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In line with its electric mobility plans, the Goa government is mulling over a new policy for amplified electrification of vehicles. As per reports, the state administration is planning to direct food delivery and e-commerce companies to deploy electric vehicles for their daily operations. According to the plan, such firms will be asked to upgrade to an all-electric fleet, within a period of next two to three years.

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As the COVID situation continues to improve in the state, Goa's Task Force for COVID management has decided to reopen schools for students of classes IX to XII from Monday. As per the announcement made by the Chief Minister of the state on Wednesday, offline classes will resume in a staggered manner from October 18. Previously, the administration had issued a circular permitting offline examination for students of classes XI and XII in the state.

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Bringing some respite for the state residents, Goa witnessed the month's lowest number of fresh COVID infections on Monday. As per records, 35 fresh cases were marked in the state yesterday. With these new infections, the state now has a total of 647 active cases while the recoveries exceeded the new detections by a large margin. Adding to this, the daily COVID positivity ratio came down to 0.9% on Monday

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In a measure to boost the services of the cold chain corridor from Goa, the South Western Railway (SWR) has added new food categories to its freight. For the first time, chocolates and noodles will now be parcelled through idle AC coaches of express trains. As per reports, the move is set to facilitate the transport of food and dairy products (those outlined as chocolates), across the western region effectively.

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Do you wish to uncover the adventurous side of Goa, washed away from crowded seashores and beaches? If yes, the Sonsogor trek is all you need to for pumping up those exciting adrenaline levels. Covering a trail of 15-kilometre, the trek to the highest peak in Goa will let you discover a new picture of the coastal state. So read on to know more about this riveting escapade that assures you memories for a lifetime!
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After being heavily affected by the repercussions of the ongoing pandemic, the hospitality industry in Goa is finally heaving a sigh of relief. As per reports, the Central Ministry of Home Affairs has declared that it would issue fresh visas for international visitors coming to India through chartered flights, from October 15 onwards. Being the highest contributor to charter business in India, Goa was waiting for the revival of chartered flights for a long time.

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The Directorate of Education (DoE) in Goa on Wednesday permitted offline, formative and term tests for the students of classes XI and XII. Reportedly, the order has been issued on the requests of Higher Secondary schools in the state in a bid to maintain the standard of education. The Directorate has further established a set of strict COVID SOPs to prevent the spread of coronavirus due to the reopening of schools for assessments.

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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has cautioned against active thunderstorms in Goa till October 7 and 8. Isolated heavy rains and lightning may further add to the weather turbulence, till October 9, stated the MeT. As such, people are warned from taking shelter in risky areas throughout the day to avoid lightning accidents or other hazards.

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Goa's Kamaxi College of Culinary Arts (KCCA) has become the first academy in India to induct a French master chef in their team of faculty members. The class of 2021-22 will move towards academic excellence under the supervision of chef Patrick Albert, who is a renowned gourmet chef from France. Much to the delight of students, teachers and staff, not only will the famous personality enlighten students with his culinary acumen but will also provide theoretical lessons.

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The Goa State Expert Appraisal Committee (Goa-SEAC), an environmental advisory body to the state, has acceded to approve the proposed stadium project at Dhargalim. Reportedly, the upcoming plan will be completed under the authority of the Goa Cricket Association and about 850 trees will fall in the plateau region for this. As such, its green approval has been moved in line with a precondition that directs the GCA to develop an urban forest within the stadium complex.

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If you have been craving to savour in the savoury flavours of your favourite roadside food in Jaipur, we do have great news for you! The Health Department has decided to assign the 'clean street food hub' tag to clusters of street vendors who meet the standards of street safety and hygiene. This move is set to encourage all food joints in the Pink City to follow hygienic practices, promoting clean grubs - safe for consumption.

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