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2 oxygen plants to be set up in Goa in a bid to alleviate the state's LMO crisis!

The Chief Minister is himself looking after oxygen management in view of the observed oxygen shortage.

After a dire shortage of oxygen was witnessed in Goa, the state Health Minister apprised the citizens that two oxygen plants will be established in the territory. Further, the Chief Minister has himself taken the charge of oxygen management, to ensure a continuous supply of this medical necessity for COVID patients in the state. On Monday, 2,703 fresh cases were registered in Goa while 152 lives have been lost to the virus, in the past three days.

A step towards amplified resources for COVID patients

Speaking about the upcoming developments, the Health Minister asserted, "Two oxygen plants have been sanctioned under PM CARES. We are in the process of getting them commissioned. If we start oxygen plants, we will be able to look after the future. No one had imagined that such an oxygen requirement would be faced nationwide or would be confronted by such a pandemic." He added that the CM has taken over the department of oxygen management to prevent all lags in communication.

Amid the unsettling circumstances of the present times, it is essential for the state government to take quick and proactive steps to fix problems as soon as possible. If the establishment envisions to tackle the crisis, it has to be on foot for working out large scale interventions.

Surging COVID tallies in Goa call for augmented measures!

While a manageable count of infections was witnessed in Goa since the start of the pandemic, the logs took a precarious turn in April 2021. Now, the state stands overburdened with a worrisome figure of 25,839 active patients. Further, the progressive tally has marked a gigantic spike of nearly 70% after the end of March. If normalcy needs to be restored, there is an urgent requirement for streamlined initiatives by the state and local level administrations.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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