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Sisters from Northeast tying Rakhi on Jawans deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh

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Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh:2/8/20: In an unusual show of brotherhood, solidarity, and bonding, sisters from Northeast today tied Rakhi on Jawans from armed and paramilitary forces whose battalions or companies are deployed in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh. In a programme organised at the unique initiative of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER), MoS ...

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PM addresses Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020

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New Delhi:2/8/20:Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi addressed the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon 2020 through video conference today. Smart India Hackathon Speaking at the Grand Finale of Smart India Hackathon, PM said that students are working on several solutions to the challenges being faced by the country. Along with providing solutions to the problems, it also strengthens India’s aspirations ...

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Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) will be held from 1st to 9th August

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New Delhi:1/8/20:The First edition of Indus Valley International Film Festival (IVIFF) will be held from 1st to 9th August. Organized by SAFACH (South Asia Forum for Art & Creative Heritage), the most unique aspect of this festival is, being “South Asia’s first Borderless Digital Film Festival” with a vibrant mix of Film Screenings, Workshops & Masterclasses, Interaction with Celebrities, Music Concert and Award ceremony. In the Covid19 scenario, the first ...

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COVID-19 tally in the State reached 33,479 on Saturday.

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Bhubaneswar:1/8/20: After an unprecedented increase in positive cases and fatalities in July, Odisha continued to witness an upward trend in the COVID-19 graph with a record single-day spike of 1602 new cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the COVID-19 tally in the State reached 33,479 on Saturday.  As per the information shared by I&PR department, maximum of 308 cases were ...

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Odisha Hydro Power Corporation has paid an interim dividend of Rs 30 crore to the state government

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Bhubaneswar:1/8/20: Odisha Hydro Power Corporation (OHPC) has paid an interim dividend of Rs 30 crore to the state government for the 2019-20 fiscal, an official said on Saturday. BP Sethi, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, OHPC handed over the cheque to Chief Secretary A K Tripathy at the Lok Seva Bhawan here on Friday. The power utility had paid a dividend of over Rs ...

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Odisha Chief Minister inaugurated two dedicated COVID Hospitals

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 Bhubaneswar:1/8/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated two dedicated COVID Hospitals with a capacity of 150 beds each in Ganjam district. The hospitals are functional at AMIT Hospital, Galanthara, and MKCG Medical College, Berhampur. The hospitals are equipped with 150-bed strength each and 24 ICUs each with ventilators. These facilities will provide critical care for patients from the district ...

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

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Bhubaneswar:1/8/20: As many as 126 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 126 new COVID-19 positive cases, 77 are Quarantine Cases and 49 are Local Contact Cases. Besides, 133 persons have also recovered from the infection of Novel Coronavirus. Further contact tracing is ...

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PLI Scheme to herald a new era in mobile phone and electronic components manufacturing

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Newdelhi:1/8/20:In his address to media at a Press Conference marking the conclusion of application window under the Production Linked Incentive Scheme (PLI), Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics & IT, Communications, Law and Justice said that PLI scheme has been huge success in terms of the applications received from Global as well as Domestic Mobile Phone manufacturing companies and electronic ...

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Air Marshal VR Chaudhari AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command

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New Delhi:1/8/20:Air Marshal VR Chaudhari AVSM VM took over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Air Command, Indian Air Force (IAF)  on 01 Aug 2020. The Air Marshal took over command from Air Marshal B Suresh PVSM AVSM VM ADC. Air Marshal VR Chaudhari was commissioned into Fighter Stream of the IAF on 29 Dec 1982 as a Fighter Pilot. In ...

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan announces the successful completion of first Pan India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2

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New Delhi:1/8/20: Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology, Health & Family Welfare, and Earth Sciences announced the successful completion of PAN-India 1000 Genome sequencing of SARS- CoV-2 here today. He took a meeting with Department of Biotechnology (DBT) and reviewed the COVID-19 activities of DBT, Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), and DBT-Autonomous Institutions (AIs). During the meeting, Dr. Harsh ...

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