Odisha Current Affairs - 2019

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CW Table Tennis Championships: India tops medal tally with 7 Gold

Host India made most of home’ advantage and grabbed all 7 gold medals in 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships 2019 which concluded at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha. Key Highlights Winners of 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships: Indian paddlers topped medals tally with 7 gold, 5 silver and 3 bronze. Men Singles: Harmeet Read More…

Month:  Categories: Sports & Games

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Binny: India’s only Orangutan dies

India’s only orangutan named Binny died at the age of 41 in Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Key Highlights About: The Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP) has lost one of its beloved members the 41-year-old orangutan ‘Bini’, an extant species of great apes. Background: The lone female orangutan Binny, was brought to Nandankanan Zoo from Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Sub-sonic Cruise Missile ‘Nirbhay’ Successfully Test-Fired

India’s first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from a test range Chandipur, Odisha. Nirbhay Missile Nirbhay missile has blended missile and aeronautical technologies which allows it to take off vertically like missile and cruise horizontally like an aircraft. The missile has a two-stage missile powered by solid rocket motor booster developed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityUPSC

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Bamboo rice shows up in Odisha

Nearly after four decades, Bamboo rice has shown up in Odisha. The state of Odisha had last witnessed Bamboo rice in 1979. Harvesting Bamboo Rice The Forest Authorities of Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary in Cuttack district have opened up the gates for the forest dwellers to collect the Bamboo rice. Whenever the bamboo rice shows up, Read More…

Month:  Categories: StatesUPSC

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Southwest Monsoon Likely to be Below Normal this Year

Independent weather forecaster Skymet has made the following predictions about the Southwest Monsoons: India could face its third consecutive below-normal monsoon this season, and the rainfall is expected to be 93% of the long-period average. With all likelihood of El Niño playing a disruptive role, there is only a 30% chance of normal rain during Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityUPSC

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Kandhamal Haldi earns Geographical indication (GI) tag

Kandhamal Haldi a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha earns Geographical indication (GI) tag. Kandamal Haldi Kandhamal in Odisha’s southern hinterland is famous for its turmeric cultivation, a spice that enjoys its pride of place in an array of cuisines. Kandhamal Haldi has more oleoresin and volatile oil contents compared to other turmeric varieties. Kandhamal Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & BankingUPSC

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Election Commission advisory to Media

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has issued guidelines to media on various issue related to elections like exit polls, publication of results etc. Guidelines of Election Commission Section 126A of the Representation of People Act 1951 prohibits the conduct of exit poll and dissemination of its results the hour fixed for the commencement of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & PoliticsUPSC

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