Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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Unique Flood Hazard Atlas: Odisha

Odisha has come out with a unique flood hazard atlas aided by satellite imagery, which is expected to help the coastal state manage floods more efficiently. The atlas was released by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at the State-level Natural Calamity Meeting. About Flood Hazard Atlas Need: Atlas would serve as a useful resource of Read More…

DRDO test fires Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) conducted maiden test of an indigenously developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) from launch pad number-4 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha Coast. About HSTDV It is an unmanned scramjet demonstration aircraft. It is designed to cruise at Mach 6 speed with scramjet Read More…

Centre sets target to provide Clean Drinking Water to all by 2024

The Central government has set a target of providing clean drinking water to all by 2024. It includes increasing coverage of piped water to households from current 18 to 100% by 2024. Water Status in India Over the years per capita availability of water has fallen drastically. From 5,000 litre per capita availability of water Read More…

Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos test fired

The Anti-ship version of supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was test fired from the launch complex-3 of Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. About BrahMos Missile The name BrahMos is formed from names of two rivers i.e. Indian river Brahmaputra and the Moskva River of Russia. Manufacturer: The missile is manufactured at BrahMos Aerospace Read More…

Narendra Modi sworn in as Prime Minister for 2nd term

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leader Narendra Modi (68) was sworn in as 15th Prime Minister for a second consecutive five-year term. Key Highlights Oath: The oath of Office and Secrecy  was administered by President Ram Nath Kovind to Narendra Modi and his team of 57 Union council of ministers. Ceremony: The oath-taking ceremony was Read More…