👉 Odisha Government issues fresh guideline. Cinema Halls & Theaters to reopen in Odisha with 50% Capacity; no Zero Night celebrations across the State on New Year’s Eve.
👉 Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces creation of Special wing in the State Police to look after offences against women and children.
👉 Bhubaneswar reports 20 Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours including 6 quarantine, 148 local contact cases; taking the total positive cases to 31613 in the Capital City.
👉 28 Covid-19 patients have recovered from the disease in the Capital city in the last 24 hours.
👉 Bajasal dance troupe from Bhawanipatna town in Kalahandi district to perform on the 2021 Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi.
👉 Government Offices in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack to function with 75% strength of employees during the month of January. All State Govt offices to remain closed on Saturdays.
👉 Union Cabinet approves Rs 3004.63 Cr for Odisha’s Paradip Port.
👉 The Utkal University in Bhubaneswar to conduct B.Ed examination in online mode from January 7, 2021.
👉 COVID-19 Vaccination Drive may begin early 2021 in Odisha, informs Director of Odisha Health Department, Bijay Panigrahi.
👉 Sixth round of talks between govt and farmer unions ends. Next round of talks will be held on January 4, 2021.
👉 Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the 77th anniversary of tricolour hoisting at Port Blair.
👉 President Ram Nath Kovind confers Digital India Awards 2020 to 20 winners for their outstanding use of the technology for e-governance.
👉 Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij discharged from Hospital, to stay at Home on Oxygen Support.
👉 Shaheen Bagh shooter Kapil Gujjar expelled from BJP, hours after joining.
👉 Cabinet approves export of indigenously-developed Akash Missile System. 9 friendly foreign countries from Southeast Asia and Africa have shown interest in the acquisition of the DRDO-developed Akash air defence missile system.
👉 Government of India extends suspension of scheduled commercial international flights to/from India till January 31, 2021.
👉 Deadline for filing income tax returns by individuals extended by 10 days to January 10, 2021; Deadline for filing income tax return for 2019-20 by companies extended by 15 days to Feb 15, 2021: Ministry of Finance.
👉 Haryana Municipal Election Results: BJP wins Panchkula, Congress wins Sonipat, Haryana Jan Chetna Party bags Ambala in direct mayoral elections in the 3 cities,
👉 According to the RBI, gross non-performing assets (NPAs) declined from 9.1% as of March 2019 to 8.2% at end-March 2020 and further down to 7.5% in end-September 2020.
👉 Rohit Sharma joins Indian Squad ahead of Third Test after completion of his two-week quarantine period in Sydney.