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SGPGI in Lucknow to get a helipad; Air-ambulance service to begin soon!

Augmenting the existing medical infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow's Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute (SGPGI) is all set to start air ambulance services soon. As per the official report, the administration has given a go ahead for this new facility and the construction of helipad is about to begin by 2022 January. Notably, the PGI administration has already filed a detailed project report for this upcoming facility.

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Lucknow's CIMAP sets up a DNA bank of medicinal plants to promote research

The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants in Lucknow has developed a DNA bank of 128 medicinal plants, to serve a three-fold purpose of preservation, research promotion and new hybrid cultivations. With this project, the authorities are trying to support multifaceted research and the development of improved varieties at the institute. In addition to this, the bank will also fucntion as a safe repository for critical and endangered species.

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Lucknow's KGMU to launch a new app for answering queries related to Orthopaedic issues in children

In yet another innovative move by Lucknow's King George Medical University, a mobile application will soon be available for dealing with questions related to orthopaedic and trauma issues in children. Ensuring extensive accessibility, the app called 'Bal Asthi Mitra' would be available on Google Play Store for free. The Paediatric Orthopaedic Department at the institute has developed this platform, to assure primary aid for children suffering from orthopaedic issues.

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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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Babu Banarasi Das Cricket League to kickstart in Lucknow on October 17

Spiraling up the cricket craze in Lucknow, Babu Banarasi Das Cricket League-2021 is all set to start in Lucknow on October 17. It is being said that this will be the biggest sports tournament in the city, since the pandemic propelled curbs halted all activities in March last year. As per the available information, around 130 cricket clubs of the city will participate in the famed event and seven of these are gearing up to mark their maiden entries.

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