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Morning Current Affairs: 30 November 2017

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has become the fastest bowler to reach the milestone of 300 Test wickets thereby, breaking Dennis Lillee's record.

Recommended for : Ravichandran Ashwin , Dennis Lillee , Raj Shah , Indian-American , Hockey World Cup 2018 , Odisha

Publish Date : Nov 30, 2017

Centre suggests Odisha Government to enhance rural road construction target to 10000 km

The Union government on 23 October 2017 suggested to the state government of Odisha to enhance its rural road construction target under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) from 7,000 km to 10,000 km during the current fiscal year.

Recommended for : Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana , Union Government , Odisha Government , PMGSY , Amarjit Sinha

Publish Date : Nov 24, 2017

Rosgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal

There is good news for Rosgulla's lover people spread all over the world. The controversy over the past several years has now been resolved between the West Bengal and the Odisha Government over its claim on Rosgulla. West Bengal on 14th November 2017 won the long bitter battle over Rosgulla as Chennai-based Geographical Indications (GI) Registry announced that one of India’s signature sweets originated in the state and not Odisha.

Recommended for : Rosgulla , Rosgulla gets GI status , Rosgulla Bengal GI

Publish Date : Nov 14, 2017

India, World Bank sign USD 119 Million loan agreement for OHEPEE Project

The loan will be provided by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), subsidiary of World Bank. The Financing Agreement was signed by Sameer Kumar Khare, Joint Secretary in Department of Economic Affairs and Hisham A Abdo Kahin, Acting Country Director of World Bank (India).

Recommended for : India , World Bank , OHEPEE Project , Odisha , Odisha Higher Education Programme

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

DRDO conducts successful flight trial of 'NIRBHAY' Cruise Missile

The missile has the capability to linger and cruise at 0.7 Mach at altitudes as low as 100 m. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. This was the fifth experimental test of the missile system.

Recommended for : DRDO , 'NIRBHAY' , Cruise Missile , nirbhay missile

Publish Date : Nov 8, 2017

भारत ने ‘निर्भय’ मिसाइल का परीक्षण किया

निर्भय का पहला परीक्षण 12 मार्च 2013 को किया गया था और उस समय मिसाइल के एक हिस्से में खराबी आने के कारण उसने बीच रास्ते में ही काम करना बंद कर दिया था.

Recommended for : Nirbhay missile test , Nirbhay missile , Drdo , india , odisha , subsonic cruise missile , भारत , निर्भय , निर्भय मिसाइल , परीक्षण , सब-सॉनिक क्रूज मिसाइल

Publish Date : Nov 7, 2017

Top 5 Current Affairs: 4 November 2017

First-fully indigenously developed 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested by the Indian Air Force in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb is a lightweight, long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon, designed to destroy ground targets such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.

Recommended for : Glide Bomb , Krishna Sobti , Jnanpith Award 2017 , Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana , Trading Hub

Publish Date : Nov 4, 2017

India successfully tests its first fully indigenous Glide bomb

Indigenously developed 'Glide' bomb has been successfully tested by the Indian Air Force in Chandipur in Odisha. The bomb is a lightweight, long-range precision-guided anti-airfield weapon, designed to destroy ground targets such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangers and other reinforced structures.

Recommended for : Glide bomb , SAAW , Indian Air Force , Lightweight Long-Range Bomb , DRDO

Publish Date : Nov 4, 2017

Odisha imposes 7-month ban on fishing to protect endangered Sea turtles

The state government of Odisha has imposed a seven-month ban on sea fishing activity in order to protect the Olive Ridley sea turtles.

Recommended for : Olive Ridley Sea Turtles , Endangered Species , Sea Fishing Ban , Loss of Livelihood , Odisha

Publish Date : Nov 2, 2017

The Paik Rebellion to be named ‘First War of Independence’ in history books

The Paik Rebellion of 1817, also called the Paika Bidroha, will be known as the ‘First War of Independence’ in the history books of students from the next academic session onwards. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier in a letter to the Centre, urged that it should recognise the rebellion as the 1st war of independence, as it took place four decades before 1857 revolt.

Recommended for : The Paik Rebellion , Revolt of 1857 , First War of Independence , HRD Minister , Naveen Patnaik

Publish Date : Oct 30, 2017

Morning Current Affairs: 27 October 2017

Indian Railways’ first set of solar plants having a total capacity of 5 megawatt peak (MWp) would be launched in New Delhi. The plants built on the roof tops of Hazrat Nizamuddin, New Delhi, Anand Vihar and Delhi railway stations would be generating 76.5 lakh units of solar power cumulatively every year.

Recommended for : Indian Railways , Solar Plants , Odisha Government , Special Centre for Disaster Research , JNU

Publish Date : Oct 27, 2017

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

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

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

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

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
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