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Social activist Prafulla Samantra selected for Goldman Environmental Prize 2017

He was an iconic leader responsible for rallying tribes in Niyamgiri region of Odisha and made use of legal provisions to prevent mining-to-metals conglomerate Vedanta from running the mine in the area.

Recommended for : Vedanta Resources‬ , ‪Niyamgiri‬ , ‪Orissa‬‬ , Prafulla Samantra , Goldman Environmental Prize , Green Nobel

Publish Date : Apr 25, 2017

India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on coffee as fragrance stamp

Union Minister of State Nirmala Sitharaman expressed happiness over coffee growing extending to non-traditional areas like Araku in Andhra Pradesh, parts of hilly Odisha and other places in North India.

Recommended for : India Post , Commemorative Postage Stamp , Postage Stamp on Coffee , Fragrance Stamp , Nirmala Sitharaman

Publish Date : Apr 24, 2017

प्रधानमंत्री ने पाइका विद्रोह के परिवारजनों को सम्मानित किया

स्वतंत्रता संग्राम से जुड़े आंदोलन की एक लम्बी श्रृंखला मौजूद रही है तथा भारत की आज़ादी से जुड़ी उन सभी सामयिक घटनाओं को याद रखने के साथ-साथ युवा पीढ़ी को इससे अवगत कराये जाने की आवश्यकता है.

Recommended for : Paika rebellion , Lingraj temple , Modi in odisha , पाइका विद्रोह , लिंगराज मंदिर , नरेंद्र मोदी

Publish Date : Apr 18, 2017

Padma Shri Awardee Sudarsan Pattnaik to compete in Moscow Championship

Renowned Indian sand artist from Odisha, Sudarsan Pattnaik has been selected to represent India in the Moscow Sand Art Championship 2017, the event’s 10th edition.

Recommended for : Sudarsan Pattnaik , Padma Shri , Moscow Sand Art Championship , Sand Artist , World Record , Guinness Book of World Records

Publish Date : Apr 10, 2017

Odisha becomes the first state to bring banking to remote areas

The Self Help Groups will help people living in the remote unbanked areas of Odisha to get access to services including the opening of bank accounts, depositing of cash and withdrawals and Aadhaar-enabled payment.

Recommended for : Self Help Groups , Financial Inclusion , Banking Services , Remote Areas , Odisha Government , Unbanked Panchayats

Publish Date : Mar 28, 2017

Bibhu Prasad Kanungo appointed as Deputy Governor of RBI

In March 2016, Kanungo was appointed as Executive Director of RBI.

Recommended for : Bibhu Prasad Kanungo , Deputy Governor , RBI , Odisha

Publish Date : Mar 17, 2017

Odisha Government launches 181 helpline for distressed women

This toll free helpline number will be available for 24 hours in all the 30 districts of the state.

Recommended for : Odisha Government , 181 helpline , distressed women

Publish Date : Mar 10, 2017

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray passes away

Ray was also an eminent socialist politician, a Gandhian, and had also served as a former Union minister.

Recommended for : Rabi Ray , Lok Sabha Speaker , Orissa , Odisha

Publish Date : Mar 7, 2017

K Srinath Reddy appointed as adviser to the Odisha Government

Padma Bhushan awardee, K Srinath Reddy was accorded with a Cabinet minister rank in the Odisha government to help in the smooth delivery of the state’s ongoing health programmes.

Recommended for : K Srinath Reddy , Padma Bhushan , Naveen Patnaik , AIIMS , Public Health Foundation of India , World Heart Federation , Harvard School of Public Health

Publish Date : Mar 7, 2017

Current Affairs One liners of the Week: 27 February to 4 March 2017

The one liner of the week is a recap of the important happenings that occurred between 27 February and 4 March 2017. The important happenings of the week covered in this segment includes Odisha Budget 2017-18, Brexit Bill and 89th Academy Awards among others.

Recommended for : Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Mar 4, 2017

Odisha, Invest India signed agreement to promote start-ups

Startup Odisha Initiative and Startup India will help in achieving the Mission-1000 Startups by the year 2020 and help the youth in realising their dreams.

