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18 new dengue infections reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

6 critical cases, having a low platelet count, were hospitalised.

A fresh rise of 18 dengue cases was reported in Lucknow on Wednesday. As elaborated in the health bulletin, around 11 men, 6 women and a 15-year old boy tested positive for the vector-borne disease in the last 24 hours. Reportedly, a total of 6 patients were found to be critically ill, with low platelet count, and were hospitalised at the Lokbandhu Hospital and Balrampur hospital for immediate medical attention.

September's dengue tally increases to 292 cases

The infected patients were reported to be residents of multiple areas of the city, including Silver Jubilee, Aliganj, Red Cross, Aishbagh, Chinhat, Kakori, NK Road, Alambagh, Indiranagar, Hussainganj and Kaiserbagh, among others. Going by reports, the 6 critical cases found on Wednesday were hospitalised due to a significant drop in their platelet count, from the regular range of 1,50,000 to 4,50,000 per microliter to just 20,000.

The condition of other patients is currently stable, notified health officials. As per reports, September alone has logged in 292 dengue patients, out of which about 56% have trickled in the last 10 to 13 days. In figures, the number accounts for about 162 registered cases.

The downpour of September 16 caused trouble

According to researches, the larvae-borne disease surfaces in the rainy season due to water accumulation and logging and as such, the heavy rains of September 16 brought more troubles than just roadblocks and electricity outage. The scarcity of proper drainage systems locked puddles in the city, leading to unsanitary surroundings and favouring the rise of mosquito breeding areas and larvae, in several locales.

Even though regular fogging drives, anti-larvae sprays and inspections are taking place all around the city, the surge in cases has been reported in many hospitals. Multiple symptomatic negative patients have also been registered by the health department to provide precautionary treatment. To combat the deadly virus, all citizens must maintain cleanliness in their surrounding areas and participate in fogging drives.

List of SOPs issued for colleges in Mumbai ahead of the scheduled reopening on Wednesday

Check out the details of the guidelines issued by the University of Mumbai for its affiliated colleges here

Degree colleges in Mumbai are all set to resume offline classes from October 20. Ahead of the reopening, the University of Mumbai has issued new SOPs to ensure safety for all staffers and students. Amongst various other steps, the college authorities have been asked to take ensure social distancing, follow the mask norm, and maintain hygiene. Read on to check out other details:

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LMC to fight air pollution in Lucknow with new anti-smog guns!

Notably, Lucknow Municipal Corporation had purchased 3 anti-smog guns last year as well.

Lucknow Municipal Corporation will deploy vehicles equipped with new anti-smog guns to combat the growing levels of air pollution in the city. The anti-smog guns will ensure proper visibility during the foggy season by improving the quality of air significantly and making it more breathable for the citizens here.

Notably, as per the World Air Quality Report 2020, Lucknow was ranked as the ninth most polluted city in the world. It has been reported that the level of pollution rises significantly during the winters due to the drop in temperature paired with high moisture content apart from other common factors. This deadly combination leads to the trapping of particulate matter in the atmosphere, thereby deteriorating the air quality.

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Sale & use of green firecrackers allowed in Jaipur & other Raj districts

The cracker ban is lifted in all districts, except the ones that fall in the NCR area.

In a bid to promote an ecological festive season, the Rajasthan government has permitted the sale and use of only green firecrackers, in all regions execpt those falling under NCR. Additionaly, the ban will remain in force in cities with poor air quality.

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Zero COVID fatalities reported in Mumbai on Sunday, for the first time in 20 months!

The latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.

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New flights to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi & Hyderabad from October 31

These flights are part of the winter schedule approved by the DGCA

As per the new winter flight schedule approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, 25 new flight services will be started to ease connectivity from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The daily flight movement between Indore and Delhi is set to increase with the induction of 16 new flights on this route. 10 new flights on both Indore-Ahmedabad and Indore-Mumbai routes along with at least 8 other services between Indore- Hyderabad, will also be functional from October 31.

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Jaipur's Mridul Agarwal creates history by scoring the highest-ever percentile in JEE Advanced!

Reportedly, more than 30 students from Jaipur have qualified the Joint Engineering Exam this year.

Jaipur's 18-year-old Mridul Agarwal, who appeared for the Joint Entrance Examination Advanced (JEE) Advanced from the IIT Delhi zone, is the all-India topper this year. Bringing laurels to the Pink City, Mridul has created a history by getting 96%, the highest-ever percentile in the examination. Moreover, over 30 students from the city have qualified for this entrance examination this year.

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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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