7 More Students From NIT Rourkela Test COVID +Ve

AchieversNews(30/3/2021): As many as six more students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela and an employee of the institute have tested positive for COVID-19, an official of the local administration said today.With this, the number of COVID-19 caes in the educational institution mountd to 14.The infected students have been placed under isolation and are undergoing treatment.NIT, Rourkela had on March 21 organised its 18th annual convocation ceremony, which was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind.

Heat Wave Warning Issued In Odisha

AchieversNews(30/3/2021): The Regional Meteorological Centre today issued heat wave warning for several districts of Odisha till April 1. Below are key points of the forecast: * Heat wave condition likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bolangir and Sonepur (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 30.03.2021 up to 0830 hrs IST of 31.03.2021). * Heat wave condition likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bolangir, Sonepur, Sambalpur, Angul, Boudh and Kalahandi (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 31.03.2021 up to…

College Declared Containment Zone Over COVID-19 Cases

Achievers news(30/3/2021): The Kalahandi district administration today declared Pragati Science Higher Secondary School here as a containment zone after 32 students of the educational institution tested positive for COVID-19.Entry of outsiders into the college campus has been restricted by the administration.At least 32 hostel boarders have contracted the virus while they have been placed under quarantine. They tested positive for the virus during antigen test.A medical team has recahed the educational institution to collect swab sample of other students for COVID-19 test.

Petrol Prices Down 19-22 Paise

AchieversNews(30/3/2021):  Oil marketing companies reduced fuel prices on Tuesday after a four-day halt.Prices of the transportation fuel declined in the range of 22-19 paise across the four metros.In the national capital, petrol was sold for Rs 90.56 per litre, 22 paise lower than the previous level of Rs 90.78.In the other key cities of Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, the fuel was priced at Rs 96.98, Rs 92.58 and Rs 90.77 per litre, respectively, against the previous levels of 97.19, Rs 92.77 and Rs 90.98.Similarly, diesel prices also declined on Tuesday.…

Metro Rail Service Not Feasible In Odisha In Next 20 Years

Achievers news(30/3/2021): Odisha Housing & Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena has informed the Legislative Assembly that metro rail service is not feasible in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack till 2041. There is currently no proposal regarding metro rail service in the two cities. Earlier, a survey in this connection was jointly conducted by the Central Government and the State Government. Tender was also floated while five companies expressed interest. The tender was awarded to Balaji Railroad Systems Private Limited for feasibility survey, the minister said while replying to…

Woman Poisons Children Before Trying To Kill Self In Odisha

AchieversNews (29/3/2021): In a shocking incident, a woman poisoned her three minor children causing death of two of them in Bhubaneswar today afternoon. The woman also consumed poison after administering poison to the three children.As per reports, neighbours of the woman, a resident of Mendhashala area under Chandaka police limits, spotted her wreathing in pain at her house at around 12.30 PM. Also, her three minor children were found frothing at their mouths.After being asked, the woman told neighbours she consumed poison after administering the toxic substance to her children.

Ajit Mangaraj as Congress party candidate for by-election to Pipili Assembly

AchieversNews (29/3/2021): The All India Congress Committee (AICC) today named Ajit Mangaraj as Congress party candidate for by-election to Pipili Assembly constituency. Mangaraj unsuccessfully contested on a Congress ticket from Pipili Assembly seat during 2019 general election.The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) fielded Rudra Pratap Maharathy as its party candidate for the bypoll to Pipili Assembly seat scheduled to be held on April 17 whereas the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named Ashrit Pattnayak as its party candidate.

Global COVID-19 Caseload Tops 127 Million

AchieversNews (29/3/2021): The overall number of global Covid-19 cases has surpassed 127 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.78 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.In its latest update on Monday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 127,092,284 and 2,782,944, respectively.

Composer Of Popular Odia Song ‘Nida Bhara Rati’ No More

AchieversNews (29/3/2021): Veteran Odia film music director Jalal Adeni, who had composed ‘Nida Bhara Rati’ – one of the popular soundtracks in 1970s, is no more. Adeni passed away at his residence in Buxi Bazar, Cuttack, following a massive cardiact arrest, his family source said today.Adeni was 85. He was ailing since long days. Born on June 23 in 1936 in Bhanjanagar area in Ganjam district, Adeni rose to fame in Odia cinema with the film ‘Anutap’ (1977) as the director, music director as well as playback singer. The song…

Odisha Registers More Than 200 Fresh COVID-19 Cases

AchieversNews (29/3/2021): The COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Odisha as more than 200 new positive cases have been registered for the fifth consecutive day in the State. Total 208 cases were reported in the last 24 hours in Odisha, of which 122 were from quarantines and 86 were local contacts, the State Information & Public Relations Department informed today.