Page-96 of Odisha Current Affairs, GK & News

NTPC, NALCO ink MoU to establish a 2.4 GW power project at Gajmara, Odisha

State-owned power producer National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and aluminium producer National Aluminium Co. Ltd (NALCO) have signed MoU to establish a 2.4 giga watt (GW) Coal based power project at Gajmara, Odisha. The MoU will facilitate setting up of a Joint Venture (JV) Company between NTPC and NALCO. It also seeks to set up ..

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Union Cabinet approves Major Port Trust Authorities Bill, 2016 to give autonomy to 12 major ports

The Union Cabinet has approved the draft Major Port Authorities Bill, 2016 to replace the existing Major Port Trusts Act, 1963. The bill aims to empower 12 major ports to perform with greater efficiency on account of full autonomy in decision-making. Salient features of the bill The Bill is more compact in comparison to Major ..

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Union Government to launch National Resource Centre Vanjeevan for Tribal Livelihood

The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs is going to launch “Vanjeevan”, the National Resource Centre (NRC) for Tribal Livelihood issues in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. It will be launched in collaboration with UNDP and National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC).  Besides, NRC website and e-knowledge platform on tribal livelihood will also be unveiled. Key Facts ..

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NITI Aayog constitutes Chandrababu Naidu Committee to promote cashless society, digital economy

The NITI Aayog has constituted a 13 member Committee on promotion of cashless society and digital economy. It will be headed by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Chief Ministers of Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Puducherry and Maharashtra representing different political parties are its members. It been constituted in line with the Union Government’s thinking ..

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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. ..

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