376 new COVID -19 positive cases have been detected on Tuesday in BMC- Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation area. As per the BMC’s announcement, among 376 cases, 231 are local contact cases, and 145 cases are from different quarantine centers. However, on Tuesday, the capital city has witnessed 420 COVID-19 recover cases. For now, the total positive cases in BMC stand at 14065.

Centre Issues Guidelines To Reopen Schools from 21st September

 As per the new notice, the Centre has permitted the partial resumption of school activities for only classes 9 to 12 students starting from 21st September. However, the Union Health Ministry also has advised that all the public health measures should be followed strictly by employees, students, and teachers to lower the risk of COVID-19.

DRI seizes Rs. 80 Lakh of Ganja in Bhubaneswar

The state unit of the DRI- Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seizes Rs. 80 lakhs of Ganja in the capital city while bring transported from Andhra Pradesh to Bihar. The DRI seized around 5.5 quintals of Ganja from a vegetable-laden truck. The DRI is now strictly observing such illegal trades to prevent them from flourishing in the city.

Private Schools Show Their Inability To Waive Off Fees

AOPSA- All Odisha Private Schools Association has informed that all the private schools running in the state may not be able to wave off school fees. Informing more about this, Satyanarayan Mishra, AOPSA president, said that schools are paying salaries to the staff, conducting online classes, and paying rents. They need money to cover the cost.

Dharmendra Pradhan Requests To Start Shramik Trains

Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Minister, has requested Piyush Goyal, Railway Minister, to begin Shramik trains from Odisha to other states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka. This will enable the safe movement of the migrant workers to their workplace as the nation is now lifting lockdown. He has taken this step after receiving a lot of requests from Odisha’s migrant workers.

LL and DL Tests To Begin In The State

Skill test for LL and DL test in the state will resume soon, which was suspended due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For this, Under Secretary to Government, K.C. Muduli has written a letter to Odisha’s Transport Commissioner. The Transport Commissioner has advised to issue guidelines for this regard and will decide the number of persons to be allowed to take the test in a day.

Center Launches New Bamboo Clusters In Odisha and Other 8 States

On Tuesday, Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Agricultural and Farmer Welfare Minister, inaugurated 22 bamboo clusters in 9 states and also released a new logo for NBM- National Bamboo Mission. The clusters are inaugurated in Odisha, Tripura, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Maharashtra, Nagaland, Karnataka, and Uttarakhand. This will increase the export level of bamboo products.