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  1. President Ram Nath Kovind today said the government is “vigilant” and that additional forces have also been deployed at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh to protect the sovereignty of the country.
  2. The Shiromani Akali Dal on Friday appealed to its workers to reach the three main farmers’ protest sites near Delhi – Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur – to support the agitation against the central agriculture laws, and alleged that the centre has been trying to “crush” the protests by unfair means.
  3. Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Digvijay Singh Chautala on Friday called farmer leader Rakesh Tikait a “true patriot” and said he has always talked about farmers’ interests.
  4. The High Level Committee (HLC) under the Chairmanship of Union Home Minister Amit Shah today approved additional Central assistance of Rs 1,751.05 crore under the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) to five states, including Odisha, which were affected by floods/landslides during South-West monsoon-2020 and hailstorm during Rabi 2019-20.
  5. Odisha Government today asked all Collectors and Municipal Commissioners to ensure 100% vaccination of Healthcare workers by February 10.
  6. All Odisha Government offices in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, which were earlier functioning with 50 percent strength due to the COVID-19 pandemic, have been directed to run with full strength from February.
  7. Delhi schools will reopen for Classes 9th and 11th from next Friday, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia has announced.
  8. Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh has announced support to the Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU), the members of which are staging a protest against the Centre”s new farm laws at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border.
  9. India’s vaccine production capacity is one of the best assets the world has today, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said as he applauded India for supplying COVID-19 doses to nations around the world to combat the catastrophic global health crisis.
  10. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will table the Economic Survey 2020-21 in Parliament on Friday, two days before the Union Budget is presented during the budget session of Parliament.
  11. With a consistent rise in cumulative recoveries, India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has reached nearly 97 per cent which is one of the highest globally, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
  12. 84-year-old Anna Hazare had announced that he will be starting the hunger strike from his village Ralegan Siddhi in Maharashtra on January 30.
  13. Kejriwal was responding to a tweet from an unverified account of farmer leader Rakesh Tikait in which he had thanked him for making arrangements at the border for farmers.
  14. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh for the 94th edition of Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, which is slated to be held in Nashik from March 26, an official said on Friday.
  15. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started conducting raids on around 40 godowns in Punjab and 10 in Haryana, storing rice and wheat for the Food Corporation of India (FCI).
  16. The Maharashtra government on Friday approved resumption of suburban train services in Mumbai for the general public from February 1, a state official said here.
  17.  India Justice Report-2020 by Tata Trusts has placed Odisha Police at the third position.As per the survey, the law enforcement agency of Odisha has been ranked third among 18 large and medium sized states.
  18.  Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar and Delhi Police Commissioner S.N. Srivastava have briefed Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the ‘low-intensity blast’ that took place in the heart of the national capital on Friday.
  19. After being closed for 10 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, planetariums in Odisha will reopen from February 2.
  20. The Indian government and the World Bank on Friday signed a $500 million Strengthening Teaching-Learning and Results for States Programme (STARS) to improve the quality and governance of school education in six states — Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, and Rajasthan.
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