India Reports 9,216 New Covid Cases, 391 Deaths

Achievers News: India reported 9,216 new cases of Covid-19 and 391 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. As per the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 8612 more persons recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, and the active caseload stands at 99,976. While the total number of cases stands at 3,46,15,757, the total recoveries are 3,40,45,666, and the total death toll has reached 4,70,115. The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far in the country…

Today Odisha Reports 270 New Covid Cases

Achievers News: Odisha on Friday reported 270 new positive cases of Covid-19, out of which 57 are between the age of 0-18 years. With a total of 57,384 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 0.47%. Among the new cases, 159 are in quarantine and 111 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 10,49,867 with 2,425 active cases. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 2 2. Balasore: 4 3.…

Uproar Continues In Odisha Assembly Over Mamita Murder Case

Achievers news: Uproar by opposition parties over lady teacher Mamita Meher murder case again disrupted the proceedings of the Odisha Assembly on the third-day of the Winter Session on Friday. When the House assembled for the day at 10.30 AM, both the Congress and BJP legislators created ruckus over the issue demanding the dismissal of Minister of State (Home) Dibya Shankar Mishra. Unable to run the proceedings smoothly, the Speaker had to adjourn the House till 11.30 AM.

Deep Depression Forms Over Bay Of Bengal, To Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm

Achievers News: The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards and intensified into Deep Depression over westcentral adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal at 0530 IST of today (December 3), over the westcentral and adjoining south Bay of Bengal about 580 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 670 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 760 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha). It is likely to continue to move northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during the next 12 hours. It is likely to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra…

Covaxin May Be Effective Against Omicron Variant

Achievers News: Covaxin, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Bharat Biotech, is likely to be more effective against the Omicron variant, as claimed by an official of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). As quoted by the Hindu Business Line, the official, who asked to remain anonymous, said, “Covaxin is a whole virion-inactivated vaccine. It covers the entire virus, so it can work against this highly mutated new variant.” Another ICMR official said. “Earlier it was found that Covaxin was effective against all the variants such as Alpha, Beta, Gamma and…

Odisha Records 64% Growth In GST Collection In November

Achievers News:  Odisha has recorded 64 per cent growth in GST collection in November compared to the same month of the last fiscal, officials said on Thursday. The state has collected GST of Rs 4,136 crore last month as against Rs 2,528 crore collected in November, 2020. The growth of collection during November 2021 has remained highest amongst major states for the third consecutive month. It is also the highest ever gross collection of GST by the state since its implementation began, the office of GST commissioner, Odisha said in…

Well Marked Low Pressure Area Forms Over Bay Of Bengal

Achievers News: Yesterday’s Low Pressure area over central parts of Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards and became a Well marked Low Pressure Area over southeast Bay of Bengal & adjoining Andaman Sea in the early morning (0530 hrs IST) of today, the 2nd December 2021. The system lay over southeast Bay of Bengal at 0830 hrs IST of today. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours. Then it is likely to move northwestwards and…

16 More Students Of Residential College In Dhenkanal Test Positive For Covid-19

Achievers News: Another 16 students of Saikripa + 2 Science Residential College in Kunjakanta area under Ward no.2 of Dhenkanal Municipality have tested positive for Covid-19. According to reports, a total of 53 students of the college have tested positive for Covid-19 so far. As many as 260 students of the college had taken Covid-19 test. Out of them, four students had tested positive for Covid-19 in the first phase, 33 in the second phase and 16 more were found to be positive in the third phase. The district administration has…

2 Cases Of Coronavirus Omicron Variant Detected In India

Achievers News: Two confirmed cases of coronavirus Omicron variant have been detected in India so far, informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry today. Addressing a press briefing on the Covid situation in India Agarwal said the two cases of Omicron variant of Coronavirus have been detected from Karnataka. The Union Health Joint Secretary said that as of date 373 cases of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus have been reported from around 29 countries. He, however, maintained that no severe symptoms of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have…

State Geared Up To Brave Upcoming Cyclone JAWAD, Says SRC PK Jena

Achievers News: The State Government, different agencies, departments and districts are well prepared to face the cyclone JAWAD which is likely to hit Odisha coast on December 4 morning. The IMD will give a clear picture on Friday about the position, path and movement of the cyclone, said Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Jena said, “The intensity, landfall and other critical aspects of the system will depend on the direction in which it recurves (from sea to land). However, we are in complete…