31.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

Budget Highlights   Expenditure: The government proposes to spend Rs 30,42,230 crore in 2020-21, which is 12.7% higher than the revised estimate of 2019-20.   Receipts: The receipts (other than net borrowings) are expected to increase by 16.3% to Rs 22,45,893 crore, owing to higher estimated revenue from disinvestments.   GDP growth: The government has … Read more

30.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

NASA’s Spitzer space telescope The Spitzer Space Telescope (SST), formerly the Space Infrared Telescope Facility (SIRTF), was an infrared space telescope launched in 2003 and retired on 30 January 2020. Spitzer carries three instruments on board: Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) Infrared Spectrograph (IRS) Multiband Imaging Photometer for Spitzer (MIPS)   Arvind Krishna elected IBM CEO … Read more

29.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ Indian Navy launches ‘Operation Vanilla’ to help cyclone-hit Madagascar INS Airavat has been deployed for ‘Operation Vanilla’ The ship is carrying five pallets each of victualing, clothing and naval stores along with three pallets of medicines   India successfully test-fires K-4 missile On January 19, 2020, India successfully test-fired 3,500 … Read more

28.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

Govt signs accord with NDFB, ABSU to resolve Bodo issue to redraw and rename the Bodoland Territorial Area District (BTAD) in Assam, currently spread over four districts of Kokrajhar, Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri. villages dominated by Bodos that were presently outside the BTAD would be included and those with non-Bodo population would be excluded The … Read more

24.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha govt clears eight investment projects worth Rs 1,609.49 crore   The state government on Thursday approved eight investment proposals worth Rs 1,609.49 crore which would create employment opportunities for 1450 people. The state level single window clearance authority (SLSWCA) headed by chief secretary Asit Tripathy that takes a call on investment projects within Rs … Read more

23.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Odisha: Silk City jail soon to get food processing unit A food processing unit will soon start functioning from the Berhampur circle jail. The construction of the Rs 1.03 crore building is nearing completion. At present, a weaving unit, tin trunk-making unit and a printing press are operating inside the circle jail and the inmates are working … Read more

22.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Odisha welcomes Centre’s decision on transfer of mining clearances to new lease holders The state government has welcomed the Centre’s recent decision to transfer the existing forest and environment clearances of mining blocks, lease period of which will end on March 31, to the new lease holders, who will be selected through the ongoing … Read more

21.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Odisha: To facilitate industries, government speeds up land acquisition The state government has fast-tracked land acquisition for major industrial and infrastructure projects. In the past one month, it has initiated the process of acquiring land for two mega projects. While the government has assigned Odisha Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (Idco) to acquire around 3,320 acres for a petrochemicals … Read more

19-20.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Government doing its best to make Odisha a sporting destination Odisha has gone all out in promoting sporting activities in the state. Under chief minister Naveen Patnaik’s vision of “sport for the youth; youth for the future”, the state aims to become a major sporting hub in the country. To do that the state … Read more

18.01.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Odisha govt to develop 101 schools as centre of excellence Chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced to develop 101 government schools in 30 districts of the state as centre of excellence. These schools will have special infrastructure for soft skill training of students where spoken English will be introduced from class I. Each of these … Read more

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