31.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha is India’s ‘bolt capital’with 9 lakh strikes   With nine lakh lightning strikes, Odisha alone accounted for 15% of the total such strikes in the country between April 1 and July 31. It was followed by Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh that together witnessed more than … Read more

30.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha government’s push for maritime board to expedite Odisha port projects   The state cabinet’s recent move approving a proposal for the formation of a maritime board in Odisha to regulate non-nationalized ports is expected to expedite the progress of various port projects in the state.   As the state has a 480-km long coastline, … Read more

29.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   ·         Odisha police set up special cell to probe crime against women   ð  The Odisha police started a separate cell to deal with all cases of crime against women including that of dowry death and non-dowry torture. ð  The Odisha’s director general of police (DGP) Bijoy Kumar Sharma to headed by an additional superintendent of … Read more

28.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha government’s push for maritime board to expedite Odisha port projects   The state cabinet’s recent move approving a proposal for the formation of a maritime board in Odisha to regulate non-nationalized ports is expected to expedite the progress of various port projects in the state. The maritime board, which will have 12 members and … Read more

27.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   ·         Odisha announces Rs. 500 crore to develop Puri as World Heritage City India is an enriching and continuous tradition of culture. Odisha is also a blessed land in terms of heritage, history, and culture. Odia culture has its own impression on the entire Indian culture.Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a special package … Read more

24.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   IIT-Bhubaneswar to get wastewater plant as part of Saraswati 2.0   The IIT Bhubaneswar will partner with seven other Indian institutes and 11 European organizations to carry out research and undertake projects on wastewater treatment. The objective of the partnership – Saraswati 2.0 – is to identify the best technologies available for decentralized wastewater treatment. … Read more

25-26.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   ·         Rs 2,733L annual plan of State approved For the restructured Bamboo Mission in the State, an annual action plan envisaging investment of around Rs 2,733 lakh was approved. Giving nod to action plan Chief Secretary Tripathy directed the Odisha Bamboo Development Agency (OBDA) to intensify field level operations involving Van Surakshya Samitis … Read more

23.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   ·         World Bank to identify sectors for development The State Government requested the World Bank to conduct a Rapid State Diagnostic Study to identify sectors that need more development and others that need more support under the bank’s ‘Country Partnership Framework’. It was decided to maintain a Social Registry for poverty eradication and … Read more

22.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA ·         MoUs inked to boost agri business, farmers’ income ð  The State-owned Agricultural Promotion and Investment Corporation of Odisha Ltd (APICOL) signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) to promote agriculture entrepreneurship and enhance the income of farmers. ð  One MoU was signed with the Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN), a non-Government organisation, to … Read more

21.08.19 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Govt integrates directorates with administrative depts   In order to streamline the functioning of directorates and speed up the process of decision making, the State Government on Wednesday integrated different directorates with their respective administrative departments to function as composite departments with immediate effect.   A resolution of the General Administration and Public … Read more

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