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A cold Sunday greets Lucknow; winter chills bring haze and fog in the city

Lucknow wakes up to yet another cold winter morning as the sun remains shrouded by haze and fog. As per forecasts, night temperatures in the city will go as low as 10°C which will be accompanied by soft-blow of eastward winds. The cold will intensify and the temperature dip will be more evident in the following weeks as the winds will turn their direction, blowing towards west and north-west.

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Lucknow to get security cameras with facial recognition technology, to help women in distress

In a new development under the state's home-grown Mission Shakti program, the Lucknow police department has decided to install facial recognition cameras in the city, to help women in distress. These cameras will be backed by artificial intelligence to read the expression of women in distress and alert the nearest police station. In the initial phase, about 5 such security cameras will be deployed for the purpose. This move has been made to help reduce cases of harassment of women who are subjected to stalking and threat in the city.

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24th edition of Hunar Haat to go live in Lucknow, on January 22

Lucknow is all set to lead the national vision of an 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' or self-reliant India by boosting the spirit and handicrafts of local artisans on a countrywide platform. Hosting the 24th edition of the Hunar Haar which is the flagship event of Ministry of Minority Affair, Lucknow's take on this 'vocal for local' programme will monetise the skills of several artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts, opening new employment opportunities. Extending through 2 weeks, the Hunar Haat will be organised from January 22 to February 4 at Avadh Shilpgram in Lucknow.

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Lucknow to use both COVAXIN & Covishield in the 2nd round of COVID inoculation drive

In addition to SII's Covishield vaccination, Lucknow's health department has decided to induct COVAXIN in the city's second round vaccination drive, scheduled for Friday. About 85 booths at 32 centres in Lucknow will conduct the second vaccination session, starting January 22, where 3 city hospitals will administer COVAXIN shots, including, Lokbandhu Hospital, SPM Civil Hospital and Rani Laxmibai Hospitals. Other vaccine centres will use Covishield, read reports. Lucknow has planned to immunise a total of 8,500 health care workers in the second round of inoculation.

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Indian Army's 1st recruitment drive for women, begins in Lucknow

Lucknow flagged off Indian Army's open recruitment rally for women on January 18, Monday. Set to continue till January 21, this 4-day long drive has been set-up to conduct physical and medical tests in a graded format. Camped at the stadium of AMC Center and College in Lucknow, this is the second phase of women recruitment in the army and about 8000 women from Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand have gotten registered for the same post the entire application process.

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