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Drive-in COVID testing centres set up in Indore to ramp up infection diagnosis!

After the swabs are collected, the report is being made available within 24 hours, through SMS or a Whatsapp message.

Attempting to increase the avenues for COVID testing, Indore Municipal Corporation has established two drive-in diagnostic centres at Nehru Stadium and Dushehra Maidan in the city. At a cost of ₹600, the facility of RT-PCR test is being provided at these sites, to tackle the humongous count of individuals that require quick testing. It is expected that this initiative will aid in solving the problem of lagging test reports due to the high number of tests being conducted every day.

New testings sites to increase daily tests & reduce time

At these two testing locations, samples for RT-PCR tests are being collected from citizens who are coming over in their two or four-wheeler. It has been stated that all individuals wishing to get tested, must get themselves registered on the online platform, prior to visiting these centres. After the swabs are collected, the report is being made available within 24 hours, through SMS or a Whatsapp message.

As per reports, the two centres together are conducting a total of 4,000 tests every day and they also have facilities for specially-abled individuals. Through this measure, the daily testing count in the city would be increased and the time of the lab technicians will also be saved.

Indore, the hardest-hit city in Madhya Pradesh

With a cumulative count of 1,05,429 COVID-affected individuals, Indore has witnessed the largest number of COVID patients in Madhya Pradesh. On Monday, 1,837 fresh COVID cases were recorded in the city and seven people succumbed to the highly infectious disease. Besides this, the number of 1,067 recoveries fell significantly below the count of new detections, raising alarms for the administration to amplify measures for boosting the healthcare facilities.

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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