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The 7th season of the Indian Super League kicked off on November 20, amid the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring all the necessary precautions at 3 bio-secure venues across Goa. The ongoing season has surpassed all expectations with stellar play and close encounters. The league trophy could go to any team right now- Mumbai City FC is ruling the roost and North East United is placed at the second position.

Team positions on the table

Three-time title winners and current champions, ATK- Mohun Bagan have not disappointed their fans. With 3 wins out of 5 matches for the Antonio Habas men, the team is putting on a stellar performance. The table is currently topped by Mumbai City FC with 4 wins out of 6 matches and a recent 1-1 draw against Jamshedpur FC, the underdogs. Fans at home are waiting for FC Goa and Bengaluru FC to get into the action soon with all the fervour.

East Bengal hoping for a comeback

The newest addition to the Indian Super League, East Bengal is languishing at the bottom with zero wins in the pocket and the team recently registered a 0-0 draw against Jamshedpur FC, with fans hoping for a comeback. Kerala Blasters have also been having a sad season with 0 wins out of 5 matches. As for the upcoming clashes, ATK Mohun Bagan is all set to take on FC Goa while East Bengal FC will lock horns against Hyderabad FC. These encounters are crucial as ATK is looking to get to the top of the table and East Bengal is hoping for a win.

Fans eagerly awaiting for underdogs to fire

The league has sent not only the fans in a frenzy but celebrities as well, with personalities such as Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt visiting the venue to support their teams. Even the 'Fan Wall' has been a major success with fans cheering and rooting for their favourite teams from home, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be interesting to see if the league has some upsets to offer with Mumbai City FC having a dream run and Kerala Blasters still finding it hard to discover the best combination for the team.

As per new orders by Kanpur Municipal Corporation, citizens will now have to inform the authorities before bringing home a pet. Those failing to do so will have to pay a hefty fine of ₹1200, irrespective of breed and size. The Municipal Corporation is also planning to bring pet clinics under the purview of the license.

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Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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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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