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

S B Behera committee set up by Odisha government for development of Odia film industry

Published: July 24, 2018

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has set up a ministerial committee to prepare a draft policy for the development of Odia film industry. The committee will also examine different problems being faced by the Odia cinema industry and recommend measures for renovation of the Kalinga Studio, located on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. The committee, headed ..

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First-ever tribal atlas of Odisha released

Published: July 24, 2018

Odisha Government has unveiled first-ever ‘Tribal Atlas of Odisha’, a compilation of demographic and cultural information of the tribal population in the state. It is claimed to be first-of-its-kind tribal compilation in the country. The book was published by SC and ST Research and Training Institute in collaboration with Academy of Tribal Language and Culture ..

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Odisha police launch drive to bust Pangolin smuggling racket

Published: July 23, 2018

Odisha Special Task Force (STF) has launched drive to bust an international syndicate that peddles ‘endangered’ pangolin, one of the world’s most illegally traded mammals. It has requested Union Home Ministry to approach the Myanmar government to block the transit route for smuggled pangolin under Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT).  MLAT is an agreement between ..

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Five oil PSUs sign JV pact for N-E Natural Gas Pipeline Grid

Published: July 21, 2018

Five central oil PSUs – IOCL, ONGC, GAIL, OIL, and NRL have signed agreement for executing 1500 Km North-East Natural Gas Pipeline Grid. It is a major initiative to connect all North-East States to National Gas Grid. It will be implemented under Centre’s ambitious Urja Ganga Gas Pipeline Project. Terms of Agreement Joint Venture (JV) ..

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BrahMos Missile tested in extreme weather conditions

Published: July 17, 2018

DRDO has successfully test-fired supersonic cruise missile under extreme weather conditions, as part of the service life extension programme for Indian Army. The missile was fired from a mobile autonomous launcher from the Integrated Test Range at Balasore, Odisha. Key Facts During the test missile followed designated trajectory and its key components functioned perfectly. It ..

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