Recommended for : Invest India , Odisha government , Startup Odisha Initiative , Startup India , National Investment Promotion and Facilitation Agency

Publish Date : Mar 2, 2017

ओडिशा विधानसभा में वित्तीय वर्ष 2017-18 का बजट पेश

ओडिशा सरकार ने अगले वित्त वर्ष में राज्य की 8 से 8.5 प्रतिशत वृद्धि का अनुमान जाहिर किया है. यह राशि पिछले साल के बजट में किये गये आवंटन से 13.7 प्रतिशत अधिक है.

Recommended for : Odisha Assemblys , budget , financial year , ओडिशा विधानसभा , वित्तीय वर्ष , बजट

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2017

India successfully test-fired Prithvi Supersonic Interceptor Missile

Prithvi is likely to be inducted into the armed forces and deployed at strategic locations to protect India’s cities and important installations from hostile attacks.

Recommended for : Prithvi Missile , Abdul Kalam , Indian missile program , surface to surface missile , Odisha

Publish Date : Mar 1, 2017

India successfully test-fired interceptor missile off Odisha coast

The mission termed as PDV mission is for engaging the targets in the exo-atmosphere and endo-atmosphere region of earth’s atmosphere.

Recommended for : India interceptor missile test-fired , Interceptor missile , Ballistic Missile , Abdul Kalam Island , Wheeler Island ,

Publish Date : Feb 13, 2017

181 Irrawaddy dolphins counted in Odisha census

The dolphin census in Odisha in 2016 was suspended because of lack of visibility due to cloudy weather, high wind speed and surging waves. However, the survey was conducted in the year 2017 by the government officials and wildlife enthusiasts.

Recommended for : Odisha , Irrawaddy Dolphin , Dolphins , Odisha Census

Publish Date : Feb 8, 2017

Current Affairs One liner of the Week: 29 January to 4 February 2017

The week’s recap covers important current affairs happenings that occurred between 29 January to 4 February 2017  like Indian Institutes of Infromaton Technology (Amendment) Bill,  Death of renowned theatre personality of Odisha and UN sanctions list  among others.

Recommended for : Recap of the week , week in short , One liners , Current Affairs Recap , Current Affairs One Liners , Current Affairs Question Answer

Publish Date : Feb 4, 2017

Odisha names Mega Lift Irrigation Scheme after freedom fighter Parbati Giri

The State Cabinet took the decision to mark respect for Giri’s contribution to the freedom movement and service to the poor and needy.

Recommended for : Parbati Giri , Odisha , Freedom Fighter , Mother Teresa of Western Odisha

Publish Date : Dec 29, 2016

सरकार ने मलेरिया उन्मूलन हेतु ओडिशा के 8 हजार गांवों में दमन अभियान आरम्भ करने की घोषणा की

मलेरिया उन्मूलन अभियान के प्रथम चरण में गजपति, कालाहांडी, कोरापट, मलकानगिरि, नबरंगपुर, नुआपाडा और रायगड़ सुदूरवर्ती जिले शामिल हैं. इन्ही जिलों में 10 से अधिक मलेरिया पीड़ितों के मामले सामने आए हैं.

Recommended for : Odisha govt , 8000 villages to squash malaria , malaria , मलेरिया उन्मूलन , ओडिशा , दमन अभियान

Publish Date : Dec 26, 2016

Odisha to launch malaria elimination programme named DAMAN in eight districts

The drive aims at supplementing the routine malaria control activities and fill the gaps in case finding and treatment among the high risk population of inaccessible villages of high endemic areas.

Recommended for : Odisha , Malaria , DAMAN , Malaria Control Programme

Publish Date : Dec 26, 2016

DRDO successfully flight tests Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon system in Odisha

Secretary, Department of Defence (R&D) & Chairman, DRDO, Dr S. Christopher, congratulated DRDO and the IAF teams for the successful mission.

Recommended for : Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon , SAAW , Indian Air Force aircraft , DRDO , IAF , IAF Jaguar DARIN-II aircraft ,

Publish Date : Dec 25, 2016

ओडिशा में अग्नि-1 मिसाइल का सफल परीक्षण किया गया

परमाणु हथियार ले जाने में सक्षम मिसाइल अग्नि-1 का परीक्षण ओडिशा के तटीय हिस्से पर स्थित परीक्षण रेंज से किया गया.

