Saturday, June 28, 2014

4Gid Wins The ChannelWorld Premier 100 Award 2014 For The Third Time!

BANGALORE: Channel World Premier 100 award instituted by IDG India recognizes thought leaders and industry experts that evangelize best practices and innovation in India and serve as a platform to grow their businesses to the next level.

ChannelWorld recognizes 4G Identity Solutions Private Limited (4Gid), (Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni CEO) and Chairmanleader and pioneer in providing Identity Management and E-Governance as a Channel World Premier 100 Honoree for taking ingenious initiatives in a challenging and competitive business environment and championing new ideas by practicing new ways of looking at the business and industry; by setting new benchmarks and differentiating from the rest. The awards were hosted at a glittering awards ceremony at JW Marriott Pune, on 05th-06th June 2014.

4Gid has been honored the ChannelWorld Premier 100 Award for the third time in a row, and amazingly the ChannelWorld award comes only weeks after 4Gid was named finalist in TiE50 Silicon Valley awards program, and earlier this month 4Gid was ranked the 4th fastest-growing technology company by Inc. 500 the leading US magazine that focuses on entrepreneurship and growth.

At 4Gid “We are honored to be recognized by ChannelWorld as an industry leader for our groundbreaking approach in Identity management space,” The ChannelWorld award further validates the unique approach we have instilled and the impact we are having on the Identity innovation programs in emerging countries and we are very proud to accept this award from ChannelWorld said Dr. Sreeni Tripuraneni CEO and Chairman 4G Identity Solutions (4Gid).

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Fiji’s National Federation Party names Dorsami Naidu, Latchmaiya Naidu for the September general elections.

Dorasami Naidu
The National Federation Party has announced former Fiji law Society President and former parliamentarian Dorsami Naidu and Labasa businessman Latchmaiya Naidu for the September general elections.
Dorsami Naidu
Dorsami Naidu is the President of the Fiji Law Society. In 1985, he established his own law firm under the name of Pillai Nadu & Associates in Nadi. He contested the 1999 and 2001 general elections. In 2001 he was NFP’s deputy Leader for the elections. He was NFP’s President from 2004 to 2005.
Mr Naidu has held various positions in the trhen India Sanmargya Ikya Sangam. He was TISI Sangam President from April 2000 to April 2011.
As Law Society President he was a member of the Judicial Legal Services Commission until April 2009
Latchmaiya Naidu
Latchmaiya Naidu of Labasa is a businessman. He is also a well known social worker. He has served as a Member and Chairman of Old People’s Home, Secretary of Crime Stoppers Zone 2 Labasa to name a few. He is a Vice President of TISI Sangam Labasa Branch.
Mr Naidu owns and operates Latchmi Enterprises Ltd.
“I was in NFP in 1992 and also as a member of parliament, I’ve remained with NFP , I think it’s a stable , credible party and its got a vision for the future of this country.” said Naidu

Liberal candidate Indira Naidoo-Harris wins Halton in Ontario election

Liberal candidate Indira Naidoo-Harris shattered a longstanding Conservative stronghold in Halton, beating out five-time Conservative MPP Ted Chudleigh in a race to the finish.
Naidoo-Harris had widened the gap between her and the Conservative incumbent by a margin of 3,000 votes, enough to declare her the winner.
“Welcome to my retirement party,” Chudleigh joked to a cramped Milton bar after the news broke.
The Halton riding contains voters from Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills.
The riding has traditionally voted conservative, with Chudleigh holding the seat since 1995. In the last term, Chudleigh served as the opposition critic for tourism and culture as well as colleges and universities.
Naidoo-Harris, a former TV journalist, challenged Chudleigh’s winning streak again this year. Of the 58,000 votes cast in the 2011 election, Naidoo-Harris lost by 3,000 ballots.
The riding, one of the wealthiest in Ontario, was reformed in 1999 by combining part of Halton Centre with all of Halton North.
Transit was a key issue this election, with various projects currently in motion, including the Metrolinx Plan, The Big Move and the electrification of GO trains.
Chudleigh has said that a Tory majority would expand transit by uploading the service of Toronto subways and regional highways, such as the Gardiner Expressway, to Metrolinx. Naidoo-Harris’s plan included fully electric GO trains over 10 years.
Candidates were divided on a proposed super-highway that would connect the GTA to the Niagara region by cutting through the Niagara Escarpment, a valued piece of land and a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
Naidoo-Harris and NDP candidate Nik Spohr said they refused to support the project, while Chudleigh said the Conservatives would support the project but “draw the line” at encroaching on the Niagara Escarpment.
The prospect of opening a Wilfrid Laurier University satellite campus was also on the local radar. During his campaign, Chudleigh said he would ensure the years-long wait for the campus “wouldn’t get any longer.” Plans for the university have been put on hold pending approval from the province.

