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Kanpur witnesses a steep rise in Zika cases; over 100 affected by the virus so far

15 rapid response teams have been added to tackle and trap the spread of Zika virus in Kanpur.

With 16 news cases recorded yesterday, the cumulative tally of Zika infections in Kanpur has crossed the 100 mark. As of Monday, a total of 17 children and one pregnant woman had tested positive with Zika, read the reports. According to Dr. Nepal Singh- the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Kanpur, these fresh cases were recorded in Harjinder Nagar, Pokharpur, Tiwaripur Bagiya and Qazi Khera localities in the Chakeri hinterland.

15 rapid response teams set up to curb the spread of Zika virus

The authorities have sprung into action to curb the spread of another viral disease in the state. According to the official, around 100 special teams have been deployed to run surveillance and precautionary measures like surveying the neighbouring areas and sampling symptomatic people. Apart from this, 15 rapid response teams have been added to tackle and trap the spread of Zika virus, added the CMO.

Additionally, the Health Department and Municipal Corporation of Kanpur are also spreading awareness regarding Zika virus in the most affected areas including Shyam Nagar, Koyla Nagar, Chakeri, Jagmau, and Air Force colonies, suggests the report.

Zika virus to be tested at Kanpur Medical College now

While there is a steady decline in the number of novel coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh, an outbreak of dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases has been detected in various parts of the state lately. Apart from Kanpur, Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh has also reported cases of vector-borne disease. Notably, the first case was reported in Kanpur on October 23, when a warrant officer of the IAF tested positive with the Zika virus.

While this virus is currently being tested at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune and King George Medical College (KGMU) in Lucknow, it will also be tested at Kanpur Medical College now. Moreover, as per our sources, the testing is expected to commence in Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) soon too.

Traffic to remain affected for 3 days in Lucknow on account of 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh' Event

Here's a list of route diversions in Lucknow due to the upcoming 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event'

Lucknow's traffic management system has been altered on account of the 'Swarnim Vijay Varsh Event', commemorating the golden Jubilee (50-years) of India's stellar victory during the 1971 Bangladeshi Liberation War. Set to be held at Vidhan Sabha on Thursday, this mega celebration will result in intense roadblocks in the heart of the city. As such, the Lucknow administration has devised two action plans, namely A and B, to avert any traffic inconvenience and regulate vehicular movements with ease. Check all route diversions here:

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Omicron in Rajasthan: 9 people in Jaipur test positive for the new COVID variant!

With 9 cases in Jaipur, Omicron variant of COVID enters Rajasthan!

On Sunday, nine people in Jaipur tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID19. As per the reports, these residents of the Adarsh Nagar were found positive for the new strain of the novel coronavirus during the genome sequencing of the samples at the Sawai Man Singh Hospital. With these additions in Rajasthan, the cumulative count of this 'variant of concern' in India has reached 21 now.

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Indian Navy unfurls World's Largest National Flag in Mumbai

The exhibit coincides with Navy Day Celebrations

On Saturday, the Western Naval Command exhibited the world's largest national flag at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. The flag overlooks the Gateway of India. This move is a part of Navy Day celebrations, and is meant to commemorate Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav i.e. 75 years since Independence.

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Amid Omicron scare, 5 new patients tested positive for COVID in Lucknow on Sunday

All patients are in home isolation & are being monitored through the COVID Command Centre.

Amid the rising fear of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, 5 new cases of Covid-19 (Older variants) have gripped Lucknow. This new tally includes three cases from the same household and a single independent case from Vibhuti Khand which record an inter-state travel history. Notably, one more case was detected in Indira Nagar. All patients are under home isolation and being monitored through the COVID Command Centre, added reports.

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PWD to widen & repair road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road in Lucknow!

Public Work Department will partner up with district administration and police department to conduct an anti-encroachment drive on this route as well

Soon the residents of Lucknow will be able to travel to Chandrika Devi Temple with ease, as the road leading to the temple will be widened and repaired by the administration soon. In an effort to facilitate easier and smoother traffic movement, the Public Work Department will undertake repair work on the road leading to Chandrika Devi Temple from Sitapur Road. Apart from the repair work, the authorities will also widen the 11.45 kilometre long road as well. According to the reports available at present, the work on this project is expected to start this month.

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Goa launches new 5-year electric mobility policy aims to adopt 30% e-vehicles by 2025

The 5-year plan will create 10,000 direct & indirect jobs in Goa's e-mobility sector

The Goa government on Saturday introduced its new 5-year electric mobility promotion policy to drive towards 30% EV adoption by 2025. Titled Goa Electric Mobility Promotion Policy 2021, the plan aims to create 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in the state, powering e-development. As per reports, the policy also aims to upgrade all diesel marine vehicles to enable a mix of solar and electric fleet, in line with the practices of sustainable energy consumption.

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IIM Indore & MP govt join hands to promote products made by self-help groups run by women

With this new project, Madhya Pradesh is working on its dream to become self-reliant very soon.

Working towards the goal of making women self-reliant, the Government of Madhya Pradesh has decided to initiate a unique scheme to promote the products made by women's self-help Groups, across the state. This step will help in the financial growth of these women. The administration has partnered up with the Indian Institute of Management Indore to provide assistance to the SHG women. Reportedly, the Panchayat and Rural Development Department had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IIM Indore on Thursday, for the same.

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