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President of India Ram Nath Kovind virtually confers the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020


New Delhi:29/8/20:The President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind virtually conferred the National Sports and Adventure Awards 2020 to 60 awardees on the occasion of National Sports Day today. Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary Department of Sports Shri Ravi Mittal and Secretary Department of Youth affairs Ms. Usha Sharma and several other dignitaries attended ...

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Usha Padhee First Woman DG Of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security


New Delhi:29/8/20:Odisha cadre IAS Usha Padhee has become the first woman officer to be appointed as the DG of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security. With this new appointment, Smt. Usha Padhee became the first woman and third IAS officer to have been appointed to the post. She is a 1996-batch IAS officer, has been on Central Deputation since July 2015. She ...

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No Shutdown, Lockdown In Exam Centre Cities In Odisha


Bhubaneswar:29/8/20: There will be no shutdown or lockdown in cities in Odisha where the JEE (Main) 2020 and NEET (UG) exam will be held, as per an order issued by Special Relief Commissioner (SRC). The move is aimed at ensuring that candidates, their guardians and those associated do not face any problems in reaching the exam center. “There will be ...

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Total tally of the COVID-19 cases in Odisha reached 97,920 with 29, 571 active cases


Bhubaneswar:29/8/20: Odisha has reported 3252 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This was informed by the State I&PR department. With this, the total tally of the state reached 97,920 with 29, 571 active cases. As per the data of the I&PR department, as many as 1987 cases were reported from quarantine centers while 1265 are local contacts. Here’s the ...

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ECI bids farewell to Sh Ashok Lavasa


New Delhi:28/8/20:Election Commission of India today bade a warm farewell to outgoing Election Commissioner Sh Ashok Lavasa who is moving on to take up the prestigious assignment as Vice-President, Asian Development Bank at Manila, Philippines. Sh Ashok Lavasa had joined ECI as Election Commissioner on the 23rd of January 2018 and would hold the office of the Election Commission till ...

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Central Institutes of Hotel Management & Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management organise various Activities on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat


New Delhi:28/8/20:Ministry of Tourism has been regularly working to promote the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha through various activities. Even during the COVID-19 Pandemic Bharat Central Institutes of Hotel Management affiliated to NCHMCT & Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management organised various Activities on Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat since 8th May 2020 to 24th August 2020. The activities witnessed enthusiastic ...

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Nominations for Padma Awards-2021 open till 15th September, 2020


New Delhi:28/8/20:Online nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2021 have started from 1st May 2020. The last date for nominations for Padma Awards is 15th September 2020. The nominations/recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online only on the Padma Awards portal https://padmaawards.gov.in. Already 8035 registrations have been made on the portal against which 6361 ...

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India tests more than 9 lakh samples each day two days in a row


New Delhi:28/8/20; India has tested more than 9 lakh COVID-19 samples each day for the second consecutive day, keeping a sharp focus on “TEST, TRACK AND TREAT” strategy of the Union Government. India has already created a capacity of doing 10 lakh tests per day. 9,01,338 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. With this steady rise, the cumulative tests are ...

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Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Chairs the review meeting of MDoNER


New Delhi:28/8/20:Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh today said that three Bamboo Clusters will be developed in Jammu, Katra and Samba areas for making of Bamboo basketry, Agarbatti and Bamboo Charcol which will provide direct employment opportunities to about 25,000 people. ...

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PM expresses happiness over successful completion of 6 Years of PM-JDY


New Delhi:28/8/20:The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi expressed happiness over the successful completion of 6 Years of Jan Dhan Yojana. He also applauded all those who have worked tirelessly to make PM-JDY a success. The Prime Minister said, “Today, six years ago, the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana was launched with an ambitious aim of banking the unbanked. This initiative ...

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