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Marking highest single-day rise since June 8, Indore records 512 COVID cases​ on Wednesday

With an alarming rate of transmission, COVID grips 512 people in Indore on Wednesday. The active caseload of coronavirus in Indore has climbed to 1,270 cases.

Recording an increase of 193 cases from Tuesday, fresh COVID infections in Indore jumped to 512 cases on Wednesday. Reportedly, with the single-day rise marked on Wednesday, the active tally of coronavirus in the city has climbed to 1,270 cases.

Adding 62 COVID patients that have recovered and were discharged on Wednesday, the cumulative tally of recoveries has gone up to 1,52,282 in the city now.

Indore marks the highest fresh cases in MP

Notably, this is the first time in 7 months that fresh cases in Indore have crossed the 500-mark. During the second wave of coronavirus last year, 535 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Indore on June 8.

With the sudden surge in COVID cases, Indore has become the highest contributor to the rising infections in Madhya Pradesh. Out of 1547 cases detected across the state in the past 7 days, 55% of cases have been detected in Indore alone.

New restrictions imposed in MP

In view of the surge in cases, the government of Madhya Pradesh has imposed certain pandemic-mandated restrictions to curb and contain the sudden spurt in the state. While attendance at marriage and other functions have now been capped at 200, only 50 people are permitted to gather for funerals in the state. Moreover, no big fair can be organised in MP, read the order.

While most states have shut down schools keeping in mind the safety of children, schools in MP are allowed to continue offline classes but at a 50% capacity like before. Apart from this, the administration has directed officials to impose fines on all those found violating COVID-guidelines in public places.

With cases rising at such an alarming rate, the general public is advised to strictly adhere to all the stipulated protocols and avoid stepping out unnecessarily.

Here’s a list of route diversions applicable in Lucknow tomorrow due to Republic Day celebrations

The traffic authorities have blocked certain routes and have created major route diversions across the city on Republic Day. The route diversions are said to be effective from 6 AM.

The traffic authorities in Lucknow have blocked certain roads and created route diversions for the smooth flow of traffic during the Republic Day parade. The commuters are advised to plan their commute accordingly. Read on to know more.

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New ₹900 crore annual budget plan approved to bolster civic development in Mumbai

A ₹900 crore annual plan has been approved to bolster development in Mumbai city & suburban districts

In light of the upcoming BMC elections in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government approved the annual district plan budget, allowing a sum of ₹900 crores for the development of Mumbai city and suburbs. Reportedly, this yearly budget has been further segmented into two categories - ₹250 crores for the city and ₹650 crores for the suburban districts. The plan was approved during cabinet review on Monday and will be notably streamlined for use in the next year.

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Goa University postpones final year PG & UG offline exams in wake of COVID rise

The Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, announced to postpone the examinations by three weeks.

Citing the recent hike in COVID cases in the state as a primary concern, the Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, postponed the varsity examinations. According to this announcement, all final year UG and PG offline assessments have been pushed back by three weeks. The Goa University also altered the duration of the term break, preponing it to extend between January 24 to 29, 2022.

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Lucknow charts COVID-19 recovery; fresh case tally sees a dip for second consecutive day

Around 1818 fresh COVID cases were reported in Lucknow on Monday, down from 2326 on Sunday

Pointing towards a recovery trend, fresh infections in Lucknow have dipped for two consecutive days on Monday, bringing a huge respite to the city. Around 1,818 new coronavirus cases were reported here on January 24, down from 2,326 cases on Sunday and 2660 on Saturday. With 2402 recoveries, the healing wave surged stronger than the daily transmission load, adding to the pandemic relief here. However, a single virus-related fatality indicated that the COVID threat has not completely subsided.

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DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights in India till February 28

DGCA announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022

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Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on January 19, announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022. While scheduled passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 2020, several special passenger flights are under operation between India and 40 other countries since July 2020. These aviation services are being regulated under an air-bubble agreement to ensure COVID security

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21 Omicron sub-lineage 'BA.2' cases reported in Indore

Of this new load, around 6 are children.

Amid the rampant fears of Omicron spread in the country, 21 infections of BA.2, a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant have doubled the threat in Indore. Of this load, six happen to children including a one-day-old infant. As per reports, all cases of the sub-mutation have been traced at a private laboratory in Indore, in the last 18 days. Since the new variant is relatively new, doctors and healthcare experts are conflicted over the severity of the infection caused by it.

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Painting UP Green! Four 'Vedic Paint' manufacturing sites to be set up in the state soon

The four paint units will be set up at Barabanki, Varanasi, Ballia and Meerut

In a strive to promote the use of greener solutions in Uttar Pradesh, the Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has undertaken the task of setting up 4 'Vedic Paint' manufacturing sites in the state. Vedic paints are naturally procured alternative paints, that are more eco-friendly than chemically sourced materials, making them a smarter and greener choice. As per the Khadi Commission Director, these novel units will be set up at Barabanki, Varanasi, Ballia and Meerut, to boost the pillars of sustainable growth and development in UP.

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