Odisha: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Draupadi Murmu sworn in as first woman Governor of Jharkhand

Published: May 18, 2015

Ms. Draupadi Murmu was sworn in as the first woman and overall ninth Governor of Jharkhand since the state was granted statehood status after bifurcating from Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand High Court Chief Justice Virendra Singh administered oath of office under the provisions of Article 159 of Constitution to her. She succeeds Syed ..

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President Pranab Mukherjee appoints new Governors in six states

Published: May 13, 2015

President Pranab Mukherjee on 12 May 2015 appointed Governors in six states. Their appointments will take effect from the dates they assume charge. Following are newly appointed Governors Jharkhand: Former Odisha Minister Droupadi Murmu was appointed as Governor of Jharkhand. She will replace Dr Syed Ahmed. Manipur: Dr Syed Ahmed has been transfered to Manipur ..

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Railways win 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey championship

Published: April 29, 2015

Railway Sports Promotion Board has won the 5th Senior Men’s National Hockey Championship 2015. In the final match, they defeated Uttar Pradesh Hockey by 5-3 goals which was played at Pune. While in this championship, the 3rd Position was secured by Air India Sports Promotion Board who had outplayed Hockey Gangpur-Odisha by 5-3 goals. Individual ..

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Former Odisha CM Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passes away

Published: April 21, 2015

Former Chief Minister (CM) of Odisha and senior Congress leader Janaki Ballabh Patnaik passed away on 21 April 2015 in Tirupati district of Andhra Pradesh. He was 89. Patnaik had served as CM of Odisha for three times and was in office from 1980 to 1989 and again from 1995 to 1999. About Janaki Ballabh ..

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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile

Published: April 16, 2015

Nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Agni-III ballistic missile was successfully tested on 16 April 2015. The test was conducted from Wheelar Isalnd off the Odisha coast in the Bay of Bengal by the Strategic Force Command (SFC) with support of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Facts about Agni III missile It is surface-to-surface nuclear capable intermediate-range ballistic ..

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