Recommended for : Agni I , odisha , ओडिशा , अग्नि-1 मिसाइल

Publish Date : Nov 22, 2016

ओडिशा से पृथ्वी-II मिसाइल का सफल प्रक्षेपण

भारत ने परमाणु आयुध ले जाने में सक्षम स्वदेशी पृथ्वी दो मिसाइलों का एक के बाद एक त्वरित गति से दो बार सफल प्रक्षेपण किया. इससे पहले इसी परिसर से 12 अक्तूबर 2009 को इसी प्रकार का दोहरा परीक्षण किया गया.

Recommended for : Prithvi-II , test-fired successfuly , odisha , पृथ्वी-II , ओडिशा

Publish Date : Nov 21, 2016

Lost Ancient River Chandrabhaga found in Odisha

The ancient river is said to have flowed about 2 kilometers away from the Konark Sun Temple in Odisha, a UNESCO world heritage site, built by King Narasimhadeva I of Eastern Ganga Dynasty in 1255 CE.

Recommended for : UNESCO , Chandrabhaga , Lost Mythical River , Sun Temple , Indian Institute of Technology

Publish Date : Nov 7, 2016

Sunil Mishra appointed as Odisha's CIC

Former director general of income tax Mishra will succeed former chief secretary TK Mishra. The post of CIC was vacant for the last two years.

Recommended for : Sunil Kumar Mishra , Chief Information Commissioner , CIC of Odisha , Dr. S C Jamir

Publish Date : Oct 20, 2016

केंद्रीय पेट्रोलियम एवं प्राकृतिक गैस मंत्री धर्मेंद्र प्रधान ने ओडिशा में नेशनल सिस्मिक प्रोग्राम का उद्घाटन किया

इस कार्यक्रम के तहत ऑयल एंड नेचुरल गैस कार्पोरेशन (ओएनजीसी) और ऑयल इंडिया लिमिटेड (ओआईएल) को पूरे देश में हाइड्रोकॉर्बन संसाधनों का पता लगाने की जिम्मेदारी दी गई है.

Recommended for : Oil minister , launches , national , seismic , programme , Odisha , केंद्रीय पेट्रोलियम , प्राकृतिक गैस , मंत्री , धर्मेंद्र प्रधान , ओडिशा , नेशनल सिस्मिक प्रोग्राम , उद्घाटन

Publish Date : Oct 15, 2016

रेल मंत्रालय ने ओडिशा में दो नई रेल लाइन परियोजनाओं हेतु समझौता ज्ञापन पर हस्ताक्षर किये

जैपोर-नबरंगपुर रेलवे लाइन 38 किलोमीटर लंबी होगी और ओडिशा सरकार इस में लगने वाले खर्च का पचास फीसदी वहन करेगी. जैपोर-मलकानगिरी रेलवे लाइन 130 किलोमीटर लंबी है और इसकी कुल लागत का 25 फीसदी हिस्सा ओडिशा सरकार वहन करेगी.

Recommended for : two new railway line projects in Odisha , ओडिशा में दो नई रेल लाइन परियोजनाओं

Publish Date : Oct 14, 2016

Dharmendra Pradhan launches National Seismic Programme in Mahanadi Basin

The Programme was launched to carry out assessment of unappraised areas across the country for potential oil and natural gas reserves.

Recommended for : Mahanadi Basin , Dharmendra Pradhan , Odisha , National Seismic Programme

Publish Date : Oct 13, 2016

India successfully test fires long range surface-to-air Barak-8 missile off Odisha coast

Barak 8 is an Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile (SAM), designed to defend against any type of airborne threat.

Recommended for : Barak 8 missile , Indian-Israeli surface-to-air missile , Odisha coast

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2016

Haryana bagged Best Horticulture State award

Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar received this award during the two-day 9th Agricultural Leadership Summit 2016 organized by ICFA.

Recommended for : Haryana , Best Horticulture State’ award , Agricultural Leadership Summit , Best agriculture state award , Odisha

Publish Date : Sep 10, 2016

West Odisha celebrates Nuakhai Festival

The celebrations began with the Nabanna in which the newly harvested rice was offered to Goddess Samaleswari as per the stipulated Lagna, the auspicious moment.

Recommended for : West Odisha , celebrates , Nuakhai Festival

Publish Date : Sep 7, 2016
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