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Focused COVID vaccination drives in UP for bankers, media persons, other professionals

As per records, 67,61,287 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.

Aiming for a hastened and extensive execution of COVID-19 immunisation schedules in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Government has announced that targeted vaccination drives shall be implemented from April 8. As per the plans, this initiative will attempt to bring professionals in different sectors under the coverage of vaccination. Under this scheme, special dates have been announced for media personnel, bankers, judicial officers, public and private employees amongst others.

Government offers a detailed schedule of focused inoculation

According to the schedule, media persons will be first to take the COVID vaccine jabs under these specialised drives on April 8 and 9. After this, the doses shall be administered to bank and insurance employees on April 10. Assuring welfare for all, the state government has designated April 15 and 16 for the inoculation of bus and auto drivers, rickshaw pullers and street vendors.

While staff from public offices shall be immunised on April 17 and 19, private employees shall be inoculated on April 22 and 23. Additionally, it has been declared that advocates and judicial officers can avail of the vaccine jabs on April 20 and 21. In this regard, Amit Mohan Prasad, the additional Chief Secretary was quoted saying, "Though anyone above the age of 45 years can go and get vaccinated but on these specific dates we will welcome beneficiaries in different categories," As per records, 67,61,287 doses of the COVID vaccine have been administered so far.

Escalating COVID numbers in UP breaking all records!

Breaching all records for 2021, Uttar Pradesh recorded 4,136 COVID cases on Sunday with the capital city, Lucknow facing the biggest burden of 1,147 patients. While the cumulative count of COVID-affected individuals in the state stood at 6,30,059 on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh has witnessed 8,881 fatalities so far. In such circumstances when the state is gripped under the second wave of the pandemic, an accelerated inoculation drive becomes the need of the hour.

Indian-origin researcher at UBC creates history by conducting a breakthrough analysis on Omicron

The study conducted at near-atomic resolution using cryo-electron microscopy reveals the way the Omicron variant latches on and infects human cells

In a first, an Indian-origin researcher created a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein. Marked as a breakthrough moment in the study of the novel coronavirus, this is a first of its kind research on the Variant of Concern in the world. Notably, the research has been published in the Science journal of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Read on to know more about this analysis.

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Satiate your pizza cravings with KnockOFF offers at these 7 places in Lucknow!

Do yourself a favour and give in to that pizza craving for the KnockOFF app is here to help you with the bills!

If your cheat day is near or a flavourful pizza is what's on your mind right now, this list is just for you! Coming to your rescue like always, your very own local recommendations platform is here with yet another important list of places in the city that you most definitely knead to check out if you haven't already!

Here is a list of 7 food joints in Lucknow that offer the yummiest pizzas in the city, tasty enough to make the weirdoughs who don't like pizzas want some. Do yourself a favour and give in to that pizza craving for the KnockOFF app is here to help you with the bills! Just unlock the exclusive deals on the app and enjoy the tastiest pizzas in town.

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Here’s a list of route diversions applicable in Lucknow tomorrow due to Republic Day celebrations

The traffic authorities have blocked certain routes and have created major route diversions across the city on Republic Day. The route diversions are said to be effective from 6 AM.

The traffic authorities in Lucknow have blocked certain roads and created route diversions for the smooth flow of traffic during the Republic Day parade. The commuters are advised to plan their commute accordingly. Read on to know more.

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New ₹900 crore annual budget plan approved to bolster civic development in Mumbai

A ₹900 crore annual plan has been approved to bolster development in Mumbai city & suburban districts

In light of the upcoming BMC elections in Mumbai, the Maharashtra Government approved the annual district plan budget, allowing a sum of ₹900 crores for the development of Mumbai city and suburbs. Reportedly, this yearly budget has been further segmented into two categories - ₹250 crores for the city and ₹650 crores for the suburban districts. The plan was approved during cabinet review on Monday and will be notably streamlined for use in the next year.

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Goa University postpones final year PG & UG offline exams in wake of COVID rise

The Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, announced to postpone the examinations by three weeks.

Citing the recent hike in COVID cases in the state as a primary concern, the Goa University administration on January 13, 2021, postponed the varsity examinations. According to this announcement, all final year UG and PG offline assessments have been pushed back by three weeks. The Goa University also altered the duration of the term break, preponing it to extend between January 24 to 29, 2022.

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Lucknow charts COVID-19 recovery; fresh case tally sees a dip for second consecutive day

Around 1818 fresh COVID cases were reported in Lucknow on Monday, down from 2326 on Sunday

Pointing towards a recovery trend, fresh infections in Lucknow have dipped for two consecutive days on Monday, bringing a huge respite to the city. Around 1,818 new coronavirus cases were reported here on January 24, down from 2,326 cases on Sunday and 2660 on Saturday. With 2402 recoveries, the healing wave surged stronger than the daily transmission load, adding to the pandemic relief here. However, a single virus-related fatality indicated that the COVID threat has not completely subsided.

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DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights in India till February 28

DGCA announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022

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Aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on January 19, announced the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights to and from India till February 28, 2022. While scheduled passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 2020, several special passenger flights are under operation between India and 40 other countries since July 2020. These aviation services are being regulated under an air-bubble agreement to ensure COVID security

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