Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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Comparing PM-KISAN with Rythu Bandhu scheme of Telangana

The union government announced the PM-KISAN farm support scheme to address the farm sector in crisis. Similar initiatives have already been announced by states. Here’s a comparison of the centre’s farm support scheme PM-KISAN with similar schemes from various states. PM-KISAN and Rythu Bandhu of Telangana The Centres Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) would Read More…

Best Practices in Budget Formulation

The Transparency International conducted a survey to analyse the best practices followed by the states in the Budget Formulation. About the Survey The survey was based on 4 parameters which include public disclosure, budgetary process, post-budget fiscal management and efforts to make the budget more transparent and citizen-friendly. The findings of the survey are: The Read More…

Jiban Sampark Project of Odisha

The Chief Minister of Odisha announced the Jiban Sampark project of Odisha for the welfare of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups at the annual Adivasi Mela-2019. The annual Adivasi Mela showcases the art, artefacts, culture, tradition, and music of the tribal community. The Adivasi Mela strengthen the livelihood of the tribal communities by creating a sustainable market Read More…

LRSAM Successfully Tested from coast of Odisha

India has successfully flight tested Long Range Surface-to-Air Missile (LRSAM) from a warship off Odisha coast. The LRSAM successfully destroyed a low flying aerial target. This paves way for its deployment in the armed forces. Features of the LRSAM The important features of the LRSAM are: LRSAM has been jointly developed by Defence Research and Development Read More…

Sansad Ratna Awards

The Governor of Tamil Nadu Banwarilal Purohit presented the Sansad Ratna Awards in Chennai. The recipients under various categories include: MP from Cuttack, Odisha, Bhartruhari Mahtab was honoured for his performance in initiating debates. MP from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, Anurag Singh Thakur received Jury Committee Special award in the Lok Sabha for his distinguished performance. Standing committee on finance headed Read More…