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Veteran journalist Basant Das is no more

Bhubaneswar:29/5/21: Veteran journalist Basant Das is no more. He lost his battle to COVID-19 today.The veteran journalist and author succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday.  He was 81. Das had tested positive for the virus and was admitted to a private Covid hospital in Bhubaneswar. However, he breathed his last while undergoing at the private hospital late on Friday night Known for ...

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Centre invites applications for citizenship from Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh who have taken shelter in India

New Delhi;29/5/21:The Centre has invited Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis and Christians belonging to Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan and residing in 13 districts of Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and Punjab to apply for Indian citizenship. The Union Home Ministry issued a notification in this regard yesterday for immediate implementation of the order under the Citizenship Act 1955. People who are ...

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More than 1.82crore vaccine doses still available with States/UTs to be administered

Newdelhi:29/5/21:As part of the nationwide vaccination drive, Government of India has been supporting the States and UTs by providing them COVID Vaccines free of cost. In addition, the Govt. of India has also been facilitating direct procurement of vaccines by the States/UTs. Vaccination is an integral pillar of the comprehensive strategy of Government of India for containment and management of ...

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India’s Active Caseload slides down to 22,28,724; decrease by 1,14,428 in last 24 hours

Newdelhi:29/5/21:India’s Active Caseload has reduced to 22,28,724 today. Active Cases have decreased since the last peak on 10th May 2021. A net decline of 1,14,428 is witnessed in the last 24 hours and active cases are now only 8.04% of the country’s total Positive Cases.   As part of continued decline in the daily new cases, the country has recorded less than 3 lakh Daily New Cases for thirteen consecutive ...

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Simplification of Annual Return for Financial Year 2020-21

New Delhi;29/5/21:The 43rd GST Council met under the Chairmanship of Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman through video conferencing here today. The meeting was also attended by Union Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Thakur besides Finance Ministers of States & UTs and senior officers of the Ministry of Finance & States/ UTs. The ...

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All Public Universities and Degree Colleges will commence operation from June 1

Bhubaneswar28/5/21:: All Public Universities and Degree Colleges will commence operation from June 1 following completion of summer vacation, informed the State Higher Education Department on Friday. In a letter to all university Vice-Chancellors and Principals of Degree Colleges, the Department wrote, “The summer vacation as declared by this department will come to an end on May 31, 2021. After the ...

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Odisha Government set an example for others seeking no immediate financial assistance from the Centre for the State ravaged by Cyclone Yaas

Bhubaneswar:28/5/21: In view of the current crisis the country is facing due to COVID-19 pandemic, Odisha Government set an example for others seeking no immediate financial assistance from the Centre for the State ravaged by Cyclone Yaas. Following a review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on damage assessment caused by Cyclone Yaas in Bhubaneswar today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ...

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Innovative Patient-Friendly Saline Gargle RT-PCR Testing Method

Nagpur:28/5/21:Ever since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been making multiple strides in augmenting its testing infrastructure and capacity. Scientists of Nagpur-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) under Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have achieved another milestone in this journey, with the development of a ‘Saline Gargle RT-PCR Method’ for testing COVID-19 samples. A Method ...

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PM announces financial assistance of Rs 1000 crore for immediate relief activities :Rs 500 crore would be immediately given to Odisha

Bhubaneswar:28/5/21:On Friday, 28th May 2021, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Odisha & West Bengal to review the situation arising out of Cyclone Yaas. He undertook an aerial survey of the cyclone-affected areas in Bhadrak and Baleswar districts of Odisha, and Purba Medinipur in West Bengal. In Bhubaneswar, the Prime Minister chaired a meeting to review the relief and rehabilitation ...

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi review impact of Cyclone Yaas in Odisha

Bhubbaneswar:28/5/21:Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the airport in the capital Bhubaneswar in Odisha a short while ago to review the impact of Cyclone Yaas. He was received at the airport by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister of State Pratap Chandra Sarangi, and other senior-level officers. Later, he held a review meeting at the airport in the presence of ...

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