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Indian Navy prepares oxygen beds for COVID patients at its hospitals in Goa, Mumbai & Karwar!

Naval teams are in action to protect the citizens against COVID!

In a bid to supplement the healthcare infrastructure for catering to the increasing count of COVID patients, Western Naval Command has prepared oxygenated beds for public use at its centres in Goa, Mumbai and Karwar. Reportedly, oxygen beds across INHA Jeevanti, Goa, INHS Patanjali at Karwar in Karnataka and at INHS Sandhani in Mumbai, will be available for COVID infected individuals. The officials have assembled these facilities for emergency use by the civil authorities.


All 3 wings of the Indian Army to arrange facilities for civilian use

As per reports, the Defence Minister has instructed all three wings of the Indian Army to arrange facilities in their medical centres for civilian use amidst the COVID crisis. Further, the minister also asserted that the forces will provide assured assistance to the civil administrations in tackling the current predicament.

In alignment with these orders, the defence PSUs and OFBs are allowed to set up facilities for COVID affected individuals at their medical centres. While the centre at Goa would be admitting patients for treatment and care, the other two hospitals in Mumbai and Karwar have also made specific arrangements to provide help to the migrant labourers.

Community kitchens by naval teams in Goa to be revived if need arises

Reportedly, the naval groups at Goa had started community kitchens to help the needy and the deprived with food during the first wave of the pandemic. Now, it is being said that the naval officers are ready to provide similar aid to the individuals across different sections of the society, if a requirement is observed. It is remarkable to note that the Indian Army is always ready to serve the nation in different ways through any kind of calamity or humanitarian crisis.

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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