Bhubaneswar gears up for a smooth IIT-JEE Mains Exam, three-tier security at exam centres

Bhubaneswar, August 30: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has geared up to provide all facilities for a smooth conduct of the IIT-JEE Mains examination in the State capital city from September 1 to 6 at six centres, while accommodation will be provided at eight centres, said an official release. However, all these will be in […]

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OSRTC bags Digital Technology Award

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Road Transport Corporation (OSRTC) has bagged the prestigious Indian Express Technology Sabha Award 2020. The Depot Management System of the OSRTC has been chosen under Enterprise Applications Category for the award. Indian Express Technology Sabha Awards are given to the Government departments that demonstrate an innovative use of a particular technology […]

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Cabinet approves setting up of National Recruitment Agency to conduct CET

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved setting up of National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct Common Eligibility Test (CET), paving the way for a transformational reform in the recruitment process for central government jobs. The National Recruitment Agency will conduct a CET to screen and shortlist candidates […]

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Reliance Retail acquires majority stake in ‘Netmeds’

Mumbai: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) on Wednesday announced that its subsidiary Reliance Retail Ventures Limited (RRVL) has acquired a majority equity stake in Vitalic Health Pvt. Ltd. (Vitalic) and its subsidiaries – collectively known as – ‘Netmeds’ for a cash consideration of approximately Rs 620 crore. This investment represents 60% holding in the equity share […]

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Odisha first in country to implement Tsunami Ready

Bhubaneswar: UNESCO-IOC has approved the recognition of two communities – Venkatraipur in Ganjam district and Noliasahi in Jagatsinghpur district as Tsunami Ready Communities. With this recognition, India is the first country to implement Tsunami Ready in the Indian Ocean Region and Odisha is the first State, said an official release. To confer the UNESCO-IOC’s Certificate […]

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Gutsy tribal girl helps rescue of 6,000+ labourers

Bolangir: In a rare display of courage and presence of mind, a 19-year-old tribal girl from Odisha’s Balangir district helped free more than 6000 labourers trapped in different brick kilns of Tamil Nadu during the Covid 19 pandemic. The teenager girl, Manasi Bariha, managed to do so after she mustered courage and alerted her relatives […]

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Plasma therapy shows success in Odisha, 4 out of six patients on path of recovery

Bhubaneswar: Plasma therapy has brought a great relief to serious Covid patients in the State. Out of six critical patients who are now  under plasma therapy, as many as four are responding very well and they are now not in need of oxygen support, and will soon be discharged. Other two patients are in stable […]

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Odisha to bring back stranded Odia migrant workers form Gujarat

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government will bring back stranded Odia migrant workers form Gujarat amid the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. A team of two senior officers from each the State will coordinate the return of lakhs of Odia workers to Odisha. Decision to this effect was taken in a meeting held between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik […]

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