Odisha Current Affairs - 2019

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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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Prithvi-II missile test fired successfully from Odisha

India successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear-capable Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350km from a test range at Chandipur, Odisha. The missile was randomly chosen from the production stock and the total launch activities were carried out by the specially formed Strategic Forces Command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of DRDO as part of a Read More…

Month:  Categories: Defence & SecurityScience & Technology

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Global Infant Mortality Rate came down to 37: UNICEF report

As per United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report on the global Infant Mortality rate (IMR) declined from 61 deaths in 1990 to 37 deaths in 2011. Annual infant deaths decreased from 8.4 million in 1990 to 5 million in 2011. Although India has more IMR than the global average, it has shown a minor decline Read More…

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Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special Read More…

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Governmet sanctions 158 ‘Eklavya Model Residential Schools’ for ST students

Govt. of India has approved a total of 158 Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) for Tribal students out of grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India in 23 states out of which 111 schools have become fully functional with all facilities. Gujarat has been sanctioned 22 schools which is the highest for any Read More…

Month:  Categories: Government Schemes & Projects

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Government sets up high-level panel to map status of tribals

The Government has set up a high level panel to prepare a position paper on the socio-economic, health and educational status of tribals and also recommend policy initiatives as well as effective outcome-oriented measures to improve development indicators and strengthen public service delivery to STs. India has around 8.6% people belonging to tribal community. The Read More…

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Training launch of Prithvi-II missile successful

India’s Strategic Forces Command (SFC) test fired its nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile for its full strike range of 350 km from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, off Odisha coast.  The launch was part of regular training exercise. About Prithvi-II First missile to be developed by DRDO under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Program (IGMDP) Surface-to-surface Single-stage liquid fuelled Read More…

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