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State board exams cancelled for grade 10 & 12 pupils across Jaipur & other Raj districts!

While 12 lakh students were supposed to appear for grade 10 board exams, 9.5 lakh pupils had registered for 12th boards.

Keeping in view the continuing effects of the pandemic, the Rajasthan government has declared that state board exams will not be held for 10th and 12th standards. This decision is aligned with the Central Board of Secondary Education's recent announcement to cancel board exams for students of grade 12. After a cabinet meeting of the state's top officials was summoned to discuss this issue, it was decided that the annual assessments will not be conducted this year.

21.58 lakh applications received for 10th & 12th board exams

The educational setup across different parts of the country is hit hard by the repercussions of the pandemic, which has continued for more than a year now. With little scope for offline classes and stalled academic schedules, the students had to heavily bear the brunt of the ongoing crisis and its spillovers. As Rajasthan attempts to unlock and revive itself amid the dampening effects of the second wave, the fear around an anticipated third wave lingers on.

State Education Minister stated that the current decision for cancellation of board exams is propelled by disturbing circumstances of the present times. As per official logs, a total of 21.58 lakh applications were received for board exams this year. Out of these, 12 lakh children are students of grade 10 and 9.5 lakh pupils are in grade 12. It is to be noted that the criteria for the final allocation of marks have not been decided yet.

Jaipur COVID update

After a long tryst with the second wave of accelerated case tallies, the daily count of new detections has started dipping now. 241 new infections and 1,888 recoveries were marked on Wednesday in Jaipur. With 6,863 active cases, the residents in the city expect days of relief in the future. While 1,85,127 citizens have been affected by the virus till now, more than 1900 fatalities have recorded, cumulatively.

Sea Tourism is all set to sail in Mumbai with a host of new projects in the pipeline

Mumbai to get the world's longest sea ropeway & an int'l cruise terminal, among other amenities soon!

In a bid to foster multimodal connectivity across the city, the Mumbai Port Trust has tabled a bunch of projects to ensure bolstered infrastructure growth here. Proposed under the banner of the Gati Shakti Scheme, these plans aim to link two key features of the agenda, i.e cargo and sea tourism and build new amenities for the same. Reportedly, the installation of an Internation Cruise Terminal, a waterfront, a ro-pax terminal and the world's longest sea ropeway, among other provisions, are included within its scope.
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Mumbai's iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus gets an all-new  'Restaurant on Wheels'

The fine-diner has been set up using a discarded rail coach.

Mounted on the rails leading to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai, an all-new 'Restaurant on Wheels' is here to win hearts and bellies of passengers and locals alike. Launched by the Central Railway, the exquisite fine-diner is a revamped discarded rail coach that promises to offer a unique experience to its patrons. As per railway officials, the Restaurant on Wheels aims to become a popular landmark eatery in South Mumbai, with its one-of-a-kind 'rail themed' setting and ambiance.

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Vintage Machine's 'Inferno Episode 1' is going live in Lucknow this Friday!

Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up

A buzzing Friday night is on the cards for you all partyholics in town as Inferno Episode 1 is going live at the Vintage Machine in Lucknow on October 22. Backed by the Rude Box Entertainment, this lit event is bringing you the coolest DJ line up and trust us, it's all you need to let down your hair and welcome the weekend! Get ready to groove and have fun, for a chance like this might not knock on your door any time soon again!

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Mumbai's Sion Flyover to remain shut on weekends till January 9, 2022 due to repair work

Check out the alternate routes chalked out by the Mumbai Traffic Police here.

The Mumbai Traffic Police on Friday announced that the Sion flyover will remain closed every weekend, for the next three months, due to the repair work undertaken by the Maharashtra State Roads Development Corporation (MSRDC). The vehicle shutdown here will be clocked from 10 PM on Saturday to 6 AM on Monday, till January 9, 2022. Several route diversions have been put in place by the city traffic police department to allow an unhindered automobile movement during the closure, added reports. Check all alternate track here:

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Amusement parks in Maharashtra to open for visitors from Oct 22nd

Here's a detailed report of all services that have been unlocked in the state so far

After allowing cinema halls and theatres to restart services, the govt has now permitted dry amusement parks in Maharashtra to reopen, Friday onwards. The administration on Monday decided to reopen all dry amusement parks in the state from October 22 after a detailed discussion with the state COVID Task Force and Children's Task Force. Additionally, shops and restaurants have also been granted longer working hours now. Read on to know more about the orders.

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As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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