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Top 5 Current Affairs: 20 September 2017

India’s ambitious Zero Hunger Programme through interventions in form sector will be launched in three districts, namely- Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra, on 16 October 2017, which is observed globally as World Food Day.

Recommended for : World Health Organisation , WHO , mobile app for retiring government staffs , Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust , Zero Hunger Programme , BIMSTEC

Publish Date : Sep 20, 2017

Union Health Ministry launches two new contraceptives Antara and Chhaya

These contraceptives have been launched in 10 states including Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Odisha and Goa.

Recommended for : Union Health Ministry , Antara contraceptive , Chhaya contraceptive , Mission Parivar Vikas

Publish Date : Sep 5, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra sworn in as 45th Chief Justice of India

With this, Misra became the third from Odisha to assume charge as the Chief Justice of India (CJI). The other two were Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Recommended for : Justice Dipak Misra , 45th Chief Justice of India , CJI

Publish Date : Aug 28, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 25 August 2017

Odisha’s rooftop solar programme aims at harnessing renewable solar capacity through people’s participation to further strengthen the grid and reduce power losses in the state, benefiting the public.

Recommended for : UIDAI CEO , Aadhaar Act , PAN , Amazon national reserve , Rooftop solar programme , Naveen Patnaik , Farm price forecasting model , Amit Shah , Smriti Irani

Publish Date : Aug 25, 2017

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launches rooftop solar programme

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a grid-connected rooftop solar programme through a net-metering system to increase its capacity of generating renewable energy.

Recommended for : Renewable Energy Source , Solar Power , Rooftop Solar Programme , Naveen Patnaik , Odisha Government , OREDA

Publish Date : Aug 25, 2017

Odisha government launches Facebook programme ‘SheMeansBusiness’

Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik has launched Facebook's programme 'She Means Business' to assist in the growth of women entrepreneurs in the state.

Recommended for : Facebook Programme , SheMeansBusiness , Odisha Government , Naveen Patnaik , Self Help Groups , Digital Marketing

Publish Date : Aug 14, 2017

Justice Dipak Misra appointed as 45th Chief Justice of India

With this, Justice Misra became the third person from Odisha to be appointed as the Chief Justice of India after Justices Ranganath Misra and G B Pattanaik.

Recommended for : Justice Dipak Misra , 45th Chief Justice of India , CJI , Justice J S Khehar

Publish Date : Aug 9, 2017

NITI Aayog selects 6 States for transformative change in Health & Education sectors

NITI Aayog has shortlisted Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Karnataka under its 'Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital', SATH initiative to transform their health sector.

Recommended for : NITI Aayog , Uttar Pradesh , Assam , Karnataka , Sustainable Action for Transforming Human Capital initiative , SATH initiative , Madhya Pradesh , Jharkhand , Odisha , Education sector , Health Sector ,

Publish Date : Aug 9, 2017

Pranab Mukharjee inaugurates Bicentenary Celebration of Paika Rebellion of Odisha

The Paikas rose in rebellion under their leader Bakshi Jagabandhu and, projecting Lord Jagannath as the symbol of Odia unity.

Recommended for : Paika Bidroha , Paika Rebellion , Paik Rebellion , Pranab Mukherjee

Publish Date : Jul 21, 2017

Amrut Scheme: 53 New Projects for 9 Cities Approved in Odisha

The scheme, launched in nine urban places in the state since 2015-16 fiscal, has aimed at strengthening drinking water distribution network, development of sewerage system, storm water management and up-gradation of city transport system among others.

Recommended for : Odisha , AMRUT scheme , Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation , State level high power steering committee , Odisha’s chief secretary ,

Publish Date : Jun 23, 2017

ओडिशा सरकार के तकनीकी सलाहकार पद से सैम पित्रोदा ने त्यागपत्र दिया

ओडिशा मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय के अनुसार मुख्यमंत्री नवीन पटनायक ने पित्रोदा का इस्तीफा स्वीकार कर लिया है. वह ओडिशा सरकार के टेक्निकल एडवाइज़र पद पर नियुक्त थे.

Recommended for : Sam Pitroda , resigns , Technical Advisor to Odisha Government , ओडिशा सरकार , तकनीकी सलाहकार , सैम पित्रोदा , त्यागपत्र

Publish Date : Jun 9, 2017

Sam Pitroda resigns as Technical Advisor to Odisha Government

Pitroda's resignation was demanded by opposition party BJP after he was named as the Chairman of Congress Overseas Cell.

Recommended for : Sam Pitroda , Technical Advisor , Odisha Government

Publish Date : Jun 8, 2017

India successfully test-fired 1st all weather tracked-chassis QR-SAM

India successfully test-fired its first all-weather tracked-chassis Quick Reaction Surface-to-Air Missile from a mobile launcher at Integrated Test Range at Chandipur in Odisha.

Recommended for : Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile , QR-SAM , Defence Research and Development Organisation , DRDO , Bharat Electronics Limited , BEL , missile system

Publish Date : Jun 5, 2017

Country’s First Automatic Coastal Warning for Disasters to come up in Odisha

Odisha is all set to commission the ambitious Early Warning Dissemination System (EWDS) that would set off a warning in the event of the occurrence of natural disasters like a tsunami or cyclone.

Recommended for : Odisha , First Automatic Coastal Warning , Tsunami Alert , Cyclone , Meteorological Prediction , Early Warning Dissemination System

Publish Date : Jun 2, 2017

Olive Ridley to be mascot of Asian Athletics Championships

The logo and mascot of the Asian Athletics Championships scheduled to be held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar from 6 to 9 July 2017 were released.

Recommended for : Asian Athletics Championships , Kalinga Stadium , Bhubaneswar , Odisha Chief Minister , Naveen Patnaik

Publish Date : May 9, 2017

Odisha’s Sualgiri, Swalgiri communities notified as Scheduled Castes

The Scheduled Castes category status will entitle these communities to reservation in government jobs and admission in educational institutions, along with other financial benefits.

Recommended for : Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill , Odisha , Sualgiri , Swalgiri

Publish Date : May 4, 2017

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

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

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

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
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