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Odisha Current Affairs January to April 2024

Odisha Current Affairs January to April 2024

Odisha Current Affairs January to April 2024

01. Which initiative aims to transform Odisha into a contemporary, aspirational
state while preserving its cultural essence?
A. Jagannath Express
B. Ama Odisha Nabin Odisha
C. Laccmi Initiative
D. Odisha Startup Ranking

02. Which beach of Odisha recently became the second Blue Flag beach of Odisha
after the Golden beach in Puri?
A. Sonapur beach
B. Gopalpur beach
C. Chandipur beach
D. Pir Jahania beach

03. What is the main focus of the World Odia conference as per the unveiled logo?
A. Heritage preservation
B. Promoting the Odia language
C. Cultural exchange
D. Education reform

04. Which is the only district in Odisha where all three species of crocodiles, saltwater, gharial and mugger, are found?
A. Khordha
B. Angul
C. Kendrapara
D. Puri

05. What is the rank of Odisha in the Swachh Sarvekshan rankings 2023?
A. Second
B. Third
C. Fourth
D. Fifth

06. Match the following

GI tag recipients Place of Origin
Kai Chutney Nayagarh
Magji Ladu Nayagarh
Kalajeera Rice Kendrapara
Haldi Kandhamal

How many of the following statement(s) is/are correct? 

A. Only one
B. Only two
C. Only three
D. All four

07. Consider the following related to Chilika lake :
1. Chilika Lake is a fresh water lake.
2. It has been designated as a Ramsar Site.
3. It is spread across the districts of Puri, Khurda and Ganjam of OdishA.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 2 only
D. 1,2 and 3

08. RNR15048 Sona recently seen in news is a type of
A. Paddy
B. Butterfly
C. Mushroom
D. Satellite

09. Consider the following related to Bahitarkanika National Park :
1. It is situated within the estuaries of Brahmani, Baitarani, Dhamra, and Mahanadi river systems.
2. The number of crocodiles has been rapidly decreasing here.
3. It has the second largest mangrove forest in IndiA.
How many of the following statement(s) is/are correct ? 

A. Only One
B. Only two
C. Only three
D. All four

11. The Kolab reservoir is located in : 
A. Koraput
B. Malkangiri
C. Khordha
D. Ganjam

12. Consider the following related to Operation Green Clean : 
1. It has been lunched to promote renewable energy.
2. It gets legal power from Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct ? 

A. 1 only
B. 2 only
C. Both
D. None

13. What does L stand for in the KALIA Scheme ? 
A. Life
B. Livelihood
C. Loss
D. Livability

14. Consider the following related to KALIA scheme : 
1. Small farmers shall receive Rs 10,000 for both Kharif and Rabi crops.
2. Landless families shall get Rs 12,500 for activities like goat rearing, poultry, fishery, etC.
3. Crop loans up to Rs 50,000 provided without interest.
4. Financial aid of Rs 10,000/year for families unable to work due to age, disability, etC.
How many of the following statement(s) is/are correct ? 

A. Only One
B. Only two
C. Only three
D. All four

15. Match the following

Holy Places Parent District
Sitakund Malkangiri
Saptasajya Dhenkanal
Sitabinj Keonjhar
Nrusinghanath Bargarh

How many of the following statement(s) is/are correct ? 

A. Only one
B. Only two
C. Only three
D. All four

16. Match the following 

Padma Awardee Field
Gopinath Swain Artist
Binod Kumar Maharana Painter
Binod Kumar Pasayat lyricist, playwright, and poet

Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct ? 

A. 1 and 2 only
B. 2 and 3 only
C. 1 and 3 only
D. 1,2 and 3 only

17. The LABHA Scheme of the State Govt is related to : 
A. Minor Forest Produce
B. Paddy Cultivation
C. Millet Cultivation
D. Micro entrepreneurs

18. What distinguishes melanistic tigers from other Bengal tigers ? 
A. They have a white coat.
B. They have a predominantly black coat due to a genetic mutation.
C. They have orange and black stripes.
D. They have blue eyes.

19. What is the main benefit of the Jagannath Express bus service ? 
A. Free transportation for pilgrims
B. Enhanced connectivity with neighboring states
C. 50% discount in fare for women travelers
D. Access to rural healthcare services

20. Which area of Odisha saw the inauguration of a new airport, aiming to enhance
connectivity in tribal-dominated regions ? 
A. Rourkela
B. Jeypore
C. Malkangiri
D. Brahmapur

Odisha Current Affairs January to April 2024

21.Which endangered bird species was sighted in Chilika after 10 years ? 
A. Pallas fish eagle
B. Black ibis
C. Toucan
D. Red Macaw

22. What is the rank of Rourkela in the Swachh Sarvekshan 2023 ? 
A. 45
B. 24
C. 107
D. 119

23. What is the primary focus of the sports science centre inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ? 
A. Cultural promotion
B. Economic development
C. Injury management and performance enhancement in sports
A. Environmental conservation

