Goa

Residents across most regions in South Goa will be affected by reduced water supply for the next two days. As per reports, the officials of the Public Works Department will be undertaking maintenance measures at the Salaulim water treatment plant located in Sanguem. Due to this, the water supply shall be obstructed and inhabitants of South Goa may be faced with problems on August 6 and August 7.

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In a bid to boost tourism, the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has decided to launch Special Bharat Darshan Ex Kerala tour package. As per reports, the special train being deployed under this scheme will pass through Goa, Jaipur, Gujarat, Delhi, Agra and Hyderabad. Reportedly, the tour will stretch over 12 Days and 11 nights and the special train would start its run from Madurai Railway Station on 15 August 2021 at 12:05 AM.

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Unlocking his true potential at a very young age, a 13-year-old boy from Goa has triumphed in creating an inventive virtual platform to manage millions of dollars of cryptocurrency. As per reports, Bambolim-based Gajesh Naik has developed PolyGaj, a well-equipped interface with access to investment in cryptocurrency. Further, reports state that the prodigious kid has also created StableGaj, another decentralised application on the polygon network.

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In a move to tighten the grip over the diffusing pandemic situation in Goa, the state government has declared the extension of the ongoing curfew till August 9. While the curfew restraints were operational till 2nd August previously, the latest announcement by the South Goa District Administration has stretched the time period for one more week. As per reports, the current restrictions will be continued and no new relaxations have been offered.

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The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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To promote the ease of living and transparency in public systems, the directorate of transport in Goa has launched an e-service for learner's license on the RTO website or the Goa transport portal. The new provision has saved several people from making multiple visits to RTO, as the form, test, and final license can be now accessed digitally now. Reportedly, the service was launched on July 5.

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After heavy rains lashed the states of Maharashtra, Goa, and Karnataka, the Indian Coast Guard has triumphed in saving 215 lives through focused rescue and relief operations. In view of the massive waterlogging, the civil officials had requested the Indian Coast Guard for aid and assistance. Consequently, the ICG quickly acted on this request and sent out Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) with inflatable Gemini boats and life-saving gear to the troubled regions.

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In a bid to control the rapid spread of coronavirus in Goa, the govt on Monday announced the extension of the curfew, until 7 AM on August 2. COVID curfew was initially imposed in the state on May 9 in wake of the 'second wave'. Since then, it has been repeatedly extended to actively break the chain of the virus. While several relaxations have been put in place here, the administration also released a set of detailed guidelines in the coastal state to prevent any further unprecedented rise.

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Breathing life into countless cartoons and creative depictions, Mario Miranda is one of the very few artists, whose legendary works cannot be summarised within the scope of the English alphabet. Born in 1920 in the coastal state of Goa, this artistic polymath took the culture and life of Goans to a global platform, with the charm of his colours and captivating ingenuity. Today, a gallery cum store celebrating his life and legacy, stands next to the Houses Of Goa Museum, in North Goa!

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Touted as Goa's first and only vintage car museum, Ashvek Vintage World (AVW) was set up in July 2004. Over a dozen vintage cars are a part of its collection, which has been sourced from Goa or neighbouring areas, such as Sawantwadi and Belgaum. The brainchild of Pradeep V. Naik, AVW also organised India's first Volkswagen Carnival Rally in 2006 and has been a pioneer in conducting similar events. Keep reading to know about more such interesting facts that dot the 17-year-long journey of AVW.

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After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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