Jayadev Galla: The wealthiest parliamentarian in the 16th Lok Sabha.

Jayadev Gala:  An Entrepreneur and Guntur MP belonging to Telugu Desam Party, Jayadev Galla, with total assets of over 683 crore, is the wealthiest parliamentarian in the 16th Lok Sabha.

This is based on the assets he declared during filing his nomination papers. He is also the managing director of Amara Raja batteries that sells the famous 'Amaron' batteries. Jayadev has won appreciation from Guntur people for his vision to develop the constituency and is voted to power with huge majority of 69,633 against YSR Congress Party candidate Balashowry Vallabhaneni. Jayadev is the son of former minister Galla Aruna Kumari. He ventured into politics on 8 March 2014.

Deepika Mandava, daughter of Mandava Vishnuvardhana Rao, IPS selected for IAS

Deepika Mandava, daughter of Mandava Vishnuvardhana Rao, IPS, who is the additional director-general of police, Jharkhand, and currently IG, CRPF. Deepika notched a 135th rank.

Incidentally, Rao’s son Mandava Harshavardhan (IPS) had also joined the Indian Police Service. Even Deepika is likely to get the IPS.

Jasti Venkata Ramudu the first DGP of residuary A.P

Indian Police Service officer of the 1981 batch, Jasti Venkata Ramudu,  took over as the first Director-General of the residuary State of Andhra Pradesh, post the birth of Telangana.
Hailing from Narsimpalli of Bathalapalli mandal in Anantapur district, he has worked in different capacities, battling extremism on one hand and factions on the other. “The duties of the police are pretty much the same, regardless of the location. We are expected to give our best to ensure that people live in peace,” he said, speaking to The Hindu soon after becoming the DGP of A.P.
“With honesty, sincerity and a combined effort, we can tackle problems and usher in peace by fighting extremists with optimal utilisation of resources,” he asserted. Asked about the intricacies involved in the division of assets, especially human resources, he said it was going on smoothly. “We will work in perfect harmony in the best interests of people,” he assured.
“My focus will be to ensure the combined effort of all, to overcome constraints and help the government fulfil the promises made to the people. There are challenges because we need to rebuild everything - infrastructure and systems from scratch and a lot of work is required. That is the reality and we are confident of measuring up to the task ahead,” Mr. Ramudu said, just before heading out for a meeting with the Chief Minister-designate of A.P., N. Chandrababu Naidu.

