tools, Microsoft Corporation is one of the highest paid Indian Executive in the world:

Total Compensation for the year 2013*
Total Annual Cash Compensation$2,262,253
Total Short Term Compensation$2,250,073
Other Long Term Compensation$5,418,879
Total Calculated Compensation$7,668,952

If calculated in Indian currency @ Rs.61.74/- per one dollar it comes around Rs. 47,34,81,096/-

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kamma IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officers

Kamma IFS (Indian Foreign Service) officers

1) Nuthakki Venkateswara Rao: Indian Ambassador at Pakistan (Past)
2) Ratakonda Dayakar: Indian Ambassador to Sweden (Present)
3) Parvathaneni Harish:
 Consul General of India in the USA (Present)
4) Dr.Tadipaneni Suresh Babu: India's Ambassador to Armenia and Georgia. (Present)
5. Chintapalli Rajasekhar: India's Ambassador to Cuba (Present)
6) Anu Prattipati: Acting U.S. Consul General in Pakistan (Present)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sports Star Guru Pullela GopiChand

Pullela Gopichand (born November 16, 1973) is a former Indian badminton player. He won the All England Open Badminton Championships in 2001 becoming the second Indian to achieve this feat after Prakash Padukone. Now, he runs the Gopichand Badminton Academy.

Pullela Gopichand was born on November 16, 1973 to Pullela Subash Chandra and Subbaravamma at Nagandla, Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh . Initially, he was interested in playing cricket, but his elder brother encouraged him to take up badminton instead. He joined A. V. College, Hyderabad and graduated in public administration. He was the captain of the Indian combined universities badminton team in 1990 and 1991.

Gopichand was coached by S. M. Arif before Prakash Padukone accepted him at Prakash Padukone academy. He also trained under Ganguly Prasad at the SAI Bangalore. Gopichand won his first National Badminton Championship title in 1996, and went on to win the title five times in a row, until 2000. He won two gold and one silver at the Indian national games, 1998 held at Imphal. At the international level, he represented India in 3 Thomas Cup tournaments. In 1996 he won a gold in the SAARC badminton tournament at Vijayawada and defended the crown in the next games held at Colombo in 1997. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games, he won a silver in the team event and a bronze in men's singles. In 1999, he won the Toulouze open championship in France and the Scottish open championship in Scotland. He also emerged winner at the Asian satellite tournament held at Hyderabad in the same year, and lost in the final match of the German grand prix championship.

In 2001, he won the prestigious All England Open Badminton Championships at London. He defeated then world number one Peter Gade in the semi finals before defeating Chen Hong of China to lift the trophy. He became the second Indian to achieve the feat after Prakash Padukone, who won in 1980.

Gopichand founded the Gopichand badminton academy, a badminton training facility in Hyderabad, India. The facility trains several Indian badminton players including Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap, P. V. Sindhu and Gurusai Datt.

Arjuna Award, 1999.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 2001
Padma Shri, 2005
Dronacharya Award, 2009

Padma Shri Dr.Katragadda Paddayya

Dr. Katragadda Paddayya, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology and former Director of Deccan College (Deemed University) in Pune, is widely known for his innovative contributions to Indian archaeology spanning four decades and a half. His prolonged field investigations in the Shorapur Doab of North Karnataka, including major excavations at Hunsgi, Yediyapur, Isampur and Budihal, have enabled reconstruction of both Palaeolithic and Neolithic cultures from a settlement system perspective. Professor Paddayya’s contributions to archaeological theory and method are also widely acclaimed. His major publications include Investigations into the Neolithic Culture of the Shorapur Doab, South India (1973), The Acheulian Culture of the Hunsgi Valley, Peninsular India – A Settlement System Perspective (1982) and New Archaeology and Aftermath: A View from Outside the Anglo-American World (1990). He held a Fulbright Senior Resarch Fellowship and was also a FulbrightVisiting Lecturer. Professor Paddayya is an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries(London) and was honoured with the title Padma Shri by the Govt. of India in 2012 for his contributions to archaeology.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sruti Chigurupati receives the US President's Volunteer Service Award

