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    Hyd defence sites out of Google Street View
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    Hyderabad: The Telangana government has agreed to keep sensitive defence installations in Hyderabad out of Google Street View and the Union Home Ministry is expected to soon give permission for the project, a top official said on Monday.

    As the city is home to some vital defence laboratories and other installations, the Home ministry wanted the state government to not include them in the Street View. "The State government is ready for this. The matter is now under the consideration of the Union Home Ministry," said Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Telangana.

    He told reporters on the sidelines of an event here that a global team of Google maps, which is already positioned in Hyderabad, is working on the project. "They are working in the background. As soon as we get permission, we will go ahead with its implementation," the official said.

    This will make Hyderabad the first city in India to be entirely covered by Google Street View, which lets one explore places through 360-degree, panoramic and street-level imagery. The State government also plans to extend the project to other parts of Telangana in the subsequent phase. The official said the project would prove helpful for the common man as he will be able to trace ATMs, banks, post offices or other locations quite easily.

    Google had last month agreed to cover Hyderabad under Street View. This was decided during Information and Technology Minister K Tarakarama Rao's visit to the US. It was during this visit that the Internet services giant signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the government to build its campus in Hyderabad, which will be its biggest campus outside the US. The campus will be coming up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore on 7.2 acres of land at Gachibowli, the IT corridor
     
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    Construction on the world’s tallest residential tower, World One in India, is now progressing at a rapid pace, with 70% of the superstructure having been completed.

    According to officials from UAE-based Arabian Construction Company (ACC), tier two of three is almost complete.

    ACC was awarded the contract for World One in Mumbai, India, in a joint venture with an Indian infrastructure contractor Simplex Infrastructure. When it is completed in 2016, World One Tower will reach 442m over the city, making it the world’s tallest residential skyscraper.

    Ani Ray, managing director of ACC India, told Construction Week: “We expect the World One superstructure to be completed by Q1 2016. We also plan to start on the second transfer slab shortly."

    Company sources also said that construction at the tower has reached the 83rd floor.

    The interiors are designed by Giorgio Armani. As well as the swimming pool, gym and health club that come as standard with most luxury apartment blocks, it also boasts cricket pitches and a pavilion.

    The 117-storey tower has been built by developer Lodha at a cost of more than $321m and will have more than 300 luxury apartments, some overlooking the Arabian Sea.

    But ACC has faced quite a lot of challenges during the ongoing construction. Ray explained: “Although we follow the same construction methodology in India as we do in the Gulf, the regulations and logistics are completely different in India. This means we have a set of different challenges to those we deal with in the Middle East."

    He added, “Regulatory approval for developers in India often takes a long time and comes in different stages, so this generates complications and delays which we have to overcome. Also, unlike the Gulf where our workforce work directly for ACC, due to different labour laws workmen are engaged on a third-party basis. This means our workmen are changed frequently, denying us the benefit of learning curves.

    The company is currently working on various other projects in the Gulf and India. “In the Gulf, we are currently working on two super-tall projects in Downtown Dubai for Emaar. Fountain Views is a three-tower residential and hotel complex of 65 storey. Sky Views is a two-tower residential and hotel complex, with the tallest tower being 61 storeys,” Ray concluded.
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    Ukshi waterfall, Ratnagiri
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    List of some of the companies that have invested in Bengaluru in the past 2 years
    1) Ricoh India- a subsidiary of Japanese imaging, electronics and Information Technology services has global revenues worth & 18.7 billion and will be investing an amount of Rs 500 crore in order to expand its market, set up data centres and also launch a tech centre Bengaluru.

    2) Morgan Stanley recently opened a back office in the city and the office has a capacity to accommodate 1400 employees. The office will provide support services to all its business units across the globe.

    3) WPP, the world’s largest advertising company is set to merge two of its existing companies and to float a new global analytics company called Gain Theory. The company will have centres in New York, London and Bengaluru.

    4) US based Akamai technologies launched the security operations centre in the city, Akamai has made Bengaluru the hub for all its services and is the second biggest security operations centre for Akamai outside Florida.

