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A portion of Dravyavati near Ambabari in Jaipur has suffered an onslaught by pistia stratiotes, also called jalkumbhi or water lettuce. The weed is engulfing the portion of the river from all directions at great speed. In a bid to clean the river, Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has launched a cleanliness campaign to curtail the fast-spreading weed. Sewerage discharge and stinking water can be considered as the major cause for overspread of the weed. Around five years ago, Anansagar Lake was also attacked by this jalkumbhi. The administration worked very hard to remove the weeds but they have returned this season too. However, it wouldn’t have such grave consequences, due to the consistent flow of water in the river.

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This weekend, explore a Houseboat themed Kashmiri restaurant, Zarpar in the heart of Pink city, Jaipur. Sounds fun, right? Well, it is exciting to visit a place that has been themed on one of the greatest cultures of India. Suman Raina, 45, a Kashmiri pandit, with an aim to promote her own culture in a different city, started working on this restaurant in May 2017. The idea of celebrating your own culture and tradition and making Kashmiris living outside Kashmir aware of their own culture forced Suman to start Zarpar.

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With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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Registering a spike of more than 18% on the daily COVID figures of the previous day, India reported 2,82,970 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding the cases detected on January 18, the active caseload of the country has now climbed to 18,31,000 cases.

Notably, this is the highest figure the country has seen in the last 232 days as 18,95,520 active cases were reported on May 31, 2021. Read on to know more about the status of coronavirus infection in India.

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In a bid to provide relief to those in home quaranatine in Jaipur, a new service has been rolled out by the health authorities in the city. Amid the rising threat of infection outside, bike ambulances will ensure that the medicines reach the citizens in quarantine, right in time. All one has to do is dial 108, to avail of this service, wherein one can get medicines delivered at home.

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In the recently held Jaipur International Film Festival (JIFF), the audience was elated to see an international documentary starring the city’s very own renowned rehabilitation physician, Dr. Pooja Mukul, ‘Price of Cheap’ is a documentary that tells the stories of modern slaves hidden in fashion supply chains, directed by filmmaker and screenwriter, Barry Stevens.

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Moving forward with its revolutionary method of healthcare, iTHRIVE is here with the ultimate post-COVID care plan addressing all the aftereffects of this viral infection. Using its multidisciplinary approach, iTHRIVE's Post-COVID Recovery Programme- PCS Care tackles the underlying health issues in people with a history of COVID-19.

If you've started feeling low even after you're no longer infected with COVID, you are not alone. According to experts, people who have recovered from COVID continue to face fatigue and other underlying health problems including brain fog, heart palpitation or multi-organ conditions. To help people facing these troubles, iTHRIVE has a plan and that uses some simple herbs, nutrients, food and alternative modalities like meditation.

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In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan Government has announced the closure of all schools and colleges till January 30. Along with this, the State Government has also imposed a weekend curfew and has put curbs on the number of wedding guests, bringing the number down from an earlier 100, to 50.

Marriage halls found to be defying the norms are ordered to be sealed for seven days.

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In view of the rising COVID cases and the consequent surge in the demand for testing, the government of Rajasthan has reduced the rate of Rapid Antigen Test in the state. In line with the order issued by the administration on Tuesday, private labs can not charge more than ₹50 (including taxes) for a RAT to detect COVID-19 in Rajasthan. According to reports, this is the lowest rate of RAT in India at present.

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Even in this age of information and technology, some people belonging to the rural parts of India are still not able to access the basic necessities of life. In an attempt to make education accessible for women, a girl from Jaipur's Bassi opened a library in her own village. After realising that the girls of her village were not allowed to travel to the library located at a distance of around 14 kilometres, Kavita Saini made her mind to bring the library to the girls instead.

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In view of the rising COVID cases, the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival has been postponed to March 5-14 now, informed the show organisers on Friday. Notably, after garnering over one crore views last year in virtual format, the 15th edition of this annual festival is set to be rolled out in a hybrid model. Pegged to be the greatest literary show, this annual festival will host about 250 authors, thinkers, politicians and popular culture icons from all across the globe.

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