#Kumbh Mela

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Sadhus during the second Shahi Snan (Royal Bath) at Har Ki Pouri, during Kumbh Mela 2021, in Haridwar. (PTI Photo)

  • The Narendra Modi government has cancelled and postponed the CBSE board exams for Class 10 and 12 respectively
  • The decision has led to much panic and chaos in the student community across the country
  •  The Kumbh Mela has been drawing more than 100,000 persons daily ever since it was officially opened on April 1 

.Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Hema Malini is BJP's MP from Mathura, (Photo Credit: Instagram/@dreamgirlhemamalini)

  • According to media reports, the incident took place on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura
  • UP CM  Yogi Adityanath had gone to Mathura to perform 'aarti' at the banks of the river Yamuna
  • It was performed to mark the inception of the Vrindavan Kumbh Mela

.Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
Devotees took holy dips in Ganga river on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' festival during the ‘Magh Mela’, at Sangam. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The centre said the attendees will have to register with the State government
  • The Kumbh Mela will be held for 48 days in 2021 instead of the usual three-and-half-months
  • Uttarakhand saw the first-phase of COVID-19 vaccine released last week