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The Uttar Pradesh Government has prepared to make arrangements for the storage space for the COVID-19 vaccine when it arrives. In a massive exercise, the Chief Minister has issued directives to prepare 1.23 lakh litres of cold chain storage capacity to stock the coronavirus vaccines in the state by the middle of December.

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To ensure proper implication of COVID-19 related safety measures this winter season, the Uttar Pradesh Government has initiated an endeavor to build more night shelters across the entire state. In an order to the district magistrates, state's department of revenue has asked for sanitisation of shelter homes, while provisioning sufficient sanitisers and masks, free of cost, for the same. The new shelter homes will provide accommodation facilities to people in distress, ensuring nobody sleeps in the open, during peak winters.

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The Railways have decided to launch a new system of an emergency kitchen at the Kanpur Central Railway Station to provide immediate relief to the victims, rescue team and railway employees at the site of minor train accidents. Authorities are currently awaiting permissions from the Prayagraj Mandal for the same and implementary action will be taken with promptness post the approval nod.

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Lucknow's Nawab Wajid Ali Shah Prani Udyan, more commonly known as the Lucknow Zoo will get a pair of new Zebras all the way from Israel! This new addition, is being made in an attempt to not only enrich wildlife in Lucknow but also to boost the footfall at the zoological garden. On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh's Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Department announced that besides Lucknow, Kanpur and Gorakhpur Zoo will also get a pair of Zebra each.

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To meet the long-term traffic demands of the city, the construction of Kanpur Metro with a 6-car train configuration which is similar to that of Lucknow and other cities is in progress. It is being said that by the year 2024, Kanpur will be home to an overall count of 39 metro trains. These trains will run between 30 stations located on two routes in the city and reportedly, the frequency of these metro trains would be around five minutes apart. So if a commuter misses boarding a metro at a particular station, she/he would not have to wait for more than five minutes at the same station.

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Reinstating our belief in the proverb, 'where there's a will, there's a way', Anmol Ahirwar is serving as an inspiration for the youth across the nation. Hailing from a marginalized background in Bhopal, Anmol is a tea seller's son, who didn't allow adversity to get the better of him. Ahirwar cracked the JEE Advanced 2020 examination and has been selected for IIT Kanpur; an inspirational story worth everyone's attention.

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A pair of nine trains passing through the Kanpur Central Station, will now run at the speed of the Vande Bharat Express (Train-18) from the 25th of November. The speed of these trains will be increased to 130 kmph, which would further transport the passengers from Kanpur to Delhi, in just 4.5 hours, in contrast to the earlier duration of 6-7 hours. This set of trains will be equipped with LHB coaches with advanced technology.

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Keeping in sight the rising covid cases in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has made a decision to re-impose the previous restriction on the guest count at weddings and other social functions. Earlier in October, the limit was pushed to 200 with proper safety protocols in place but now, the count has been brought down to 100 yet again to keep a check on the resurgence of covid victims.

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Clocking a total of 29,363 infections, the city of Kanpur has recorded the second-highest tally of coronavirus cases across Uttar Pradesh. This soaring number in the city is a direct consequence of the sharp rise in the the number of new infections in the last two weeks. At present, Kanpur is dealing with an active tally of 952, including patients at city hospitals, covid-care centres and those quarantines in home isolation.

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The COVID-19 infection in the state of Uttar Pradesh has breached the 5 lakh mark, reaching a total of about 5,19,148 cases. This rise has been observed as a state phenomenon, with Lucknow nursing the highest cases and Meerut showing 126% increase in new infections, in the past 15 days.

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All colleges and universities across Uttar Pradesh will resume classes offline, starting November 23 as announced in an order issued by the Additional Chief Secretary of the state government. The directive further enlists a standard operating procedure and guidelines, that will ensure that the classes are being conducted with safety, in a hygienic environment, at all times.

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