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New Delhi: Environment and Forest Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said his ministry will fast track a proposal by Andhra Pradesh for clearing forest land for creation of its new capital Amravati.

“We will facilitate the creation of a new capital at Amravati and have today (Friday) discussed all modalities and issues arising out of it,” Javadekar said after a meeting with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu.

The minister said there were 42 degraded forest blocks, for which the state government will be submitting a hard copy of the proposal instead of online submission.

“We have discussed all issues with the state government and have today accepted the proposal. A special forest appraisal committee will assess the proposal sooner than later and will fast track this project,” he said.

“We will not be a roadblock but a facilitator.”

Javadekar pointed out that the state would undertake greening of double-degraded forest and create more forests in the new capital.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, Chief Minister Naidu said: “I requested him (Javadekar) to give forest land for the construction of the new capital.

“We have given the proposal and the ministry will examine everything and will take a decision soon.”

Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju and Minister of State of Science and Technology Y.S. Chowdary also attended the meeting.

Andhra Pradesh will lay the foundation stone of the new state capital Amravati in Guntur district on October 22.

(IANS)

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Microsoft takes ‘Project Sangam’ to Middle East and Africa

"Project Sangam" was commenced from Andhra Pradesh

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In a bid to bridge the widening skill gap, Microsoft on Monday announced expansion of the capabilities of its Cloud-powered “Project Sangam” to the Middle East and Africa.

Launched in India by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella last year, “Project Sangam” is a Cloud-hosted platform that leverages Azure services and professional networking platform LinkedIn to support new entrants to the job market, enabling key stakeholders across the skilling ecosystem find the right talent.

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Microsoft’s Sangam is a cloud-based platform. Wikimedia Commons

“Lack of skilled resources is one of the key issues that governments across the world are facing. There is an enormous scope for technology to come in to address the skill gap that exists in the workforce today,” Anil Bhansali, Corporate Vice President, Cloud & Enterprise, said in a statement.

Nadella launched “Project Sangam” to help the Indian government not only train but also assist people get jobs via LinkedIn that was acquired by the company for $26.2 billion in an all-cash deal in 2016. “Project Sangam” was commenced from Andhra Pradesh.

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“‘Sangam’ is the first project that wields the combined strength of LinkedIn and Microsoft to tackle the challenge of how to provide every person the opportunity to skill themselves,” added Bhansali who is also Managing Director of Microsoft India (R&D) Private Limited. As part of the expansion, Microsoft South Africa and the Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) have launched “Thint’iMillion”, an online mass learning system.

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The project was first launched in Andhra Pradesh. VOA

Part of the “Tshepo 1Million Digital Mass” learning programme, the “Thint’iMillion” programme will be deployed on “Project Sangam”, allowing young people to access content via an on-phone app (Android only), tablet mode (Windows and Android) as well as an interactive web portal. IANS

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