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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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Auto-rickshaw & tempo rides get costlier in Lucknow!

Auto-Rickshaw Three Wheelers Association in Lucknow has increased the fare for traveling in auto-rickshaws and tempos in the city. As per the new rules, an additional charge of ₹1 will be levied per stop covered by the ride. Notably, the prices were increased for the last time in February 2014 and now, the latest decision has been taken in view of the rising rates of CNG and spare parts. While citizens can expect an inflated fare for all rides, the minimum charge has also been raised from ₹10 to ₹12.

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Mini-stadiums & other advanced facilities to boost sports infra in rural areas of Lucknow

In a bid to support and strengthen talented sportsperson from less-developed areas, the Uttar Pradesh administration is working on a project to establish mini stadiums in the rural regions. As per reports, over two dozen Gram Panchayats of Lucknow have been chosen under this initiative. Reportedly, the sports facilities will be amped up in these areas and they will be equipped with advanced resources for better training of amateurs and budding professionals.

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Lucknow to soon host a Hockey League based on the IPL format!

Aiming to boost the sports ecosystem in Lucknow, a new hockey league will be initiated on the lines of Indian Premier League(IPL). As per reports, the officials were inspired to make this move after witnessing the commendable performance of Indian hockey players at the Tokyo Olympics, this year. The Lucknow Hockey League will not only provide a better platform for local players but also ensure enhanced financial opportunities for them.

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Winners of Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 to soon be felicitated in UP!

In recognition of the commendable performance put up by the Indian players at the Tokyo Paralympic Games this year, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to felicitate the medal winners of the tournament. As per a government representative, the Chief Minister has asked the officials to chalk out plans for organising a mega event for this purpose. Held from August 23 to September 5, Tokyo Paralympics 2020 witnessed the largest-ever contingent from India and the highest medal tally too!

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