Mr. IYR Krishna Rao is an IAS Officer of the 1979 Batch and a man endowed with humanism and concern for the less privileged. During his career he worked for transparency in administration, simplification of procedures and a concern for the less endowed.
Greta Thunberg Swedish teenager sailed on a yatch with zero carbon foot prints crossing the Atlantic to participate in the rally on climate change on 20 th September and in the UN climate action summit on 23rd September at Newyork . She has been consistently raising her voice against climate change and has become voice of the younger generation drawing world attention to climate change which is threatening our very survival. Meanwhile scientists in Iceland were busy erecting a memorial in August to Okjokull the first Iceland glacier to melt. In a memorial captioned 'letter to the future' they mentioned Okjokull is the first glacier to lose its status and in another 200 years all Iceland glaciers are expected to follow.
On the other side of the coin Donald Trump refuses to acknowledge the impact of climate change .Brazil Bolsonoro is overseeing the one of the worst forest fires leading to large scale deforestation of the Amazon forests.
2019 elections saw BJP wave across the country. The same was absent in Andhra Pradesh where they got less than 1% vote share far less than it's traditional vote share even when there was no wave across the country. There are reasons peculiar to Andhra Pradesh for this to happen. Polarisation was so sharp and anti incumbency against TDP government was so intense people looked for an alternative who can replace the TDP government and hence even otherwise traditional voting to BJP went to YSRCP a party perceived to be in a position to defeat TDP.
The other reason was Telugu Desam party and its friendly vernacular media succeeded in presenting to the public that BJP did not honour the commitments made at the time of state bifurcation and is the root cause of all the financial problems of the state post bifurcation.But this election also opened political space for BJP to get strengthened in Andhra Pradesh since results left Telugu Desam party totally dissimated.