Local roundup: Odisha tops with 51 medals, UNESCO to publish Hindi descriptions of sites and more such short local relevant stories for you

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1. Odisha tops with 51 medals in India Skills 2021 National Competition


Odisha has topped the India Skills 2021 National Competition organized in New Delhi with 51 winners. The event held by National Skill Development Corporation saw Odisha winning 10 Gold, 8 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals. On the other hand, the state also had 14 medallions in the competition. Odisha was followed by Maharashtra and Kerala with 30 and 25 medal winners, respectively.

2. UNESCO to publish Hindi descriptions of India’s World Heritage Sites


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has decided to publish the descriptions of the World Heritage Sites of India in Hindi on its official website. The decision was taken on the occasion of the Hindi Diwas on January 10, 2022. Although, it was announced by the Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO in Paris.

3. Telangana weaver makes saree that fits in a matchbox


Nalla Vijay, the weaver from Rajanna Sircilla district has woven a saree that fits into a matchbox. He presented this saree before Telangana ministers KT Rama Rao, P Sabitha Indrareddy, V Srinivas Goud, and Errabelli Dayakar Rao. He took almost 6 days to make this saree of traditional handloom, and this costed him around Rs 12,000 to make. Later, he gifted this saree to P Sabitha Indrareddy.

4. Visually-impaired students to have more readable Braille maps


As announced by the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) is going to use Digital Embossing Technology for creating low-cost Braille maps with enhanced readability features for visually-impaired students. This technology will be used and implemented for the first time in India.

5. Haryana announces sum of Rs. 10 lakh to the kin of workers who died cleaning sewers


Haryana government has announced that the relatives of those workers who died cleaning sewers will be given Rs. 10 lakh financial assistance. The state government has also made it clear that those private companies involved in the cleaning work will be strictly punished if they are reluctant in giving the amount.

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