Covid-19 : Odisha To Suspend Driving License and LL Tests

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): With Covid-19 cases rising sharply, the Odisha government on Tuesday decided to suspend all Driving License (DL) and Learner’s License tests across the State. As per a notification issued by the State Transport Authority (STA), all learners’ and driving license tests will remain suspended from April 22, 2021, till further orders to prevent the transmission of the infection in the State. “The Government of Odisha in Revenue & Disaster Management (Disaster Management) vide its Order No 2057 dated 19.04.2021 and GA Department vide its Order No 11465/GEN dated 15…

All Religious Place To Remain Closed For Devotees In Odisha

AchieversNews(20/04/2021)::  Keeping in view the steep hike in COVID-19 cases in the state capital, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today decided to close all religious institutions for devotees until further orders. However, daily rituals at the religious place will continue as usual sans devotees. BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary said, “We took the decision after consulting management committees of different religious bodies. No devotee will be allowed inside temples, mosques and other religious institutions for the time being. The restriction will be relaxed once the situation improves.” Today, the Khordha…

4761 New Covid Cases Detected In Odisha

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): Odisha reported another all-time high daily COVID-19 cases as 4761 more persons in the state tested positive for the virus in the last 24 hours, official sources said today. Out of the 4761 cases, 2785 were detected in quarantine while 1976 are local contact cases. Khordha registered the highest number of cases as 820 more persons in the district contracted the virus. With this, the COVID-19 tally in Odisha mounted to 377464 with 27821 active cases. The state had yesterday reported a surge of 4445 new COVID-19 cases. Below…

Auto-Rickshaw Fare Hiked In Odisha Capital

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): The Rajdhani Auto-Rickshaw Mahasangha has hiked the fares in Odisha capital in view of the rise in fuel prices and the COVID restriction that allows the drivers to carry a maximum of two passengers in the three-wheelers at a time. As per the decision of the association, the fare will be Rs 20 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 10 thereafter for each km. In reservation mode, the fare will be Rs 50 per passenger within 3 km and Rs 15 thereafter for each km. The association alleged…

Kumbh Mela Returnees Test Positive For COVID-19 In Odisha’s Cuttack

AchieversNews(20/04/2021): At least 13 persons who returned from Kumbh Mela in Haridwar have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha’s Cuttack. Samples of as many as 30 Kumbh Mela returnees were collected by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation for COVID-19 test, after they arrived at the Cuttack railway station. The Odisha Government has made it mandatory for Kumbh Mela returnees to undergo a 14-day home quarantine after their return. List of the persons, who registered themselves with the Uttarakhand State Government for participating in Kumbh Mela, has been shared with the Collectors…