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The success of the first phase trials and consequent positive feedback by the Indian Council of Medical Research has paved the way for the initiation of phase II trials of the COVAXIN vaccination in Jaipur, on Friday. COVAXIN is India's first indigenous vaccine against the spread of coronavirus, which is being co-produced by the Hyderabad based Bharat Biotech and National Institute of Virology, under the guidance of the ICMR.

Booming recovery in the city Jaipur

The Chief Principal Investigator of COVAXIN trials, Jaipur stated that trials of the vaccine have been distributed over two stages and the second phase started only after the ICMR released the reports of the initial phase one, which projected positive trends. Besides this, the Chief Investigator further added that all individuals volunteering for these trial runs will be under constant medical supervision.

Besides the positive reports of the phase one trial of the vaccine, Jaipur on Friday marked yet another victory against the transmission of the coronavirus infection. As per reports, the Pink City has recorded its highest tally of recovered patients, since the outbreak of the viral infection in April. Jaipur furnished 798 recoveries on Friday, and a similar tally was also recorded on Thursday as well. With this soaring rate of recuperation in Jaipur, the number of fresh cases fell short, minimising the active caseload to negatives. According to the recorded data, Jaipur's recovery count has exceeded that of new infections for over 15 days now.

At present, Jaipur total tally of confirmed virus infections stands at 55,271, out of which 4,805 are still under active medical treatment. With the addition of a couple more deaths on Friday, the capital's mortality toll has clocked at 486 fatalities.

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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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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Pedal for Patrol: Police to launch new beat cycle patrolling in Indore

Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas.

In a bid to augment civic safety in Indore, a police team and city security committee members will soon launch cycle patrolling. The new surveillance force will work on a beat-wise format to monitor even the narrow and isolated areas of the district. Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas, read reports.

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