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Goa curfew extended till August 23

As per reports, the government has allowed colleges and coaching institutions to conduct physical classes from today.

In an attempt to tighten its grip over the pandemic situation in the state, the Goa government has extended the ongoing curfew restrictions for 8 more days till August 23. While the administration has rolled out a number of relaxations in the past few days, the continuing curbs will be applicable for another week now. Announcing this decision on Sunday, the Chief Minister informed that Goa has become the first state in the nation to register first dose inoculation for 90% of its total eligible population.


Colleges & coaching institutions allowed to conduct physical classes

Imposed for the first time on May 9, the curfew underwent multiple extensions through the last 3 months, as the state united its efforts to combat the second wave. As per the previous orders, a string of activities and establishments have been revived in the territory but the casinos, cinema halls, multiplexes and some other facilities stand closed for now.

Notably, saloons, outdoor sports complexes, stadiums and gyms with 50% capacity are allowed to reopen. Besides, shops and malls are permitted to operate between 7 AM to 6 PM. In addition to this, restaurants and bars can also conduct operations till 11 PM, with 50% capacity.

As per reports, the government has allowed colleges and coaching institutions to conduct physical classes from today but schools till class 12th, will remain shut. Given the diffusing situation in the state, a string of other relaxations can be expected in the days to come.

75 new cases & 85 recoveries reported in Goa on Sunday

Out of 4,860 samples tested on Sunday in Goa, 75 were found to be positive while 85 recoveries were marked on the same day. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, a cumulative total of 1,72,506 individuals have been infected by the contagion in the state while 3,171 of these have succumbed to the deadly virus. Currently, the active tally of patients stands at 912 and the state officials are trying to further reduce this number.

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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