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7,991 Villages Electrified under DDUGJY

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 31 May   

In view of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s address to nation, on Independence Day, Government of India has decided to electrify remaining 18,452 unelectrified villages within 1000 days i.e. by 01st May, 2018. The project has been taken on mission mode and strategy for electrification consists of squeezing the implementation schedule to 12 months and also dividing village electrificat...


PM reviews progress in railway and road sectors

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 31 May   

     The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today reviewed the progress in the key infrastructure sectors of railways and roads. In the course of the review of the Railways sector, it was noted that the capital investment in 2015-16 was over Rs. 93,000 crore, which represents a massive increase of 65 per cent over the previous year, and is the highest-ever. Similarly, 1780 km of lines have bee...


Naidu’s Germany Visit will promote investments in smart cities

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 31 May   

  Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu will attend a three day conference on India’s Smart City Mission to be held in Berlin, Germany from tomorrow with the objective of furthering cooperation with Germany and promoting investments.  Shri Naidu will hold detailed talks with his German counterpart and senior officials on the roadmap for developing Bhubaneswar in Odisha, Kochi in K...


India participates in Mission Innovation and Clean Energy Ministerial

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 31 May   

     World’s Energy Leaders to gather in San Francisco for the 7th  Clean Energy Ministerial and Inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial on June 1-2,2016. Energy Ministers from Nations with 90% of Clean Energy Investments and 75% of GHG Emissions to Focus on Advancing Clean Energy Cooperation and Implementing PRIS Agreement Commitments. The Indian delegation led by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister ...


Vice Admiral Girish Luthra Takes Over Western Naval Command

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 31 May   

     Vice Admiral Girish Luthra took over the reins of Western Naval Command (WNC) as Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief (FOC-in- C) on 31 May 16 from Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba at a ceremonial parade held at INS Shikra. Later in the day, officers of the Western Naval Command accorded Vice Admiral Lanba a warm send off, with the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ ceremony. Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba will tak...


U.D.I Card will be soon made Available 

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

      Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment today felicitated the beneficiaries of its various schemes in a special function held at Vigyan Bhawan, here. Speaking on the occasion after felicitating the beneficiaries Shri Gehlot said that it is the right of every individual to lead a dignified life and the present government in the past two years has striv...


National Meet of Mining Ministers

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

      A National meet of Mining Ministers chaired by Union Steel & Mines Minister Sh. N. S. Tomar was held in Jaipur today. In his key note address, Shri Tomar said, “States must come forward to join the Central Government in enhancing contribution of Mining sector in GDP of the country from present level of 2.4%. Mineral exploration initiatives can be owned by state governments as more exp...


Portal launched to promote Net Zero Energy Buildings

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

     Ministry of Power and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) today launched India’s first integrated web portal designed to promote and mainstream Net Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) in India. The portal (www.nzeb.in) was launched by Shri Pradeep Kumar Pujari, Secretary, Ministry of Power, and Ambassador Mr Jonathan Addleton, USAID Mission Director to India. A first of...


Convocation Ceremony at Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

  The morning of 27th May 16 was a red letter day for the cadets of 90th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC). On this day 90 cadets were awarded B.Tech degree by the Chief Guest Prof Ashish Nanda, Director, Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, at the Convocation Ceremony held at INA in presence of their proud parents/guardians. Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant and Chief ...


EU-India Make Co-ordinated Proposal for KP Chair in 2018 and 2019

UpdateNewsOdisha  - 28 May   

Official representatives of the European Union and India participating in the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional, currently under way in Dubai, made a co-ordinated proposal under which EU will assume responsibility as KP Vice-Chair in 2017 and as KP Chair in 2018, while India will become KP Vice-Chair in 2018 and assume the position of KP Chair in 2019. Addressing the participants at the KP ...