17.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA SBI launches Global NRI Centre in Kochi The State Bank of India, which has a strong NRI customer base of over 33 lakh, has launched its Global NRI Centre (GNC) in Kochi.   The GNC will be a one-stop customer service centre for all Non-Resident Indian (NRI) banking related services.   To enhance the … Read more

16.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Annual tiger census started in state   The annual tiger census in the State would be carried out in all forest divisions. Nearly 900 cameras would be installed at all the forest divisions to count the tiger population using the camera trap and other indirect evidence methods like pug identification methods, said sources. The … Read more

15.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA No central funds for spiritual circuits yet   The Odisha Government’s expectation of sanction and funding for Spiritual Circuits, Buddhist Circuits and Rural Circuits in the State is yet to materialise.   The temples of Akhandalamani, Biraja, Sarala and Baladev Jew have been identified as a Spiritual Circuit. Two years ago, the State Government … Read more

14.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   State’s revenue collection grows by 22%   The State witnessed increase in utilisation of Budgetary-allocated funds on different schemes and programmes and in revenue generation as well by end of January during the current fiscal, 2017-18.   An overall increase of around 8 per cent in total budget utilization  was marked by end … Read more

13.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha to skid off 2019 date for all habitations   Despite laying a whopping 3,708 km of rural roads per year under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) during last six years (up to December 2017), Odisha looks all set to miss the 2019 target of connecting all rural habitations with all=weather … Read more

11-12.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   State to set up fund for hit-and-run victims   The State Government has decided to set up a Solatium Fund with a corpus of Rs 1 crore for providing higher compensation amount for hit-and-run victims as the State is experiencing one of the highest numbers of such cases.   Commerce & Transport Secretary … Read more

10.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Fastag service launched for osrtc buses   In a bid to offer hassle-free travelling in the State-run buses, the Odisha Government in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI) has launched automatic toll collection system ‘FASTAG’ for the OSRTC buses.   FASTAG, an automated toll tax collection mechanism, enables the commuters to … Read more

09.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Centre urged to approve it investment region   The State Government has once again urged the Centre to approve an Information Technology Investment Region (ITIR), which has been designed to attract investment in the IT sector.   While the high power committee headed by the Union Cabinet Secretary has approved the proposed ITIR, … Read more

08.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

  ODISHA   Implement SC order, form Mahanadi tribunal: Odisha CM to PM Modi   Chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a tribunal to resolve Mahanadi water sharing dispute between Odisha and Chhattisgarh by implementing the Supreme Court’s January 23 order on the issue.   In a letter address to PM Modi, Naveen reminded the prime … Read more

07.02.18 Orrisa(OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   CM wants more odisha sites in unesco list   Inaugurating the 5th International Biennial Conference of Indian Heritage Network (IHCN), Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said, “Along with development of modern amenities and facilities, our cities should also be vibrant with the socio-cultural life, centered around heritage, art and craft.’’   UNESCO World Heritage … Read more

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