Odisha: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Odisha hosted 12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist 2018

12th International Film Festival on Art and Artist, which was presented by the JD Centre of Art (JDCA)’s Film Forum, was held in Bhubaneswar, Odisha from January 12 to 14, 2018. This year’s festival was focused on Films on Arts & Literature. The 3-day non-competitive festival showcased 35-40 selected films and was attended by eminent ..

2017 Konark Dance Festival started in Odisha

The 2017 Konark dance festival has started on December 1, 2017 in backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark, Odisha. It is one of the biggest dance festivals held in India. The 5-day dance festival opened near the world famous Sun Temple of Konark with Odissi recital by the dancers of Nupur Dance Academy of ..

Odisha government launches ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ scheme to increase fish production

The Odisha government has launched a ‘Fish Pond Yojana’ scheme to boost fish production in the state with a budgetary provision of Rs 96 crore. The scheme was launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, while inaugurating a workshop on ‘Doubling of Farmer Income through Dairy and Allied Farming Practices’ in Bhubaneswar on November 28, 2017. ..

Mammal population rises in Bhitarkanika National Park

The Bhitarkanika National Park (BNP) is located in Kendrapara district of Odisha and is spread over 672 square kilometers. It is in news recently because the national park has registered an impressive rise in mammal population due to adequate conservation measures and vigil by anti-poaching squad of the forest department. According to the latest head ..

DRDO Conducts Flight Test of Nirbhay

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully conducted a flight test of its indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’, which can carry warheads of up to 300 kg. The state-of-the-art missile was successfully test-fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Odisha. The missile has the capability to cruise ..

The 2017 Bali Jatra festival started in Odisha

The annual ‘Bali Jatra’ festival was started in the city of Cuttack at Gadagadia Ghata of the Mahanadi river, Odisha on November 4, 2017. The week-long famous fair on an area of 30 acres on the river bank will continue till November 10. The fest is celebrated to mark the day when ancient traders of ..

Digambar Behera wins Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence-2016

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has recently conferred the Biju Patnaik Award for Scientific Excellence for the year 2016 to Prof Digambar Behera. Behera is senior professor and Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. Beside this, Prof Prasanta Mohapatra, a professor at the University of California, ..

Birth centennary of Biju Patnayak celebrated

A 35-km long human chain was organised by the Odisha’s Panchayati Raj department as a mark of solidarity to mark the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik as well as to celebrate the completion of 80 years of formation of Odisha. Year-long celebrations to celebrate Biju Patnaik’s birth centenary began from March 5. ..