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Jaipur & 11 other Raj districts to witness power outage from today due to coal shortage

Rajasthan is the first state in the country to officially formulate an electricity outage due to the ongoing power crisis.

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.


Outage not applicable to district headquarters

As per the announcement by Jaipur Discom, Jaipur, Dausa, Alwar, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Kota, Bundi, Baran Jhalawar, Sawaimadhopur, Tonk and Karauli will face the power cuts from today. However, all the district headquarters will be exempted from this. Reportedly this step has been taken, in view of the decreased power generation due to the scarcity of coal in thermal power stations

Power cut scheduled between 4-5 PM in Jaipur

As per the reports, a power cut is scheduled between 4-5 PM in the Nagar Palikas of Jaipur and Dausa district circle. Additionally, the municipalities of Bharatpur, Karouli, Kota, Jhalawar, Bundi and Baran will face the outage between 5-6 PM. Navin Arora, the Managing Director of JVVNL has urged the public to reduce the load on the system by using sunlight during the day and avoid using electronic machines like air conditioners as well.

In line with this announcement, Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (AVVNL) has also declared a 2-hour outage in the urban areas of 11 districts in the state, except their district headquarters. According to the reports, the rural areas of these districts will face a 6-hour power cut, starting today. Purportedly, Ajmer, Sikar, Udaipur Jhunjhunu, Nagaur, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Banswara, Rajasmand, Pratapgarh, and Dungarpur will face the 2-hour outage between 7 AM-12 PM or 3-6 PM.

It is expected that the officials will notify once the electricity generation is back on track. Given the crisis situation, citizens must also aid the officials by reducing their power consumption.

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Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

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Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

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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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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