We have got some important news along with events and more short local stories for you that took place in India in the Local roundup. Read all of them below!

Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news and more short local stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.

1. States to provide Rs 50,000 ex-gratia for deaths due to COVID-19

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The National Disaster Management Authority has decided to provide Rs. 50,000 ex-gratia amount for the deaths due to COVID-19. The amount will be payable by the states through the States Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). As the total death toll of the country is 4.5 lakhs, it is likely to cost Rs. 2,250 crores to the states.

2. Chandigarh organises first-ever air show

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To mark the victory of the 1971 war, an airforce station, along with the Chandigarh administration, organized an air show on September 22nd. ‘Surya Kiran’, the name of the show was held at Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh. An aircraft could be seen above the lake doing rounds which got recorded and released by a news agency.

3. Calicut University makes mandatory for students to sign declaration against dowry

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In a move against the practice of the dowry system, the Calicut University of Kerala has made it mandatory for the students to sign a declaration against dowry before accepting their respective degrees. It has been made clear by the university that the degrees would be cancelled in case of any violations. Only last week, around 386 students signed the declaration at Kochi’s Kerala University for Fisheries and Ocean Studies.

4. Kerala scrap dealer dedicates life to animals

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Aziz, the 48-year-old scrap dealer from Kerala, has been feeding birds and animals for more than 33 years. He can often be found on the quiet streets of Kozhikode beach feeding birds. The major motivation behind his work is to make sure that the stray animals and birds do not remain hungry for which he feeds animals thrice a day.

5. ‘Library man’ of Jharkhand helps underprivileged kids

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Sanjay Kachhap, aka library man, has set up 18 libraries at various locations in the Kolhan division of Jharkhand. A 40-year-old market secretary of Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) in Jamshedpur is keen on providing study material to underprivileged kids. Out of 18 libraries, 12 are fully digital and have LED and Wi-Fi.

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