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Jaipur's SMS Stadium gears up to host international cricket matches after 8 years!

Slated to begin on November 17, BCCI's nationwide schedule includes 4 Tests, 3 one-day internationals (ODIs) and 14 T20Is.

Cricket fans in Jaipur are in luck, for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has chosen the Pink City to host a string of upcoming matches, including international events too. As per reports, Jaipur is one of the locations to have found a place in the BCCI's schedule of four Tests, three one-day internationals (ODIs) and 14 T20Is, slated to begin on November 17. Reportedly, Jaipur is all set to witness international matches after a long halt of 8 years.

Matches to be held in November 2021 & February 2022

Notably, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has been trying for a long time, to boost the cricket culture in the state. Now, the latest plans are expected to fuel the help in the materialisation of these objectives. Reportedly, an international match was last played in Jaipur, when an ODI match between India and Australia was organised at the Sawai Man Singh (SMS) Stadium.

As per reports, the teams from New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be visiting India for two Test Matches and three T20Is in November 2021 and March 2022, respectively. Besides, West Indies is all set to be a part of three ODIs and 3 T20s in February 2022. Amongst the upcoming matches, Jaipur's SMS Stadium will host two matches on November 17, 2021 and February 9, 2022. While the first match will be played between India and New Zealand, India and West Indies will be competing in the second match.

According to reports, the collective efforts of RCA authorities and other concerned officials have been conducive to this goal of bringing international cricket back to Rajasthan. Now, it is anticipated that these events will fuel growth and development in the field of sports.

Diwali is around the corner and one cannot talk of the festivities without thinking about the sweet delights that come along. Be it a gifting option or one to indulge in, we're always looking for those delish treats, wrapped in new flavours to add sweetness to our happy celebrations! And when you've got Lucknow's most iconic dessert connoisseurs curating it all, with a heavy garnish of love and warmth, you sure are in for a lit festival this year.

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7 new COVID-19 cases of Delta sublineage AY.4 plague Indore

COVID cases have surged by 46% in Indore

Amid the overall pandemic dip, a new subvariant of the COVID-19 Delta mutation threatens to spill new infections and troubles, especially for the people of Indore. As per a genome sequencing report of the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), around 7 cases of AY.4 - a sublineage of the Delta variant- have been detected in the district. Notably, the new mutation is presently a 'variant of interest' and not much is known about its transmissibility, virulence and overall severity.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

The use of all 10-year-old diesel and 15-years-old petrol vehicles has been strictly prohibited.

Gearing up for the fight against air pollution, the govt of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up war rooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other major cities. The new infrastructure will be set up under the authority of the Road Dust Management and will keep a check on various sources of pollution. As per reports, similar war rooms will also be set up in NCR districts to improve the overall air quality in UP.

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Kanpur Metro covers 3,900 metres in its maiden trial run!

The three-coach train covered a distance of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track.

The Kanpur Metro conducted its first trial run along the depot test track on Monday, ahead of the RDSO trials slated next month. Reportedly, the brand new three-coach train of the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation fleet covered a total of 3,900 meters by completing three laps of the 650-meters-long test track. As per the project timeline, the Kanpur metro division is expected to commission public services by the end of this year or early January, next year.

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Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region gets final ESZ notification

The boundaries of the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has been declared an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ).

Nestled in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, the boundaries of the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary has been notified as an eco-sensitive zone (ESZ). As per reports, the decision was rolled out by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change to stop the ascending rate of construction activities in the 48 square kilometre (sq km) wide biodiversity-rich area. A new ESZ managing committee has further been set up by the ministry to regulate activities eco-tourism, infrastructure expansion and prohibit the establishment of new polluting industries in the protected zone.
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Stepping into a new age of fests and fairs, Knocksense is hosting Lucknow's first-ever flea market and it's all set to revolutionise the way you have fun! An outdoor bazaar, 'd Flea Affair' is a one-stop destination for your retail therapy, set in the vibrance of the town's choicest lifestyle, decor, food and fashion brands, amid the rhythms of kick-ass music. Set up in a 'Boho Carnival' look, this magnanimous affair will be organised at DLF MyPad from October 29 to 31.

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