Youth in Kashmir will have more opportunities to hone their skills in sports with the enhancement of required infrastructure. After Jammu and Kashmir became the Union Territory, construction of playground in Ganderbal is ongoing in full swing. This initiative will play a vital role to boost sports activities help the local youth to show their sports talent. The government is spending huge amount of money to improve sports infrastructure in the valley. Despite showing excellent performance in sports, Kashmiri youth were facing difficulties due to lack of basic facilities. With Jammu and Kashmir government's efforts, new playground will meet all the requirements of the sports enthusiasts. One of the local players said, "They have taken a very big initiative to construct this ground. Last one year has been better. They have started this construction work a year back and ground is improving day by day. Sports play a pivotal role." A local said, "The government has taken a very good initiative after locals demanded for it. Youth will take more interest in games."
The Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP), announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 for Jammu and Kashmir, has proved to be a breather for the farmers in the Union Territory as the horticulture department has set up apple orchards in Anantnag district to help increase the apple production. The department has lent a helping hand to an apple grower by giving him high-density apple plants under the PMDP which provides them nets, borewells and other facilities on subsidy. Under this scheme, growers are given high density plants, nets borewells and other facilities on subsidy. These high density plants yield good results with two years of planting the trees. Horticulture department recommended these high density plants for promotion of horticulture sector of Kashmir. The department also provides technical support to these growers for scientific layout of these new plantations.
Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
The Government has announced two new tests for coronavirus and flu, which canreturn results in just 90 minutes, are to be deployed in hospitals, care homesand laboratories from next week. The tests have been hailed as a crucialinstrument in the fight against the pandemic, especially as the UK heads intothe colder months. There are two types of test; the swab test and the finger-prick test, used to test if a person has Covid-19 or once had the virus. Thetwo current test available has some setbacks, mainly being the amount of timeit takes to process results, between 24-72 hours to get results. The mainthing with the news test, yet to be introduced, is the speed with which theyare able to detect not just Covid-19, but also other seasonal illnesses. Thiswill be crucial as Britain heads into winter, as will easily identify ifsufferers will need to self-isolate.
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COVID-19 sample testing of traders underway in Kashmir Valley on July 30. Police administration ensured successful testing of all traders before the opening of the markets. One of the traders said, "We thank the administration for carrying out COVID-19 testing." Another said, "We request that the test results should come out soon so that we can open up the markets as festivals are around the corner."
New varieties of walnut trees have been introduced by Central Institute of Temperature Horticulture in J-K's Budgam. CITH Director, DB Singh said, "We conducted extensive survey and collected information about 400 genotypes. We selected 10 varieties with superior qualities and these 10 varieties are being multiplied on a larger scale." The new varieties will boost good quality walnut production in Kashmir valley. Walnut is popular in national and global market for its unique taste. A few years back on experiment basis the researchers started the sowing drive of new varieties of plants and they got positive results.
The government has established COVID sampling screening centre along the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway at Lower Munda Qazigund in Anantnag district of South Kashmir. Presently, the migrant labourers who are working at brick kilns in Kashmir valley are allowed to enter the screening centre. Police along with the surveillance team are inquiring the visitors about their travel history.
After the tragic death of BJP leader Wasim Bari, along with his father and brother at the hands of terrorists, Union Minister Jitendra Singh and BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, met his family in Bandipora at the residence of the late BJP leader. All the leaders paid tribute to Wasim Bari, his father and brother. They also assured the family members of all possible help, and handed over a compensation cheque.
Funeral of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Wasim Bari was performed in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. His funeral was held along with his father and brother on July 09. All three were killed by terrorists on July 08.
Spain said on Monday it hoped to convince Britain to make the Balearic and Canary islands exempt from a sudden quarantine measure for passengers returning to the UK. Several other Spanish regions said..