Odisha Current Affairs - 2019

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DRDO successfully test-fired Akash supersonic missiles

Akash air defence missiles were test-fired successfully by Defence Research and Developmet Organization (DRDO) off the coast of Balasore in Odisha. Three Akash missiles were fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur (Odisha), on tow body target of Lakshya Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA) moving at “low altitude for boundary” and ripple mode missions. Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityScience & Technology

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Naveen Patnaik takes oath as fourth time CM in Odisha

Naveen Patnaik was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Odisha for the fourth term in a row. Mr. Patnaik was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor S.C. Jamir. It was in 2005 when Mr. Patnaik, head of Biju Janata Dal (BJD), became the CM for the first time when the BJD-BJP alliance came to Read More…

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Adani Ports buys Dhamra Port of Odisha

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone acquired the strategic Dhamra port in Odisha on the east coast of India for an enterprise value of Rs 5, 500 crore. The company inked a definitive pact to acquire the port from a 50:50 joint venture of Tata Steel and Larsen & Toubro. After the 2005 acquisition of Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Odisha assembly polls 2014: BJD emerged largest party in the state

The results of the 2014 assembly elections of Odisha have been announced. Of the total 147 assembly seats, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by incumbent Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has won 117 seats, making it the single largest party in the state. Odisha assembly polls 2014 results:  Political Party Seats Won BJD 117 BJP 10 Read More…

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Akash missile test fired successfully

India successfully test fired indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. Akash Missile:  Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as part of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme Type:   Surface-to-Air Range:    25 km, medium range Warhead Capacity:    60 kg Comparative Read More…

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Climate change may lead India to war: UN report

UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its report evaluating affects of climate change on human health, settlements and natural resources issued a warning that if no actions are taken to limit the ill-effects of global warming, Asia may face pressure on water resources and food-grain production in the future, thereby mounting the risk of armed Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityInternational

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Annual Health Survey: Some states showed improvement

As per the second update of the Annual Health Survey (AHS), all major health indicators in the country’s worst-performing States are showing a gradual improvement over the years but inter-State variations persist. About 2nd update of Annual Health Survey (AHS) Objective: To monitor the performance and outcome of various health interventions of the Government including Read More…

Month:  Categories: Governance & Politics

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