Coronavirus in India: What you need to know?

Coronavirus, a new deadly virus has killed more than one hundred people in China and has infected thousands across the world. Countries like Hong Kong, Australia, Thailand, France, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Nepal, South Korea have reported confirmed cases of this deadly virus.

However, as of now, no confirmed cases have been detected in India. Although, few suspected cases have been put under isolation in Delhi’s Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

This ongoing outbreak of the fatal coronavirus originated in China’s Wuhan city. The deadly virus has claimed more than a hundred lives so far.

What is Coronavirus?

The Wuhan Coronavirus which is also called as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a family of viruses in human that can cause a range of illnesses including cough, cold, fever, breathlessness etc.

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The name of the virus, corona, comes from its shape which looks like the outer layer of the sun’s atmosphere during a total solar eclipse.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus infection?

The common symptom of coronavirus infection includes fever, cough and breathlessness. Although the symptoms depend upon the type of infectant, some of the common signs include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Breathing trouble
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pneumonia
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

The first case of coronavirus was detected after mysterious pneumonia cases were reported in China.

What precaution should be taken?

The basic precaution recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) includes good hygiene and staying away from infectious people.

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Cover your mouth while coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with people showing cough and cold symptoms
  • Do not eat a raw or undercooked animal product

Besides, WHO also recommends avoiding travelling to China if not essential.

Indians who are feeling unwell while in China or who have recently returned from China must promptly seek medical help.

India’s take on coronavirus outburst

The Indian government is preparing to evacuate citizens from China after the outburst of this deadly virus. The central government has also set 24×7 helpline number to attend queries about novel coronavirus.

Anyone seeking help or information can call on the national helpline no: +91-1123978046

The Airport Authority has designated twenty thermal screening options at the various airports including New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kochi and Hyderabad.

Health Ministry of India has published several guidelines for healthcare practitioners on its Disease Alert page.

Udaipur’s preparedness on Coronavirus

Udaipur’s Medical Education Department and Medical and Health Department are on alert following the suspected cases admitted in Jaipur and Madhya Pradesh.

City’s RNT Medical College has designated an isolation ward in the skin department of the hospital for any suspected patients.

Treatment for coronavirus

As of now, there is no prescribed treatment or vaccine available for coronavirus treatment. The virus has its own course and subsides on its own.

Patients who are infected with coronavirus need to be kept in isolation and must take proper rest along with the prescribed medication in order to recover effectively.

Rest, medicine and the right food are important for recovery from coronavirus.

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur earns 3rd Guinness World Record

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, on his birthday on 28th January, commenced a unique ‘Go Green’ initiative called ‘Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyaan’ which has earned him the third Guinness World Record in just under 10 months.

Lakshyaraj is the youngest member of the former Royal Family of Mewar and a Trustee of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur.

During the ‘Go Green’ campaign, thousands of school students, Indian Army personnel and citizens from all walks of life participated and planted 4035 saplings varies from Amaltaj; Srahdana; Gulmohar; Kesiya Shayma in less than 60 seconds.

World Record in Udaipur

The previous world record for most saplings planted in 60 seconds stood at 2000 but today’s unique initiative in Udaipur by Lakshyaraj has broken the previous record.

‘Go Green’ highlighted Lakshyaraj Singh’s idea for a cleaner and greener tomorrow with more saplings being planted by the citizens themselves.

Speaking on the occasion he said, “The focus has always been to give back to society. And caring for Mother Earth should be a priority for each one of us so that we are able to provide a better tomorrow for the generations to come given the current challenges of global warming, ecological imbalance and various natural calamities which have resulted due to man-made misadventures.”

This is his third Guinness World Record; the first being ‘Vastradaan’ which witnessed the collection of 3,29,250 clothes for donation to the needy. It was followed by the second Guinness World Record to Inspire Education wherein 20 tonnes of stationery items for students were collected within 24 hours.

Lakshyaraj Singh has created awareness on several social issues related to the rural and urban populace in the region. He has conducted campaigns for numerous social causes to create awareness in the field of education, health, environment etc., in order to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the local people. He has also worked on various social projects in association with NGOs like the Sauhardya Charitable Trust.

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar is the driving force behind the growth story of Udaipur. He is the scion of the oldest dynasty in the world. His unconditional contribution towards the hospitality and tourism industry and society at large is widely recognized.  He lives by the values of creating equal and fair opportunities for growth and sustainability. Mentoring the young mind is at the core of his beliefs.

At HRH Group of Hotels, as the Executive Director, he has been leading innovations and disruptions in the hospitality industry.

He has worked with stakeholders of the travel and hospitality industry to ensure that Udaipur remains one of the world’s most desirable destination. His unique management style and hands-on approach makes him a very approachable leader and the media has hailed him as the ‘People’s Prince’.

