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COVID vaccination starts for citizens aged 35-45 in Jaipur & 10 other Raj districts from today!

The ambit of vaccination program would be gradually increased to include all adult residents in the state.

Extending the reach of COVID inoculation drives, the Rajasthan Health Minister declared on Friday that the vaccination for citizens between 35 to 45 years of age will start in Jaipur and 10 other districts of the state, today onwards. While the central government had decided to open immunisation for all individuals above 18 from May 1, Rajasthan will currently witness vaccination of people in the stated age group, in areas with the highest infection rates.

3 lakh COVID vaccine jabs to be provided from Serum Institute of India

As per sources, Rajasthan would receive 3 lakh COVID vaccine doses from the Serum Institute of India. With this batch of Covidshield jabs, the authorities in the state aim to inoculate citizens aged between 35 and 45 in 11 districts, where the maximum count of new COVID cases is being recorded daily. As of now, the vaccination drives are all set to commence in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Udaipur, Alwar, Dholpur, Bhilwara, Kota, Sikar, and Pali.

The Health Minister affirmed that the immunisation program shall be initiated in other districts once the stock of vaccine doses is received. It is expected that SII would be able to deliver the jabs in a few days from now.

Shortage of vaccine doses deters extensive inoculation drives

The Health Minister remarked that a total of 7 crore vaccine jabs will be needed to inoculate all individuals above 18 in the state. For this purpose, the state administration is developing a framework to immunize 7 lakh people daily, with an objective to cover the enormous count of 3.25 crore individuals lying in the age group 18-45. Presently, the state doesn't have enough stocks of immunity booster jabs to start this large-scale drive so that program is being postponed for now.

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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