👉 Odisha’s legendary music maestro Shantanu Mohapatra breathed his last on Wednesday while undergoing treatment at Care Hospital in Bhubaneswar. He was 84.
👉 Odisha reports 305 Covid-19 cases including 174 quarantine and 131 local contact cases in 24 hours. Total cases now stand at 329306 including 324775 recoveries & 2607 active cases.
👉 Sundargarh & Sambalpur reports 28 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours followed by Angul (26).
👉 Odisha reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours. Toll mounts to 1,871.
👉 Vigilance raids properties associated with Bolangir WESCO employee Bibhuti Sankar Bindhani on DA charges. Gold biscuits, Rs 16 lakh recovered.
👉 Property worth lakhs of rupees, 1 car, 2 bikes gutted after major fire breaks out at a house in Basanati colony in Rourkela.
👉 CAG of India, Girish Chandra Murmu calls on Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar yesterday.
👉 CBI arrested three senior GST officials on charges of accepting Rs 10 lakh bribe in Bhubaneswar.
👉 Odisha Government launched web app for ‘Khusi’ to ensure hassle free distribution of sanitary pads.
👉 India records 20,550 new COVID-19 cases, 286 deaths in the last 24 hours.
👉 Total case tally stands at 1,02,44,853 including 2,62,272 active cases, 9,83,4141 cured cases & 1,48,439 deaths.
👉 A total of 17,09,22,030 samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 29. Of these, 11,20,281 samples were tested yesterday: ICMR.
👉 14 more test positive, Total. 20 UK returnees to India have tested positive for the new COVID strain so far.
👉 Temporary suspension of flights to & from the United Kingdom extended till 7 January 2021: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
👉 J&K: Militant killed in overnight encounter in Parimpora area of Srinagar.
👉 Minimum temperature of minus 1.5 degrees Celcius recorded in Churu, Rajasthan today.
👉 Five rounds of talks between farmers and govt have taken place.
👉 Karnataka Gram Panchayat Polls: Counting of votes for 5728 GPs underway.
👉 Chhattisgarh signs MoU to set up India’s 1st ethanol plant under PPP model.
👉 West Bengal: Several BJP workers were injured after attacked by alleged TMC workers at Bhutar More in Nandigram.
👉 Sensex opens 55.11 points or 0.12 pc higher at 47,668.19; Nifty up 10.75 points at 13,943.35.
👉 US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receives first dose of Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine.
👉 Global Covid-19 cases top 81.9 Million; Death toll crosses more than 1.78 million.
👉 UK records its highest number of 50,000 coronavirus cases overnight for the first time since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the world.