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Second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha is likely to peak somewhere between April last week and May first week


Bhubaneswar: 21/4/21: The second wave of COVID-19 in Odisha is likely to peak somewhere between April last week and May first week, cautioned  Directorate of Medical Education & Training (DMET)  Director CBK Mohanty today. However, the state government is fully prepared to tackle any eventuality, he added. Briefing on the storage of medical oxygen, Mohanty said there is a sufficient amount ...

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Covaxin Effective Against Double Mutant Strain Of COVID-19


New Delhi:21/4/21: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Monday Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin neutralises multiple variants of SARS-CoV-2 and effectively neutralises the double mutant strain as well. ICMR cited the findings of a study carried out by them. Covaxin is developed locally by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech International Ltd. in collaboration with the ICMR — the apex body in India for ...

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DRI seizes more than 300 kg of cocaine valued at approx. Rs. 2,000 crore


Newdelhi:21/4/21; Based on specific intelligence that cocaine will be concealed in a consignment imported in container reaching V O C Port, Tuticorin, the officers of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) have intercepted the container declared to be containing wooden logs. The suspected container has originated from Panama, transited through the ports of Antwerp and Colombo. On examination, the suspected container ...

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Finance Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman assures ramp up in supply of Oxygen & Remdesivir to States


Newdelhi:21/4/21:Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman praised the Indian Industry for its extreme forbearance, patience and perseverance, and described it with Japanese word ‘Gamanzuyoi’. The Finance Minister was addressing more than 150 senior industry captains in a virtual interaction organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here today. Smt. Sitharaman emphasised on the need for adopting micro ...

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CCEA nods exclusive subsidy policy for Urea produced through coal gasification by Talcher Fertilizers


Newdelhi:20/4/21:The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday has given its approval for the proposal of the Department of Fertilizers for the formulation of an exclusive subsidy policy for Urea produced through coal gasification route by Talcher Fertilizers Limited (TFL). TFL is a Joint Venture Company of four PSUs namely Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers ...

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National Testing Agency (NTA) postponed the UGC-National Eligibility Test


New Delhi:20/4/21: In view of the Covid-19 pandemic situation, the National Testing Agency (NTA) today postponed the UGC-National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) for December 2020 cycle (May 2021) Examination scheduled to be held in between May 2 and 17, 2021 across the country. The NTA further stated taking into account the safety and well-being of the candidates and examination functionaries, the UGC-NET ...

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Odisha Chief Minister directed the District Collectors to be prepared for the return of the migrants


Bhubaneswar: 20/4/21:At a time when there is an upsurge in Covid cases and the worst-affected States are imposing lockdowns, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today directed the District Collectors to be prepared for the return of the migrants. While reviewing the Covid situation through video-conferencing, the Chief Minister asked the Collectors to reactivate the protocols immediately that was followed by the ...

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RT-PCR Negative Report Must For Passengers De-Boarding At Biju Patnaik International Airport


Bhubaneswar: 20/4/21: Tightening restrictions for people coming to Odisha in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for passengers de-boarding at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) here with effect from today. In view of increase in COVID-19 positive cases and in accordance with the previous order of the Disaster Management ...

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IPL Cricket: Delhi Capitals to clash with Mumbai Indians this evening at MA Chidambaram Stadium


Chennai:20/4/21: In IPL Cricket,  Delhi Capitals will take on Mumbai Indians at 7:30 this evening at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Yesterday, Chennai Super Kings defeated Rajasthan Royals by 45 runs at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Put in to bat first, Chennai posted a big score of 188 for the loss of nine wickets in the 20 overs with the help ...

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Over 2 lakh 59 thousand fresh cases of COVID-19 reported in the country in the past 24 hours


Newdelhi:20/4/21:The Health Ministry said a total number of 2 lakh 59 thousand 170  new cases have been reported in the country in the past 24 hours taking the cumulative positive cases to over one crore 53 lakh. One thousand 761 deaths have been reported during the last 24 hours taking the toll to one lakh 80 thousand 530 across the ...

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