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Swachh Survekshan Awards 2021: Indore to be crowned as the cleanliest city in India yet again!

Indore creates history by winning the titular award for the fifth time in a row

Madhya Pradesh's Indore is all set to be crowned as the Cleanliest City in India for the fifth consecutive year at the Swachh Amrit Mahotsav organised by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in New Delhi. President Ram Nath Kovind will honour the winners of Swachh Survekshan 2021 at this event, tomorrow. Apart from this honour, Indore is also expected to receive awards in the Safaimitra Challenge and in the Five Star category.


6th edition of Swachh Amrit Mahotsav to take place tomorrow

Under the ambit of 'Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge', efforts of the sanitisation workers in top ranking cities will also be honoured in this ceremony. Apart from the President, Union Minister, Chief Ministers and Mayors from across the country will partake in this program.
Notably, the Swachh Survekshan was launched initially in 2016 with 73 cities participating in the survey. With the participation of 4,320 cities in the 6th edition of this campaign this year, it has become the largest urban cleanliness survey in the wold.

Watch the event live in Indore!

The authority has made special arrangements to make sure that the Indoris witness this historic event live. The entire program will be telecasted from 11 AM to 1:30 PM, at various public places across the city. Live telecast will take place at the Khajrana Ganesh Mandir, Ranjeet Hanuman Mandir, Rajwada, Palasia Selfie Point, Meghdoot Garden, near Rajendra Nagar Railway Station, Indra Nagar Nigam, Musakhedi Square, Marimata intersection and Kalani Nagar.

SAI Lucknow to conduct Women's Hockey selection trials for NCOE on Dec 6 & 7

As per the notification issued by the Sports Authority of India, girls aged between 14 and 18 can apply for this selection trial

The Sports Authority of India (SAI) is all set to conduct countrywide selection trials of the Women's hockey team for National Centre Of Excellence (NCOE) this month. As per the report, the trial will be organised at Netaji Subhas Regional Centre, SAI in Lucknow on December 6 and 7, 2021. In line with the existing COVID scenario, a negative RT-PCR report, not older than 72 hours is mandatory to enter the premises. Read on to know the other details of the upcoming women hockey selection trial for NCOE.

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Mumbai-Nashik local train to facilitate better connectivity within Maharashtra soon!

If approved in the trial run this month, the Nashik-Kalyan Main Electrical Multipurpose Unit (MEMU) local train service will be launched by the new year

Good news for the residents of Mumbai as after a long wait the Nashik-Kalyan Main Electrical Multipurpose Unit (MEMU) local train service has finally been approved by the authorities now. As per the reports, if the Mumbai-Nashik local gets a positive report at the trial run this December, it will be launched by the new year. With the addition of a local train on this route, the Indian Railway aims to boost intrastate connectivity in Maharashtra.

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Goa issues guidelines for foreign travellers amid Omicron concerns

The move comes in light of surge in global Covid cases because of the new variant

On Tuesday, the Goan Government issued guidelines for all international passengers coming to the state. To prevent the spread of the Omicron virus, the passengers will have to undergo mandatory RT-PCR testing and self-isolation.

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IMD issues 'yellow alert' in Mumbai amid forecasts of heavy rains on Wednesday

These showers are likely to extend for the next 24 hours in Mumbai

Mumbai, Thane and Palghar woke up to isolated light showers accompanied by low temperature on the first day of December. As per reports, the IMD has issued a yellow alert in these regions for Wednesday amid forecasts of a moderate to isolated heavy monsoon spell through the day.

According to the MeT department, these unseasonal rains have been spurred due to western disturbances, intensified by a low-pressure area over the east-central Arabian Sea off Maharashtra. These showers are likely to extend until Thursday, added reports.

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New Action Plan launched to combat the threat of Omicron in UP

According to the plan, RT-PCR tests will be conducted on all passengers travelling from abroad, and their samples will be sent for genome sequencing

A special team of doctors and health experts, that had been formed during the second wave of Covid-19, has now formed a new action plan to prevent the spread of the new Omicron variant in Uttar Pradesh. As part of the plan, the team of doctors from the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI), Lucknow, has come up with precautions that the state needs to take, after taking into account the new variant's effects post-vaccination.

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11 new AC e-buses to run between Rajajipuram & Deva Sharif in Lucknow from December 1

These new e-buses will be available at a gap of every 15-30 minutes

Public transportation in Lucknow is undergoing a change with the introduction of a new fleet of e-buses. These zero-emission buses are also being run on new routes in the city, boosting connectivity and making daily commute, a hassle-free task for the locals. Starting December 1, citizens will be able to catch the new AC e-buses while traveling from Rajajipuram to Deva Sharif. A total of 11 such buses will be plying on this route and travellers can catch one every 15-30 minutes.

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BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools for classes 1-7 amid Omicron concerns

Besides Mumbai, Pune & Nashik, all schools in Maharashtra will resume offline classes from December 1

In wake of the rising concerns over the new coronavirus variant 'Omicron', the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has staggered the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 7 in Mumbai. In an official address on Tuesday, the civic body directed all educational institutes to postpone the resumption of physical classes for junior classes from December 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021. As per reports, schools are operating in offline format for classes 8 to 12 since October 4.

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