Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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26 million year old Species of Vine Snake found in Western Ghats

Team of researchers, from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru while attempting to study and classify snakes in Western Ghats discovered Proahaetulla antiqua, a new vine snake species. This is an ancient species which is endemic to southern Western Ghats is thought to have evolved around 26 million years ago during the mid-Oligocene. Key Highlights Read More…

Odisha renews effort to revive Gharial population

Odisha has renewed its effort to revive population of gharials in their natural habitat by releasing 5 reptiles, fitted with radio transmitters, into Satkosia gorge of Mahanadi which is the southernmost limit of gharials’ home range in India. About Gharial Features: When compared to alligators and crocodiles, a gharial has a very long and narrow Read More…

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…

12 Indian beaches in race to top Blue Flag Challenge

Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has selected 12 beaches across the country to compete for Blue Flag Certification. Environment Ministry embarked on Blue Flag project in December 2017. Key Highlights 12 Beaches Selected are: Bhogave (Maharashtra), Shivrajpur (Gujarat), Ghoghla (Diu), Kasarkod and Padubidri (Karnataka), Miramar (Goa), Mahabalipuram (Tamil Nadu), Rushikonda (Andhra Read More…

21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship begins in Cuttack

Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship 2019 began at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack, Odisha. The tournament will be held from Wednesday 17th to Monday 22nd July 2019. 12 Nations are participating in 21st edition of CTTC. The event was inaugurated by Governor of Odisha Prof. Ganeshi Lal. Key Highlights The final list of nations that Read More…