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Lucknow scores big in UPSC Civil Services Exams with 4 locals ranked in the top 100!

Leading the city's group of achievers, Pooja Gupta secured an All India Rank of 42.

Bringing widespread fame and recognition to the city, four meritorious individuals from Lucknow have secured coveted spots amid the top 100 ranks of the UPSC Civil Services Examinations. Leading the city's group of achievers, Pooja Gupta secured an All India Rank of 42 while Divyanshu Nigam bagged 44th place in one of the toughest examinations in the country. Additionally, Vidhu Shekhar and Shivakshi Dixit from Lucknow secured 54th and 64th spots, scripting stories of remarkable success!


Lucknow's Vidhu Shekhar finally nails IAS after 2 cleared UPSC attempts!

With an All India Rank of 173, Vidhu Shekhar a resident of Sarojini Naidu Marg, was selected in the Indian Revenue Services (Income Tax) in 2018. He went ahead to succeed in the 2019 examination as well, where he secured an All India Rank of 191. Driven by his will and determination, the committed individual finally bagged a below-100 rank of 54, turning his dreams into reality!

Despite being selected for a prestigious engineering job during his campus placements at IIIT Allahabad, Vidhu wished to achieve something bigger in life. In 2018, he started preparing for civil services after resigning from his job. Currently, the illustrious individual is undergoing training at the National Academy of Direct Taxes (NADT) in Nagpur.

Shivakshi Dixit & Divyanshu Nigam climbing up the ladder

Shivakshi Dixit, a resident of Indira Nagar lost her father in 2018, as a young girl. In spite of having a hard tryst with fate, the devoted girl kept striving towards her goals. As per reports, she bagged the second rank in the state PCS in 2020 but she had always dreamt of making it to the Indian Administrative Services. Through her consistent efforts, the graduate of Shri Ram College Of Commerce landed at the 64th spot in the results of Civil Service Exams 2020.

Shivakshi's story resonates with another topper from the city. 25-year old Divyanshu Nigam lost his father due to COVID-19 in June this year. Despite this unbearable loss, Nigam did not lose focus and appeared for civil service interviews in a span of two months. As per reports, Divyanshu is a Chemical Engineer from Birla Institute of Technology (BITS), Pilani. Now, he wishes to contribute to the healthcare sector, in an attempt to serve society.

Multiple PCS officers from UP crack UPSC CSE 2020!

In another notable feat for Uttar Pradesh, a number of PCS officers from the state secured spots in the UPSC CSE merit list this year. Amongst them, PCS Shashwat Tripurari secured an All India Rank of 19 followed by PCS Prakhar, who was placed at the 29th spot, reportedly.

Further, reports state that Bushra Bano of PCS batch 2017 has succeded to get a rank of 234 while PCS Aditya Singh bagged the 92nd position. As per reports, PCS officers Apoorva Bharat, Vishal Srivastava, Abhishek Kumar, Vipin Driwedi, Rajat Kumar Pal, Priya Yadav and Varun Shukla have also made found a place in the distinguished list of achievers.

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While some nailed success in the first attempt, Vidhu had to take a long journey of several years before his final dreams could be materialised. Besides being a tale of triumph, his story motivates others to continue marching towards their goals and aspirations undeterred by the setbacks that cross their way!

With Halloween and Diwali just around the corner, Lucknow is in the thick of the festive season. If you're a party enthusiast who just wants to go out and celebrate this exciting time, The Drowning Street has you covered with a great lineup of events, this month!

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Lucknow's Lohia hospital successfully completes its first ABO mismatch kidney transplant!

Notably, the RML Institute of Medical Sciences is second only to the PGI to conduct such a procedure in Lucknow.

Adding yet another accolade to its name, the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow has successfully completed its first-ever ABO-incompatible kidney transplant surgery. While the mismatch blood group operation was conducted recently at the newly launched facility at the Lohia Hospital, its information was shared only after the donor and recipient recovered fully. Notably, the RML Institute of Medical Sciences is second only to the SGPGIMS to conduct this advanced procedure in Lucknow.

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New coaches for Kanpur metro unveiled for the first time at Polytechnic Depot!

The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation received their second set of three coaches for Kanpur Metro, on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation received their second set of three coaches for Kanpur Metro. These "Made in India" coaches were unveiled for the first time at Polytechnic Depot, as soon as the coaches for the second train arrived in the city.

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India scores #VaccineCentury by completing 100 crore COVID vaccinations today!

The nationwide vaccination drive against coronavirus was launched on January 16, 2021.

Continuing the fight against COVID, India has reportedly crossed the 100 crore vaccination mark today! The nation achieved this feat in just over nine months after the inoculation programme was started across the country on January 16, 2021. According to the official data, about 75% of the beneficiaries have received the first dose of the vaccine while only 31% of the entire eligible population has been vaccinated fully, as of now.

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New in Lucknow, Blue Tribe is adding the flavour of plant-based meats to the city's love for food

This is not sorcery - it is the BlueTribe science and it's revolutionary!

Nothing quite spells a Lucknowite's love for food better than an affair with the meaty food grubs! But if you are someone who wishes to move away from the guilt of consuming the animal meat, without really giving up on its succulent taste, you're in the right place, at the right time!

The Blue Tribe foods have announced their arrival in Lucknow, with a host of plant-based meat treats in its tow, to quite aptly fit the bill! Yes, you did read that right! It's meat but it is vegetarian, healthy, and delicious. And nooo! this is not sorcery - it is the Blue Tribe science and it's revolutionary.

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PVR Maison multiplex to be launched at Jio World Drive in Mumbai on October 22

PVR Maison to screen its first show in Mumbai on Friday

As all cinema halls across Maharashtra prepare for a reopening on October 22, an announcement by the PVR cinemas on Wednesday has added to the excitement of the theatre buffs in Mumbai. The multiplex chain is all set to launch its six-screen PVR Maison at the Jio World Drive in BKC on Friday, the same day as other cinemas revive services after the long COVID hiatus. As per reports, the unit will follow all pandemic related protocols and operate at only 50% of the 882 audience seating capacity.

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Find products & handicrafts from all over the country at Khadi Festival & Silk Expo-2 in Lucknow

Khadi Festival & Silk Expo 2021 will be in place till October 30 at Indira Gandhi Pratisthan

Among the festivities of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in India, a series of programmes have found their ground across the country and the ongoing 15-day Khadi Festival and Silk Expo 2021 in Lucknow is part of the same. Taking place at the Indira Gandhi Pratishtran in Gomti Nagar, the event kickstarted on Saturday, October 16, and will continue until October 30. Head out to this extravagant show right away and let its colourful exuberance light up your festive preparations in a jiffy.

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