Lucknow gears up for battle against Polio; immunity-drive 2021 kickstarts at Dufferin hospital

UP Polio immunisation drive 2021 to immunise over 3.4 crore children from Poliomyelitis, across the state.

UP's Polio Immunity Drive 2021 drive against Poliomyelitis kickstarted in Lucknow today at the Dufferin Hospital in Qaiserbagh. A statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office on Sunday stated that the campaign will begin from Dufferin Hospital in Lucknow and will subsequently expand through all state districts.

The 2021 Drive aims to provide polio drops to 3.4 crore children up to 5 years of age, across Uttar Pradesh. This drive will accommodate itself to devise the operations with respect to COVID-19 protocols.

Uttar Pradesh launches Polio Immunisation Campaign 2021

Flagging off a day after the Nationwide Polio Immunisation Drive, the Uttar Pradesh Director General (Family Welfare) stated that the provisions of 1,10,000 polio booths and 69,000 teams have been made available in the state to conduct the drive. These teams will be tasked to visit houses in the state, providing polio drops in a door to door services.

Earlier, the countrywide drive was scheduled to happen on January 17, however, was delayed due to the launch of pan-India COVID inoculation drive on January 16. Post consultations with the office President of India, the MoHFW, the drive was slated for January 31, 2021. The campaign will stretch over 3 days, till Feb 2, read reports.

The Polio Immunity Drive 2021 will be conducted in adherence to the COVID-19 norms and protocols. All precautions to minimise direct contact will be undertaken, including mandatory maintenance of social distancing, wearing masks and gloves. Members of the drive, administering polio drops have to frequently wash their hands during the drive. In India, the polio immunisation drive occurs as a biannual event, generally in the early months.

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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