Orissa Current Affairs - 2019

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Odisha Divas 2019

The state of Odisha celebrates Odisha Divas or Utkala Divas every year on April 1st to commemorate the state formation day. On this day 82 years ago, Orissa (now Odisha) was established as a province of British India. Odisha Timeline In 1912, Bihar and Orissa had been separated from Bengal to form the Bihar and Read More…

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India Human Development Survey (IHDS) 2011-12

As per the India Human Development Survey (IHDS) survey, 4 out of 10 women in India still have no say in their marriage, 8 out of 10 need permission to visit a doctor, 6 out of 10 practise some form of head covering and the average Indian household gives over Rs.30,000 in dowry. Excerpts of Read More…

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ICICI Bank launched ‘branch on wheels’ in Odisha

ICICI Bank Ltd. launched ‘Branch on Wheels’ in Odisha as part their financial inclusion plans to provide banking services in remote villages in the state which are devoid of banking facilities. ICICI Bank is the first private sector bank to launch Mobile Branch with ATM About ‘Branch on Wheels’ – mobile branch with an ATM. Read More…

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‘M-Pesa’ launched in Odisha

Telecom major, Vodafone India and ICICI Bank announced the launch of mobile commerce initiative called ‘M-Pesa’ service in Odisha. About M-Pesa service A mobile money transfer and payment service that allows customers to transfer money to any mobile phone, remit money to any bank account, make utility payments, recharge of mobile, DTH payment and earn Read More…

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“Odia”- 6th Indian classical language

The Union Cabinet gave its nod for classifying Odia as a classical language to give impetus to scholarships in the language. It is the sixth Indian language to get such prestigious tag after Sanskrit, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam.  There has been a long-standing demand that Odia, which is one of the oldest languages and Read More…

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Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014 passed by the Assembly of the state

Odisha Legislative Assembly passed the Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014, with provision of keeping Chief Minister, ex-Chief Ministers, other ministers and public servants under the purview of a six-member anti-corruption panel. Excerpts of the provisions of the Odisha Lokayukta Bill 2014 Members of the anti-corruption watchdog panel:  The head of the panel and two members will Read More…

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India and ADB signed loan agreement to improve rural roads in 5 States

The Government of India (GOI) and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $275 million loan agreement to continue improving rural roads in the states of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. The loan represents the second tranche of $800 million financing facility under the Rural Connectivity Investment Program (RCIP). Joint secretary of Department Read More…

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