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Sitaram Swain chosen for Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year award 2017

Odisha-based installation artist Sitaram Swain was chosen as the Glenfiddich’s Emerging Artist of the Year 2017. He will be the sixth recipient of the honour. He will represent India at the Glenfiddich Artists in Residence (AiR) programme at the Glenfiddich Distillery in Scotland with seven artists from around the world.

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Former Parliamentarian Pyarimohan Mohapatra passes away

Former IAS officer and Rajya Sabha member and Pyarimohan Mohapatra passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness. He was 77. He is regarded as the chief strategist and mentor of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik. He was former IAS officer of 1963 batch of Odisha Cadre. He had served as Principal Secretary to the Chief ..

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Government to launch pilot project on ornamental fisheries

The Union Government is going to launch pilot project on ornamental fisheries in 8 potential States with total outlay of over 61 crore rupees. These 8 potential States identified includes Assam, West Bengal , Odisha, Maharashtra , Gujarat , Karnataka , Tamil Nadu and Kerala. What is Ornamental fishery? It is a sub-sector of the ..

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BrahMos missile successfully test-fired

The land-attack version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with an extended range increased from 290 km to 450 km was successfully test fired. The missile was test fired from a Mobile Autonomous Launcher (MAL) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. It met its mission parameters fully by achieving 100% results.  About BrahMos ..

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Four States come together for elephant census

For the first time in India, four states Odisha, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand have decided to conduct a synchronised elephant census in May 2017. These four together have the maximum number of human-elephant conflict-prone regions in India. This decision was taken by senior Forest Department officials of the four States during a regional workshop. ..

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