Odisha Current Affairs - 2020

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CCEA gives nod to extend PDS Kerosene, Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme and Freight Subsidy Scheme

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its nod to extend the PDS Kerosene and Domestic LPG Subsidy Scheme, 2002 for a period of one year that is up to 31st March, 2015. This decision was taken by CCEA meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. CCEA also gave its nod to extend Read More…

Rajya Sabha passes Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2015

Rajya Sabha has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders Amendment Bill, 2015.  It was unanimously passed by a voice vote. The bill seeks to modify the list of Scheduled Castes in three states- Haryana, Karnataka, Odisha and one Union Territory- Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Amendments The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and Read More…

Union Government approves various highway projects worth Rs 8,600 crore

Union Government has approved various highway projects in states of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Chhattisgarh worth over Rs 8,600 crore. The work for these approved road projects will be under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V. This decision was taken by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read More…

Eminent Odisha film maker Nirad Mahapatra passes away

Eminent filmmaker from Odisha Nirad Mahapatra passed away in Mumbai. He was 67. As a film-maker, he was best-known for his cultural, ecological and industrial documentaries. About Nirad Mahapatra Nirad Mahapatra was born on born 12 November 1947 in Bhadrak, Balasore district of Odisha Odisha. He was an alumni of the Film and Television Institute Read More…

India successfully test-fires N-capable Prithvi-II missile in Odisha

India successfully test-fired its nuclear capable Prithvi-II surface-to-surface missile from a test range at Chandipur in Odisha. Test- It was conducted by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) and monitored by the scientists of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Missile was fired from a mobile launcher from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) as Read More…