24. What does SONTR stand for in the context of Odisha’s fiscal performance ? 
A. State Outstanding Non-Tax Revenue
B. Social and Economic Services
C. State-Owned National Tax Revenue
A. Sustainable Outlay for Non-Taxable Resources

25. What initiative has been taken in Sambalpur City, as mentioned in the news?
A. Launching a new political party
B. Constructing a new airport
C. Establishing a butterfly garden
A. Implementing a waste management system

26. What significant achievement has Odisha reported regarding anaemia levels?
A. A 5% reduction in overall anaemia
B. A 17.5% reduction in overall anaemia
C. A 10% increase in overall anaemia
A. No change in anaemia levels

27. Which district in Odisha is being developed into a holistic tourist destination
under the Swadesh Darshan 2.0 programme?
A. Bhubaneswar
B. Koraput
C. Cuttack
A. Puri

28. How many mega lift irrigation projects were inaugurated by Chief Minister
Naveen Patnaik under the Parbati Giri Mega Lift Irrigation project?
A. 33
B. 59
C. 80
A. 100

29. Why was leprosy declared a reportable disease in Odisha?
A. To increase awareness
B. To combat the stigma associated with leprosy
C. To collect data for better healthcare planning
A. To implement new treatment protocols

30. What prestigious award did the Resident Editor of The New Indian Express,
Bhubaneswar, receive?
A. Bharat Ratna
B. Pradyumna Bal Prativa Samman-2023
C. Padma Bhushan
A. Sahitya Akademi Award

31. What major development project did Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launch
for the Mahima shrine at Joranda?
A. Metro Rail Project
B. Industrial Park
C. Highway Expansion
A. Renovation and development project

32. What is the significance of the Chausathi Yogini temple in Balangir?
A. It is a major pilgrimage site for multiple religions
B. It is protected by the Wildlife Protection Act
C. It is part of the ‘Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual Heritage Augmentation Drive’
A. It is known for its ancient cave paintings

33. Which company has become the principal team sponsor of the Odisha Juggernauts for the Ultimate Kho Kho League?
A. Reliance Industries
B. Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS IndiA.
C. Tata Group
A. Adani Group

34. For which work has Odia poet Asutosh Parida been awarded the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award?
A. Aprastuta Mrityu
B. Mahima Vinod
C. Ultimate Kho Kho
A. Kashi Pass

35. What significant decision did Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik make regarding
the security of Jagannath Temple?
A. Deploying additional police personnel
B. Installing CCTV cameras
C. Creating a special Battalion for security
A. Seeking international assistance

36. What is the BSKY Naveen Card, which was launched in the third phase of Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY)?
A. A new credit card scheme
B. A renamed health insurance card
C. A digital payment solution
A. A special discount card for medical services

37. What has been the trend in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow in Odisha over the last five years?
A. Steady increase
B. Significant decrease
C. Fluctuating with no clear trend
A. Remained constant

38. What does the e-Shram portal aim to achieve in Odisha?
A. Promote e-learning
B. Create a database of unorganised workers
C. Facilitate tax payments online
A. Encourage entrepreneurship among women

39. What is the primary purpose of the World Bank-funded dam rehabilitation and improvement project (DRIP) in Odisha?
A. Social development
B. Agricultural expansion
C. Dams’ safety and operational performance
A. Hydropower generation

40. Which district in Odisha has the highest number of dams mentioned in the
provided data?
A. Keonjhar
B. Ganjam
C. Angul
A. Sundergarh

41. Which dam in Odisha is NOT primarily for hydropower generation?
A. Hirakud Dam
B. Rengali Dam
C. Indravati Dam
A. Upper Kolab Dam

42. What does the scheme ‘Advika: I am Unique’ aim to address in Odisha?
A. Female empowerment only
B. Adolescent boys’ empowerment only
C. Gender disparity between girls and boys
A. Early childhood education

43. What does the Odisha government’s SFSS stand for?
A. State Food Security Scheme
B. Sustainable Food and Farming System
C. State Financial Security System
A. Social Food Support Scheme

44. To improve the quality of life of the older persons, the Odisha govt has launched
which scheme?
A. Niramaya
B. Abadana
C. Labha
D. Utthan

45. Which state receives the highest allocation for railways in the interim Union budget 2024-25?
A) Uttar Pradesh
B) Maharashtra
C) Odisha
D) Madhya Pradesh

46. Who is the current Chief Justice of the Odisha High Court?
A) Justice BR Sarangi
B) Justice Subashis Talapatra
C) Justice Chakradhari Sharan Singh
D) Justice VK Pandian

47. When the Odisha High Court was formally inaugurated?
A) 22 March 1912
B) 9 February 1916
C) 1 April 1936
D) 26 July 1948

48. Which beach became the second blue flag beach of Odisha?
A. Sonapur beach
B. Gopalpur beach
C. Baliapanda beach
A. Pir Jahania beach

49. Consider the following statements related to Madhu Babu Pension Yojana
1. Odisha govt has recently announcd Rs 500 hike in Madhu Babu Pension yojana
2. Eligible Beneficiaries: Individuals aged 60 and above, widows (of any age), those afflicted by Hansenʼs disease with visible deformities (of any age), unmarried women over 30, persons with disabilities, and AIDS patients.
3. Beneficiaries should not already receive pensions from the State or Union Government.
Which of the following statements are correct?

