Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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AMRUT Scheme Ranking: Odisha continues to be the Top Performer

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs recently released ranking of states under AMRUT scheme. Odisha has secured first position by scoring 85.67%. Highlights AMRUT is Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation Scheme. The scheme aims to provide piped water supply to households in urban areas of the state. It also aims at construction Read More…

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…

After 2 Years of Completion of Gurupriya Bridge, Odisha’s Swabhiman Anchal gets First-Ever Bus Service

The first-ever Bus Service in history was started on 10th July 2020 for the people of Swabhiman Anchal (located in Malkangiri district of Odisha). The Bus Service was flagged off by MLA of the Chitrakonda Vidhan Sabha constituency. The bus will be operated by Odisha Government’s-Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC). At 9 am from Read More…

Webinar Conducted for Sensitization of MPs from ST Constituencies on GOAL Project

For the sensitization of the Members of Parliaments from Schedule Tribe (ST) Constituencies, a webinar was conducted on 10th July 2020. The webinar was conducted by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. Background The GOAL project has started as a Pilot Project by Facebook India back in March 2019. This pilot project was launched with 100 Read More…

State Finance Commission of Odisha Recommends Rs 23,848 crore for PRIs and ULBs in the state

Over the period of next six financial year (2020-21 to 2025-26), an amount of Rs 23,848 crore for the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the state of Odisha has been recommended by the 5th State Finance Commission of Odisha on 7th July 2020. These funds allocated will be for strengthening Read More…