    5) Airbus sets up “BizLabs” in Bengaluru

    6) Infosys plans to spend Rs 2000 crore in order to upgrade its operations and add as many as 21,500 seats at its Electronic city centre. The minister for Information and Technology- S R Patil and Chief Minister of Karnataka- Siddaramaiah approved the proposal

    7) International publishing giant Time Inc. to increase its capacity from 250 members to 1000 members by 2016. Will provide a mix of functions such as technology, finance and analytics.Bengaluru to become the third largest hub in the world

    8) Amadeus an international advanced technology solutions company for the global travel industry has made Bengaluru its Research and Development hub for the Asia Pacific region. The business is growing faster in Asia Pacific than in Europe and 20 per cent of the total R&D strength of over 5,200 engineers globally are based in Bengaluru .The company plans to expand operations and hire more engineers

    9)Amazon, the popular e-commerce company leased out 1.2 million sq feet of office space, in one of the largest Office Space deals. It will hire close to 6000 people

    10) Flipkart has signed the largest office space deal in India for 2.5 million sq ft with Embassy developers in Bangalore
    11) Honda will add a 4th production line to expand its unit and increase capacity in the Narsapura plant located in Karnataka

    12) Oil and gas giant-Shell recently has started to operate in its new campus at Devanahalli near Bangalore International Airport. At present, the company is rendering technical services and also involved in carrying out research and development work from its current campus

    13) US based social media company Twitter has expanded its operations in Bengaluru. The expansion has started after the company recently acquired Bengaluru based -Zip dial

    14) Zuken India Pvt Ltd. Established in Bengaluru. Set to offer its customers the most advanced electronic and electrical design solutions and personal level of service

    15)Stratasys Ltd launches first 3 D printing centre in Bengaluru. The centre will enable engineers and designers to create better models for finished goods

    16) Scania-Volkswagen to invest Rs 1500 crore and make Bengaluru the low cost export hub for its products such as trucks, buses and construction equipment

    17) Networking solutions firm Brocade announced opening of a new Development Centre in Bengaluru

    18) Xiaomi, a smart phone company has opened a warehouse in Bommasandra, Bengaluru. The warehouse is the first one to be launched in India. The company has also taken a 20,000 sq ft building on lease for the R&D centre in Cessna Business Park, Bengaluru

    19) VM ware a cloud vendor company has invested $ 120 million in Bengaluru and has opened a new campus in Bengaluru. The company is set to cater to the global demands for mobile and cloud solutions

    20) Saft and its partner, Amalgamations, launched a new world‐class factory in Bidadi, Bangalore to support the growing needs of India’s energy and power sectors. The new 75,000 sq. ft factory, which will be operated by the AMCO Saft India Ltd subsidiary, will produce state‐of‐the‐art, nickel‐based, rechargeable batteries, effectively doubling Saft’s local production capacity for industrial battery systems.

    21) Bosch Limited, the flagship company of the Bosch Group in India, invested Rs 600 crore for setting up a new manufacturing plant at Bidadi. The company has acquired 97 acres facilitated by Karnataka Government for the construction of the new plant. CM had visited the site and laid the foundation stone in late 2013

    22) China’s Alibaba has announced setting up a mobile and commerce focused incubator in Bengaluru

    23) Danaher, $20-billion Science and Technology group, opened its largest global R&D centre in Bengaluru

    24) SanDisk opened its new R&D facility in Bengaluru. It has a capacity to house more than 1000 engineers

    25) In the last 18 months, Lowe’s, Victoria’s Secret, Cargill, Danske Bank, Trelleborg AB have opened their Global In-house Centres in Bengaluru
    26) Mitsubishi Electric, Japanese giant to manufacture elevators and escalators at Vemagal with an investment of 200 crores
    27) Volvo, automobile giant, will invest up to Rs. 700 crore in expanding its Hoskote plant

    28) Exxon Mobil announced a mega investment of 400-500$ million and launched its Global Technology Centre in Bengaluru
     
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    India's Smart Cities Challenge
     
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    Vivo to stark manufacturing phones in Noida from October
    NEW DELHI: Chinese handset maker Vivo is looking to start a manufacturing plant in Greater Noida by October with an initial investment of Rs 12.5 crore. It aims to sell two million handsets by the end of this year, with 4G LTE devices accounting for 40 per cent of the sales. "We have taken 30,000 square metres of land on lease in Greater Noida and expect to start assembling our smartphones by October 2015. In the first phase (till December 2015), we will invest Rs 12.5 crore in the facility,
     
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    India's longest bridge to be commissioned within a year...
    At 9.15 kilometres, the country’s longest bridge, between Dhola and Sadia in Assam, is slated for commissioning later this year, about five years after construction commenced on the Rs 876 crore strategic project that would drastically improve road connectivity to the border state of Arunachal Pradesh
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    Coimbatore gandhipuram flyover two-tier flyover design
    After Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, chennai and Coimbatore will get the next two tier flyover in the country as of now
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