Naveen Patnaik Current Affairs - 2020

Madhu Babu Pension Scheme: Transgenders to be included

On July 18, 2020, Odisha Government announced that transgenders are to be included under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana. Highlights Madhu Babu Pension Yojana is a social security scheme that was launched in the state of Odisha. Under the scheme, around 5,000 transgenders are to receive Rs 500, Rs 700 and Rs 900 per month as Read More…

Odisha becomes First State in India to Use Space Technology & Artificial Intelligence for Safeguarding Government Lands

To monitor all Government lands in the state capital Bhubaneswar, web and mobile-based solution named ‘BLUIS’- Bhubaneswar Land Use Intelligence System was launched on 8th July 2020. The Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched BLUIS. BLUIS was launched due to the lack of adequate transparency and accountability in the current manual mode of mechanism Read More…

“Mo Prativa”: Odisha-UNICEF Programme to engage children during Lock Down

The Odisha Government recently launched “Mo Prativa” programme in collaboration with UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Funds). Highlights The programme has been launched for the children to participate in online competitions such as writing slogans, drawings, short story writing, paintings, etc. Under this programme, children have to upload their works and they will receive certificate every Read More…

Utkala Dibasa, Odisha Statehood Day celebrated on April 1

Every year, the state of Odisha celebrates Utkal Divas on April 1. The tradition of the celebration is being followed for 84 years now. Being the 9th largest state, the state is rich in mineral resources. It is a major supplier of raw materials such as coal, iron ore to several industries spread all over Read More…

Jalsathi: Odisha Govt. launches programme to ensure supply of safe drinking water

Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme which will ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state. During the programme launch, he distributed water quality testing kits and POS (point of sale) machines to women volunteers being called as- ‘Jalasathis’. About ‘Jalsathi’ programme Implementation: A memorandum of understanding Read More…