Government bank employee may go on 2-day strike from Jan 31

Government bank employees from State Bank of India and other Public Sector Banks may go on strike from 31st January 2020. SBI has informed its customers that operations may be impacted due to proposed 2-day nationwide strike.

The PSU banks have threatened to go on a nationwide strike to protest for early wage revision. This strike has been given by the umbrella body of the nine bank unions, the United Forum of Bank Unions. This body includes unions like All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AIBOC), All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA) and National Organisation of Bank Workers.

The unions had a meeting with the Chief Labour Commissioner on Monday which went inconclusive following which the unions decided not to take back the strike notice.

The revision of wages for employee of public sector banks employee is pending since November 2017. The AIBEA general secretary C H Venkatachalam has appealed to the banking customers to bear with the disruption in the services due to the strike.


Bharat Bandh proposed on 29 January

A social organisation called Bahujan Kranti Morcha (BKM) has called for a complete shut down in India on January 29, 2020, to protest against Citizen Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizen (NRC), and National Population Register (NPR).

Bahujan Kranti Morcha has called for this Bandh and has asked all the social organisations to join hands and support it.

A meeting was held here in Town Hall, Udaipur in which the officials of auto and taxi unions participated. The organisation has released posters and stickers of Bharat Bandh and has requested the people to co-operate.

26 Interesting Facts About 26 January: Indian Republic Day

Every Indian heart gets filled with tremendous pride as the Tiranga unfurls on the national festivals like 15th August and 26th January every year.

However, a lot many of us are not well-versed with the reason behind celebrating these festivals especially the Republic Day that is celebrated on January each year.


So, here we have listed some insightful facts about the Indian Republic Day.

  1. 26 January 1930 was earlier celebrated as Indian Independence Day because on this day India decided to fight for freedom.
  2. The then Indian leaders wanted to make the date 26 January a historic one, so they decided to launch the Constitution of India on this date.
  3. Dr B. R. Ambedkar took 2 years and 11 months to draft the Constitution of India.
  4. The Constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949.
  5. However, it came into effect on 26th January 1950.
  6. The first Republic Day of India was celebrated on 26th January 1950, almost after 2 years of Indian Independence Day.
  7. Indian Constitution is the longest constitution in the world with a total of 448 articles.
  8. Indian Constitution is written in both English and Hindi.
  9.  Republic Day Celebration is a 3-day long event in New Delhi.
  10. The celebration starts on 26th January with Republic Day Parade and ends on 29th January with Beating Retreat Ceremony.
  11. During the Parade of Republic Day, a Christian hymn “Abide with me” is played because this was Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite hymn.
  12. From 1950 to 1954, Republic Day was celebrated at Irwin Stadium now called National Stadium, Red Fort, Ramlila Grounds and Kingsway.
  13. The first Republic Day Celebration at Rajpath was held in 1955.
  14. The Indian Constitution has never been printed ever.
  15. The original copy of the Indian Constitution is preserved in helium-filled caskets at the Library of Parliament House.
  16. The first President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad was sworn on 26th January 1950.
  17. The Indian Constitution is inspired by the best aspects of the constitutions of other countries.
  18. The concept of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity has come from the French Constitution.
  19. The 5-year plan came from the Constitution of USSR.
  20. Before 26th January 1950, India followed the Government of India Act 1935, made by the British Government.
  21. The National Awards like Bharat Ratna, Padma Bhushan and Kriti Chakra are awarded on the Republic Day.
  22. The Indian Airforce came into existence as an independent body on the Republic Day.
  23. The Republic Day Parade starts from Rajpath and ends at Red Fort in Delhi.
  24. A 21-gun salute is given to the National Flag and the President of India during the Republic Day Flag Hoisting Ceremony.
  25. Republic Day 2020 is the first time when a woman army officer, Tania Shergill will lead the Army Day Parade.
  26. Hindi was declared as the National Language of India on 26th January 1965.

Republic Day in India is an important event of Indian history. Let’s take a moment to salute the Constitution of India that stands second to none.

Happy 71st Republic Day to All!!!

New flyover proposed to free Sevashram Chouraha from traffic congestion

To get rid of severe traffic congestion at one of the city’s busiest road, Sevashram and Thokar Chouraha, UIT has proposed to build a flyover from Ayad Puliya to BN College Road.

The flyover will start from Ayad Puliya which connects Sevashram Chouraha to Thokar and end near Dalal Petrol Pump located at BN College Road. The Urban Improvement Trust of Udaipur has already started working on the design for the same.

