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Sports Authority of India to host Weightlifting Assessment Camp in Lucknow from October 10!

In a bid to weed out unfit players from the association, the Sports Authority of India has decided to try this new experiment.

Lucknow is all set to witness Weightlifting Assessment Camp at the Sports Authority of India's National Centre Of Excellence in the city. As per the plan, the athletes shortlisted after consultation with the Indian Weightlifting Federation will undergo a 21-day evaluation at the camp in the capital city. Based on this, a merit list of successful candidates will be prepared, who will then receive training at one of the 3 centres of excellence located in Patiala, Lucknow and Aurangabad.


Merit list to be curated after the 21-day camp

Currently, players are selected on the basis of trials at the centres of SAI. Through this method, many undeserving players join the camp by providing false information about past experiences. In a bid to weed out such unfit players from the association, the Sports Authority of India has decided to try this experiment for testing players and their skills before admission.

Post the 21-day camp, players will be judged as per their skills and a comprehensive merit list will be made. The high scorers from this merit list will then be moved to their preferred centres for their training. At present, apart from Lucknow, other centres are located in Aurangabad, Patiala and the North-East.

Talented & dedicated athletes to get chances on priority now

According to Mr. Sanjay Saraswat, the Executive Director of SAI, the list of players has been finalised already while their arrival is expected to start soon. Additionally, the training will start only after all participants are tested for the COVID infection. As per the official, priority will be given to the talented players who are willing to achieve something in the world of sports.

After remarkable achievements by the Indian contingent at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the national and state officials have amped up efforts to ensure better infrastructure for the budding players. In addition to this, the induction and selection processes are also being improved and streamlined to make sure that the best talent is identified and nurtured.

Internet services suspended in parts of Rajasthan, including Jaipur!

The restriction has been imposed to prevent malpractice in the RPSC RAS Preliminary exam, scheduled for today.

On account of the RPSC RAS Preliminary exams scheduled today, the Rajasthan Government has suspended mobile internet, bulk SMS and social media services in certain parts of the state. These services will remain suspended from 9 AM to 1 PM in the Jaipur Commissonerate Area. Apart from Jaipur, the restrictions will also be active in the Ajmer, Bhilwara and Nagaur districts from 6 AM to 1:30 PM, and in Bharatpur, Dholpur, Karauli and Sawai Madhopur districts from 8 AM to 1 PM.


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All Mumbai local services to return to tracks from October 28

While 100% of services are being resumed, public access to the suburban local trains is still restricted.

In a bid to streamline and regulate the increased passenger load in local trains, the Central and Western Railways have decided to resume 100% suburban services in the Mumbai division, starting October 28. Notably, the Railways have clarified that though all services are being restored, the existing travel restrictions for the general public will continue. Only those recognised and allowed by the government and Ministry of Railways are permitted to travel in the local trains, in accordance with the established standard operating procedures (SOP).

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Kickstart your festivities with Motichoor Laddoos & Kaju Katlis from Ritzz Mithai Vatika in Lucknow

This festive season, Ritzz is offering various attractive and luxurious hampers and mixed mithai boxes!

Apart from being the festival of lights, family and togetherness, Diwali is also a free pass to devour as many of your favourite sweets as you want! And when it comes to the good ol' Motichoor Laddoos and Kaju Katlis, there are only a few places in Lucknow, that we can trust! Keeping intact our festive sentiments and love for sweets, Ritzz Mithai Vatika has been serving us with its unmatched and unchanged quality and taste for years now. And once again, it's that time of the year when we can indulge in our favourite delicacies from this place, guilt-free!

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Diwali is around the corner and one cannot talk of the festivities without thinking about the sweet delights that come along. Be it a gifting option or one to indulge in, we're always looking for those delish treats, wrapped in new flavours to add sweetness to our happy celebrations! And when you've got Lucknow's most iconic dessert connoisseurs curating it all, with a heavy garnish of love and warmth, you sure are in for a lit festival this year.

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The 16th National Aerobics, Fitness and Hip Hop Championships are all set to take place in Lucknow from 14-16th of January. The championships will be hosted at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. To promote the sport in the state, a new executive committee for the Uttar Pradesh Aerobics Association has also been formed. The UP Aerobics Association has been given the permission to host the event after receiving recognition from the UP Olympic Association.

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7 new COVID-19 cases of Delta sublineage AY.4 plague Indore

COVID cases have surged by 46% in Indore

Amid the overall pandemic dip, a new subvariant of the COVID-19 Delta mutation threatens to spill new infections and troubles, especially for the people of Indore. As per a genome sequencing report of the National Centre of Disease Control (NCDC), around 7 cases of AY.4 - a sublineage of the Delta variant- have been detected in the district. Notably, the new mutation is presently a 'variant of interest' and not much is known about its transmissibility, virulence and overall severity.

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New war rooms to be set up in Lucknow, Kanpur & other major cities in UP to combat air pollution

The use of all 10-year-old diesel and 15-years-old petrol vehicles has been strictly prohibited.

Gearing up for the fight against air pollution, the govt of Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up war rooms in Lucknow, Kanpur and other major cities. The new infrastructure will be set up under the authority of the Road Dust Management and will keep a check on various sources of pollution. As per reports, similar war rooms will also be set up in NCR districts to improve the overall air quality in UP.

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