Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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Fact box: National Strategic Plan for Malaria Elimination

The Union Health Ministry and Family Welfare for first time has unveiled National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Malaria Elimination (2017-22). It has set malaria elimination deadline as 2027, three years ahead of the global deadline. The NSP is based on 2016 National Framework for Malaria Elimination framed with support of WHO’s Global Technical Strategy for Read More…

Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Manpreet Kaur and Govindan Laxman wins Gold

Manpreet Kaur and Govindan Laxman has managed to win gold medals on the opening day of Asian Athletics Championships held at Kalinga Stadium of Bhubaneshwar. Manpreet Kaur threw 18.28m to win a gold medal in the women’s shotput event. Her best was record breaking throw of 18.86m at the Asian Grand Prix in China earlier this year. Vikas Gowda, though failed Read More…

UDAY covers 97% of discom debt: Centre

The Union Ministry of Power has announced that about 97% of the total outstanding debt of all state power distribution companies (discoms) has been covered under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY). As on September 2015, the total debt of all state-owned discoms was Rs. 3.95 lakh crore. The 26 states and 1 UT which Read More…

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ADB commits USD 10 billion to support development of States in India

The Asian Development Bank has committed USD 10 billion to support infrastructure building and to cater to the immediate development needs of less-developed States in India. This has been stated by ADB President Takehiko Nakao during his 3-day visit to India. Salient Highlights The ADB president has said that the bank is ready to meet immediate critical infrastructure needs of Read More…

Odisha to become First State in the Country to Open a Blood Bank for Cattle

Odisha is set to become the first state in the country to open a blood bank for cattle. The proposal has received the nod from the National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP). It is now awaiting the approval from the state government. Salient Highlights The blood bank for cattle would be set up on the premises of the Odisha University of Read More…