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PM Modi inaugurates first-ever Khelo India University Games

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first-ever Khelo India University Games at Cuttack in Odisha, via video conferencing. More than 3000 athletes from nearly 150 universities across the country will participate in 17 disciplines. The games are to be held in various venues of the state including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack from February 22 to March ..

Odisha assembly passes Odisha State Backward Classes (Amendment) Bill

The state assembly of Odisha has recently passed the ‘Odisha State Backward Classes (Amendment)’ Bill. This will enable the Backward Class Commission of the state to conduct a survey, which will identify socially and economically backward classes on the basis of socio-educational conditions. The Commission amended the ‘Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993’. ..

Odisha hosted National Tourism Conference

On 23rd and 24th January 2020, National Tourism Conference was held in an auditorium at the Marine Drive-Eco Retreat designed at Konark, a medium town in the Puri district in the state of Odisha which was jointly organized by the State Government of Odisha and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). ..

First Waste To Energy Plant of Indian Railways inaugurated 

The East Coast Railway Zone on Thursday, 23rd January 2020 has commissioned the first waste-to-energy plant of the Indian Railway’s at Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The facility was inaugurated by Rajesh Agarwal (Railway Board Member). This was the fourth such plant to be commissioned in the country, but also the first in the government sector of India. ..

Kalinganagar Plant of Tata Steel awarded at WEF

Tata Steel Kalinganagar was recently awarded at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland for being included in the WEF’s Lighthouse Network. T V Narendran (CEO and MD of Tata Steel) represented the company at the World Economic Forum stated that the Kalingnagar plant has state of the art equipment and utilities that ..

Eminent Classical Singer Sunanda Patnaik passes away

The 85-year old Veteran Indian classical singer of Gwalior Gharana, Sunanda Patnaik passed away on Sunday, 19th January 2020 at a private hospital in Kolkata following an illness. The singer was referred to as ‘Guruma’ by others in the music field in reverence. Known for her melodious voice, she is the recipient of various awards ..

146 Irrawaddy Dolphins sighted during Dolphin Census in Chilika Lake

On Sunday, 19th January 2020, Odisha forest department officials, Chilika Development Authority (CDA) along with wildlife experts and researchers undertook the Dolphin Census in the Chilka Lake in Odisha and sighted 146 Irrawady dolphins. The estimated range of the population of the dolphins was 133-172 as the population of the aquatic mammal species last year ..

NPR Data collection in Odisha in April-May

The National Population Register (NPR) exercise will be initiated from 16th April to 31st May this year in Odisha under which some new features related to parents such as Date and Place of Birth of parents will be added. The National Population Register was previously recorded in 2010 under which enumerators had recorded data from ..