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Highest daily spike of 24 new dengue cases logged in Lucknow on Thursday

Lucknow's dengue count crosses the 200 mark this season

Amidst the fear of an impending third COVID-19 wave, the citizens of Lucknow are now battling against the rampant spread of dengue as well. On Thursday, the city witnessed its sharpest single-day spike, where 24 new dengue cases pushed the season's cumulative tally to over 200.

Of this fresh rise, about 15 cases were admitted in Lohia Institute, 5 in Lokhbandu Hospital and 4 at SPM Civil Hospital. Reportedly, scrub typhus and chikungunya are also on the rise here, adding to the administration's health concerns.

Dengue-inducing mosquitos breed in accumulated water

In a span of five days, there has been a surge in the registered number of dengue cases in Lucknow. According to reports, the onset of the larvae-borne disease was first identified in August, which gradually escalated in September, raising alarms across the district. As per health officials, dengue cases account for about 70% of the total 300 viral fever and vector infections reported in Lucknow, as yet. Further, its toll has risen to 61 mortalities this season, adding to the state's concern.

It is estimated that due to a heavy rainstorm on September 16, there were various regions which faced a problem of waterlogging and that resulted in an 'Aedes' mosquito attack. It has also been reported that since many areas could not solve the issue of water accumulation immediately, dengue-inducing mosquitoes started breeding here, resulting in the case spike.

Hospitals are confirming dengue cases through the ELISA test

A number of people from areas like Balaganj, Triveni Nagar, Takrohi, Khadara, Para, Aashiana in the city are being tested positive through the ELISA test at Balrampur Hospital. Besides, several patients admitted here this month also hale from village regions, signalling a dengue attack in rural Lucknow as well.

Round-the-clock inspection drives are being organised in the affected areas of Faizullaganj, Alamnagar, Daliganj, Nirala Nagar and Aliganj. Reportedly, larvae of the 'Aedes Aegypti' mosquito has been detected in around 30 houses here.

The deadly mosquito breeds in places which store contaminated water like flower pots, broken objects, coolers, semi-constructed areas among other isolated or neglected areas. To combat the effects of the disease, residents of the targeted localities should keep a check on public sanitation and should be aware of the measures of dengue prevention.

List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF

You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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