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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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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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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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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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Jaipur has recorded the highest daily COVID count in Rajasthan, with 1,438 people testing positive on Thursday. According to the official data of the Medical and Health Department, a total of 2,656 people tested positive for coronavirus in the state on January 6, more than half of which were detected in the capital city alone. Read on to check the latest COVID update in Rajasthan.

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In wake of the swelling COVID-19 rise in Rajasthan, the state government has revised and extended the closure of all schools until January 17. Notably, the shutdown will be observed only for classes 1-8 coming under the municipal jurisdiction of Jaipur and Jodhpur. Online education will continue in these areas.

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With 53 people testing Omicron positive on Monday, Rajasthan's tally of this new variant has mounted to 174 cases now! Out of these, the highest number of cases were marked in Jaipur at 43, while 4 cases were reported in Pratapgarh as well. Moreover, 2 cases each of this highly transmissible strain were detected in Ajmer and Udaipur along with one in Bhilwara and Bharatpur as well.

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