Indore

In view of the gruesome oxygen supply issues witnessed during the second wave of the pandemic, the authorities in Indore have amplified efforts to make the city self-sufficient. As per reports, oxygen plants have been installed across 20 hospitals in the city in an attempt to battle against the anticipated third wave of the virus. Reportedly, the medical facilities have now got an aggregated supply of more than 60 tonnes of oxygen with the launch of the systems.

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The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival of 2021 marked an important achievement for Indore as Stanley Hector's short film 'Jump!' was screened at this global event. This cinematic production chronicles the tale of an overweight boy scout who struggles with acrophobia (fear of height) and is forced to overcome it when there is no other option left but to jump off a mango tree. Read on to know more about this film and other accolades received by this 23-year-old director.

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Located near the amusement park- Mangal Merry Land, Meghdoot Upvan is listed among Indore's oldest and most beautiful gardens. Dotted by ample verdant hues and vibrant flowers, it is frequented by morning joggers looking to indulge in an exercise session amidst the rejuvenating aura of this garden. If you too want to virtually pamper yourself with that refreshing vibe, then join us as we explore more about Meghdoot Garden.

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As per reports, Indore has reported zero fatalities due to the virus in the last 20 days. As highlighted by the daily health bulletin date, this new statistic is a testimony to the weakening force of the pandemic here. The last coronavirus casualty was reported on June 29 and since then, the toll has witnessed a fall.

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Despite a continuous decline in the number of new COVID cases in Indore, the district health authorities have decided to not shut the Radha Soami COVID care centre, in anticipation of the 'third wave'. As per reports, the facility is presently operating with only 6 patients to ensure a ready set-up when the expectant wave hits. Touted to be the biggest in Madhya Pradesh, the Radha Soami COVID care centre has the capacity of handling 1200 patients. As of now, only one block is functional.

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Amid the receding wave of coronavirus in Indore, the district administration has ordained airport authorities to relax certain travel norms. Now, passengers flying to and from the airbase are not required to produce a negative COVID RT-PCR test report to board the flight. Further, they are also exempted from showing their vaccination certificate to gain permission for entry in the airport or the aircraft. Other protocols such as masks and face shields will remain prevalent.

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Claimed to be Madhya Pradesh's biggest centre, this Super Specialty Hospital in Indore will provide facilities across a range of medical departments from October onwards. As per reports, the 10-floored hospital will have nearly 400 beds and it already stands equipped with treatment units for a range of ailments, ICUs, ventilators and other machines. Reportedly, it is expected that the current plans would materialise by October if the third wave doesn't hamper the program.

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Pegged to be the largest fossil park in Asia, the Ghughwa National Fossil Park in Dindori can be termed as the ideal getaway recourse, far from the din of Indore. Nestled approximately at a distance of 600 kilometres from the city, this tranquil place stretches through an expansive spread of 75 acres, that is waiting to be explored. As the name suggests, the forest region is rich in rare fossils of leaves and trees, dated 65 million years ago.

So, if you wish to let out the adventurer, the historian and the wanderer in you, pack up your bags and get set going to trace the calcified remnants of the flora vestige here.

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The Railway Board has commissioned the run of the Indore Express and Ujjain Express from Dehradun in a bid to boost ease of travel and connectivity across states. As per reports, both trains have been scheduled for a bi-weekly run, in line with the COVID protocols. The Indore service will operate every Friday and Saturday from July 23, while the Ujjain train will operate every Tuesday and Wednesday from July 27. Both trains will depart at 5:50 AM from the Dehradun railway station towards their respective destinations, on the aforementioned dates.

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Situated approximately 82 km from Indore is a gem of Mandu's prominent tourist attractions, Baz Bahadur Mahal. This beautiful palace is said to be named after the last independent leader of Mandu, during whose reign the city was at its peak. Let's take a virtual tour of this structure located on a hillslope, surrounded by scenic views and know about its legend and history!

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Indore residents heaved a sigh of relief as a single case was logged in the city on Tuesday. As per reports, the positivity rate for Indore has dwindled to 0.01% while the recovery rate climbed up significantly stepping ahead of the 99% mark recently. Reportedly, more than 8,900 tests were conducted under the supervision of the administration on Thursday.

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