👉 Bhubaneswar reports 16 Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours including 8 quarantine, 8 local contact cases; taking the total positive cases to 31593 in the Capital City.
👉 34 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease in the Capital city in the last 24 hours.
👉 IPS Arun Bothra, Sanjay singh and Sunita Kakran (1996-batch) promoted to additional DG rank.
👉 Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) forms 6 search teams to trace and contact the 62 UK returnees who are still ‘untraceable’.
👉 Medical essentials for COVID-19 vaccination reach Odisha.
👉 Hockey players and people of Sundargarh district expressed their gratitude to CM Naveen Patnaik for State Government’s initiative to build India’s largest hockey stadium in Rourkela.
👉 Ollywood Actor Sabyasachi Mishra named Outlook’s Person of the Year 2020.
👉 All religious institutions in Mayurbhanj district to reopen from January 5.
👉 Toy train service to resume soon in Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar, informs Minister of Forest & Environment Bikram Keshari Arukha.
👉 Marital Discord: MP Anubhav Mohanty, Actress Wife Varsha appears before Odisha Commission For Women.
👉 4 ANMs suspended for entering Puri Srimandir.
👉 J&K: CRPF officer injured in Ganderbal Grenade blast succumbs, Death toll 2. A CRPF constable had died in the blast on December 23.
👉 India’s COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 95.92%. Cumulative positivity rate is 6.02% and last week’s positivity rate is only 2.5%.
👉 63% of total cases were reported in males & 37% cases in females. 70% of all deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported among men: Health Ministry.
👉 All international passengers arrived in India during last 14 days (Dec 9 to Dec 22, 2020), if symptomatic and tested positive will be subjected to genome sequencing, in view of new coronavirus strain in the UK: Union Health Ministry.
👉 Vaccines will work against new COVID variants; No evidence so far that new variant found in UK increases severity of disease: Government.
👉 Several people were injured in Patna after Police resorted to lathi charge on farmers.
👉 The dry run for Covid-19 vaccination successfully conducted in Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, and Gujarat on 28th and 29th December 2020: Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
👉 PM Narendra Modi inaugurates New Bhaupur-New Khurja section of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor virtually.
👉 Dry ration kits will be given to school students under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme for the next 6 months.
👉 Free WiFi hotspots to be set up at Singhu for protesting farmers: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.
👉 Union minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurates meteorological centre in Ladakh.
👉 Rajinikanth cancels political plans citing health issues.
👉 French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies aged 98.
👉 A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake collapsed buildings in Croatia on Tuesday.