The first predefined consignment containing vials of Covishield vaccine dispatched from the Serum Institute of India in Pune will reach Odisha today. According to the Health and Welfare Department, the vaccine will reach Biju Patnaik Airport around 4.20 PM. As per the sources from Pune, the vaccines are being flown from Pune in eight commercial flights with two cargo flights.

Odisha CM Announces Rs 92.37 Cr Financial Help for Kendu Workers

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has announced a financial help of Rs 92.37Cr for the welfare of kendu leaf pluckers and the other workers associated with it. As per the sources, the announcement is made by the CM keeping in view the welfare of the people who are engaged in kendu leaf activities.

Woman Found Dead near Bush in Bhadrak

In Bhadrak, a woman’s dead body was found near a bush at the Nuapokhari village on Tuesday. As per the sources, the body with a slit throat was spotted near bamboo bushes. The woman is married for six years and has a four-year-old daughter. The reason behind the murder is not yet cleared.

Odia IAS Officer Appointed as Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary In-Charge

The Chhattisgarh government has appointed Odia IAS officer Mr Subrat Sahoo as the Chief Secretary In-charge of the state on Monday. As per the sources, the officer has been appointed after the incumbent Chief Secretary Amitabh Jain, went on leave due to illness. Mr Sahoo is listed as one of the top 50 bureaucrats by Fame India Asia Post 2020. 

PIL Filed in Odisha Seeking CBI Probe for Amrut Das Death Case

A PIL has been filed in Odisha High Court seeking the CBI probe for Amrut Das death case of Kujang in Jagatsinghpur district. The Bharatiya Bikash Parishad filed the PIL by making the petition with the Union Ministry of Home Affairs, State Department of Home, and CBI in this case.

Exam for Constables’ Promotion

On Monday, the Orissa High Court passed a notification an interim order for the examination of Constable’s Promotion to Assistant Sub-inspector by stating the whole process involved in appointment, promotion. The notification was issued on October 15 for the eligible constables to appear for the examination as per the sources. 

School Buildings in Odisha Unsafe

Classes resumed after ten months of COVID-19 induced shutdown, but several schools in the state are unsafe for the students. Nearly 200 students in Tirtol block high school are studying in poor conditions, as the building is in a dilapidated situation. As per the sources, there are almost 261 schools that are identified as unsafe.