The flyover will ease the traffic congestion at both the Chouraha. Also, people travelling from Dabok Airport can avoid getting stuck in the traffic at Sevashram. Now, the proposed flyover is likely to help ease the growing traffic situation and make the commute to the airport quicker.

In a meeting held at UIT Udaipur, UIT Chairman and Udaipur District Collector Ms Anandhi investigated the plan and check the feasibility of the project.

Student volunteers to manage traffic in Udaipur

With an aim to ensure better traffic management and create awareness about rules and regulations, the Udaipur Police has engaged student traffic volunteers in Udaipur city on an experimental basis.

This Student Traffic Volunteer Scheme will be inaugurated on Friday, 24 January by Traffic DSP, Sudha Palawat and TI, Netrapal Singh in presence of IG Binita Thakur and Udaipur SP Kailash Chandra Bishnoi.

After imparting proper training, the district police will be deploying 30 boys and girls initially on a trial basis. After the feedback, the police department will deploy the students at various locations during the Sadak Suraksha Saptah which will begin from 4th February.

The Student Volunteer Scheme was introduced in Bhubaneshwar and Cuttack in January 2017 encouraging college and university students to assist police personnel in regulating traffic.


Udaipur, hurry up! Give feedback for Swachh Survekshan 2020 by Jan 31

The final round of Swachh Survekshan 2020 has started, but the city is lagging far behind in citizen feedback evaluation. 

Citizen feedback, which has 25% weightage (1,500 marks out of the total 6,000), is for people to share their experiences about the city’s sanitation. The feedback is open till January 31.

The lack of awareness in the city about this feedback system is clearly visible. Since the feedback process will end soon, the Municipal Corporation of Udaipur has also started creating awareness about it.

There are four ways of giving citizen feedback under the Swachh Survekshan 2020. Udaipur is way behind in giving feedback in these four ways.

The feedback received as of 21 January 2020 is as under:


  • City App – 192 feedbacks
  • Portal – 3928
  • IVR – 4
  • Swachta App – 42

How to give feedback?

Give your response using one of the following methods:

What are the must-do activities in Udaipur?

There is a difference between visiting a city and exploring it. Being one of the best tourist destinations in India, there are so many wonderful things to do in Udaipur.

Udaipur is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in India. A place where you can literally walk amongst the ruins of its 400 years old history. Also called as the Venice of the East and City of Lakes, the city proudly boasts its natural beauty and historical richness.

So, for those who want to explore the real natural beauty and rich culture, read on to know about the must-do things in Udaipur!

Best things to do in Udaipur

Explore the rich culture, natural beauty and amazing history with these must-do activities in Udaipur.

Witness morning beauty from Neemuch Mata Temple
Udaipur Sunrise
Sunrise from Neemuch Mata Temple
Neemuch Mata Sunrise
Neemuch Mata Sunrise

Situated on a hill near Fatehsagar Lake, Neemuch Mata temple gives a beautiful panoramic view of the city from the top of the hill. Visit this place early in the morning for a beautiful start of your day with a gorgeous view.

Take the old city walk to explore the heritage
Old City Udaipur
Old City Udaipur

Visit the streets of the old city that are overflowing with colours and life. Take a walk through the lanes of Gangore Ghat, Majhi Ka Mandir, Clock Tower, Ambrai Road, Jagdish Mandir and Hathipol.

Shop traditional stuff from the local market
Shopping in Old City
Shopping in Old City
Udaipur Shopping
Udaipur Shopping
Old City Shopping Udaipur
Old City Shopping Udaipur

The vibrant bazaars offer amazing local stuff to shop. Places like Hathi Pol Bazaar, Jagdish Chowk is scattered with ethnic clothing, footwear, handicrafts, traditional paintings and other artisanal things. Even if you don’t intend to purchase anything, you can certainly spend a good day in window-shopping.

Visit City Palace to learn about the rich history
City Palace Interior
City Palace Interior Udaipur
Udaipur City Palace Architecture

The City Palace of Udaipur is one such place that will leave you spell-bounded whenever you visit it. The magnificent palace boasts a beautiful combination of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles. Take a guided tour to learn about the rich history of Mewar rulers.

Witness the classic beauties at Vintage Car Museum
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur
Vintage Car Museum Udaipur

A visual treat for vintage car lovers, Vintage Car Museum in Udaipur is a true delight to watch. The classic collection includes Rolls-Royce, Cadillacs, MG-TC Convertible and many more.

Explore the local life at Shipgram
Shilpgram Udaipur
Shilpgram Market

The art and craft hub of Udaipur, Shilpgram showcases the lifestyle of the tribal people of Rajasthan. A living museum of traditional art and craft, the place holds special workshops to spread the culture of Rajasthan. If you are an art lover, Shilpgram is a must-visit place in Udaipur for you.

