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Amping up the healthcare amenities in the city, Lucknow Development Authority has sanctioned the proposal to establish Health ATMs across 6 different parks, under its administration. Being implemented under the Smart City Project, this initiative will help in ensuring amplified avenues for medical check-ups at a nominal cost. As per the plans, Lohia Park, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Gomti River Front, Begum Hazrat Mahal Park, Eco Garden Park and Ambedkar Park will get these units.

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In a major boost to the organ donation program in Indore, two green corridors were set up for hastened delivery of donated organs, recently. Reportedly, this is the 40th time that such a project was undertaken in the city, which ensured rapid transportation of organs of a 52-year-old brain-dead woman. As per reports, the woman's kidney was transferred to the city's CHL hospital while her liver was taken to the Bansal Hospital in Bhopal.

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In a remarkable discovery, the remains of a magnificent aquatic species from prehistoric times have been discovered in the desert state of Rajasthan. As per reports, a team from the Geological Survey of India (GSI), Western Region, Jaipur has found the teeth of a new species of hybodont shark of the Jurassic era in Jaisalmer. This detection has found a place in Historical Biology, a Journal of Palaeontology, in its August, 2021, 4th issue.

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If a date with cheesy pizzas and creamy pasta is your definition of an elated evening, then hold your hearts for here's something you can just not afford to miss. Unlocking a gastronomical adventure, Boombox in Lucknow brings to you a flavourful festival of authentic Italian delicacies, that can transport you to the land of epicurean expertise in a jiffy. All set to take over the food buffs in town from September 17, Festa Italiano promises delectable risottos, lasagnas, bruschettas and a range of finger-lickin' dishes!

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Leading the bandwagon of landmark structures in the city, Lucknow's Phoenix Palassio is evolving as the one-stop destination for an exuberant day-out. Besides satiating shopping trails, the city's largest mall is replete with an alluring array of fun-filled activities and top-notch experiences that can just drive your spirits up! Revamped on the lines of the 'new normal', this shopping centre prioritises your safety with cashless transactions, over 1500+ vaccinated staff, regular sanitisation and real-time customer density counter, amid other things.

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As a step towards sustainable development, Lucknow Municipal Corporation has decided to collect and recycle debris and waste materials from demolition sites in the city. Under this initiative, the civic body has planned to establish 8 collection centres across different parts of the district. After the collection of trash substances at these locations, a private agency will take them to the treatment plant for recycling purposes.

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Aiming for an improved and strengthened ecosystem, the Goa government has rolled out a new initiative to boost the state's green cover, based on a partnership between citizens and the administrative authorities. As per reports, citizens can now pay the Goa State Biodiversity Board for converting their lands into cultivated areas. Reportedly, the officials will not only plant trees but also ensure proper care and maintenance for them.

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In a remarkable breakthrough, Lucknow's Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) announced the success of clinical trials for Umifenovir, an antiviral drug to be used in the treatment of COVID-19. As per the study conducted on 132 COVID patients, proper doses of the drug, administered twice daily for a period of five days, can ensure significant results. It has been claimed that the drug can lower viral load to zero in mild or moderate symptomatic and asymptomatic patients.

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