19.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Street vendors to get Rs 3K aid   Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced a financial aid of Rs 3,000 for each of the 65,000 registered street vendors in 114 ULBs cross the State.   Notably, these street vendors have suffered financially as they have kept their shops closed as a measure to maintain … Read more

18.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   UGC asks nine universities in state to implement EWS quota The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked nine state-run universities to implement quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) in admissions. The university authorities said they will take decision in consultation with the state government. These institutions are Berhampur University, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, … Read more

17.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha to constitute Commission for Backward Classes The state government announced to constitute a commission for backward classes, which will be headed by a retired judge of the Orissa high court. The move came barely a month after the state cabinet passed a resolution to move the Centre for a socio-economic caste enumeration along with the general … Read more

15-16.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha makes registration, home isolation mandatory for all foreign-returned The state government made it mandatory for all who return to the state from any other country to stay in ‘home quarantine’ for 14 days. The foreign returned have to register themselves mandatorily with the government—in the toll free number 104 or the online … Read more

14.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Odisha declares Covid-19 a disaster, announces Rs 200 crore package The Odisha government announced novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as a disaster for the state and approved Rs 200 crore package to deal with the public health challenges. The state has not reported any positive COVID-19 case so far. By naming it as ‘disaster’ for the state under the … Read more

13.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   Establish fire stations on distance criteria   Inclusion of all police stations under the 5T initiative to provide citizen-centric service under the Mo Sarkar scheme is quite effective. There is a need of provision of adequate amount of funds under the “Other Contingency” unit for 587 PSs.   A Standing Committee report on … Read more

12.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Naveen Patnaik announces special department for women SHGs in Odisha The state government will have a separate Mission Shakti department that would exclusively work for around 70 lakh rural women associated with nearly six lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) created under the Mission Shakti movement. Creation of a separate administrative department is aimed to work with more focus … Read more

11.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   3 varsities to come up next year The State Government has proposals for establishing Kalahandi University’ at Bhawanipatna, Rajendra University at Balangir and Madhusudan Law University at Cuttack during 2020-21 academic year. Higher Education Minister Arun Kumar Sahoo informed this in the State Assembly in response to a question of BJD member Bhupinder … Read more

10.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA Establish fire stations on distance criteria Inclusion of all police stations under the 5T initiative to provide citizen-centric service under the Mo Sarkar scheme is quite effective. There is a need of provision of adequate amount of funds under the “Other Contingency” unit for 587 PSs. A Standing Committee report on scrutiny of demand … Read more

08-09.03.20 Odisha (OPSC) Current Affairs

ODISHA   In boost to industry, Odisha CM lays foundation of 23 units   In a big boost to the state’s industry sector, chief minister Naveen Patnaik  laid the foundation stone of 23 projects and inaugurated three units worth Rs 5,567 crore with a total 9,168 employment opportunities.   A solar power plant by Aditya … Read more

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