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  1. The Supreme Court Collegium recommended Justice S. Muralidhar as the Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court. At present, Justice Muralidhar is a Judge of the  High Court of Punjab and Haryana. He assumed the office of Judge at the High Court of Punjab and Haryana on March 6, 2020.He was initially appointed as a Judge to the High Court of Delhi in May 2006.
  2. High prevalence of child marriages was found in Bihar, West Bengal and Tripura where over 40 per cent women were married before they turned 18, according to the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS).The survey covered 22 states and UTs in the country.
  3. The five states where less than 45 per cent households use clean fuel for cooking are Assam (42.1 per cent), Bihar (37.8 per cent), Meghalaya (33.7 per cent), Nagaland (43 per cent) and West Bengal (40.2 per cent), according to the data.The NFHS-5 (2019-20) was conducted in 6.1 lakh sample households to collect information on population, health, family planning and nutrition-related indicators from the 22 states and union territories.
  4. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his party will contest in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022.
  5. The late Pranab Mukherjee”s son and daughter are at loggerheads with each other over his memoir “The Presidential Years”, one saying it should not be published without his consent and the other “requesting” her brother to not create “unnecessary hurdles” in the publication of his last book.
  6. The NITI Aayog has released a white paper, Vision 2035: Public Health Surveillance in India” which is envisaged to serve as a vision document tpropel Public Health Surveillance (PHS) in India and establish India as a global leader in the area.
  7. Ayush doctors and homeopaths cannot prescribe or advertise medicines for the deadly coronavirus, which has so far affected over 99 lakh people in India, the Supreme Court said
  8. Eminent aerospace scientist and Padma Vibhushan awardee Roddam Narasimha died at a private hospital on Monday, doctors said. He was 87.
  9. The State Government today directed the Chairman of Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) to begin admission of students in MBA institutions for the academic year 2020-21.
  10. According to estimates by various agencies including the DDA, there are about 12.5 lakh residential dwelling units in illegal settlements built on government or agricultural land.


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