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Odisha Chief Minister has announced schools and colleges will remain shut till Puja vacation

Bhubaneswar:26/8/20: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the schools and colleges will remain shut till Puja vacation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Reviewing the corona situation through video conferencing on Wednesday, Patnaik said this has been done keeping in view the anxiety of parents and guardians following the COVID situation in the state. Dwelling upon the revival of the ...

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NITI Aayog releases report on Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020

New Delhi:26/8/20:NITI Aayog in partnership with the Institute of Competitiveness released the Export Preparedness Index (EPI) 2020 today. The first report to examine export preparedness and performance of Indian states, EPI intends to identify challenges and opportunities; enhance the effectiveness of government policies; and encourage a facilitative regulatory framework. The structure of the EPI includes 4 pillars –Policy; Business Ecosystem; Export ...

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Ministry of Women and Child Development invites nominations for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar-2021

New Delhi:26/8/20:Ministry of Women and Child Development has invited nominations for the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar-2021from children, individuals, and institutions. The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskarwas instituted to felicitate meritorious children, individuals, and institutions of the country. These awards are given under two categories – Bal Shakti Puraskar and Bal Kalyan Puraskar. The Awards are given by the Hon’ble ...

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Agro Sector in N-E Region is crucial for post COVID Economy ofIndia:Dr Jitendra Singh

Ndedelhi:26/8/20: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 Agro Sector in North Eastern Region is crucial for post COVID Economy of India. Interacting with North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) officials and Groups of Farmers, he said that many Business ...

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Ministry of Culture announces 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India

New Delhi:26/8/20:The Ministry of Culture has announced 7 new circles of Archaeological Survey of India. This information was shared by the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (IC), Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a video message tweeted by him today. Shri Patel said that the Ministry of Culture has taken this step in accordance with the Prime Minister’s ...

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NITI Aayog to Launch Nationally Determined Contributions –Transport Initiative for Asia India Component

New Delhi:26/8/20:NITI Aayog will virtually launch the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA) tomorrow, 27 August. GIZ Director, Division South Asia, Corinna Küsel, and Deputy Ambassador German Embassy, Stephan Grabherr, will open the event at 6 pm, followed by opening remarks by Dr Karsten Sach, Director General IK, International and European Policy, Climate Policy, Federal Ministry of the ...

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Odisha chief minister has urged to postpone the JEE Main and NEET 2020.

Bhubaneswar:26/8/20:  In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has urged union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank to postpone the JEE Main and NEET 2020. “More than 50,000 students from Odisha are appearing in NEET and around 40,000 in JEE (Main) this year. However, NTA has opened the examination centres for both the examination in seven cities and towns of the state,” read a letter to ...

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Odisha”s Krushi Bhawan has been featured by world acclaimed architecture magazine Dezeen

Bhubaneswar25/8/20:London-based international magazine De Zeen has featured Odisha Krushi Bhawan edifice on its latest edition. The De Zeen magazine was impressed by the architectural marvel of the agriculture headquarters of Odisha Government. The magazine said Krushi Bhawan derives its visual identity from local materials and vernacular narratives expressed in a manner that is responsive to the local climate. The article ...

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District administration of Cuttack decided not to allow holding of Durga Puja in any pandal/mandap

Cuttack:25/8/20 The district administration of Cuttack on Tuesday decided not to allow holding of Durga Puja in any pandal/mandap in Cuttack city in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cuttack Collector & DM, Bhabani Shankar Chayani, today told the media that permission could not be granted to pandals/mandaps to conduct Durga Puja this year for coronavirus pandemic. Worthwhile to mention here ...

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Odisha government has announced a slew of measures for boosting the livelihood of rural poor

Bhubaneswar: 25/88/20: The Odisha government has announced a slew of measures for boosting the livelihood of people living in rural areas affected by the coronavirus. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday announced four packages on this score. Patnaik has directed different departments such as Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, ST & SC Development, Women & Child Development, and Mission ...

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