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First Woman To Get Bravery At Sea Award

Captain Radhika Menon, first woman captain of the Indian Merchant Navy will receive IMO Award for Exceptional Bravery at Sea. “Menon, Master of the oil products tanker Sampurna Swarajya, is to receive the 2016 International Maritime Organisation Award for Exceptional… Continue Reading →

Bhitarkanika Mangroves

The Bhitarkanika Mangroves are a mangrove wetland in India’s Odisha state. The Bhitarkanika Mangroves cover an area of 650 km2 in the river delta of the Brahmani and Baitarani rivers and are widely considered to be India’s second largest mangrove,… Continue Reading →

Largest coastal lagoon in India

Chilika Lake is a brackish water lagoon, spread over the Puri, Khurda and Ganjam districts of Odisha state on the east coast of India, at the mouth of the Daya River, flowing into the Bay of Bengal, covering an area… Continue Reading →

World’s Youngest Runner

Budhia Awooga Singh (born 2002) is an Indian boy and the world’s youngest marathon runner. Singh was born in the state of Odisha. He ran from Bhubaneswar to Puri at the age of four covering 65 kilometres (40 mi) in… Continue Reading →

Chariot festival (Rath Yatra)

Ratha Yatra or Ratha Jatra or Chariot Festival is a festival that involves moving deities Jagannath, Balabhadra, Subhadra and Sudarshana on a chariot (called a ratha or rotho).The festival originated in Puri, Odisha. The English word juggernaut was originated from… Continue Reading →

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