56 Among 365 New Covid Cases In Odisha Below 18 Years

Achievers News: Odisha on Friday reported 365 new positive cases of Covid-19, out of which 56 are between the age of 0-18 years. With a total of 66,610 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 0.54%. Among the new cases, 212 are in quarantine and 153 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 1040595 with 4563 active cases. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 1 2. Balasore: 2 3. Bargarh:…

Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day: 22 Years Of 1999 Super Cyclone

Achievers News: As the State observes Odisha Disaster Preparedness Day today, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that the State has come a long way in building resilience since the devastating Super Cyclone of 1999 and urged all to pledge to further strengthen the State’s widely acclaimed disaster preparedness for a safer future. The Super Cyclone, which caused widespread destruction, hit the State on October 29, 1999, and is considered the most intense recorded tropical cyclone in the North Indian Ocean. It was first detected when it was at its low-pressure stage…

Former BJP Leader Biswaranjan Mallick Joins BJD

Achievers News: Former State executive member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Biswaranjan Mallick, joined Biju Janata Dal (BJD) along with his supporters on Friday. Mallick had resigned from the primary membership of BJP on October 20 citing his inability to carry out the responsibilities assigned to him. He and others joined the BJD at a ‘Mishran Parba’ organised at the party state headquarters in Bhubaneswar in presence of various party leaders. Biswaranjan had joined BJP in 2017 after quitting Congress. He had contested the Assembly elections from Bari constituency on BJP…

Padayatra Of Odisha Driver Mahasangha Reaches Bhubaneswar

Achievers News: Hundreds of members of Odisha Driver Mahasangha on a padayatra to Naveen Niwas, over 10-point charter of demands including pension and recognition as Covid Warriors, has reached Bhubaneswar. The drivers had been on padayatra across various districts of the State from Oct 21. Their demands include Rs 5000 pension, construction of restrooms at every 50 kilometres on National & State Highways, recognition as Covid Warriors, etc.

Shaktikanta Das Reappointed As RBI Governor

Achievers News: The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on Thursday approved the reappointment of Shaktikanta Das as Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for a period of three years beyond 10.12.2021 or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Odisha-born Das, a retired 1980 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of Tamil Nadu cadre, had been appointed the 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on 10.12.2018. During his career as an IAS officer, he served in various capacities for Indian and Tamil Nadu governments, including as Economic Affairs Secretary…

India Reports Over 13K New Covid Cases, 585 Deaths

Achievers News: India reported 13,451 new cases of Covid-19 and 585 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday. As per the data released by the Union Health Ministry, 14,021 more persons recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, and the active caseload stands at 1,62,661, the lowest in the last 242 days. The total cases in the country now stand at 3,42,15,653, while the total recoveries are 3,35,97,339 and the death toll has reached 4,55,653. The cumulative number of Covid-19…

Puri Srimandir To Remain Closed For 4 Hrs For ‘Banaka Lagi’ Rituals

Achievers News: The Shree Jagannath Temple, Puri will remain closed for the devotees for four hours today for the Banaka Lagi or Srimukha Sringara (painting of the deities) rituals of the Lords. The Shree Jagannatha Temple Administration (SJTA) announced that the temple will remain closed for devotees on the occasion of ‘Kartika Krushna Sasthi Tithi’ for Banaka Lagi rituals, which are held secretly, from 4.00 PM to 8.00 PM. Banaka Lagi is performed by a particular class of servitor called Datta Mahapatra. The deities are painted in white, yellow, and black…

Odisha Confirms Two More Covid-19 Deaths

Achievers News: Two more Covid positive persons in Odisha have succumbed to the disease, confirmed the Health & Family Welfare Department on Wednesday. Details of cases confirmed as death due to Covid-19 after due completion of the death audit process are as under. 1. A 65 years old male of Angul District. 2. A 15 years old male of Keonjhar District. The department further stated that this list does not reflect deaths occurring on a particular day. It gives details of past deaths for which the death audit process has been…

70 Among 549 New Covid Cases In Odisha Below 18 Years

Achievers News: Odisha on Wednesday reported 549 new positive cases of Covid-19, out of which 70 are between the age of 0-18 years. With a total of 72,091 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the test positivity rate (TPR) stands at 0.76%. Among the new cases, 318 are in quarantine and 231 are local contacts. With this, the total number of positive cases in Odisha now stands at 1039818 with 4673 active cases. District-wise details of the new cases are as under. 1. Angul: 2 2. Balasore: 12 3. Bargarh:…

College Girl Found Hanging Inside Hostel Room In Bolangir

Achievers News: A college girl was found hanging inside her hostel room at Sakma under Loisingha police limits in Bolangir district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Asha Meher, a Plus Two student at Yuvodaya College of Advanced Technology. Her body was discovered by some other boarders who informed the college authorities who reported the matter to the police. Subsequently, police reached the hostel and recovered the body in presence of a magistrate. A probe has been initiated to ascertain the reason behind her death.