Lucknow's Vintage Machine is brewing free coffees for all, on their 5th birthday tomorrow

VM is certainly hailed as one of the best cafes in the city, for several reasons of course- one of them being their iconic coffee!

When it comes to chilling with buddies or bae over a cup of coffee in Lucknow, Vintage Machine is one of the first places which pops up in our minds. The chill vibes coupled with great music, the welcoming decor and of course, their food and beverage menu, just pulls us in like no other! So if you're a VM fan just like us or are a sucker for a good cup of joe, then tomorrow you should be here as VM is brewing FREE COFFEES for all, on the occasion of their 5th birthday.

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Local train services in Mumbai increased by the Central Railway, from today

The new provisions are distributed over different destinations on both mainline and harbour line routes.

In an effort to minimize overcrowding in locals trains during this pandemic, the Central Railway has set 68 additional special suburban local trains in motion, in Mumbai. At the moment, the aforementioned department operates 355 local trains and this new move is intended towards making the commute easier for the essential services staff. The new provisions are distributed over different destinations on both mainline and harbour line routes.

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Health enthusiasts can now find 'Kadha' on the menu of Lucknow's iconic Coffee House

Coffee House tweaks beverage menu to include the desi concoction of immunity boosting kadha!

The two most popular beverages that the fear of coronavirus and its subsequent lockdown gave us are home-made concoctions kadhas and the social media famous, Dalgone coffee. And it is a surprise for everyone that Lucknow's Coffee House has picked kadha over coffee to be a part of its beverage menu! Talk about being unusual!

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IIT-Kanpur's E-Spin nanotech startup has introduced designer masks to battle COVID-19

These designer masks are reusable and they not only protect a person from COVID-19 but also from external pollution and respiratory odour.

Masks have become an indispensable part of the ongoing pandemic and it is a life-saving equipment, keeping in view the nature of the virus. So in a bid to save the citizens from contracting the disease, the folks at IIT-Kanpur have come up with unique fashionable designer masks. These indigenous masks are said to be effective in countering the COVID-19 infection.

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Toll rates hiked! Mumbai raises entry-exit toll charges from October 1

State notifies toll rise is periodical, levied against recovery of maintenance cost of bridging structures.

The toll charges of Mumbai are all set to witness a spike by 18% at all entry and exit booths, at Vashi, Mulund, Airoli, LBS Nagar and Dahisar, 1st October onwards. These revised rates have risen as a recovery in correspondence to the cost of flyovers, bridges, subways, road development and maintenance. The one-way toll for a car which was previously priced at ₹35 will stand to ₹40 from the coming Thursday!

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Lucknow Mahotsav postponed until further notice. Here's why:

City postpones it spotlighting cultural gala of Lucknow Mahotsav over coronavirus pandemic scares

The Lucknow Mahotsav Committee and Department of Tourism have decided to postpone the celebrations of Lucknow Mahotsav until further notice over the alarming rise of the spread and transmission of the novel coronavirus in the city. The authorities have highlighted the unfeasibility of organising a 10-day cultural gala in Lucknow in the backdrop of a volatile pandemic. With this decision, Lucknow marks two consecutive years of no Mahotsav in the city. Last year, the Lucknow Mahotsav was postponed in lieu of the Defense Expo.

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In an ironic discovery, the non COVID death rate in Uttar Pradesh has declined in 2020

COVID-19 infection fears have reduced the vulnerability to other general diseases

The battle of survival against the coronavirus has polished our defences towards the other health irregularities as well. With an active fight that has almost lasted half a year now, surging mortality count due to infection has a silver lining after all. The pandemic has altered, changed and improved health, safety and food habits among majority of people. A majority of the population has become health and lifestyle conscious and this has diminished their vulnerability to other common diseases and flues.

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5% COVID-19 survivors in Indore do not show presence of antibodies!

Plasma banks at SAIMS & MGMMC find reduced antibodies in the bodies of recovered plasma donors.

In a startling discovery, at least 5% of coronavirus recovered patients in the city of Indore exhibit absentee antibodies of the virus. This was brought to notice by major plasma banks in 2 medical institutions in Indore that have discovered very low to no antibodies in the systems of 5-7% of the erstwhile COVID-19 patients.

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Phase 3 trials of Coronavirus vaccine- Covaxin, to begin soon in Lucknow

ICMR stated that the vaccine will be ready by mid-2021

The UP government has sanctioned permission to conduct the phase III trials of the indigenous Covaxin in Lucknow and Gorakhpur. This COVID-19 vaccine is being developed by the Bharat Biotech International Limited in association with the Indian Institute of Medical Research and is the first vaccine in India to receive permissions to initiate the operations of clinical testing.

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