[UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #258 : TCA Anant Board, Odisha Home State, Geography Optional

Date of Interview: 21-09-2021 Board: TCA  Anant Optional: Geography Home State: Odisha To view all IAS Interview Transcripts 2020, visit this page Chairman Tell your journey from Infosys to Institution where u work now Role in Infosys Swot analysis of your district (ganjam) 4.Told about threat from adjoining naxal districts and my district is crime capital… Continue reading [UPSC Interview 2020] – Transcript #258 : TCA Anant Board, Odisha Home State, Geography Optional

Chaitra Jatra Festival

News:The annual Chaitra Jatra festival scheduled to be held in Odisha’s Tara Tarini hill shrine was cancelled as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 infection. Facts: About the Festival: Chaitra Jatra is celebrated at Tara Tarini hill shrine in the Hindu month of Chaitra. Tara Tarini hill shrine is located at Kumari hill on banks of… Continue reading Chaitra Jatra Festival

Conservation plan for Konark temple soon, says Culture Minister

News:Union Culture Minister has said that a plan to restore the Konark Sun temple in Odisha would be drawn up soon. Facts: About Konark Sun Temple: Konark Sun Temple is located in East Odisha near the sacred city of Puri, Odisha. It was built in the 13th century by King Narasimhadeva I (AD 1238-1264) of… Continue reading Conservation plan for Konark temple soon, says Culture Minister

Over 1 million migratory birds to flock to Chilika this year too

News:The Chilika Development Authority(CDA) has said that it expects over 1 million migratory birds to flock to Chilika lake in 2020. Facts: About Chilika lake: Chilika lake is the Asia’s largest brackish water lake.It is located at the Daya River flowing into the Bay of Bengal. The lake is also the second largest coastal lagoon… Continue reading Over 1 million migratory birds to flock to Chilika this year too

Odisha launches ‘Jalsathi’ programme to supply safe drinking water

News:Odisha Chief Minister has launched the ‘Jalsathi’ programme with the aim to ensure supply of safe drinking water to all households in the state. Facts About Jalsathi programme: The JalSathi programme aims to ensure the supply of clean drinking water to consumers through piped water connections. The Odisha government has roped in women volunteers to… Continue reading Odisha launches ‘Jalsathi’ programme to supply safe drinking water

Odisha awarded ‘World Habitat Award’ for Jaga Mission

News:Odisha has won the ‘World Habitat Award’, global recognition for its ambitious initiative called Jaga Mission. Facts: About Jaga Mission: Odisha Liveable Habitat Mission “JAGA” is a society under Housing & Urban Development Department, Government of Odisha.It is headed by the Chief Secretary,Odisha. The mission aims at transforming the slums into livable habitat with all… Continue reading Odisha awarded ‘World Habitat Award’ for Jaga Mission

Fall Armyworm controlled in Odisha

News:Odisha have succeeded in thwarting an attack by the Fall Armyworm (FAW) on maize crop due to proper precaution and timely management by the state agriculture department and awareness among farmers. Facts: About Fall Armyworm: The Fall Armyworm(FAW) or Spodoptera frugiperda is an invasive agricultural pest.It was first reported in West Africa in 2016. FAW… Continue reading Fall Armyworm controlled in Odisha

‘Red Atlas Map’ unveiled for flood mitigation in Chennai

News:Vice President has unveiled the Red Atlas Action Plan Map and Coastal Flood Warning System App(CFLOWS-Chennai). Facts: About Red Atlas Action Plan Map: The Atlas has been prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences to aid Tamil Nadu government in effective flood mitigation in Chennai. It was prepared with the help of India Meteorological Department… Continue reading ‘Red Atlas Map’ unveiled for flood mitigation in Chennai

Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture

News:Government of India, Government of Odisha and the World Bank has signed a $165 million loan agreement for the Odisha’s Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture. Facts: About the project: The aim of the project is to strengthen the resilience of the small holder farmers against adverse climate. The project will be implemented in… Continue reading Odisha Integrated Irrigation Project for Climate Resilient Agriculture

Mo Sarkar initiative

News:Odisha government has launched a new governance initiative named ‘Mo Sarkar’. Facts: About the initiative: The ‘Mo Sarkar’ initiative which means ‘My Government’ is an important transformative initiative of the Odisha government under 5-T programme. The 5-T mantra is based on the philosophy that transparency, teamwork, technology and time leads to transformation. The objective of… Continue reading Mo Sarkar initiative