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Kanpur Metro likely to become operational by the end of December 2021

With the progressive trial runs, Kanpur Metro is likely to hit the tracks by the end of December 2021. As per reports, the first phase operations will begin on the 9-km-long priority corridor here. A total of 8 trains have been allocated to the elevated route, where 6 rakes will actively ply on the elevated corridor. Notably, the 2 additional trains will be parked at the depot and plugged in for commercial use during repairs and emergencies.

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Online examinations to take lead in Uttar Pradesh with digital solutions by Wheebox

Amid the growing need for virtual avenues during the pandemic, the government of Uttar Pradesh has partnered with Wheebox, a global online assessment solutions leader, to digitise the examination process in the state. Under this scheme, pupils from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), and the Board of Technical Education Uttar Pradesh (BTE) sat for these online tests. Given the uncertain nature of the current times, this move is expected to aid students with timely assessments.

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IIT Kanpur-backed startup bags funding from a Bollywood star

Relaying an array of creative and consumer-friendly commodities, is headed to win over the market of incense products. Now, the IIT Kanpur-backed startup has succeeded to get Bollywood star Alia Bhatt as its latest investor. Banking on the ideas of sustainable development, the firm converts floral waste from temples and other places into a range of charcoal free luxury incese products.

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Saddlery traders in Kanpur partner with Police Department to attract a global clientele!

In a bid to expand their reach, the saddlery traders of Kanpur have partnered up with the Police Commissionerate, to promote their goods across the globe. Reportedly, the horses owned by the Kanpur Police Department are all set to become the brand ambassadors of the city's saddlery in the world. Famous for its leather industry, Kanpur accounts for 75% of the total export of saddlery from India to international markets.

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New butterfly park with over 27 species at the Kanpur Zoo opens gates for visitors!

In a recent upgrade, a new Butterfly Park has been set up at the Allen Forest Zoo in Kanpur. As per reports, this one-of-a-kind garden was inaugurated by the Environmental Minister on October 2 to commemorate Wildlife Week in the state. Built on the lines of the Bannerghatta Biological Park in Karnataka, the Titli Park is worth ₹2.57 crores and houses about 27 different and special species of butterflies.

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