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Lucknow schools to resume for classes 6 to 8; other UP districts to follow suit

UP has decided to evaluate the present situation with respect to the pandemic, before reopening schools.

The Uttar Pradesh government is considering to resume schools across all districts, for students of classes 6 to 8. In a review meeting conducted at CM's residence yesterday, state authorities have decided to undertake a holistic evaluation to resume schools for the junior classes. An official in the Chief Minister's Office, informed schools in Lucknow and other state districts are likely to resume classes, on-premises, in 10 days' time.

Uttar Pradesh schools to adhere to Standard Operating Protocols

All educational institutes, across the nation, were clamped shut in March 2020 with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. In Uttar Pradesh though, classes were resumed for senior school students (Std 9 to 12) earlier in October 2020, in a staggered manner. Besides them, coaching institutes outside containment zones were also permitted to reopen after October 15, last year, under the authority of state established Standard Operating Protocols (SOPs). However, the lockdown extended over middle and junior schools, until now.

An official tweet from the handle of CMO UP, stated, "According to the guidelines of the Government of India, the schools should be considered for starting classes from Class 6 to Class 12 in the next 10 days. These classes should be started only after a thorough assessment of the situation." This time too, schools in Lucknow and other districts are expected to follow all the SOPs, set before and after reopening.

As per the guidelines and protocols issued earlier in October, the classes were scheduled on alternate days with students attending classes in shifts. This was done to respect the norms of safe social distancing among the student body and staff. Directives for proper sanitisation of school premises and classrooms were also issued.

State Board Examinations to be conducted in 2 phases

State board examinations in Uttar Pradesh have been segregated in two phases, where the first phase has been flagged off today, February 3, Wednesday. As per reports, the second session will commence from February 13. Meanwhile, theory examinations are scheduled to be conducted in April/May.

'Kapda Bank' to be set up in Lucknow to help the poor stay warm this winter season!

Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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Citizens in Lucknow & other UP cities to be fined for not wearing a face mask

Omicron screening has been amped at all entry points in UP, including bus, railways & air terminals

The Uttar Pradesh administration has reinstated the mask imperative in public spaces amid the increasing fear of the emergent Omicron variant of coronavirus. Failure to adhere to this norm will result in a challan, read reports. The order was notably moved during a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister on Wednesday, where officials were tasked to strictly enforce the mandatory mask rule along with other preventive COVID-19 protocols.

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With 5 more cases, Mumbai shoulders 10 of the 28 Omicron suspects in Maharashtra

On Thursday, 861 travellers were subjected to RT-PCR test in Maharashtra to trace Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The tally of Omicron virus suspects in Maharashtra rose up to 28 cases on Thursday, with 10 cases coming from Mumbai. As per reports, a total of 861 passengers were screened for the coronavirus 'Variant of Concern', where a total of 25 foreign travellers tested positive. 3 traced contacts have also been put under the radar.

All suspected samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the presence of the new strain, read reports. The results will be revealed by next week.

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IKEA India's first city store is opening on December 9 in Mumbai

Coming up at Worli, the IKEA retail city store is a smaller-than-usual retail setup, spanning across 80,000 sq ft

Swedish furniture giant IKEA, a retail enterprise of the Ingka Group announced the opening of its first city store in India in Mumbai on December 9. Coming up at Worli, this pack and parcel home furnishing centre will span across 80,000 sq ft and will be much more compact than its traditional big blue box stores. The small-format store has been conceptualised to suit compact urban spaces and offer the IKEA experience and services to a wide customer base in the city, the company said in a press release.

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ISCDL to install solar panels in 100 public toilets across Indore

As per the plans, public lavatories equipped with modern amenities will be taken up in the first phase of this initiative

In an attempt to minimise power consumption, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) is all set to install solar power plants across the city. In the purview of the green energy project, these solar panels with a capacity of 2 kilowatts will be set up at 100 public and community toilets. As per the officials, this project will be enlisted by ISDCL for carbon credit which can be used to generate revenue by selling it in the global market.

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Tickle your taste buds with fresh & flavourful rolls from Roll Out in Lucknow

With a plethora of options to choose from, Roll Out is all set to become Lucknow's favourite roll place soon

Offering the most scrumptious food rolled to fit your fist, Roll Out is here in Lucknow with the best of on-the-go grubs. Being the perfect any-time snack, rolls have a huge fan following everywhere. And with a plethora of options to choose from, including vegetarian and meaty delicacies, Roll Out is sure to become Lucknow's new 'Roll' model soon.

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