Odisha Current Affairs December 2017

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Odisha Current Affairs December 2017:
Which state launches Good Samaritan policy?
A. Rajasthan
B. Odisha
C. Kerala
D. Gujarat
Answer: B 
Explanation: A ‘Good Samaritan’ policy was launched on 3rd December by the administration in Odisha’s Kendrapara district under which Rs 2,000 would be given to any person extending immediate help in shifting a road accident victim to the hospital. The people who will shift victims to hospitals will be given cash incentive Rs 2,000. Besides, the administration will issue an appreciation certificate to recognise the noble work done by them. The acts of shifting will also them legal protection. Download Odisha GK App: http://tinyurl.com/OdishaGK

Saraswati Tripathy, who passed away recently, was the prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter of which state?
A. Bihar
B. Uttar pradesh
C. Odisha 
D. Rajasthan
Answer: C
Explanation: Saraswati Tripathy (89), the prominent Gandhian and freedom fighter, has passed away in Jajapur district of Odisha on November 30, 2017. She was the wife of late freedom fighter Brundaban Tripathy. She had met Mahatma Gandhi at Beraboi Ashram in Puri district and joined the freedom struggle. She was supervising the activities at Thakar Bapa Ashram at Balipadia village in Jajapur district till her last breath. Download Odisha GK App: http://tinyurl.com/OdishaGK

The 2017 Konark Dance Festival has started in which state?
A. Kerala
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Odisha
D. Rajasthan
Answer: C
Explanation: The 2017 Konark dance festival has started on December 1, 2017 in backdrop of the Sun temple in Konark, Odisha. It is one of the biggest dance festivals held in India. The 5-day dance festival opened near the world famous Sun Temple of Konark with Odissi recital by the dancers of Nupur Dance Academy of Bhubaneswar under the tutelage of Niranjan Rout and group. To attract more foreign tourists to the festival, Odisha Tourism included performances of two foreign dance groups from Malaysia, who will perform classical Indian dance during the festival. Coinciding with the dance festival, International Sand Art Festival has started at Chandrabhaga beach in Konark. Eight international sand sculptors and 62 national artists were being exhibited their works in the festival.Download Odisha GK App: http://tinyurl.com/OdishaGK

Good Samaritan Policy, Odisha

Good Samaritan Policy: A 'Good Samaritan' policy was launched on 3rd December by the administration in Odisha's Kendrapara district under which Rs 2,000 would be given to any person extending immediate help in shifting a road accident victim to the hospital. This scheme is intended to encourage people shift road accident victims immediately to hospital. It will go a long way in saving precious human lives lost due to delayed hospitalisation. Litigation and police questioning often deterred the people to come to the aid of the distressed accident victims, said a senior official.
The people who will shift victims to hospitals will be given cash incentive Rs 2,000. Besides, the administration will issue an appreciation certificate to recognise the noble work done by them. The acts of shifting will also them legal protection. And police will be bereft of its legal right to summon or question them in connection with the accident, said Kendrapara District Collector, Reghu G. The administration is implementing 'Good Samaritan' policy abiding by the apex court order. The Supreme Court had earlier asked government to ensure that common people are not harassed by police while shifting accident victims to hospitals.

Fish Pond Yojana, Odisha

Fish Pond Yojana, Odisha: Odisha government on 27th November introduced 'Fish Pond Yojana', a state sponsored scheme, for creation of additional water bodies for freshwater aquaculture in 2,200 hectares of land. The government has also decided to provide subsidy to farmers for this purpose. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik declared this while attending a workshop organised by the fisheries and animal resources development (FARD) department here. He said the Yojana will ensure income generation and employment creation through promotion of aquaculture.
He said the contribution from Fisheries and Livestock sectors was reported to have increased significantly – marking a 33.35 time increase during this period. He added Livestock and Fisheries sectors play an important role in the development of rural economy in the state. These sectors have a tremendous relevance for the livelihood of small and marginal farmers who derive a substantial part of their income from the sale of milk, meat, egg and fish, Patnaik said.

Odisha CM unveils Hockey World Cup 2018 Logo, Mascot

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik unveiled the logo and mascot for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 to be held here at Bhubaneswar from November 18 to December 26, 2018 at the Kalinga Stadium. Patnaik also launched the ceremonial countdown clock for the international event that is scheduled after a year. “I feel privileged to have unveiled the logo for the International Hockey World Cup. A few months ago, Bhubaneswar hosted the Asian Athletics Championships. In a few months from now, we will be hosting the Hockey World Cup,” Patnaik said.
Stating that Odisha is fast becoming a sporting destination of India, Patnaik said the state had successfully hosted the Asian Athletics Championships a few months ago. The Chief Minister also launched the countdown timer for the international event scheduled to be held here from November 28 to December 16, 2018.

Odisha CM launches Facebook's 'SheMeansBusiness' Program

Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched 'She Means Business' program of Facebook for women entrepreneurs in Odisha. Under the scheme 25, 000 women entrepreneurs and self-help group (SHG) members will be given training on digital marketing skills within next one year. 
The main purpose of this programme the state government will provide digital training to the women and to the SHG members. The programme will be run by Odisha government and Facebook. SheMeansBusiness will inspire more women across the country including Odiha state. The programme will provide to women new opportunities, new markets, new ideas, all from their own home.  Facebook will also make a database of entrepreneurs in the state and will monitor their growth, turnover and profit after one year.The programme will help the women to to take the leap  and help close the gap on that untapped opportunity for millions more women and in turn ensure our economy remains strong and thrives.