1. Cyclone Vayu: Nearly Three Lakh to Be Evacuated in Gujarat
Cyclone Vayu, which makes landfall at Gujarat coast near Veraval early on Thursday morning, (13 June) has put the entire state machinery on high alert, officials said. Almost 300,000 people are set to be evacuated in Gujarat out of the path of the severe cyclonic storm due in two days, authorities said.
After an emergency meeting, state chief secretary JN Singh said: “We have identified 2.91 lakh people living in low-lying areas of 10 coastal districts who will be evacuated by Wednesday afternoon (12 June).”
Union Home Minister Amit Shah took a high-level meeting and directed officials concerned to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated.
Shah also instructed that essential services like power, telecommunications and water supply be maintained through the storm, or restored immediately in case they get damaged.
2. Cyclone Vayu Likely to Hit Gujarat Coast Early Tomorrow
Severe cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ is expected to make landfall on Gujarat coast early on 13 June, even as its effects will be witnessed from midnight (12 June). The state is on high alert with the government making all possible arrangements with a mission of “zero tolerance and zero casualty”.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), Vayu is expected to touch the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) around Veraval (Gir Somnath) and Diu region as a severe cyclonic storm with wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph on the morning of 13 June.
It is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the 11 coastal districts, along with storm surge, which may cause inundation in the low-lying areas of Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Amreli and Bhavnagar districts, besides Diu.
(Source: Indian Express)
3. Guj CM Reviews Rs 350 Cr Lion Conservation Project in Gir
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday, 11 June reviewed the progress of state government's Rs 350 crore lion conservation project launched in November last year after more than 15 big cats died in Gir forest.
Rupani held a meeting at Sasan-Gir with senior forest officials and asked them to expedite the implementation of the project.
The project includes setting up of a dedicated hospital for lions, a research centre, purchasing drones and radio collars for better surveillance, a quarantine facility, a vaccine centre, apart from comprehensive training modules for forest staff, a state government release said.
(Source: Business Standard)
4. Doctors Remove 250 Grams Hair From 11-Year Old
Doctors of Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad removed about 250 grams of hair from the stomach of a 11-year old girl. Doctors said that it is a rare condition called Trichobezoars, which develops due chronic hair eating. T
he hairs sticks in the stomach and forms a ball and finally takes shape of the stomach. It grows gradually and may progress towards small bowel. It obstructs any food taken and the person is not able to eat or drink. If ignored, it can cause bursting of the intestine and prove fatal for the patient.
Eleven-year old Laxmi Vishnu Thakor, a resident of Sabarmati was suffering from vomiting and constipation. She got initial treatment from Sabarmati Municipal Hospital and then a private hospital. Her parents, both labourers, were told that she need to be operated upon and expense would be about Rs two lakh.
5. Gliding Past Challenges, Govt-Run Schoolchildren Take to Skating
When we talk of sports in India the first thought that comes to our mind is cricket. But here is a government-run school in Ropda village of Daskroi Taluka in Ahmedabad city has let you wondering why India doesn't focus more on various sports.
The sheer determination of the principal to ensure that every child learns a sport has made the students coming from financially weaker background get hooked to an expensive sport like skating.
The school Ropada Primary School proudly boasts of 146 skaters who are working hard to compete at district and inter-school level competitions. The school teaches the sport for free, as children come from a humble background.