Odissa Current Affairs


Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram and Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan have launched the Pradhan Mantri
Ujjwala Yojana to provide free of cost LPG cooking gas connections to women from BPL households in Sambalpur,

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has launched a new scheme Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojana with an aim to provide education loan at 1 % interest to students for pursuing higher studies. Under this scheme, poor students aspiring to pursue professional and technical education can now avail themselves of study loan up to 10 lakh rupees at 1% interest rate.

Odisha government has approved a proposal of the Panchayati Raj department to add 500 new gram
panchayats before the 2017 three-tier panchayat polls.

Centre approves a proposal for Greenfield Electronic Park in Odisha.

Odisha becomes first Indian state to give pension and food benefits to transgenders.

The government and multilateral lending agency Asian
Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $120 million loan
agreement to improve irrigation and water management
infrastructure in Odisha

Ministry of railways has signed an agreement with
Government of Odisha for the formation of a joint
venture Company to develop the railway infrastructure
in the state.

The Odisha government has constituted a judicial
commission to study the functioning of the Puri
Jagannath Temple. It will be headed by retired Orissa
High Court judge Bimal Prasad Das.

An Odisha-born bureaucrat Guruprasad Mohapatra has
been appointed the chairman of Airports Authority of
India (AAI).

Odisha government has decided to recruit members of
transgender community persons as warders in jails of
the State as per the directive of the Supreme Court.

CM Naveen Patnaik has dedicated 100 multi-purpose
shelter houses to the people of Odisha for use during
floods and cyclones with an aim to ensure zero casualty
during calamities.

Odisha government launched a special assistance
scheme named ‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’ for
elderly weavers to mark the National Handlooms Day

Odisha Cabinet has approved the “Odisha Startup Policy
2016” to promote entrepreneurship for start-up
ventures with provision of government incentives.

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