The country's first sand dune parks to be in Goa; 3 crores sanctioned by the World Bank

Morjim and Galibaga beaches are among the ones, who'd be getting this sand dune feature.

The coastal sand dune ecosystem in Goa, which has been long-neglected, is now in for a solid revamp. Approximately 3 crores have been sanctioned to the state by the World Bank, after the body approved a proposal drafted by the Goa state biodiversity board. Under this programme, Goa will soon be a home to India's first sand dune parks and interpretation centres, along a few stretches. The National Green Tribunal also directed PWD, Goa and other concerned authorities to take immediate remedial measures for the restoration and regeneration of the sand dune ecosystem.


Eco-friendly bridges to be built

The thematic and interpretation centres will educate locals and tourists on the importance of preserving the sand dune ecosystem. There will also be constructions of bridges, which will be made of eco-friendly materials and these will also reduce the chances of the sand dune vegetation being walked over. The plan also includes the setting up of nurseries of sand dune vegetation, which will allow its replantation on beach stretches, where the vegetation has completely eroded. Morjim and Galibaga beaches are among the ones, who'd be getting this sand dune feature.

Former NIO scientist and ex-member of the GSBB Antonio Mascaren has been appointed as the principal investigator for the project, with Sarmokadam acting as the co-investigator. Sand dunes are also known as the first line of defense from natural calamities like tsunami, storms or high winds, which hit the coast. This initiative will be backed by regular monitoring of flora and fauna on the sand dunes. Consultations between the Morjim biodiversity management committee (BMC) and the stakeholders of this project, have already commenced.

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium makes it to the list of 9 venues proposed by BCCI for T20 World Cup 2021

Lucknow's Ekana Stadium might host T20 World Cup 2021; decision awaited.

Lucknow's BRSABV Ekana Cricket Stadium has found its name in the list of 9 venues proposed by the BCCI for the flagship T20 World Cup 2021, scheduled in India. The venues have been decided upon in an apex council of the national cricket board and includes Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamshala, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai along with Lucknow. The suggestions have been sent to the ICC, which holds the final discretion over the venue selection

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This Earth Day, let's recount THESE 7 steps undertaken by Indore to become India's cleanest city

This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Celebrated first on 22nd of April, 1970, 'Earth Day' is a reminder for every single person that the planet's well-being is our constant responsibility and to take a step towards that, we need to start at the grassroots first. This day is the perfect occasion when we can talk about Indore, the cleanest city in India, with a little more pride than usual!

Indore has left no stone unturned to win awards for being the country's cleanest city for four consecutive years now, so we have listed down 7 steps taken by the city, in becoming so.

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'Oxygen Express' begins its run from Lucknow to Bokaro to meet UP's oxygen shortage!

A roll-on roll off service, 'Oxygen Express' is a goods train that will supply Liquid Medicinal Oxygen from Bokaro to Lucknow.

While Lucknow is facing a severe shortage of medical-grade oxygen amid peak COVID surge, the state has requested the Railways for the services of an 'Oxygen Express' in the city. This is a goods train that is operating all over India as a 'roll-on roll-off service' with road tankers in place of regular wagons.

For the Lucknow run, these tankers will shuttle Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) from Bokaro in Jharkhand to Charbagh, Lucknow. Reportedly, the special rail carrying 6-8 empty tankers was flagged off on Wednesday night from Lucknow's railway station and it made its way towards Bokaro, to bring back bulk oxygen to the worst-hit district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Backed by Red Crescent Society, Mumbai's mosques offer free oxygen cylinders to COVID-19 patients

Mosques in Mumbai and satellite regions such as Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan & Bhiwandi are now providing free oxygen cylinders.

Several mosques in Mumbai and other regional suburbs, have come forward to ease the availability of oxygen in wake of the acute resource shortage felt across. To shoulder the responsibility of COVID treatment with the already exhausted medical infrastructure, these mosques are facilitating free oxygen cylinders to needy patients, bringing respite to patients and health officials alike. Backed by the Red Crescent Society, the local mosques in Mumbai, Mumbra, Mira Road, Kalyan and Bhiwandi, are also providing home kits to easily set up home support for critical patients.

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COVID infected employees in Lucknow & other UP districts to get 28 days of paid leaves

This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987.

Amid the COVID distress in Uttar Pradesh, the state government on Wednesday announced a 28-day paid leave for employees, who are quarantined or are under the infection radar- confirmed or suspected. This decision has been implemented on the basis of Section 2 of the March 2020 Ordinance, relating to Section 2 of the Epidemic Act, 1987. Consequently, paid COVID-19 leave, up to 28 days is permissible when such workers submit their medical certificate to the employer or authorised person, at the time of joining duty.

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