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Curfew extended till 9th August in Goa amid fears of an impending 3rd wave!

In a move to tighten the grip over the diffusing pandemic situation in Goa, the state government has declared the extension of the ongoing curfew till August 9. While the curfew restraints were operational till 2nd August previously, the latest announcement by the South Goa District Administration has stretched the time period for one more week. As per reports, the current restrictions will be continued and no new relaxations have been offered.

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Flood-like situations crop up across various parts of Goa due to incessant rains!

After the early arrival of monsoons, heavy rains were witnessed across different parts of Goa in the past few days. Driven by heavy showers, certain parts of both North and South Goa are faced with flood-like circumstances. Reportedly, this includes Sattari and Bicholim areas in the north district Dharbandora in the south district. As per reports, authorities informed that some homes in low-lying regions have submerged underwater and a strict vigil is being maintained now.

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52nd IFFI to be held in Goa from Nov 20-28 this year!

Claimed to be Asia's oldest and the country's biggest celebration of films, the 52nd International Film Festival of India will be organised in Goa from November 20th to 28th this year. Announcing the timeline of the grand event, the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister released the poster for the 52nd edition of the festival. Notably, the Directorate of Films Festivals, Ministry of I&B will pay a special tribute to the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray at the program.

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Asia's longest high-speed testing track launched at Pithampur in Indore!

Adding to the city's sprawling infrastructure, the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises launched Asia's longest high-speed track in the Pithampur town of Indore. As per reports, the National Automotive Test Tracks (NATRAX) facility spreads over a length of 11.3 km in length. It has been reported that testing of automotive vehicles and their parts will be conducted here. Further, luxurious cars and other similar vehicles will also be tested for their maximum speeds at this track.

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'Stringent monitoring' deployed along Goa borders to block the entry of Delta Plus variant

Tightening up the measures to prevent the permeability of the Delta Plus variant, the Goa administration has declared that it will assure "stringent monitoring" along the state borders. Subsequently, the Goa Health Minister informed that the Chief Minister has instructed officials to make sure that widespread interventions are executed to mitigate the entry of the new mutant. The state authorities have been alarmed by the first cases in various districts of the neighbouring state of Maharashtra.

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