QAhmedabad: ‘Trash Rack’ Near Sardar Statue to Tackle Crocs & More
A large crocodile trapped and relocated from Dyke-3 near Statue of Unity.
A large crocodile trapped and relocated from Dyke-3 near Statue of Unity.(Photo: Rahul Nair/The Quint)

QAhmedabad: ‘Trash Rack’ Near Sardar Statue to Tackle Crocs & More

1. Seaplane Project: ‘Trash Rack’ Near Sardar Statue to Keep Crocs at Bay

Putting the seaplane project near Statue of Unity on fast track, the Gujarat government has planned to install a “trash rack”, a mesh-like structure that will prevent crocodiles in Narmada reservoir from populating the Magar Talav or crocodile pond adjacent to the dam.

The trash rack is nothing but a mesh grill that will be installed in a 300-m-long channel that connects Pond Two with Pond Three, which has been found suitable for the seaplane project. This will prevent new crocodiles from entering this pond and keep it crocodile-free in future,” a senior state government official has told The Indian Express.

There are four ponds between Narmada dam and the main canal head regulator. These four ponds are linked through a canal system to the dam. The biggest of them is Pond number Three.

(Source: The Indian Express)

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2. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Data Indicates a Rise in Unfit Water Samples

Even as the city battles water scarcity, here is another bit of data that adds a new dimension to the city's water woes. As per the data provided by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), there is a rising number of water samples being unfit.

Every day the civic body takes a sample from each ward from the end users home to test the fitness of water. Looking at the data shared by the civic body, it is clear that the authority has reduced the number of samples for the laboratory test. And, despite the decreased number of water samples being taken for the test, there is an increase of unfit sample.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

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3. No Gujarat Student in National Merit List

Girls from the state have come out as champions in Indian School Certificate (ISC-Class XII) and Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE-Class X) examination. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Tuesday, 7 May, after declared the results for Class 10 and 12 with ICSE recording a pass percentage of 99.12%, 96.16% students cleared the ISC exam across the state.

While no student from Gujarat made to it the national merit as declared by the Council, four students including one from Rajkot and three from Ahmedabad made it to the state merit for class 10 whereas three from class 12 including one from Vadodara and two from city made it to state merit list.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

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4. LRD Paper Leak: 1 of the Main Accused Held From Gurugram

On Tuesday, 7 May, during a joint operation conducted by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Gujarat, Ahmedabad Crime branch and Delhi police, one of the main conspirators in the LRD paper leak case, Vinod Chikkara, was arrested.

According to officials, with the help of the technical team, they were able to track down Chikkara, who was hiding in Gurgaon and a team was sent to the spot from where he was arrested.

During his interrogation, it was revealed that Chikkara was working with the other accused identified as Virendra Mathur and Vinay Arora who had already been arrested in the case.

(Source: DNA Ahmedabad)

5. Gujarat Cop Complaints to CBSE Over Internal Assessment System

Unhappy over the internal assessment marks given to her daughter in Class X by a city school, an IPS officer from Gujarat on Tuesday, 7 May, lodged a complaint with the Central Board of Secondary education (CBSE).

In his complaint, the officer, Vipul Aggarwal, has claimed schools are misusing the "freedom" given for internal assessment of students and acting in an "arbitrary manner".

The 2001-batch Gujarat cadre officer emailed his complaint to CBSE chairperson Anita Karwal Tuesday, a day after the board declared its Class X results.

Aggarwal is currently posted in Ahmedabad city as the Joint Commissioner of Police (Administration).

In the email, Aggarwal said her daughter has secured 89.6 per cent in the Class X exam, obtaining 448 of the total 500 marks.

(Source: PTI)

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