With a 4-fold transmission speed of the coronavirus in Lucknow, the number of new cases keeps on climbing up a steep ladder. With an average rise of over 1000 cases a day, the capital has managed to record high fresh tallies every day which have increased by 1.8% in just a week. Lucknow has recorded as many as 41,091 cases since its outbreak in April, where a tally of 6719 cases was reported in a 7 day period. Cementing its place as the worst-hit district in the Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow alone has contributed to about 13% of the total 3,17,195 cases reported in the state.

Potent rise in Infection

This alarming rise in the number of cases has been the cause of concern for the state and city administration as well as medical staff who are unable to zero upon the reason of this quadrupled growth. The district administration is still devising ways to arrest the control or break the chain of virus transmission.

Faced with a dynamic surge in infections in the city, all hospitals and care centres have been directed to increase and maintain 75 per cent bed isolation and keep 25 per cent beds of ICU empty for emergency use. According to the Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow, the facilities of the Cancer Institute have been screened for a COVID Hospital and a proposal to open up a 30-bed isolation ward at the medical institute has been further extended.

The city hospitals and medical facilities have been dealing with an active tally of 9711 cases. Lucknow has recorded 5614 recoveries and 72 virus fatalities in the last week. The average rate of virus growth is soaring at 2.2% in the capital as well as the state.

Children not allowed to board Mumbai locals; specific hours set for women commuters

Earlier, women passengers in Mumbai were permitted to travel by local trains under the mission 'Begin Again', in October.

Since the third week of October, the Railways has allowed women to travel in local trains in Mumbai but it was observed that many were boarding the trains along with their children. So in order to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, especially amidst the young ones, the Indian Railways has emphasized on the fact that ladies are not allowed to carry their children along. The scenario of coronavirus cases in the city is deteriorating at an alarming rate with a tally of 2,83,467 confirmed cases and 15,473 active cases.

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As per a statement of the Defence Minister on Monday, the construction of greenfield expressway between Lucknow to Kanpur will commence from March 2021. Further, next year on the birth anniversary of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which falls on December 25, it is being said that vehicles will start plying seamlessly on the Kisan Path.

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Rajasthan's biodiversity gets a kick with the spotting of a Puff-throated Babbler in Udaipur

The bird has been located in the Phulwari Ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary, in Udaipur district.

The spotting of a new species of babbler bird, has added a new dimension to Rajasthan's rich biodiversity. This newly found small resident bird is a puff-throated babbler, whose scientific name is Pelornius Ruficeps and it has been located in the Phulwari Ki Nal Wildlife Sanctuary, in Udaipur district. The puff-throated babbler was spotted by 3 environmental scientists, namely, Dharmendra Khandal, Satish Sharma and Harkirat Singh Sangha, who are presently working for biodiversity conservation in south Rajasthan.

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COVID-19 in Indore: Three new areas marked as containment zones amid case surge post-Diwali

All relaxations granted to Indore under the purview of the phased unlocking procedures, will not be applicable in the containment zones.

With the addition of Javara Compound, Ushanagar Extension and Race Course road into the list of containment zones on Sunday, Indore now hosts a total of 5 containment zones in the city. Since Diwali, these areas were witnessing a spike in cases and the decision to make them containment zones, was taken with the identification of 21 patients at Javara Compound, 84 in Ushanagar Extension and 27 in Race Course road area, taking the city's active tally beyond the 4,644 mark. The total aggregate caseload clocks 42,149 cases, in Indore.

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Yotta Infra's 20-acre data park to be a reality soon; foundation stone laid in UP's ​Greater Noida

The Hiranandani Group has slated an approximate budget of ₹7,000 crore for the project

The Hiranandani Group subsidiary, Yotta Infrastructure, plans to scale onto the northern terrain with the establishment of a 20-acre hyperscale data centre park in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. On Monday, the company laid down the foundation stone of the park in an inauguratory event and as per reports, the structure will be set up at an estimated cost of ₹ 6,000- ₹7,000 crores, which translates to an approximate of $950 million.

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