Lucknow gets a brand new garbage collection fleet for Swachh Survekshan 2021

Lucknow ranked number 1 in the state and 12th in the country during the Swachh Survekshan 2020

After bagging the first place as the cleanest city of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow had doubled up its efforts for the Swachh Survekshan 2021. In the first leg of the sixth edition of the annual cleanliness survey- Lucknow Municipal Corporation has received a new fleet of garbage collection trucks that align perfectly with the purpose of the year's theme of segregation, with separate compartments for dry, wet and toxic waste.


Lucknow Prepares for Swachh Survekshan 2021

The LMC green flagged the new fleet of garbage collection trucks in an inauguratory event at the Lohia Path in Lucknow. Besides a lane full of the new fleet, banners and standees were also put to relay the role of the garbage vans to the people passing by. These trucks would be employed to collect domestic waste in the city and the district municipal body has modelled a plan to ensure these trucks reach the people so that they can easily dispose off their everyday homely waste. These new trucks are specially designed to have three compartments for dry, wet and hazardous waste respectively, uncomplicating the segregation process later.

This step becomes Lucknow's first attempt at fulfilling one of the major 6 judging and performance criteria of the survey which include:

  1. segregation of waste into wet, dry and hazard categories
  2. processing capacity against wet waste generated
  3. processing and recycling of wet and dry waste
  4. construction & demolition (C&D) waste processing
  5. percentage of waste going to landfills
  6. sanitation status of cities.
The Swach Survekshan is re-vamped every year with innovations and agendas to ensure the participation and enthusiasm of the states boosts further every year. With innovation and creativity, the process is aimed to become more robust with the agenda of sustaining the behaviour change among citizens towards cleanliness and hygiene.


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For the newest edition of the World's biggest cleanliness drive, all participating states would be ranked on the basis of their funds/resource utilisation and support to respective local bodies, among others. With the addition of this new accessory element to the Nagar Nigam, it seems that Lucknow has already drafted a plan to place in top ranks in 2021! Knocksense urges all readers to maintain quality standards of health, hygiene and cleanliness and help the city climb higher in the National Rankings with a flourish!

Lucknow Airport receives global recognition by ACI for 'extraordinary proactive measures'

The accreditation is valid for the next 12 months.

Adding another feather to the city's resplendent cap, Lucknow's Chaudhary Charan Singh airport has been officially recognized by the Airports Council International (ACI) under the banner of their Airport Health Accreditation programme. Joining Lucknow, are the airports of Ahmedabad and Mangaluru, as per the reports of Adani Enterprises. This global recognition demonstrates "extraordinary proactive measures" put in place by these airports to ensure passenger safety, said a regulatory filing.

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Mumbai scrapes-off fine for not wearing masks while driving private vehicles

Fines will still be imposed on people travelling mask-less in public transport and/or public places.

In a fresh set of guidelines issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday, people will no longer be fined for not wearing masks inside private vehicles. In a directive issued by the BMC, all clean-up marshals were asked to exempt people in personal vehicles from the no-mask fine, priced at ₹200. However, this relaxation has not been extended to people travelling in public transport including taxis, rickshaws, buses and trains. Fines will also be imposed on people without face masks in other public places, stated the BMC.

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Abhishek Walia's latest show in Jaipur promises an evening of giggles and chuckles

The event is scheduled for the 6th of February at Jaipur's L.O.L cafe.

Have your new year vibes given up to the monotony of life already? Or, are you fed up with the uncertain times moving slowly through the pandemic? Then, light up your spirits for we know what you want! After your crazy laughter went on an uninformed vacation a long time ago, we know that your heart has been craving for an evening of exuberance, and comedian Abhishek Walia is coming to Jaipur with his brand new show, just to take care of that!

What's the cool thing all about?

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Claiming to be an evening that would twist the obnoxious Kalesh in everyone's life into a laugh ride, the event promises to entertain its attendees with a live roast performance. The 1.5 hours long show would tickle its audience with the wittiest insights from the most usual experiences of life.

After winning The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Season 5, Abhishek Walia has made it to the hearts of young people across the country. A University of Delhi Alumnus with a history of working as an analyst and a trained anchor too, Abhishek has worked in a lot of fields before finally realising what his calling was. Having garnered millions of views on his roast acts available online, the artist shines bright in the Indian comedy circle.

For long we have been hooked to our youtube screens for all our doses of laughter amidst the lockdown and an outing like this, will surely provide for a fresh change for the head and the heart.

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Whether you are thinking of clearing your mind or dreaming of a memorable fun-time with your bae, this event definitely deserves your attention. To book your spots in the room of giggles and chuckles, find tickets here.

When: 6th February, 6 PM onwards

Where: L.O.L Cafe, Ashok Nagar Jaipur.

For the first time in Lucknow, ‘Gur Mahotsav' soon to be a sweet reality!

A haven for sweet-lovers, this fair will have stalls of jaggery, chocolates, sweets, candies and kheer up for grabs!

For the first time ever, Lucknow will host a 'Gur Mahotsav' showcasing the branding of jaggery and its related products. To be held in the city sometime next month, the festival was earlier set to take place last year. However, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed.

A haven for sweet-lovers, this fair will have stalls of jaggery, chocolates, sweets, candies and kheer up for grabs! Bringing progressive sugarcane farmers from every corner of the state to Lucknow, this fest will also work as a central platform where agro-producers will be able to meet specialist producers and people from the food processing sector. This confluence will help the different groups to share their knowledge for symbiotic growth.

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In an attempt to benefit the children with special needs, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has decided to implement a 50% reduction in the examination fees for them. Reportedly, a circular issued by the secretary of the Goa Board stated that the examination fee shall be decreased to 50% of its current value for all the specially-abled children who will sit for their class 10th or 12th board examination through an accredited secondary or higher secondary school.

No practical examinations fees for examinees with special needs

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The amended fee amount stands at ₹ 525 for students who deposit within the stipulated time while it would be ₹ 1,025 if the late fee is added. These students will also be exempted from paying the fee for practical examination. Additionally, a reduced fee of ₹ 300 would be charged for providing the statement of marks and the passing certificate.

The board's resolve attempts to grant an advantage to the kids with special needs. Though the decision regarding the concessions was taken by the Goa Board's executive council in January last year, it is being extended to the students from the forthcoming board examination.

Not the first benefit scheme of the state board

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As practised by all other boards of education, the Goa board also provides other relaxations to these students appearing for 10th and 12th examinations. Facilities like the help of a scribe are provided based on the nature and extent of disability.

The latest intervention is not the first of its kind in Goa. Since 2005, the Goa Board has kept a separate set of provisions for children with special needs. The scheme that underwent revisions in 2008 and later in 2018 is targeted towards providing financial aids to regular schools for establishing resource rooms and executing all-encompassing methods of education. Also, allowances are offered to the parents of these children for being able to avail facilities like physiotherapy.

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