Odisha Current Affairs - 2019

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Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2014 to be held in Bhubaneswar

As per the announcement of International Hockey Federation (FIH), Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha will host the 35th edition of the Champions Trophy men’s hockey tournament to be held from December 13-21 in 2014. The event will be held at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar which is currently undergoing renovation. The event will be hosted by Read More…

Month:  Categories: Places in NewsSports & Games

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‘Operation Oliver’ to conserve vulnerable turtles

The Coast Guard in Odisha has launched ‘Operation Oliver’ as part of its annual mission to ensure the safe mid-sea visit of breeding Olive Ridley sea turtles in Gahirmatha marine sanctuary area of the State. The operation is being conducted in collaboration with the forest department in order to keep watch and vigil on illegal Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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SFC test-fires Agni-1 successfully

India’s Strategic Forces Command successfully test-fired nuclear weapons-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-1 missile for its full range of 700 km from Wheeler Island, off the Odisha coast. The single-stage, solid-fuelled missile was launched from a road mobile launcher as part of a regular training exercise. Agni-1 Missile: Developed by DRDO Strike Range: 700 km Surface-to-Surface Nuclear-weapon capable Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityScience & Technology

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Exercise caution while accepting PIL challenging public appointments: Supreme Court to HCs

The Supreme Court clarified that the jurisdiction of the High Court while issuing a writ of quo warranto  is a limited one and can be issued only when the person holding the public office lacks the eligibility criteria or when the appointment is contrary to the statutory rules. As per the apex court, consideration of suitability Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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Odisha to become a hub of Natural Gas business soon

A pact to establish a mega LNG terminal was inked between the State owned GAIL and Paradeep Port.  With the realization of this project, Odisha will soon be highlighted on the world map of natural gas business. Under this project, GAIL will set up the terminal – Floating Storage Regasification Unit at a cost of Read More…

Month:  Categories: States

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Plastic Park sanctioned for Odisha

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers – Government of India approved for establishing a Plastic Park at Siju Village, Kujanga Tehsil of Jagatsinghpur District in Odisha. In this direction, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) called Paradeep Plastic Park Limited would be set up for funding of the park.  The Government of India will provide a grant of Rs 40 crore for Read More…

Month:  Categories: Business, Economy & Banking

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Odisha imposes fishing ban to protect nests of endagered Olive Ridley sea turtles

The Odisha Government has imposed a seven-month fishing ban within 20 km from the river mouths of Dhamara, Devi and Rusikulya in Gamjam district for safeguard nests of endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles. The ban prohibits motor boats, trawlers and mechanised fishing boats in the region. The ban on the 20 km span of the Dhamra-Rushikulya Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & BiodiversityPlaces in News

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