? No Zero Night celebrations in Puri & Cuttack this year on the eve of New Year.
? Security forces defused 22 landmines in Goilkera forest along Odisha – Jharkhand border on Monday.
? IAS officer Niranjan Sahu, currently serving as RDC Northern Division (Sambalpur), appointed as member of Odisha Public Service Commission.
? Odisha reports 263 Covid-19 cases including 151 quarantine and 112 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total cases now stand at 329001 including 324392 recoveries & 2688 active cases.
? Sundargarh reports 32 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Bargarh (23).
? Odisha reports 4 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Toll mounts to 1,868.
? Blue Flags hoisted at 8 places including Puri Beach in Odisha on Monday.
? A herd of 16 elephants destroys prawn gheris, damages fishing boats near Chikiti.
? 4 bogies of a goods train derail near Jarti station in Koraput on its way to Visakhapatnam; restoration work underway.
? Nayagarh Pari Murder Case: Family of accused Saroj Sethi claim he is minor, threaten to move the court.
? Brown sugar worth over Rs 25 lakh seized in Khordha district.
? Odisha Vigilance officials raid multiple places in connection with Kailash Chandra Mohanty, Demonstrator in Zoology Department, Chikiti College, Ganjam over DA case.
? India records 16,432 new COVID-19 cases, 252 deaths in the last 24 hours.
? Total case tally stands at 1,02,24,303 including 2,68,581 active cases, 98,07,569 cured cases & 1,48,153 deaths.
? A total of 16,98,01,749 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 28. Of these, 9,83,695 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR.
? 6 UK returnees found positive with new coronavirus strain. All 6 people have been kept in single room isolation.
? Delhi: Safdarjung recorded 3.6℃ temperature at 8:30 am today, which is likely to fall by 2℃ during next 24 hours: IMD.
? Social activist Anna Hazare to launch protest in New Delhi in January if his demands concerning farmers are not fulfilled in time.
? Railways launches hospital management information system over several South Central, Northern units.
? Newly elected District Development Council (DDC) members sworn in across Jammu.
? Superstar of the Telugu film industry Ram Charan tests positive for COVID-19.
? India win Melbourne Test against Australia by 8 Wickets; Series levelled 1-1.
? Global COVID-19 cases top 81.2 Million. Death toll crosses more than 1.77 million.
? Serum Institute expects AstraZeneca vaccine to get approval in India in ‘few days’.