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Due to a delay in the completion of the new terminal building at the Kanpur Chakeri Airport, four new IndiGo flights will take off from the old terminus. As per reports, the deadline for the construction of the new building has been extended to December end, in line with the non-completion of civic work here. According to earlier plans, the new terminal was set to complete by September 30, which fit IndiGo's plans to introduce the 4 services from September 15.

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Owing to the continuous downpour, the government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to shut down schools, colleges and all the other educational institutes in the state for 2 days. As per the notification issued by the state government on Thursday, all educational centres will remain closed on Friday and Saturday. Various districts of the state, including the capital city Lucknow, have witnessed incessant rainfall for the past 40 hours.

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With a vision to safeguard and conserve the biodiversity around the Ganga Basin, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all the cities located near it to develop biodiversity parks spanning over 50 acres. In line with this, the Kanpur Development Authority has planned to convert its dream project of Botanical Garden into a biodiversity park scheme now. This decision has been made after a high-level committee summoned a meeting to discuss development programs for the city.

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Amid the rampant dengue spread across Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur reported as many as 9 new cases on Tuesday, pushing the district's total tally to about 103 infections. As informed by the Kanpur Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ashok Shukla, the rural regions are contributing the most to this caseload, with 80 cases, as yet. Reportedly, malaria and typhoid are also on the rise here, adding to the administration's health concerns.

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Fueling industrial growth in the state, Uttar Pradesh will soon evolve as a production centre for the development of advanced BrahMos Missile. As per reports, Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) has asked for an area of 200 acres near Lucknow for this project. Reportedly, ₹300 crores will be invested in the first phase and it is expected that the scheme will propel significant industrial progress in Kanpur too.

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After the successful stint at the ongoing Dilli Haat expo, items marked under Uttar Pradesh's One District One Product (ODOP) scheme are all set to enter the international market now. Symbols of the state's heritage and industry, local products from various districts of UP will be showcased in the Dubai Expo 2020, starting October this year. Launched in 2018, the main objective of ODOP program is to promote the local cluster-based crafts and support the small scale businesses.

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The government of Uttar Pradesh is establishing mini stadiums in rural areas to promote sports and to sharpen the skills of budding sportspersons in the state. Further, the administration will also be organising rural sports events at all 75 districts here under the ambit of this initiative. As per reports, these contests will be arranged at the block level, with the help of state-allocated funds.

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Following the lead of New Delhi's Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Kanpur's Gurudwara Guru Singh Sabha has established an affordable medical store within its premise. Keeping in mind the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ratanlal Nagar Gurudwara Committee has set up this drugstore for dispensing medicines at low prices, to those in need. With an objective to help hundreds of people, Shri Guru Ramdas Medical Store was inaugurated on Saturday after an ardaas.

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In a bid to strengthen the law enforcement infrastructure in the state, cyber help desks will be set up at the police stations across all cities of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow. Being implemented in view of the increasing cyber crimes, this measure will help in the quick redressal of the cases. DGP Mukul Goyal affirmed that the Police Department is working on a string of possible steps to deal with the growing menace of cyber offences.

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On September 8, the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Air Force for research and development in the field of aerospace technology. As a part of this program, academic knowledge and technical resources will be shared between the two institutions. With the help of a long-term association, IAF and IIT-K will together attempt to drive innovation based on the principles of Aatmanirbharat Bharat.

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The Directorate of Culture in Uttar Pradesh has announced a scheme called 'Lok Kalakar Vadya Yantra Kraya Yojana', in an attempt to provide monetary aid to folk artists. Under this initiative, folk musicians will be given financial support for purchasing musical instruments. A sum of ₹ 1 crore has been allotted to help the artists who have been hit hard by the pandemic and each eligible individual will be benefitted with a fund of up to ₹20,000.

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