The 'DigiGaon' scheme under the umbrella of the Digital India campaign, is expanding its services in all Gram Panchayats of the Rajsamand district and soon, the public can avail its benefits. With the introduction of the Common Service Centres (CSC), villagers will be able to reap benefits of the government schemes, right at home soon and in a transparent manner to maintain credibility. This is an initiative undertaken by the Union Government towards a digital revolution in rural areas and it will save time and money of the commoners, who now don't need to leave their villages to travel to the city.

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Over the recent times, Lucknow has become a major shooting site for many Bollywood directors and a lot of big budget films have been shot in the City of Nawabs including, Jolly LLB 2, Bullet Raaja, Ishaqzaade, Bala and so on. So making its way to the list of Bollywood biggies which have been filmed in Lucknow, the shoot for Satyameva Jayate 2 has commenced in the city. Wednesday onwards, Lucknow will be hosting the cast and crew of John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar starrer Satyameva Jayate 2 and the team will continue its operations till January 2021.

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The coastal sand dune ecosystem in Goa, which has been long-neglected, is now in for a solid revamp. Approximately 3 crores have been sanctioned to the state by the World Bank, after the body approved a proposal drafted by the Goa state biodiversity board. Under this programme, Goa will soon be a home to India's first sand dune parks and interpretation centres, along a few stretches. The National Green Tribunal also directed PWD, Goa and other concerned authorities to take immediate remedial measures for the restoration and regeneration of the sand dune ecosystem.

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On Tuesday, the apex body of cricket in UP, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) announced that it has re-opened a special window for online registration for those players who were not able to register earlier in the first phase. The players (men and women) can log on to the UPCA's official website and get themselves registered for the year 2020-21, before the 23rd of October. This has given the aspiring players in the state a speck of hope and this second window is bound to see a major traffic.

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As per reports, the tourism department has commenced the demarcation process of beach shacks along Goa's North coastal belt, which includes Calangute, Candolim and Anjuna. Officials are expecting the exercise to be completed within another two weeks. The start of this process of area allotment for the beach shacks, has provided a major relief to many business owners as they have been waiting to resume their operations soon. This year, due to the pandemic at hand, the previously chalked out schedule for October has been delayed.

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The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh is all set to launch the OPD service at the Super Specialty Cancer Institute (SSCI) today, in Lucknow. The SSCI will be tagged as the biggest cancer centre in the country, once it gets operational. This institute is equipped with 1,250 beds and it will be bigger than the National Cancer Institute of Jhajjar (Haryana), which has the capacity of 700 beds. SSCI will be twice the size of the Tata Memorial Institute of Mumbai, which has about 650 beds and will be four times larger than Delhi's Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute. The Chief Minister will inaugurate the SSCI's main OPD block in a virtual ceremony, in the presence of the Union Defence Minister.

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Keeping in sight the high number of COVID-19 patients in the country who need ventilator services, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur has developed a ventilator, which is significantly cheaper than the ones available in the market. A startup formed at IIT Kanpur, has created a top-notch quality ventilator in just 2-3 months with indigenous technology and equipment. Imported ventilators are sold at a price of 10-12 lakhs but this new ventilator model is available at 2.5 to 3 lakhs.

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Air India has now started direct flights between Goa International Airport and London Heathrow, on a weekly basis. This service is soon expected to be bi-weekly from November onwards under the Air Bubble agreement. The Goa Airport authorities took to Twitter and announced, "Important day for Goa Intn'l Airport. Today Air India starts its direct flight LHR-GOI-LHR, B787. Initially once a week then twice a week from November under Air Bubble. Goa connects to London directly now. This venture will surely promote tourism in the state and flyers will be able to land up in Goa and vice-versa, without much hassles.

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