Sophomore at Orange High School earns award for her volunteerism

In just five months, Sruti Chigurupati spent 100 hours of her free time volunteering.
The Olentangy Orange High School sophomore began donating her time in January to LifeCare Alliance near downtown Columbus. She was following in her older brother's footsteps by joining the organization that's best known for its Meals on Wheels program.
After about 40 hours of volunteering, she learned about the President's Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes students who have spent a significant amount of time working for a good cause.
So she began tracking the weekend and spring-break hours she spent in the LifeCare Alliance kitchen, bagging and boxing Meals on Wheels entrees, and by May, she had reached more than 100 hours, which made her eligible for the award.
Chigurupati said her main responsibilities at LifeCare Alliance include bagging the meals according to a client's menu choices, then boxing the orders up in a way so drivers can deliver the special meals to the correct homes.
"It seems like it could be daunting after a few hours, but it's fun and I liked getting to know the people I worked with," she said. "And they have a chef, so the whole kitchen smells really good."
Students 14 and younger have one year to complete 100 or more hours of service to be eligible for the President's Volunteer Service Award. Once Chigurupati's hours were completed, she had to apply for the award and provide references from her volunteer coordinators.
Over the summer, she received the award, which consisted of a letter from the White House and a gold medal.
"I think more important than the award is having the opportunity to give back," Chigurupati said.
"Olentangy is kind of like this bubble because we are all fortunate and well-off for the most part, but when you're volunteering at LifeCare, you see people who can't leave their homes or are struggling just to afford food," she added. "It really opens your eyes to see how other people in our community live."
Although Chigurupati has taken time away from LifeCare Alliance to focus on school and her spot on the varsity tennis team, she said she plans to continue volunteering with the organization during winter break. In the meantime, she joined the OOHS Interact Club, which completes service projects throughout the year, such as organizing food and toy drives and reading to elementary school students.

LEPL Promoted Air Costa, First Regional Airplane Service to begin Operations from October 14

Air Costa (Lingamaneni Ramesh, Chairman & CEO) is the first region airplane service based at Vijayawada.  Air Costa will begin its operations from October 14.  In the first phase, services will run to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Ahmadabad.  Later these will be expanded to other cities also.

Vijayawada: LEPL group based at Vijayawada is promoting Air Costa, the first regional airline service. LEPL chairman L Ramesh spoke to the media and said that in the coming five years, Air Costa will run 25 air services.   Air Costa will begin its services from October 14.  In the first phase, air services will be launched for Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Jaipur and Ahmadabad.  Later the services will be expanded to Mysore, Pune, Trivandrum, Madurai, Goa, and Visakhapatnam also
Air Coast services will begin with two EMBRAER E-170 jet planes.  In the coming two months, another two jet planed will be included.  Chairman also informed that by 2015, Air coast will offer services in 14 routes in 25 places.  Till now the company invested Rs. 250 crores in airlines business.  LIPL also is into real estate and renewable energy sectors.  Domestic air services sector is also fast developing and thus the company has decided to enter into this business.

In the coming two years, LIPL will invest nearly six hundred crore rupees in airlines business, Ramesh informed. Funds will be gathered through internal resources.  Vijayawada will be the head quarter of Air Costa and Chennai will be the maintenance centre.  Maintenance, repair and overhaul centre will be set up in the Gannavaram airport for Ember planes for the first time in Asia.  One and half acre land is already allotted from MRO and in the coming one and half year, it will be ready for use.  The ticket prices of Air Costa will begin from Rs, 3,000 to attract passengers of all categories.  It is estimated that domestic air traffic reaches seven crores with a growth rate of twenty percent by next year.  Presently there are 300 employees in Air Costa.  LEPL group already completed various realty projects in Vijayawada.  It is now doing a satellite township project in an area of 3.2 core square feet and the company is investing nearly one billion dollars.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

4G Identity Solutions wins award

4G Identity Solutions Private Ltd (4Gid) (Sreeni Tripuraneni Chairman and CEO) has won the Red Herring 2013 top 100 Asia Award, one of the industry’s prestigious awards recognising the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.
The company, which is into providing large scale identity management solutions, has played a significant role in bringing biometric technologies to civil ID, especially for social inclusion programmes.
4Gid has helped deploy several global projects including Aadhaar-UID Project of India, a press release said. Sreeni Tripuraneni Chairman and CEO of 4G Identity Solutions, said the recognition will spur the company to implement more projects based on biometric technologies on a larger scale.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Koneru Humpy wins FIDE Women’s Grand Prix chess title

Koneru  Humpy settled for a 67-move draw with black pieces against Russia’s Girya Olga to win the FIDE Women’s Grand Prix chess title at Tashkent on Monday.
Humpy tallied eight points from 11 rounds to top the 12-player field. With D. Harika (6.5), placed second after the penultimate round, crashing to a 38-move loss to second-eeded Chinese Zhao Xue, the victorious duo of Bela Khotenashivili and Kateryna Lagno shared the second spot with seven points.
Another Kamma girl Donavalli Harika (6.5) stood in 5th place.