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Can Odisha Government Restore Market Access To Bamboo Artisans?

Bamboo artisans from Kuhibahal Village under Binika Block of Sonepur district have been hit hard by the COVID19 pandemic. They have urged the Odisha government to provide assistance.

Pandemic And Children
Pandemic And Children: Education, Mental Health Took A Beating Due To Closed Classrooms, Finds Study

The survey highlights that most of the pre-school and elementary school students have forgotten what was taught to them as the Anganwadi centres remained closed in the State during the pandemic. The pandemic has also slowed down the overall learning process of these children.

Third Wave Likely To Peak In October, More Infections Likely Among Children: DMET Chief

After the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) predicted the third wave of Covid-19 to approach in September and October, the India National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) released a report predicting that children will be most affected during the possible third wave.

CBSE Class10 Results
CBSE Class 10 Results Further Delayed? Exam Controller Says Declaration By Next Week

This year, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) Class 10th results are being finalised on the basis of internal assessment as exams were cancelled because of the pandemic situation.

Odisha UG Course Curriculum: Disaster Management Subject Mandatory

Disaster Management course will now be compulsory for first year students in all streams of Plus 3 in Odisha. This information was provided by Odisha Higher Education Minister Arun Sahoo on Friday (July 23).

Covid pandemic
Covid-19 Less Of A Pandemic, More A Poverty Trap

The Covid-19 pandemic has not only proved to be a health disaster for humanity, but the deadly virus also robbed people of livelihood, even pushing many affluent families into acute poverty.

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PM Modi Addresses G7 Summit's Outreach Session; Calls For 'One Earth One Health' Approach For Pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called for following a "one earth, one health" approach to effectively deal with the coronavirus pandemic globally, and sought the support of the G7 grouping to lift patent protections for COVID-19 vaccines, during a virtual address at an outreach session of a summit of the bloc.

Melody troupe
Lockdown Robs Life, Livelihood Of Melody Artistes In Odisha

Their professional commitment and artistic skill entertained many and added colour to festive events and special occasions.

Climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic
Will 'Being Positive' Avert Pandemic Doom?

Odisha’s biodiversity has a major contribution to climate change mitigation because the emissions due to the metal & mining industry need to be absorbed and contained.

History Of Pandemics: From 541 AD's 'The Plague of Justinian' To 2020's COVID19

As we all know, a pandemic is an epidemic of an infectious disease that has spread across the world and created havoc. For instance, you might have heard this term…

Covid-19 Odisha update
Covid Pandemic 2.0: Odisha Reports Record Daily Surge Of 4761 Cases, 5 Deaths

Bhubaneswar: The new wave of Coronavirus pandemic continues to batter Odisha with yet another record surge in positive cases. The State witnessed a massive spike of 4761 Covid cases in…

Women's Leadership Under Threat By Pandemic: UN

United Nations: The latest data published UN Women, an entity of the world body working for the empowerment of women, shows that women’s rights and leadership are under threat, even more due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Current projections show that gender equality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 […]

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Cinema Halls To Reopen In Odisha From January 8

Bhubaneswar: The movie lovers have something to cheer as cinema halls and movie theatres are all set to reopen in Odisha from January 8 after the State government has given a go ahead with conditions of strict Covid guidelines. The halls will reopen in some places including Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the State, sources said. […]

5 Mobile Games That Cheered Young Indian Players In Pandemic

New Delhi: Other than video calling, it was mobile gaming that took India by storm during the lockdowns and social distancing times. As parents got busy with remote work and struggled to maintain the work-life balance, the popularity of mobile games surged among the youth, especially millennials and Gen Z. With the Covid-hit year entering […]

Modalities For Reopening Of Temples In Odisha, Points To Note

Bhubaneswar: After the Odisha government’s nod to open Puri Jagannath and Lingaraj temple amid the pandemic with strict adherence to COVID-19 norms, hopes are high that around 18000 remaining temples in the State will also be opened soon. As the State government has already left the responsibility of taking decision regarding opening of the places […]

Coronavirus: Third-Phase Sero Survey In Bhubaneswar From Today

Bhubaneswar: The third phase of the serological survey to gauge the prevalence of COVID-19 is all set to start in the Odisha capital from today. The survey will continue till October 18. This study will be conducted jointly by the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC) which would help in determining […]

Odia IITian Designs A Next- Gen Mask To Battle The Pandemic

New Delhi: Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, an IIT alumnus from Odisha, Piyush Agrawal has successfully designed a new mask claiming it to be better in functionality with protection against the novel-Coronavirus and pollutants in the air. Piyush who has named the designer mask “Moksha” says that it a next generation user friendly mask. “I designed […]

Pandemic Whitewashes Raghurajpur Pattachitra Artists’ Colourful Canvas

Puri: Coronavirus pandemic has been festering around the world since the beginning of 2020. The brutish virus has affected life and livelihood of many. With no exception, the traditional Pattachitra art of Puri district’s Raghurajpur village has also faced the heat. Cyclone Fani in the mid-2019 and now the coronavirus pandemic have proved to be […]

Odisha Partners With Learning Platform 'Coursera' To Upskill 50,000 Youths

New Delhi: The Odisha Skills Development Authority (OSDA) has partnered with leading online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youths during the COVID-19 crisis, said a statement on Wednesday. Launched on the World Youth Skills Day, the partnership is part of Coursera’s global roll-out of the ‘Workforce Recovery Initiative’ where any state and country […]

China Accuses US Of Spreading 'Conspiracies' On COVID-19 Pandemic

Beijing: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi has accused the US of spreading “conspiracies and lies” about the coronavirus pandemic, ratcheting up tensions between the two nations, it was reported. Speaking at an annual news conference during China’s parliamentary session on Sunday, Wang said that “some political forces in the US are taking China-US relations hostage”, […]

Govt Should Focus On Releasing Money Directly Into Pockets Of People: Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar: The focus of the Centre should be to feed the hungry so that they can tide through the tough situation arising out of the coronavirus pandemic in the country, said Congress leader Rahul Gandhi while addressing regional media on Saturday. Responding to a question by OTV News Editor Radhamadhab Mishra on Prime Minister Narendra […]

I Am Healthy, Not Suffering From Any Disease: Amit Shah

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah issued a statement on Saturday clearing the air over online speculation on his alleged health conditions. Calling it “baseless rumour”, Shah said the reason he has come up with clarification is that, BJP cadres have grown concerned. “Since lakhs of ‘karyakartas’ have expressed concern over this speculation spread […]

India's Australia Tour Lesser Logistical Challenge Than T20 World Cup: BCCI Treasurer

New Delhi: It is premature to talk about resumption of cricket but India’s tour of Australia later this year is likely to go ahead, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said on Friday, downplaying the logistical issues likely to arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that the high-profile tour, starting in October, goes on as […]

40-Day Lockdown To Inflict $320 Billion Loss On Indian Economy

New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the Indian economy with about $320 billion in terms of daily gross domestic product (GDP) loss after 40 days of nationwide lockdown, said a report. The daily GDP of India is estimated to be approximately $8 billion. The impact has been severe on the travel and […]

COVID-19 Lockdown beyond May can lower growth to zero, permanent loss of 4% in India's GDP

New Delhi: CRISIL has revised its growth outlook for India in fiscal 2021 down to 1.8 per cent from the earlier estimated 3.5 per cent, factoring the nationwide lockdown in place to flatten the Covid-19 curve. The forecast by the rating agency assumes the effect of the pandemic subsiding materially in the current quarter, besides […]