Though restricted at 0.9%, the virus growth and contagious transmission in the Pink City made its presence felt on Monday when Jaipur recorded 345 fresh COVID-19 cases, higher than daily 249 recoveries. With this addition, Jaipur's total caseload stands at 36,356 with 31,329 recoveries and 386 fatalities.


COVID-19 Clutches the Pink City leaving it Blue

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Jaipur has yet again reported the highest number of fresh coronavirus cases across Rajasthan. Left blue in the wake of this active spread, the city currently has about 4,641 cases, the highest tally in the state. Though recuperation rate stands at 86.17%, the city continues to furnish higher fresh cases than recovered ones for two days in succession.

Rajasthan bans firecrackers in a bid to curb pollution!

Besides preventive protocol for COVID, the law enforcing bodies in Jaipur are also imposing the ban on all sales/use of firecrackers this Diwali with respect to the declining air quality which has been labelled as 'unhealthy' at 237 units. Besides banning sales and bursting of crackers, the state cabinet had also announced all temporary licenses issued for the sale of the fire bursts as invalid. The police officials in Jaipur sealed all shops selling firecrackers, as a preventive measure to curb its sale.

Say hi to 'Ruby Robo' at Jaipur's The Yellow House; the 1st Robot Restaurant in North India!

The Yellow House in Jaipur is the city's first robot restaurant - a place where your meals are served by robos!

If you are someone who misses eating out in restaurants and are anxious over the increased human contact amid the coronavirus pandemic, then Jaipur's The Yellow House is just the place for you! T.Y.H is the first 'robot restaurant' in North India where you can experience the touch of automation, with a robotic waiter! Dine-in here and amuse yourself with the precision of their unique and professional wait staff.

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COVID-19 RT-PCR test price reduced to ₹700 in Lucknow & other UP districts

UP Additional Chief Secretary stated that the rates have been revised in public interest, in the wake of the increased demand.

In view of the heightened cases of the coronavirus and consequent increase in the demand of testing capacities, the Uttar Pradesh government has slashed down the rate of COVID-19 RT-PCR test across the state. As per the directives of the state administration, the rate of getting tested at private labs in Uttar Pradesh has been reduced from ₹1,600 to ₹700, which is among the lowest in the country. The labs have been allowed to charge ₹900 per RT-PCR test, if they collect the sample from the patient's home and these prices are inclusive of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

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508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor slated to be completed by June 2022

This ambitious project of the Indian Railways will help in reducing the travel time between these two cities, significantly.

As per reports, on Tuesday, the Indian Railways has received all the requisite wildlife, forestry and coastal regulation zone clearances in Gujarat and Maharashtra, for the 508-km long Ahmedabad-Mumbai High Speed Rail Corridor. The bullet train is expected to cover this distance approximately in two hours, at a speed of 350 km/hr. Additionally, the upcoming Dedicated Freight Corridor is expected to be completed by June 2022.

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BMC records 3% case positivity at free COVID-19 testing centres across Mumbai!

The state authorities have capped the cost of COVID testing at ₹14,000 at private labs in Mumbai.

In view of the rising infection of coronavirus in Mumbai, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had inducted about 244 free disease testing facilities in the first week of November. Launched in all 24 wards of the financial capital, these zero-cost COVID testing centres witnessed a surged footfall of 1 lakh volunteers, out of which about 3% tested positive for the infection. With the identification of about 26, 929 confirmed cases in Mumbai, the civc body centres have helped discover 11% of the state's confirmed cases in the last month.

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Makkhan Malai at Chowk

As a true-blue Lucknowite, you will relate to the fact that Makhan Malai is nothing short of a pure bliss on a cool winter day. To put it simply, this delicacy embodies the taste of both comfort and luxury melting in your mouth and if you haven't tried it yet, well, it is time! During your strolls amid the nooks and corners of famous markets in Lucknow, you'll find sellers beckoning you with their Makhan Malai thelas but if you want to taste the authentic tones of this dish, then you've to head to the Gol Darwaza in Chowk. Wrapped in a zaika like no other and generous slices of nazaakat, this one dessert is a must-try when in Lucknow.

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