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Primary schools in Lucknow & other UP districts to be upgraded with child-friendly furniture

The Uttar Pradesh Education Department has set the ball rolling for new upgrades at about 26,599 upper primary schools in the state. Specials sanctions have been released to boost the education infrastructure of these institutes with the addition of child-friendly furniture. Until now, students used to sit on floor mats in classes.

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25.5 crore saplings planted in UP on Sunday as part of a mega plantation drive

Uttar Pradesh witnessed a mega plantation drive on Sunday, wherein around 25.5 crore saplings were planted in a single day! This step has been taken with the aim of expanding the state's overall forest cover, which presently stands at 3.05% against the national average of 2.89%. Reportedly, the UP government targets to plant 30 crore saplings in July.

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Lucknow Airport officials announce revised parking fees & heavy fines for those causing jams!

With an objective to deter people from crowding around the Lucknow Aiport premises, the authorities in charge have intervened with provisions for a heightened fine amount. As per reports, a fine of up to ₹1,000 will be levied on the defaulters, whose actions lead to jams or a ruckus outside the airport. In Addition to this, the parking charges for stationing vehicles in the complex of Lucknow Metro have also been re-evaluated.

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Lucknow's KGMU conducts 20 lakh COVID tests, highest in India!

In a milestone achievement, the King George's Medical University in Lucknow on Tuesday became the first and the only institute across India to have conducted 20 lakh COVID tests, since February 2020. The KGMU spokesperson informed that the university has aced this tally with the relentless assistance of the staff, lab technicians, scientists and even research students, who worked round the clock, despite having tested positive. All tests were conducted through the RT-PCR method, the golden standard of testing.

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Public movement without e-pass permitted for THESE categories in Lucknow & other UP districts!

In a bid to prevent people from unnecessarily flocking outside amid peak COVID horror of the second wave, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has issued an e-pass system for public movement across the state. According to this order, the general public, except those involved in essential services, require an authorised electronic pass to validate their travel. However, in an extension of the e-pass order, the state has clarified ambiguities and listed categories of services alongside public movements, that would not require an e-pass.

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