Air quality recorded unhealthy in the national capital, Delhi on October 22. Since last week, the air of Delhi has been in the 'poor' and 'unhealthy' category. Air Quality Index (AQI), near ITO PM 2.5 at 141 and PM 10 at 196. However, to maintain fitness, a group of cyclists was seen riding on the roads of the national capital. While raising concern on bad air quality, cyclists praised Delhi government's move 'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign as part of the war against pollution."'Red Light On, Gaadi Off' campaign is really good it saves fuel and will save bad air also," said a cyclist. "Common man needs to be aware about air pollution, till then no government can change the situation", another cyclist said. "Citizens should take little steps to make environment clean, and perform our duties", the cyclist added.
A meeting of Home Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram, over the present Assam-Mizoram border situation was held on October 21. Following the meeting, Assam Home Secretary, Gyanendra Dev Tripathi informed that Mizoram government agreed to withdraw forces from the state. "In view of the present situation, we requested Mizoram Govt to withdraw the forces in Assam side which they had deployed. Government of Mizoram has agreed to our request. So, the problem of deployment of forces has been resolved," said Gyanendra Dev Tripathi..
Big-budget Durga puja committees in Guwahati decided to lower down the budget this year ahead of COVID-19 pandemic. Bishnupur Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee has decided not to make a giant pandal this year. The budget of celebration this year has been reduced to Rs. 2 lakh which earlier was Rs. 25 lakh. COVID protocols issued by the government will be followed during the celebration. Around 50 people will be allowed at a time to stand in the ground, which will be regularly monitored and sanitized.
Business of idol makers in Guwahati remained affected ahead of Durga Puja due to COVID-19 pandemic. Idol makers are suffering huge loss this year. An Idol maker said, "We are suffering huge losses this year. We are in trouble."
After months of closure, famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati reopened for devotees. The inner sanctum sanctorum was closed in view of COVID-19. Devotees were seen visiting the famous temple to perform 'parikrama'. Keeping in mind the COVID spread, 15 minutes have been allotted to each devotee visiting.
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