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Category: State Wise Current Affairs

Odisha to organize 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup

International Hockey Federation
  • The International Hockey Federation (FIH) had declared that the 2023 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup will be organized in Odisha, for a second consecutive time.
  • The tournament will be held at two venues, Bhubaneswar and Rourkela. The Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 was also hosted by Odisha.

Ola to set up world’s largest scooter factory in Tamil Nadu

  • The SoftBank-backed mobility platform, Ola has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu government, to set up its first factory in the state, at an investment of Rs 2,400 crore.
  • Upon completion, the Ola factory in Tamil Nadu will be the largest scooter production facility in the world. Initially, the factory will have a yearly manufacturing capacity of 2 million units.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari introduces Koilwar bridge in Bihar

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  • The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has initiated the 1.5 km long Koilwar bridge over the Sone river in Bihar via Video Conferencing.
  • This newly introduced bridge is a part of the six-lane bridge being made in place of the existing two-lane bridge, for both rail and road traffic, which is 138 years old.

National Centre for Divyang Empowerment initiated in Telangana

National Centre for Divyang Empowerment
  • The Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy has initiated the National Centre for Divyang Empowerment (NCDE) at the CRPF Group Centre in Hakimpet near HyderabadTelangana.
  • The NCDE is the first of its kind establishment to re-skill and improves the Divyang Warriors of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) who suffered life-threatening injuries in the line of duty.

Yogi Adityanath rings the bell at BSE for listing bond of LMC

CM Yogi Adityanath
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath rang the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), to point the listing of bonds of Lucknow Municipal Corporation on the exchange.
  • The bonds of LMC were originated on November 13, with a coupon rate of 8.5 percent and had a tenure of 10 years. The issuance had garnered 4.5 times subscription.

Karnataka’s 1st 11.5-megawatt power plant being set up at Bidadi

Thermal Power Plant
  • In Karnataka, Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa laid the foundation stone for an 11.5-megawatt power plant based on municipal waste in Bidadi, Bengaluru.
  • It is the first of its kind power plant in the state being developed by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) and will support in converting 600 tonnes of municipal waste into 11.5-megawatt energy.

Nitin Gadkari introduces Highway projects in Uttar Pradesh

nitin gadkari
  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has introduced and placed the foundation stones of 16 National Highway projects in Uttar Pradesh.
  • The construction cost of these infra projects is approximated to be around Rs 7477 crore.