Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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Newly Appointed Governors of Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh

President Ram Nath Kovind has confirmed appointment of Rajya Sabha member Anusuiya Uikey as Governor of Chhattisgarh and Senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader Biswa Bhusan Harichandan as Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Anusuiya Uikey She is a sitting member of Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. She succeeds Anandiben Patel, who as Governor of Madhya Pradesh Read More…

Internet Saathi programme to be expanded to Punjab and Odisha

Google India and Tata Trusts are set to expand their ‘Internet Saathi’ digital literacy programme for rural women to villages in Punjab and Odisha. Currently, the programme has reach of 2.6 lakh villages across 18 states. Key Highlights On adding Punjab and Odisha the programme will now extend its reach to 20 states in India. Read More…

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold in World Universiade in Italy

Dutee Chand, the Indian sprinter won gold medal in women’s 100m in World Universiade, 30th Summer University Games held in Naples, Italy. With this win she became 1st Indian woman to do so. Key Highlights The 23-year-old Indian athlete clocked 11.32 seconds to win gold as she led the race from start to finish. She Read More…

NALCO to get President’s award for excellent CSR in social development

National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO), an Odisha-based Navaratna Company has been selected for President’s award for utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund in social development. NALCO was selected for its Aliali Jhia Scheme. About Aliali Jhia In 2015 NALCO started a scheme called Aliali Jhia. The scheme was on the line of Beti Bachao Read More…

Healthy States, Progressive India: NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019

NITI Aayog has released the 2nd edition of report titled “Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs”. The report has been prepared in collaboration with Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with technical assistance from World Bank. The current edition of health index accounts for period 2015-16 (base year) Read More…