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These online services in Lucknow are making sure you don't have to step out for essentials!

With the third wave on our doorsteps, it is once again time to stay at home as much as possible

The third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is upon us, and Lucknow is seeing a huge surge in daily cases. In these dire circumstances, to protect ourselves and decrease the rate of spread it is important for all of us to stay in our homes as much as possible. Over the course of the pandemic, many services have come up in Lucknow, that help facilitate our daily needs without us having to step out. Below, we've compiled a list of a few of these services for your convenience.

Instant Grocery Delivery-Instamart and Blinkit

2021 was the year when ultra-fast grocery delivery took over. Instamart (by Swiggy) and Blinkit (formerly Grofers), revolutionised the grocery delivery market by providing 10-minute doorstep deliveries. So, when you have delivery services that are faster than going to your local general store, why step out?

Readymade Food Delivery- Swiggy, Zomato

We know that Lucknowites cannot live without a regular dose of their favourite delicacy. Whether it's Tunday Kebabs or Idrees Biryani or Prakash Kulfi, we just have to indulge ourselves every once in a while. Fortunately, food delivery giants, Swiggy and Zomato are here to deliver the dishes from our favourite restaurants straight to our doorsteps. Just download the app and order away!

Universal pick-up and drop- Swiggy Genie

Want anything else delivered? Send your clothes for ironing or send a homecooked meal for a friend? Swiggy Genie offers universal pick up and drop services for anything and everything. Just put in the address of the sender and the receiver, and the app will do the rest.

Medicine delivery - Pharmeasy, 1mg

Hospitals & chemist shops are the most unsafe and yet the most frequented places during a pandemic. Medicine delivery apps like Pharmeasy and 1mg are eliminating the need to go to these places by providing good-quality medicines at affordable prices.

Telemedicine- Apollo 247

Apollo hospital is offering online doctor consultations on their website. This service will be especially beneficial for those who are under home isolation because they are showing symptoms.

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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