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Giraffes, Zebras, White lions & Jaguars to be housed in a 'world-class' Mumbai zoo

The Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo is bound to witness addition of exotic varieties of fauna from around the world.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is working on multiple projects to revamp the Byculla zoo as per global standards. In the latest set of developments, Mumbai's animal home, originally named Veer Mata Jijabai Bhosale Udyan & Zoo (VMJBUZ), will witness the addition of exotic varieties of fauna from around the world. The civic body has proposed to introduce Giraffes, Zebras, white lions and jaguars in the Byculla zoo.

New Animals to be sheltered in an extension facility around the zoo

Five years ago, eight Humboldt penguins were brought to the Byculla zoo. After the penguins successfully adapted to the environment in the customized cold shelters created for them, the BMC has now planned on introducing more new animals. The current zoo area would be expanded to include a 10-acre land adjacent to it where the newly brought animals would be provided shelter. As per reports, the Byculla zoo has been given the status of a 'medium zoo' for a period till September 2022 by the Central Zoo Authority.

The Mumbai Municipal Commissioner asserted that the zoo would house more animals sourced from different regions around the world in a staggered manner. To facilitate the latest projects, the BMC has increased its budget allocation for the zoo development though the increment is marginal.

A string of projects to renovate the zoo premises

According to reports, 10 new animal exhibits have been added to the zoo recently. A part of the bird aviary and enclosures for Otter, Indian Wolf, Sambar and Barking Deer and Nilgai and Four-horned Antelope are undergoing construction which is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. Additionally, the zoo would be gifted with a museum-like facility wherein models of Gateway of India, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, beaches, mangroves will be displayed. This attraction is supposed to be housed on the first floor of the interpretation centre and virtual tours will also be organised for the same.

With the introduction of the new animals, the zoo would surely garner greater audiences. In the future, Byculla zoo can become a model of inspiration for zoos of other metropolitan cities to follow suit.

​Students of DAVV in Indore to turn ideas into business models with the help of ISCDL

Indore Smart City Development Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, valid for 2 years

Aiming to support and nurture the startup ecosystem in the city, the Indore Smart City Seed Incubation Centre will now help the students of Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya (DAVV) turn their ideas into successful business projects.The Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the DAVV for the same. Notably, ISCDL will provide handholding mentorship to the budding entrepreneurs of the university by helping them right from the primitive stage.

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Purvanchal Expressway to get world's largest painting on Dec 20 to mark Kakori Martyrs' Day

Images of freedom fighters- Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Roshan Singh will be painted on the expressway

In a bid to commemorate the occasion of Kakori Martyrs' Day, the administration of Lucknow is all set to make the largest painting in the world on the newly inaugurated Purvanchal Expressway on December 20. The state government will pay homage to the freedom fighters by painting the images of Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan, Rajendra Nath Lahiri and Roshan Singh on the expressway. Notably, the Kakori Martyrs' Day is celebrated every year on December 19 to mark the sacrifice of the rebels who fought to death in the quest for our independence.

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Commercial activities at Amber & Nahargarh Forst in Jaipur face a complete ban

The light & sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill has also been called off until further notice

This tourist season, travellers and visitors will no longer be able to indulge in any commercial activity at the Amber and Nahargarh Forts in Jaipur. The archaeological department on Tuesday issued an order, in compliance with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ban all mercantile setups here.

The NGT had previously declared all businesses in the Nahargarh Wildlife Sanctuary & Fort area as illegal, resulting in their pack-up effective from December 1, this year. Besides, the light and sound show held at the Kesar Kyari at Amber foothill have also been shut until further notice read reports.

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New 'ultra risk' travel category instated in Maharashtra as state revises airport norms

Fully vaccinated domestic travellers no longer need to produce a negative RT-PCR test report on arrival in Maharashtra

Amidst revision of state travel norms, the Maharashtra administration has instated a new 'ultra risk' category for flyers arriving from South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Lesotho. Besides them, all international travellers of other passengers with a travel history in the last 15 days from Omicron infected 'high risk' countries will have to undergo mandatory 7-day institutional quarantine on arrival.

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Amplus Solar introduces the HomeScape range in Lucknow to power a lifestyle upgrade

Homescape by Amplus Solar blends fashion with feasibility to add value to your lifestyle and savings to your account!

Going big on power savings with Smart Solar at home is Lucknow's new standard of style! Homescape by Amplus Solar meets all these needs and how! It's an innovative solar pergola is designed to suit the aesthetics of your home perfectly. Be it an open backyard, garden, front porch, or terrace - this versatile premium range becomes a part of your home as you need it.

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'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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