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190 new COVID-19 positive cases have been detected under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation

Bhubaneswar:8/8/20: As many as 190 new COVID-19 positive cases have been detected under the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) area in the last 24 hours. As per BMC, of the 190 new COVID-19 positive cases, 138 are Quarantine Cases and 52 are Local Contact Cases. Besides, 103 persons have also recovered from the infection of Novel Coronavirus. Further contact tracing is ...

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PM inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra

New Delhi:8/8/20Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today inaugurated the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra – an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission, at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at Rajghat, New Delhi. A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) was first announced by the Prime Minister on 10th April 2017, on the occasion of the centenary ...

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92 persons tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Puri

Puri, Aug 8: As many as 92 persons tested positive for Coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Puri, the district administration informed this morning. The number of totals confirmed cases reached 1218 in the district with the detection of the new cases. With 708 recoveries, four deaths, and the death of two positive persons due to other ailments, Puri ...

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Eleven ITIs including 7 Government-run institutes have found place in country’s top 100 list.

Bhubaneswar:8/8/20: As many as 11 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) including 7 Government-run institutes have found a place in the country’s top 100 list. As per the list released by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, around 10675 ITIs across India had been evaluated on different parameters, of which 11 ITIs from Odisha made it to the top 100. The State-run ITIs ...

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G C Murmu takes oath as Comptroller and Auditor General of India

New Delhi:8/8/20:Shri Girish Chandra Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India here today. He belongs to Indian Administrative Service of Gujrat cadre (1985 batch). Shri Murmu succeeds Shri Rajiv Mehrishi, who demitted office on Friday. Prior to this, Shri Murmu was the first Lieutenant Governor of Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir. Honorable President Shri Ram ...

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Atleast 18 people killed in plane crash at Kozhikode Airport

Kozhikode:8/8/20: At least 18 people, including two pilots, died when an Air India Express aircraft from Dubai crashed after overshooting the runway in Kozhikode last night. 162 people have been injured. 15 of them are in serious condition. Rescue operations at the site have been completed and all injured persons have been admitted to hospitals in Malappuram and Kozhikode. There were 191 people including 10 infants, 2 pilots, and 5 cabin crew onboard the aircraft. DGCA ...

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Record number of 1810 COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease in Odisha

Bhubaneswar:7/8/20: A record number of 1810 COVID-19 patients recovered from the disease in Odisha today, official sources said. Out of the 1810 persons, 700 are from Ganjam, 202 from Khurdha, 147 from Cuttack, 136 from Gajapati, 116 from Dhenkanal, 106 from Sundergarh, 62 from Sambalpur, 55 from Rayagada, 37 from Keonjhar, 34 from Angul, 24 from Kalahandi, 22 from Koraput, ...

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Chingari wins India’s first Aatma Nirbhar App

Bhubaneswar:7/8/20 After the Govt banned Chinese apps like Tik Tok, Govt of India today announced Chingari as the best home-grown short-form video secure app, as it bags the first position as the best app in ‘Social Category’, in the Govt of India’s #AatmaNirbharBharatApp challenge. Chingari app has the highest user base of 5.1M+users from Hyderabad. In a major achievement for ...

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Two-week social media campaign under hashtag #Vocal4Handmade launched to promote handloom products

New Delhi:7/8/20:Union Minister of Textiles and Women & Child Development, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani has extended her greetings on the occasion of the 6th National Handloom Day today. Addressing a function organized in virtual mode by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India to celebrate National Handloom Day today, Smt Smriti Irani thanked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for declaring 7th August ...

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Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi takes oath as Chairman, UPSC

New Delhi:7/8/20:Prof. (Dr.) Pradeep Kumar Joshi, presently Member, Union Public Service Commission, took the oath of office and secrecy as Chairman, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) today.  The oath was administered by Shri Arvind Saxena, the outgoing Chairman of the Commission. Prof.(Dr.) Joshi joined the Commission as Member on 12/05/2015. Prior to joining the Commission, he held the post of ...

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