SoftBank Capital invests in Kony; move will boost Kony's Asia presence

The venture capital arm of Japan's SoftBank Corp is investing in enterprise mobile company Kony Inc, Kony said in a statement on Tuesday.
SoftBank Capital will lead the $50 million financing round, Kony's largest to date, with existing and new investors including Insight Venture Partners, Telstra Ventures and Georgian Partners.Founded by Raj Koneru in 2007, Kony generates nearly $100 million of revenue and is on the path to an initial public offering, a source close to the company said on condition of anonymity because the discussions were private.
“We have known of the company for a couple of years, we have been talking with the company more seriously about an investment over the last six or nine months," Steve Murray, a partner at SoftBank Capital, said in a phone interview.
The new financing is expected to allow Kony to get closer to profitability and expand its presence further in Asia, particularly Japan, through SoftBank's connections.
“In Asia, we have a very strong business," said John Joyce, Kony's vice chairman and chief financial officer. "With the help of SoftBank, we will hopefully expand that. Japan would obviously be one area where Steve and his team will help us with.”
Florida-based Kony calls itself the fastest-growing cloud-based mobile application development platform, helping companies and other clients build apps for smartphones and tablets. It serves 20 million mobile app users across 45 countries each day.
Last year, Kony added 100 new customers including Aetna Inc, Anheuser-Busch, Bayer AG, the Coca-Cola Co, Sirius XM, SunTrust Banks Inc and US Foods Inc.
Kony has spent the last few months building its executive management bench. It appointed Thomas Hogan, former executive vice-president of software at Hewlett-Packard Co, as chief executive officer and Joyce, a former IBM veteran, as its vice-chairman and CFO.
SoftBank Capital has been steadily building its startup investment portfolio, which has included companies in industries from social media to online retail.

Kodela Siva Prasad elected AP Speaker

Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, a six time MLA of Telugu Desam and Minister for 14 years, was on Friday elected Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Assembly. His was the only nomination received till the expiry of the deadline on Thursday as the Opposition YSR Congress also supported his candidature.
His election was announced by the Protem Speaker P. Narayanaswamy Naidu who informed to the House that Mr. Rao’s nomination papers were found to be in order. Immediately after the announcement, Leader of the House and Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy and several TDP MLAs escorted Mr. Rao to the chair.
Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy joined Mr. Naidu after the Legislative Affairs minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu made a gesture asking him to follow. Mr Naidu and Mr. Jagan greeted each other on the rostrum. Separately, Mr. Jaganmohan Reddy led his entire party MLAs to greet the Speaker later.
Mr. Rao then invited Mr. Naidu to lead the customary speeches that followed the election of the Speaker. Mr. Naidu praised Mr. Rao for coming up from a modest middle class family in a village of Nakrekal mandal in Guntur district and completing his MBBS from Vijayawada. He did his MS from Kurnool.
Joining TDP on a call given by the founder president NTR in 1982, Mr. Naidu said Mr. Rao went on to become Minister for Home, Major Irrigation, Panchayatraj and Rural Development, Civil Supplies and Medical and Health.
He also held organizational posts in between.
Mr. Naidu recalled the walkathon by Mr. Rao along with him as part of “rythu porubata” programme despite pain in the latter’s leg.
He also recalled the anguish of Mr. Rao when the State was bifurcated. Mr. Naidu appealed to Mr. Rao to make history by running the House efficiently.

List of Kamma Ministers in Andhra Pradesh cabinet

1) Devineni Umamaheswara RaoIrrigation and Water Resource Management
2) Paritala Suneetha Price Monitoring, Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies
3) Pattipati PullaRao - Agriculture
4) Kamineni Srinivas Health and Medical Education

Venkaiah Naidu: Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and Parliamentary Affairs

Born in 1949 in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu has a Bachelor's degree in Law from Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. Having been associated with the RSS from his childhood, Naidu began his career in politics as a student leader of ABVP in 1973-74.

After participating in anti-Emergency struggle, Naidu became the President of the Youth Wing of the Janata Party from 1977-1980. He was elected as an MLA to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly twice from Udayagiri constituency in Nellore district in 1978 and 1983. He rose to become one of the most popular leaders of the BJP in Andhra Pradesh.

After the NDA victory in the 1999 General Elections, Naidu became the Union Cabinet Minister for Rural Development in the Atal Bihari Vajpaye government.
He succeeded Jana Krishnamurthy as the National President of the BJP in 2002. After the defeat of the BJP-led NDA in the 2004 General Elections, Naidu resigned from his post on October 18, 2004, but remained in the forefront of the BJP as one of its senior vice-presidents and an important campaigner.