Odisha logs 14% drop in new COVID-19 cases: 28 districts turn green

With the latest daily infection, the cumulative infection tally has climbed to 12,73,003, while the State currently has 15,980 active cases. While 334 positive cases are from the 0-18 year age group among the new infectees, the recoveries on Thursday have surpassed the daily cases, marking the steady decline in infection.

Markets mildly in green, IT stocks shine

According to Likhita Chepa at CapitalVia Global Research: "With financial and technology stocks strengthening the Indian markets, there are chances to witness a decisive breakout above 15,900 today."