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Indore's cumulative COVID count inches closer to 1.1 lakh with 1,789 new cases on Thursday!

2,342 recoveries were recorded in Indore on Thursday, the highest since the start of the pandemic!

While residents in Indore managed a comparatively protected journey through the first year of the pandemic spread, they have been severely affected by the second COVID wave now. Adding to the tallies of active patients, 1,789 fresh cases were recorded in the city on Thursday. With the continual rise in new cases, the progressive count of COVID-affected individuals stands at 1,09,029 currently and it is expected to breach the 1.1 lakh mark today.


More than 2,300 recoveries recorded in Indore on Thursday!

While the tallies of new detections have been significantly high in the city for two weeks now, the sustained count of high recoveries, points to a brighter side in the current times of flickering hope. 2,342 recoveries were recorded in Indore on Thursday, the highest since the start of the pandemic. Because of this, the weekly average count of recovered individuals shot up to 1,825 and it is anticipated that this graph would further take an upward trajectory.

On the grim side, 10 individuals in Indore succumbed to the deadly virus for the second day in a row. As of now. 1,133 lives have been lost to the highly contagious disease, the highest amongst all districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Vaccination rate fluctuates after the onslaught of the second COVID wave!

Due to the fear and chaos propelled by the second COVID wave, the number of daily inoculations has been adversely affected in Indore. While the city witnessed the immunisation of 1,21,540 individuals on April 4, the graph sloped downwards and the vaccination rate has been on the lower side since then. Notably, only 402 doses of the life-saving vaccine were administered on Thursday.

Drive-in testing centres to amplify COVID tests in the city!

With an objective to augment COVID testing in the city, two drive-in diagnostic centres at Nehru Stadium and Dushehra Maidan are conducting tests for Indore dwellers. An initiative of the Indore Municipal Corporation, these sites are offering the facility of RT-PCR tests at a cost of ₹600.

All individuals willing to undertake COVUD tests at these centres have to get themselves registered at the online portal in advance. After the test is conducted, the report will be made available through SMS or Whatsapp message. This scheme attempts to alleviate the burden on the current testing facilities in the city.

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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