Local roundup: India gets the first helpline for senior citizens, Bengaluru to start the first electric bus, and more such short local news stories for you!

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1. Bengaluru first electric bus to start on November 1

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The Banglore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has introduced the first electric bus on September 30. It will be starting its operations from November 1. The bus will have a seating capacity of 30 to 35 persons, and it will be deployed at the metro stations like Mysuru road, Byappanahalli, Banashankari, and Indiranagar.

2. India gets ‘elders line’ for senior citizens for the first time

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Aiming to provide a toll-free number to senior citizens to solve their problems, the government has launched a pan-India toll-free number – 14567 called the ‘Elder Line’. The elderly people will be able to take guidance on pension, medical and legal assistance, along with getting support in case of abuse and other issues.

3. Pune police launch ‘morning walk initiative’ to raise awareness on safety

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Pimpri Chinchwad police and the Pimpri Chinchwad Cooperative Housing Society Federation have joined hands to develop confidence among residents of Wakad where a chain snatcher had attacked a woman during her walk a few days ago. The police will now be available in the area every Tuesday at 6 a.m. to ensure the safety of citizens.

4. Bengal teacher helps 500 tribal women to get COVID-19 vaccine

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Deep Narayan Nayak, a primary school teacher from West Bengal’s Bardhaman district, took on himself to aware people of the importance of vaccines and has counselled and registered 500 tribal women for the vaccines. Popularly known as ‘Raster Master’, he has also been winning hearts for imparting free education to street children.

5. Odisha farmer grows 3,000 medicinal plants in the garden

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Patayat Sahu, a resident of Nandol village from Odisha’s Kalahandi district has grown nearly 3,000 medicinal plants on 1.5 acres of land. Out of other species, a few grown by the 65-year-old farmer are Ashoka, Lodhra, Bidanga, Tihudi, etc. He has used organic manure for the plants and has avoided the usage of chemicals and fertilizers.

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