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Eyes set on sky, children display drone-flying skills in Lucknow

All eyes were set on the sky as young minds gave wings to their dreams and skills at La Martiniere College ground in Lucknow on Thursday. After learning how to make and control unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) during a 20-day summer camp, 30 children in the age group of 6-16 years demonstrated their drone-flying skills on the concluding day of the programme. “This is the first time in the country where a platform was provided to the children to ignite their young minds to draw them towards aviation and robotics,”…

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After Delhi, Thick Smog Descends Over Lucknow

The air quality in the Uttar Pradesh capital and nearby areas was said to be “alarmingly bad” and polluted for a second straight day on Monday, officials said. According to a study by the Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (IITR), Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and UP Pollution Control Board, the air quality index of Lucknow was eight times poisonous than the permissible limit. IITR Director Alok Dhawan said the city’s air quality was in bad shape and the situation warranted immediate and urgent attention. People need to be careful…

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Dengue Deaths Touch 100 in Lucknow, More People Test Positive

The death toll from dengue has crossed the 100 mark here and still the vector borne disease shows no signs of relenting in Uttar Pradesh. In the past two days, more than 150 patients have tested positive for dengue and the humid weather continues to add to the spread of the disease. Health Department officials while refusing to admit the high toll, said the situation was “serious and worrisome”. The number of dengue patients here touched 1,356, including a large number of children and aged people. After a literal epidemic…

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