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1,00,030 Odias have returned to Odisha by train/bus and other vehicles

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Bhubaneswar:14/5/2): As per the direction of Hon’ble CM Shri Naveen Pattnaik steps are being taken to start COVID19 testing facility in Balangir, Koraput and Baripada Medical College & Hospital. Through District Administration, State Government facilitated movement of 9287 guest workers from Odisha to their home States. They were primarily from West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and ...

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Total count of cases in COVID-19 in Odisha rose 624

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Bhubaneswar:14/5/20: As many as 86 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha on Thursday, raising the total count of cases in the state to 624, a health department official said. The number of recoveries in the state rose to 158, with 15 more patients, all from Jajpur district, defeating the deadly disease, the official said. With this, the number ...

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Odisha CM announces Rs 50L assistance to kin of sarpanches in case of their death during COVID management

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Bhubaneswar:14/5/20:: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced Rs 50 lakh assistance to the kin of sarpanches in case of their death during COVID management. Taking to Twitter Patnaik said, “At the grassroots level, the sarpanches are dedicated to the management of TMCs, quarantine centres and other COVID-19 facilities. They are our frontline fighters.” As announced earlier , the kin ...

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Eminent freedom fighter Bhabani Charan Pattanayak passed away

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Bhubaneswar:14/5/20: Eminent freedom fighter and Padma  Bhabani Charan Pattanayak passed away at Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar today. He was 98. Patnaik was suffering from prolonged age-related illness and cardiac issues. He was shifted to the ICU of the city hospital on March 25. Expressing concern, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had directed the health department to form a medical team to ...

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Testing of swab samples for COVID-19 up to 15, 000 on a daily basis in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar:14/5/20: The testing of swab samples for COVID-19 up to 15, 000 on a daily basis in Odisha, informed State Health and Family Welfare Minister Naba Kishore Das. Addressing the media here on Thursday, soon after a high-level meeting, Health Minister Naba Das said the ICMR has given the go-ahead to private laboratories in the state to perform the tests. The ...

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Indian Railways crosses the milestone of transporting a total of more than one million passengers( 10 lacs) to their home states through “Shramik Special” trains

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Newdelhi:14/5/20: Subsequent to the Ministry of Home Affairs order regarding movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists, students and other persons stranded at different places by special trains, Indian Railways had decided to operate “Shramik Special” trains. As on 14th May 2020, a total of 800 “Shramik Special” trains have been operationalized from various states across the country. More than 10 ...

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Patenting of Innovative Low Cost PPE developed by Indian Navy

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Newdelhi:14/5/20: In a major step towards rapid mass production of the Medical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) developed by the Indian Navy, a patent has been successfully filed by the Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell (IPFC) of Min of Defence, in association with National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), an enterprise under Min of Science & Technology. The low-cost PPE has been developed ...

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Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicates COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation

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Newdelhi:14/5/20: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare visited the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and dedicated the COBAS 6800 testing machine to the nation, here today. This is the first such testing machine that has been procured by the Government for testing of COVID-19 cases and is installed at the National Centre for Disease Control. ...

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CBSE provides an opportunity to all the failed students of class 9th and 11th to appear in a school-based test again

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Newdelhi:14/5/20: In view of the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19Union Minister for HumanResource Development Shri RameshPokhriya ‘Nishank advised CBSE to provide an opportunity to all students, who have failed in 9th and 11th to take online/offline tests. Accordingly, CBSE has issued a notification regarding this. CBSE, in their notification, writes that the whole country is facing a challenging time due to Covid-19. ...

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India calls upon the G-20 nations to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments and vaccines at affordable prices

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Newdelhi:14/5/20: India has called upon the G-20 nations to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments and vaccines at affordable prices. In his Interventions during the 2nd G20 Virtual Trade & Investment Ministers Meeting, held through Video-conferencing, the Commerce and Industry Minister Shri Piyush Goyal asked the G20 members to first focus on immediate and concrete actions that can ease the distress ...

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