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Odisha has been placed second in ‘Fastest Movers’ category of the SDG India Index-2019

The Vice-Chairman NITI Aayog, Dr. Rajiv Kumar launching the SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019-20, in New Delhi on December 30, 2019.
The CEO, NITI Aayog, Shri Amitabh Kant and other dignitaries are also seen.

Newdelhi:30/12/19: Odisha has been placed second in ‘Fastest Movers’ category of the SDG India Index-2019 which was released by NITI Aayog today. According to reports, Odisha stands second in overall improvement, with an increase of 7 points, from 51 to 58. Goal 9 has contributed mostly to the rise with a jump of 40 points. Goals 6 and 7 follow, with ...

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Indian-Americans hold events in New York in support of CAA


Newyork:30/12/19:Members of the Indian diaspora held events at different places in New York to express their support for the amended Citizenship Act, terming it as a historic step taken by the Indian government. A group of Indian-Americans gathered at Times Square yesterday, carrying placards and raising slogans in support of the Narendra Modi government and CAA. Attending the support rally ...

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NITI Aayog Releases SDG India Index and Dashboard 2019


Newdelhi:30/12/19:NITI Aayog today released the second edition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, which comprehensively documents the progress made by India’s States and Union Territories towards achieving the 2030 SDG targets. The SDG India Index—which has been developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), United Nations in India, and Global Green Growth Institute—was launched by NITI Aayog ...

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Total Forest and Tree Cover rises to 24.56 percent of the total geographical area of the Country


Newdelhi:30/12/19:The Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar today released the biennial “India State of Forest Report (ISFR)”, in New Delhi. The report is published by the Forest Survey of India (FSI) which has been mandated to assess the forest and tree resources of the country including wall-to-wall forest cover mapping in a biennial cycle. Starting ...

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Odisha State Museum celebrated its 62nd foundation day


Bhubaneswar; 29/12/19: The Odisha  State Museum that houses some of the most stunning archaeological sculptures, armors and ancient manuscripts among other historical objects, celebrated its 62nd foundation day on Sunday.Odisha Governer  Prof Ganeshi Lal has  inaugurate the event.Culture minister Jyotiprakas Panighahi,Commissiner-cum secretary culture Monoranjan Panigrahi,Director culture Bijaya Nayak & Musuem superintendent Jayanti Rath has in the dais. A gallery depicting the glorious ...

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Attack on a woman journalist : Three employees of a shopping mall have been arrested


Bhubaneswar:298/12/19: Three employees of a shopping mall in Bhubaneswar have been arrested by the Commissionerate Police on Sunday in connection with the alleged attack on a woman journalist and a camera person on Saturday .The accused persons have been identified as sales manager Shyama Jha, (43), supervisor Mahant Kumar Biswal (38) of Khurda’s Jankia, and security guard Pankaj Kumar Sahoo (25) ...

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JMM leader Hemant Soren took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of Jharkhand


Jharkhand:29/12/19;Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, JMM leader Hemant Soren took oath as the 11th Chief Minister of the state today. Governor Draupadi Murmu administered the oath of office to Mr Soren at Morhabadi grounds in Ranchi. This is 44 year Soren’ second stint as Jharkhand Chief Minister. After taking the oath, newly sworn in Chief Minister called for people’s support to frame ...

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President of India Presents Indian cinema’s highest honour Dada Saheb Phalke Award to Amitabh Bachchan

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Dadasaheb Phalke Award to Shri Amitabh Bachchan for his outstanding and invaluable contribution to cinema spanning over five decades, at a function, at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on December 29, 2019.

New Delhi, Dec 29 /12/19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday presented megastar Amitabh Bachchan with the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Indian cinema’s highest honour, in a special ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here. Bachchan was earlier supposed to receive the honour at the National Film Awards ceremony last Monday, but the actor was unable to attend the event due to ill ...

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Odisha government announced Rs 5 crore for the periphery development of Lingaraj Temple


Bhubaneswar:28/12/19 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced Rs 5 crore for the periphery development of Lingaraj Temple here. Significantly, the announcement came after the administration carried out a massive demolition exercise around the boundary wall of Lingaraj Temple to free the premises from encroachment. The development programme, Ekamra Kshetra Yojana, will be launched on 66 acres of land. Under the ...

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Odisha Chief Minister announced the abolition of the solvency certificate


Bhubaneswar:28/12/19: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced the abolition of the solvency certificate. Under the 5T initiative of the state government, documents like income certificate, residence certificate, caste certificate, and all miscellaneous certificates can be availed online without any fees and on the basis of self-certification. In case of death of government servants, no legal heir certificate is ...

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