Firecracker ban maybe lifted in December in Lucknow & other districts of UP after AQI review

The ban on the firecrackers might be lifted by the respective district administrations on the 1st of December, after reviewing the air quality of the districts.

Due to the deteriorating air quality in the state, the UP government officials have banned the sale and use of firecrackers in Lucknow and other districts across the cities. The ban is in motion since the midnight of November 9 and will be in place till the 30th of December, as per official reports. However, the sale and bursting of green crackers has been allowed in districts which have moderately better air quality.


Green Crackers to reduce air pollution

Developed by the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), green crackers include flower pots, pencils, sparkles and chakkar. These crackers are environment-friendly and are developed to reduce air pollution that causes health hazards, specifically respiratory distress. The commonly used polluting chemicals like aluminium, barium, potassium nitrate and carbon, are usually removed or sharply reduced in green crackers to slow down the emissions by 15 to 30%.

The ban on the firecrackers might be lifted by the respective district administrations on the 1st of December, after reviewing the air quality of the districts. If the AQI of any of the districts across the state continues to remain on the lines of threatening, the ban will remain in place till further notice.

Selection for various state-level competitions witness enthusiastic participation in Kanpur

16 out of 130 players were selected at the Fencing trials held in Gokul Dham Dharamshala, Sarsaiyya Ghat.

The active involvement of Kanpurites in the trials for state-level competitions is all set to strengthen the position of this city as a sports hub. As per the latest news, players from the city have been selected to compete in the state-level Shooting and national-level Fencing competition, slated to commence soon. Further, the city's Bodybuilding Association is hosting trials for players who wish to compete in the upcoming championship, being organised on 13 March. With these developments, Kanpur is soon expected to become a home to top-notch sports stalwarts!

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Lucknow's new AC Fruit Market to take 'Safeda' & 'Dashehri' mangoes to international levels!

Having 76 chambers and shops, the centralised AC fruit market will be the first of its kind in the city.

The Uttar Pradesh state government has been attempting to boost the market of horticultural products for a long time. In the latest string of developments, the state's first air-conditioned mango and fruit market has been set up in Malihabad town of the capital district, Lucknow. Expected to be inaugurated by the end of the next month, this new establishment shall propel the business of fruits and locally produced mangoes.

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Rajasthan government mandates negative COVID report for commuters arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra

The decision has come after the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala

Hailed by the World Health Organisation for its efforts during the COVID pandemic, Rajasthan has actively executed a list of initiatives to contain the spread of the COVID contagion. Now, alarmed by the renewed acceleration of COVID cases in Maharashtra and Kerala, the state government has decided to mandate the presence of a negative report of RT PCR test for all commuters travelling to Rajasthan from these two states.

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Visitors Gallery & Cricket Museum in Kanpur's Green Park Stadium to house a medley of memories!

An initiative of the Kanpur Smart City Limited, the new establishments are slated to come up at the stadium's directorate pavilion.

Having been a witness to all three formats of cricket, the Green Park Stadium in Kanpur has successfully conducted over 500 test matches. Now, the historic stadium complex is all set for a revamp with proposed introductions of a visitors gallery, pavilion and cricket museum within its premises. According to reports, the state administration and sports authority have already issued a no-objection certificate, furthering the execution of the project.

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Direct flight between Rajkot & Goa likely to start operations in March

The revamped connectivity through the air route will boost business between the 2 cities besides giving a boost to tourism.

Being a hub of multiple attractions, Goa attracts hordes of commuters from across the country. Keeping this in view, multiple interventions to upgrade connectivity are worked upon and as per the latest developments, the coastal state is all set to be linked to Rajkot via an uninterrupted air route. If the plans get materialised, passengers seeking a comfortable travel option between the two locations shall be facilitated with a direct flight from Rajkot to Goa, March onwards.

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