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In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Considering the downward trajectory of the receding COVID cases in the country, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has permitted domestic airlines to operate at 100% capacity from October 18. Witnessing the sequential monthly rise in domestic air passenger traffic in India since July, the administration has planned on removing all the current capacity restrictions on flights across the country.

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In view of the dipping COVID tallies in Rajasthan, the state government has issued fresh guidelines, including a list of relaxations. Reportedly, the administration has given a green signal to various events in the territory and religious functions are also allowed now. However, not more than 200 people can attend these programs at a time. Besides, the night curfews shall remain effective in Rajasthan from 11 PM to 5 AM every day.

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Bringing laurels to the state, Aditi Maheshwari from Rajasthan's Chittaurgarh district won the 'High Commissioner for the Day' challenge organised by the British embassy. With this outstanding achievement, the 20-year-old girl clutched the opportunity to become British High Commissioner to India for a day. Since 2017, the nationwide competition by British High Commission in India is conducted annually on October 11, to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child.

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In yet another move of privatisation, Jaipur International Airport was brought under the administration of Adani Group on Sunday. As per reports, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) issued the Letter of Award (LoA) to the organization, for handling the operations at the airport. Reportedly, the Union cabinet had sanctioned the proposal for operation, development and maintenance of the airport by the mega-firm and now, the plans have been finally materialised.

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At a distance of 12 km from Pink City on the Jaipur-Delhi highway, stands the magnificent Nahargarh Biological Park. Spreading over an expanse of 7.25 Km in the Aravalli Ranges, this part of the Nahargarh sanctuary is an ideal home for wild animals. With a wide range of flora and fauna, the park attracts a lot of animal lovers from all across the world. A natural habitat for Asian Lions, Bengal Tiger, Wild Boar, Civet Cats, Himalayan Black Bear and many more, this region is an enthralling ecological hotspot

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Due to the nationwide shortage of coal, Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has announced power cuts across 12 districts in Rajasthan, including Jaipur, from today onwards. According to the announcement on Friday, municipal areas will have to face an hour-long power cut every day while a daily outage of four hours is scheduled for rural areas in these districts. Rajasthan is the first state in the country to officially formulate an electricity outage due to the ongoing power crisis.

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In an attempt to ensure easier and regulated vehicular movement, Jaipur Police will set up Zero Tolerance Zones at major spots in the city. As per reports, the Additional Commissioner of Police, Law and Order has directed officials at all stations to identify a road under their jurisdiction, which encounters regular traffic problems due to congestion and other issues. Reportedly, the plans entail the removal of obstructions like encroachments and illegal parking spots.

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Fueling the dreams of students in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to award scholarships to 200 pupils, wishing to complete their higher studies in reputed institutes abroad. The online application for the Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship for Academic Excellence is all set to start from October 22, 2021. Under the ambit of the scholarship, students can now choose any of the 50 renowned institutes in the world including Oxford, Harvard and Stanford to pursue higher education.

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Scaling up conservation measures in the Pink City, Jaipur Municipal Corporation-Heritage has prepared a framework to mend and refurbish the heritage wall. As per reports, the civic body will revive the battered wall and initiate measures for revamping the encroachment-free section of the wall. Reportedly, one-third of the total length of the wall is free from encroachments and now, this part will be improved and strengthened with the help of streamlined steps.

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