Tag: Covid 19 Pandemic

Confusion, Complacency Driving Covid Pandemic: WHO

Geneva: Confused and complacent behaviour among people is pushing the coronavirus pandemic to an exponential rise worldwide, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. Adding to these behaviours is “inconsistency in…

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Odisha To Execute Forestry Projects Worth Rs 602 Cr To Create Jobs For Migrants

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to provide employment to migrant workers who returned to the state in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Odisha government will take up forestry projects worth Rs 602 crore under the MGNREGA scheme in the current fiscal, a minister said on Sunday. The government has decided to spend more funds […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Union Minister To Naveen Patnaik: Exempt School Fees Of Students, Wards Of Corona Warriors

Bhubaneswar: In view of the hardships faced by people due to COVID-19 pandemic, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Tuesday urged Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to provide some respite to students by relaxing school fees. In a letter, Sarangi has urged Patnaik to fully exempt the school fees of wards of Corona Warriors in the […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
In A First, Sportspersons Receive National Honours In Online Ceremony

New Delhi: India’s sporting heroes were bestowed the annual national awards in an unparalleled online ceremony amid the COVID-19 pandemic during which athletes logged in from multiple cities to be honoured by President Ram Nath Kovind. This year a whopping 74 were picked for the national honours, including an unprecedented five Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratnas […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Bhubaneswar-Surat Direct Flight Services From Sept 9

Bhubaneswar: After a brief hiatus of some months in view of Covid-19 pandemic, Bhubaneswar-Surat direct flight services is all set to resume again from September 9, 2020. As per the reports, the flight operations set up by the PSU Carrier Air India to connect Bhubaneswar with the textile hub of Gujarat, Surat will take off […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
PM Urges IPS Officers To Preserve Humane Image Built During Pandemic

Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the country saw the humane face of police during the Covid-19 pandemic and asked the force to safeguard and build on this asset. Virtually addressing the probationers of the Indian Police Service’s 2018 batch passing out of the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA), Hyderabad, he […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Supreme Court Dismisses Review Plea On NEET-JEE Exams Order

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed petitions for the review of its August 17 order to reject pleas for the postponement of NEET-JEE exams slated to be held in September against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, BR Gavai and Krishna Murari said: “Applications seeking permission to […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
Ramadevi Women's University Releases 6th Semester Exam Schedule, Check Details

Bhubaneswar: Ramadevi Women’s University has released the examination schedule for the 6th semester exam amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The practical exams of Arts and Science streams will be held on September 21, while the final year examinations of Arts, Science and Commerce streams (theory papers) will be conducted on September 23 and 24. The official […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
COVID-19: Health Ministry Issues Revised SOP For Conducting Exams

New Delhi: The Union health ministry on Thursday issued a revised SOP for conducting examinations during the COVID-19 pandemic, removing the provision that allowed symptomatic candidates who insist on taking an exam to do so in isolation. According to the revised document, in regular course, a symptomatic candidate should be referred to the nearest health […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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Opposition Targets Odisha Govt Over COVID-19 'Mismanagement'

Bhubaneswar: The opposition parties on Wednesday came down heavily on the Odisha government alleging that the ruling-BJD has completely failed in managing the COVID-19 pandemic in the State. Taking a jibe at the State government for closing down COVID Care Centres and Temporary Medical Centres in the State, Congress MLA Tara Prasad Bahinipati said, “Odisha […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
No Record Of MSMEs Shut Down Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: Pratap Sarangi

New Delhi: After claiming that the government has no data on the deaths of migrant labourers amid the nationwide lockdown as well as doctors who lost their lives due to Covid-19, the Centre on Saturday said that it has no record of MSMEs that have faced closure in the wake of the pandemic. Interestingly, in […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
7th Pay Commission: 6-Month Salary Cut For Govt Employees, Leave Without Pay For 5 Years

In its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kerala government is taking up a slew of measures. As part of the fight the State this week decided to go for six months of salary cut for the government employees. The decision was cleared by the Cabinet to mobilise revenue in view of the financial crisis […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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7th Pay Commission: Big Central Government Payroll Opportunity

For those aspiring to become a central government employee, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has come up with an opportunity for in the 7th Pay Commission scale payroll amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The UPSC has invited applications from interested and eligible candidates for the positions of Specialist Grade III Assistant Professor and Assistant Engineer […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
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Civil Services Exam 2020: SC Notice To UPSC Over Exam Postponement Plea

The Supreme Court has sought response from the Centre and the Union Public Service Commission on a plea seeking postponement of civil services 2020 examinations in view of spike in COVID-19 cases and floods. A bench of Justices A M Khanwilkar and Sanjiv Khanna issued notices to UPSC, Centre and posted the matter for hearing […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021
COVID Crisis Compels 'Balika Vadhu' Serial Director Sells Veggies In UP's Azamgarh

Azamgarh: He is just another face in the crowd but when he talks about his background, one realises what time and circumstances have done to this man. Ram Vriksha Gaur, one of the directors of the famous TV serial ‘Balika Vadhu’, is now selling vegetables in Azamgarh district. “I had come to Azamgarh for the […]

  • Monday, 12 April 2021