Meet nature at Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace
Monsoon Palace aka Sajjangarh Fort

True to its name, Monsoon Palace is a place where clouds meet the age-old fort sitting atop a hill. Visit this place, which is also named as Sajjangarh Fort, during the rainy season and you have all the chances to get the hazy and cloudy view of the city drenched in monsoon beauty.

Take the Ropeway Ride at Karni Mata Temple
Udaipur Ropeway
View from Karnimata Ropeway

Bird’s eye view of this city is one of the most beautiful experience you can have in Udaipur. And the city offers many such points to give you this delight. Udaipur being

Attend Dharohar Folk Dance Show
Dharohar Dance Show Udaipur
Dharohar Performance

The amazing Bagore Ki Haveli is a must-visit place of Udaipur especially in the evening when it hosts the beautiful folk dance show, Dharohar. Dharohar showcases the folk dances of Rajasthan with colourful night shows of energetic regional dances.

Take a sunset boat ride at Lake Pichola
Sunset Boat Ride Lake Pichola
Lake Pichola Sunset

The breathtaking boat ride during the sunset time is an experience you can never get over with. The picturesque views from the placid water of Lake Pichola during sunset while floating along as the sun comes to rest on the horizon making the lake shimmer are truly mesmerizing.

Relax at Fatehsagar Pal
Fatehsagar Lake
Fatehsagar Night

After a tiring day of Udaipur sightseeing and collecting experiences in the city, the best way to unwind at the end of the day is taking a relaxing stroll in the fresh air at Fatehsagar Lake.

Also, after dusk, you may encounter groups of youngsters carrying their guitars and other musical instruments and melodize the environment.

Sit beside the lake and enjoy the music with a breath of fresh air.

If you know of any more rocking things to do in Udaipur, let us know and share this with your friends.

Earn over 7 lakhs per year by investing in a hassle-free business!

Looking for investing in a high return industry worth USD 3 bn? Know about the safest option to invest in a business in Udaipur.

By investing Rs 22 lakhs, a transportation business opportunity allows you to earn around 7 lakhs per year without any maintenance fuss.

Recently, in a major move to improve the air quality in a phased manner, Patna government decided to ban diesel-based autorickshaws from January 31, 2021. The decision to phase out the most pollution-emitting vehicles was taken in view of the growing contamination of ambient air, which has deteriorated to the worst level in Patna and a few other cities this season.

In fact, India is making a big push for electric vehicles, signalling a turning point in its clean energy policy. In 2017, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that he intended for India to move to 100% electric cars by 2030. That was an ambitious target given that even the UK and France were hoping to phase out conventional combustion-engine cars only by 2040.

Seeing this futuristic business prospect, Growdiesel, India’s No.1 clean-fuel exploration and production organization, launched a whole new ecosystem of the electric auto transportation system called Growdiesel Electric Transportation System (G.E.T.S) for the first time in the country from Udaipur.

Growdiesel’s core business is to produce and sell renewable clean fuel. The company was founded with a belief that it is possible to transform the future, to take steps and make differences to the lives of millions of people.

Growdiesel is coming up with a fleet of electric auto and a network of charging stations for them. As a business plan, the company will be leasing out these electric autos while taking care of its servicing and maintenance keeping the business completely hassle-free.

Growdiesel Electric Charging Station

In an interview with the director of DSC BIOENERGY Mr Vaibhav Chhajed, he explained the business model of the company.

“With the booming market of electric transportation, increasing petrol and diesel prices, almost no safe high return investment, our model comes up as a boon for business and environment. We have created an entire commercial charging infrastructure wherein we want to relieve all our investor from any kind of management hassles. It’s a win-win for anyone who invests. No businesses with such low investments can give returns as fast as this as of now.” explained Mr Chhajed.

“Our electric autos are strongly built with modern features like reverse parking camera, fire extinguisher etc. It can also take elevation up to 15 degree which is 7 times of normal e rickshaw”, he added.

Growdiesel Fuel

If we look at the other countries involved in a similar kind of business, we see China as the world’s largest electric vehicle market. It has the world’s largest network of charging stations for such vehicles and is also the world’s largest manufacturer of batteries. And according to recent figures, sales of New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) – including electric and hybrid models – increased substantially in 2018 in China.

What makes our opportunity unique?

The investor gets 10 electric autos on a lease which also covers vehicle insurance, registration and lifetime battery maintenance.

The company has come up with an entire ecosystem where it has brought modern electric autos with commercial charging infrastructure and lifetime battery swapping.

  • Quick ROI
  • Support in planning and execution
  • Opportunity in a highly profitable market
  • Technical Support
  • High returns on investment (30%)

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