2 samples from UP test positive for 'Delta Plus' variant!

Genome sequencing confirmed the presence of the new variant in two samples, that belonged to older cases.

Amid dropping positivity rate and improving recovery rate, the Uttar Pradesh administration has been alarmed by the detection of the Delta Plus variant in two samples from the state. While 2,57,897 samples have been tested in the state, only 0.04% of these tested positive for COVID, and the recovery rate stands at 98.6% now. Driven by this, the active cases in the territory have come down to 1,947 patients and a large number of them are home quarantined individuals.


Over 52 lakh individuals in the state complete double-dose vaccination


As per the Additional Chief Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad, more than 10 lakh vaccine jabs were administered in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. While 10,03,425 doses were given yesterday, 2,93,18,619 individuals have been vaccinated with the first dose and 52,10,062 citizens have received both jabs of the vaccine, till now. The ACS further informed that 2 samples from the state were diagnosed with the Delta Plus variant yesterday.

While these samples belonged to older cases, the presence of the new mutant has been recently confirmed recently after proper genome sequencing was conducted. In view of this, the ACS appealed to the people to make sure that COVID appropriate behaviour is strictly followed and assure complete adherence to guidelines and protocols.

From over 38,000 daily infections to 120 new cases on Tuesday

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Additional Chief Secretary (Information), Navneet Sehgal mentioned that the state has successfully transitioned from logging over 38,000 infections in a day to 120 detections, yesterday. One of the strongest weapons against the pandemic has been the drives conducted by the Nigrani Samities and surveillance committees in the rural areas of the territory.

Further, the capital city Lucknow witnessed 15 new cases and 13 recoveries on Tuesday. Besides, the city has 167 new cases now and no fatality has been registered in the last two days.

A new & advanced control room to ensure improved electricity supply in Lucknow

The officials at this control room will be alerted through an alarm as soon as the power cuts are observed in any region

Attempting to boost the electricity supply in the city, a new control room with real-time data acquisition systems will be set up at the Lucknow headquarters of Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Ltd, this year. With the installation of advanced devices in the control room, the officials will be alerted through an alarm as soon as the power cuts are observed in any region. Additionally, the control room will also keep records of low and high voltage, power disruptions and their causes.

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Easing travel between Mumbai & Thane, new stretch of Kopri Bridge to open soon for public

The road widening project at Kopri Bridge in Mumbai will throw open an 8-lane stretch for the ease of commuters

The road expansion project of the Kopri Bridge in Mumbai is in its last leg and the stretch is likely to open for the public within a fortnight. The new development will improve connectivity and dissolve traffic by giving people access to an 8-lane road, instead of the present 4. People travelling from Mumbai to Thane city, Northern Maharashtra, Kalyan or Dombivali, will be benefitted from this refurbished route.

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Remodelling education, NextGen Academy integrates new courses at Invertis University in Bareilly

Bringing the assets of professional courses to all, NextGen Academy holds the promise of excellence, through & through!

In this digital era, Creanovation Technologies has crafted a new-age venture, by the name of NextGen Academy, to remodel the constructs of education for all. Bringing an end-to-end technology platform to solve, create and develop assets related to academics, the NextGen courses are the promise of expertise, especially for universities and educational centres in Tier 2 and Tiers 3 cities, across the country.

The academy provides career-oriented courses, focusing on excellence and quality, to brew aspirations for overall development in all students. A branch of the CTPL trunk, these services are the definition of digital ease, that collaborate with remote institutes to upgrade their current course offerings.

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Taking a cue from cities like Mumbai and Amritsar, the Jaipur Development Authority has decided to illuminate the Sodala overhead road with the LED architectural lights. As per the officials, these smart lights can be operated from anywhere with the help of a WiFi (wireless) connection. The colour of the lights can also be adjusted to meet the purpose of decorative lighting during festivals.

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Maintenance work at Salaulim plant to hamper water supply in South Goa on Aug 6-7

Public Works Department will be undertaking maintenance measures at the Salaulim water treatment plant located in Sanguem.

Residents across most regions in South Goa will be affected by reduced water supply for the next two days. As per reports, the officials of the Public Works Department will be undertaking maintenance measures at the Salaulim water treatment plant located in Sanguem. Due to this, the water supply shall be obstructed and inhabitants of South Goa may be faced with problems on August 6 and August 7.

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Mumbai gets its 1st-ever genome sequencing lab for quick testing & identification of mutants

As per reports, more than 300 samples can be tested in one round at this BMC run lab.

Boosting the medical research infrastructure in the city, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra launched Mumbai's first Genome Sequencing Laboratory on Wednesday. With the inauguration of this latest facility at a civic-run hospital, the city stands equipped with enhanced resources to fight against the pandemic. Besides aiding in the identification of different mutants of the highly contagious virus, the new lab will also help in testing a large count of samples.

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