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NITI Aayog hails Indore as the benchmark model for plastic waste management in India

NITI Aayog has issued a 'Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management' to amplify city-level garbage management.

Known as the cleanest city in India, Indore has now been hailed as the benchmark model for plastic waste management in the country by the NITI Aayog. As per reports, the city's innovative garbage management concept not only reduces plastic waste but also recycles it for construction projects, promoting the ideas of sustainable development among 2 million people. The module also favours the set up of economical ways to tackle waste management and to ensure an independent system to run its activities.


Supporting sustainable development & waste management

The NITI Aayog has compiled 18 case studies for different issues, with respect to various segments of urban waste management to issue a manual of 'Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management'. The prospective draft aims at capacity building of urban local bodies and designated stakeholders at the city-level management, across India. Reportedly, the manual was released with the help of the UN Development Programme at an event in NCRT Delhi on Monday.

The manual highlighted that local and economic solutions and innovations are essential and elaborated on the best examples, including that of Indore. The 'clean city' is home to almost 2 million people that generate around 900-1,000 metric tonnes of waste every day, details the document. Around 14% of this is plastic waste can fill up to 5-7 shipping containers. However, plastic waste is instead recycled and reused here as construction material.

Indore is following the footsteps of Bhopal's 'circular economy'

The concept is based on Bhopal's 'circular economy' module that sets up an economic system to manage waste and the increasing need for resources, simultaneously. As per reports, this prototype further streamlines sustainable resource management, reducing new production and applying disposed plastics.

The model employs a thorough cyclic system, from hand over to collection followed by scanning and segregation, to shred and bale single-use plastic waste. The bales are then transported to co-processing units at cement kilns or give for road projects.

The process advantages the waste collectors and builders, paving the way for socio-economic harmony as well, added reports. Most of the waste collectors are people who belong to economically or educationally marginalised groups. This process helps them by giving them a means of living and contribute to the environment at the same time, the manual said.

As per the report, a pilot recovery centre was set up in Indore after the success of the Bhopal project. This centre has boosted the creation of self-help groups across the city, actively deploying 3,500 waste pickers to further the goal of the management plan.

SGPGI in Lucknow to get a helipad; Air-ambulance service to begin soon!

As per the officials of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, this facility is aimed to boost organ transplant across Uttar Pradesh.

Augmenting the existing medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) is all set to start air ambulance services soon. As per the official report, the administration has given a go ahead for this new facility and the construction of helipad is about to begin by 2022 January. Notably, the PGI administration has already filed a detailed project report for this upcoming facility.

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Eternal Hospital in Jaipur performs more than 3000 TAVI/TAVR procedures!

Notably, this path-breaking procedure was performed for the first time in Rajasthan in 2016, at Eternal Hospital.

Adding yet another feather to its cap, Eternal Hospital (EHCC) in Jaipur has managed to perform the highest number of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation(TAVI) and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures in Rajasthan. As per the officials, the hospital has performed this ground-breaking procedure more than 3200 times as of now. Notably, EHCC was also the first hospital in Rajasthan to perform this rare medical feat in the year 2016.

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Goa issues fresh guidelines for travellers in wake of Omicron rise

The new guidelines cover both Domestic and International passengers.

The Goa government has laid down new rules for domestic and international travellers. The tightened security is a result of the rise in cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, across the country. Previously, the government had issues guidelines that specifically applied to international passengers from the 12 'high-risk' countries.

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Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

Lucknow's traffic management system has been altered on account of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event', commemorating the golden Jubilee (50-years) of India's stellar victory during the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. Set to be held at Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, this mega celebration will result in intense roadblocks in the heart of the city. As such, the Lucknow administration has devised two action plans, namely A and B, to avert any traffic inconvenience and regulate vehicular movements with ease. Check all route diversions here:

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

On Sunday, nine people in Jaipur tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. As per the reports, these residents of the Adarsh Nagar were found positive for the new strain of the novel coronavirus during the genome sequencing of the samples at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. With these additions in Rajasthan, the cumulative count of this 'variant of concern' in India has reached 21 now.

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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