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Officials of Indore's Manpur are drumming for attention; here's why!

This scheme has been launched to encourage non-vaccinated citizens by spreading awareness amongst them.

In an incredible initiative, officials in Manpur town of Indore deployed drum-beating to motivate citizens for taking the COVID vaccine jab. As a part of this venture, the activity was performed outside the homes of individuals, who have not taken their immunity booster doses till now. Reportedly, this scheme has been executed with an objective to encourage non-vaccinated citizens by boosting their curiosity and spreading awareness amongst them.


Citizens counselled & encouraged to take their vaccine jabs

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As per reports, an official informed that the drum-beating helped in getting citizens out of their homes. Once they stepped out of their houses, they were counselled to take part in the vaccination drive. Located on the Agra-Mumbai National Highway, Manpur is distanced from the Indore district headquarters by nearly 50 km.

While a large chunk of the town population is already vaccinated, some of the eligible citizens have shown reluctance towards taking the jab. Now, the inoculation coverage is expected to be enhanced with the implementation of this latest activity. Given the urgent need for an amplified rate of vaccination, such interventions are needed to make sure that the doses are received by the respective beneficiaries.

Over 1.5 lakh individuals infected by the virus in Indore till now!

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Being the worst-hit district in Madhya Pradesh, Indore has witnessed the highest count of affected individuals, standing at 1,52,833. On Monday, 6 new cases were registered in Indore while the recoveries marked a spike of 18. Currently, the city has 112 active patients of the virus and 1,390 fatalities have been recorded so far.

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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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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