Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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‘Operation Oliver’ to conserve vulnerable turtles

The Coast Guard in Odisha has launched ‘Operation Oliver’ as part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea visit of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary area of the State. The operation is being conducted in collaboration with the forest department in order to keep watch and vigil on illegal Read More…

SFC test fire Dhanush missile successfully

India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test-fired nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval ship off Odisha coast. Dhanush Missile: Surface-to-surface missile developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) Naval variant of India’s indigenously developed ‘Prithvi’ missile Single-stage, liquid propelled Can carry conventional as well as nuclear payload of 500 to Read More…

SFC test-fires Agni-1 successfully

India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 missile for its full range of 700 km from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The single-stage, solid-fuelled missile was launched from a road mobile launcher as part of a regular training exercise. Agni-1 Missile: Developed by DRDO Strike Range: 700 km Surface-to-Surface Nuclear-weapon capable Read More…

Female participation in voting improved over last 50 years

As per an analysis of 50 years of Election Commission data for the Assembly elections held between 1962 and 2012 in 16 major States, there has been a significant improvement in the sex ratio of the electorate as compared to early years. The analysis was done by Mudit Kapoor and Shamika Ravi, Assistant Professors at Read More…

Exercise caution while accepting PIL challenging public appointments: Supreme Court to HCs

The Supreme Court clarified that the jurisdiction of the High Court while issuing a writ of quo warranto  is a limited one and can be issued only when the person holding the public office lacks the eligibility criteria or when the appointment is contrary to the statutory rules. As per the apex court, consideration of suitability Read More…