A. 1 only
B. 1 and 2 only
C. 1, 2, and 3
A. 2 and 3 only

50. What was the primary focus of the Dandakaranya Project?
A) Settlement of displaced persons from Bangladesh
B) Promotion of tourism in Odisha
C) Development of infrastructure in tribal areas
D) Conservation of wildlife in Chhattisgarh

Odisha Current Affairs January to April 2024

51. Which power projects are inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Odisha?
A) Talcher Thermal Power Project
B) Darlipali Super Thermal Power Station
C) NSPCL Rourkela expansion project
D) All of the above

52. Who inaugurated the first World Odia Language Conference?
A. Sudarsan Patnaik, Artist
B. Naveen Patnaik, CM
C. Raghubar Das, Governor
A. Narendra Modi, PM

53. What is the purpose of the Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) approved by Odisha CM?
A. Providing healthcare to senior citizens
B. Ensuring financial security for economically marginalized people
C. Promoting education among the underprivileged
A. Offering employment opportunities to widows

54. Which prestigious award did Odishaʼs Disaster Assistance Monitoring and Payment System (DAMPS) receive?
A. Nobel Prize
B. Pulitzer Prize
C. SKOCH Award
A. Padma Bhushan

55. What is the primary purpose of the MAMATA scheme announced by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik?
A. Supporting pregnant and lactating women
B. Promoting entrepreneurship among women
C. Encouraging women to pursue higher education
A. Empowering women through skill development

56. What is the objective of the newly launched “Mukhyamantri Baristha Bunakar O
Karigar Sahayata Yojana” in Odisha?
A. Providing healthcare to weavers
B. Offering financial assistance to handicraft workers
C. Supporting elderly artisans
A. Promoting traditional crafts

57. What is the primary goal of the Odisha Inclusive Urban Sanitation Policy – 2024?
A. Promote cleanliness in rural areas
B. Ensure inclusive and sustainable sanitation services in urban areas
C. Implement waste management techniques in urban areas
A. Provide clean drinking water in urban areas

58. How many tigers were found in Odisha according to the All Odisha Tiger Estimation (AOTE) 2023-24 report?
A. 20
B. 25
C. 27
A. 30

59. Which of the following has been declared as the fourth biodiversity heritage site in Odisha?
A. Similipal BR
B. Gupteswar Forest
C. Kuldiha WLS
A. Gahirmatha beach

60. What is the name of the new sea slug species discovered along the Odisha and West Bengal coast?
A. Melanochlamys Droupadi
B. Melanochlamys Bengalensis
C. Melanochlamys Odishensis
A. Melanochlamys Murmu

61. What is the primary objective of the ‘Akhyara Bhoomi’ inaugurated by Odisha CM
Naveen Patnaik?
A. Promote Odia literature
B. Provide financial aid to artists
C. Enhance the state’s tourism
A. Preserve and celebrate the Odia language

62. Who was the president of Odisha Sahitya Akademi and editor of Odia daily ‘The
Samaya’, who recently passed away?
A. Sudarshan Patnaik
B. Satakadi Hota
C. Arabinda Padhee
A. Naveen Patnaik

63. Which scheme has been modified into “Ama Odisha, Nabin Odisha”?
B. Sarbakhyama Yojana
C. Gopabandhu Sambadika Swasthya Bima Yojana
A. Ama Gaon, Ama Bikash

64. Kotia, the disputed region between Odisha and Andhra Pradesh is located in which district.
A. Kandhamal
B. Koraput
C. Raygada
D. Nayagarh

65. The Sankhamedi village that has territorial conflict with the neighbouring West
Bengal is located in which district?
A. Balasore
B. Mayurbhanj
C. Nuapada
A. Bargarh

66. The Tampara lake is located on the bank of which river?
A. Rushikulya
B. Mahanadi
C. Bramhani
A. Baitarani

67. As per the All Odisha Tiger Estimation (AOTE-2023-24), which district of Odisha
has the highest number of tigers?
A. Mayurbhanj
B. Sambalpur
C. Jharsuguda
A. Khordha

68. The Chitrakoot waterfal is on which river ? 
A. Mahanadi
B. Budhabalanga
C. Indravati
A. Tel

69. Odisha Transport Dept signed a MoU with NCC to Launch ‘Junior Rakshakʼ
Initiative. What was the aim?
A. To guard the temples in the state
B. To prevent burglary
C. To protect women on the streets
A. To curb the menace of road accidents

70. Which of the following statement is incorrect regarding DAMPS ? 
A. Odishaʼs ‘DAMPSʼ got Technology Sabha Award 2024.
B. It is an online integrated workflow-oriented system comprising various Governments to Citizen (G2C) services and Departmental (G2G) services.
C. It stands for Disaster Assistance Monitoring & Payment System
A. DAMPS has been implemented in 10 districts of OdishA.

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