Headquartered in Lucknow, UP State Biodiversity Board to bring a book on heritage flora!

From historical links to mythological significance, the book would describe the trees in great detail!

In a bid to spread awareness about the traditional varieties of flora found in the territory, the UP State Biodiversity Board will bring out a coffee table book detailing the heritage trees of this region. Headquartered at Pickup in Lucknow, the organisation attempts to educate the masses about the relevance and importance of these trees. Besides the necessary information about the trees, the book will also expound upon the historical link and captivating stories around them.

130 out of 943 heritage trees in the state to be mentioned in the book


While the state government has categorised 943 trees in the heritage group, the biodiversity board has chosen 130 of these for the book. The government spokesman said that "The content of the book is ready. It got delayed because of the corona curfew. The information on the rest of the trees will also be printed by the board." In addition to other things, the book would also talk about the mythological and spiritual facts that are connected to these trees, as per the historical records and folklore.

It has been stated that the coffee table book would also record the locations of various trees so that the willing individuals can travel to the respective spots. Further, the state administration is also deliberating upon the development of ecotourism sites at all such places where these trees stand.

28 species of heritage trees include Peepal, Banyan, Pakar & others


The Uttar Pradesh government had instructed concerned authorities to spot and locate heritage trees in November 2019. These towering trees have grown over a long period of time on community land and public land. The index of these remarkable trees spans over a range of 28 species, including Peepal (421), Banyan (355) and Pakar (57). Amongst the cities with the highest number of such trees, Varanasi and Prayagraj take top spots with 99 and 53 units respectively.

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The LU management will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.

In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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Any beneficiary linked to this scheme can receive free treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any listed hospital in India.

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10 special centres set up across Indore for focused vaccination of pregnant women!

These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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