Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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Prahar: Short-range, Quick Reaction tactical ballistic missile tested fired

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested indigenously developed surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile ‘Prahaar’. It was launched from mobile launcher from Launch Complex-III, Integrated Test Range (ITR), Balasore off Odisha Coast. Prahaar Missile It is solid-fuelled surface-to-surface short-range tactical ballistic missile. It has been indigenously developed by DRDO. It has length Read More…

CCEA approves Revised Cost Estimate of Dam rehabilitation and Improvement Project

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved Revised Cost Estimate of Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP). It has been increased to Rs. 3,466 crore from earlier Rs. 1968 crore. CCEA also gave approval for two-year time extension for project from July 2018 to June 2020. Revised Funding pattern Out of total revised cost Read More…

Government, FAO launches agriculture project in 5 states with $33.5 million GEF grant

Union government (Agriculture and Environment ministries) along with UN body Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched agriculture project that seeks to bring transformative change in farm sector through conservation of biodiversity and forest landscapes. It will be implemented in five states viz. Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Key Facts The project is Read More…

Vijaya: Indian Coast Guard commissions indigenously built patrol vessel 

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned indigenously built patrol vessel ICGS Vijaya in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. It is second in the series of 98 m offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) commissioned by ICG. ICGS Vijaya It has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro (L&T). It is 98-metre long ship. It can carry one Read More…

Odisha Assembly passes resolution for creation of Legislative Council

The Odisha State Assembly has passed resolution seeking creation of Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad or second house of legislature). The resolution was passed with as many as 104 of total 147 legislators casting their votes in its favour. The resolution now will be sent to Central Government (Union cabinet) for approval, following which it will Read More…