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The COVID-19 cases in Odisha are likely to reach 3.11 lakh and the active cases to cross the mark of 15K by Nov 15 as per the assessment of the Health and Family Welfare department. Till November 6th, the active cases in the state stand at 13770. The projection is made on the basis of the current growth rate, which is 0.51 percent.

Odisha’s Minister gives Clarification on School Reopening in November

Due to the possibility of COVID-19 second wave, Sameer Dash, School and Mass Education Minister, puts the decision of reopening schools on hold. Two days ago, it was decided that schools would reopen for Class IX to Class XII after November 15. However, as per the current situation, schools will remain closed till November 30.

Results of Odisha CPET 2020 to be announced on Nov 16

On Thursday, the higher education department extended the date of result publication of Common PG Entrance Test (CPET)-2020. The statewide merit list of CPET 2020 will be published on the 16th of November instead of the 10th of November. The admission process will continue till the 10th of December.

Odisha Assembly’s Winter Session to start from Nov 20

The winter session of Odisha state assembly will begin from November 20 and continue till December 31. On Wednesday, the notice has been issued by the secretariat. As per the schedule, the session will have a total of 40 working days. The session will be held according to the COVID-19 restrictions.

Tamil Nadu CM requests Rajasthan and Odisha to Allow Green Crackers this Diwali

The Odisha Government on November 4 imposed a ban on the sale and use of crackers from November 10 to 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections. On Thursday, Edappadi K Palaniswami, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, has requested Rajasthan and Odisha to lift the ban on the sale and use of crackers this Diwali. 

UGC asks Universities to take Appropriate Measures against Ragging

The University Grants Commission (UGC) asked all the universities to take adequate measures in order to stop ragging inside the campus. UGC has also requested the universities to make it mandatory for all the students and their parents to submit an undertaking for the same every academic year.

Anti-parasite drug ivermectin is likely to prevent the spread of COVID-19

According to a recent study conducted by AIIMS, Bhubaneswar, the anti-parasite drug ivermectin is likely to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection to a significant extent. The researchers expect that low-cost drugs might open opportunities for the containment of the virus until the vaccine is released.