Odisha Current Affairs - 2019

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World famous Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath begins

The annual Rath Yatra (Chariot Festival) of Lord Jagannath began different parts of the country. The festival is celebrated on second day of Sukla Paksha i.e. the day in bright fortnight of Ashadha month. It will see congregation of more than 10 lakh devotees. In Odisha, the Rath Yatra in the coastal city of Puri Read More…

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Veteran Odia actress Manimala Devi passes away

Noted theatre personality and popular yesteryear Odia film actress Manimala Devi passed away in Bhubaneswar, Odisha due to old-age-related complications. She was 86. She was among the first generation artistes in the state and had ruled the Odia film industry as lead actress in the 1960s with her influential performances in various films. About Manimala  Read More…

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India, ADB ink $120 million loan agreement for irrigation in Odisha

India has signed loan agreement of US 12 crore dollars with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve irrigation and water management infrastructure in Odisha. The soft loan is the second tranche of a 157.5 million dollars financing facility under the Orissa Integrated Irrigated Agriculture and Water Management Investment Program. Key facts The programme aims Read More…

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Odisha becomes first state to give social welfare benefits to transgender community

Odisha became the first state in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits – such as a housing, pension and food grains. This move seeks to give the transgender community in the state same benefits as those living below the poverty line (BPL) in order to improve their overall social and economic status. Read More…

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Union Government approves NIMZ in in Kalinganagar, Odisha

The Union Government has given its final approval to setting up of National Investment & Manufacturing Zone (NIMZ) in Kalinganagar, Odisha. It will come up on a massive area of 163 square kilometres and on completion will be the third NIMZ of India. For execution NIMZ project, Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry has approved Read More…

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Odisha Governor promulgates ordinance for official use of Odia

Odisha Governor Dr SC Jamir has promulgated Odisha Official Language (Amendment) Ordinance, 2016 to ensure use of Odia in all government systems. The ordinance was promulgated as per provisions of the Article 213 of the Constitution. It empowers the state government to formulate laws to implement Odisha Official Language Act, 1954. It will amend the Read More…

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Nuclear Capable Prithvi-II missile test fired from Odisha

Indigenously developed nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile was successfully test-fired from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Missile test: It was carried out by Strategic Force Command (SFC) from a mobile launcher at launch complex-3 from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. About Prithvi-II Missile Prithvi-II is a tactical short-range ballistic Read More…

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