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Mega vaccination drives to be initiated across rural regions of Lucknow from July onwards

As per reports, Mal, Malihabad and Mohanlalgaj development blocks are the first areas to be included in this project.

Accelerating the vaccination plan in the city, Lucknow district authorities will initiate mega inoculation drives across all regions of the city. Notably, parallel schemes have been implemented in the urban limits of the city too. As per reports, Mal, Malihabad and Mohanlalgaj development blocks are the first areas to be included in this project and it can be expected that the scope of the scheme will be augmented depending on its success.

Vaccinations sites to be set up at Panchayat Bhawans & Tehsils

As per reports, the District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash stressed the need for vaccination as the only instrument against the fatal contagion. Keeping this in view, the mega vaccination program will be executed in the rural regions after it has been seen across the urban areas. Recently, the DM also convened a meeting of the top officials to deliberate upon steps and arrangements for fighting against the expected third wave.

Reportedly, the DM affirmed that it is important to get a large count of beneficiaries inoculated as soon as possible. Stepping up the current target of administering 20,000 jabs now, the officials have been asked to set a goal of 30,000 doses now. Further, the DM has ordered officials to conduct widespread contact tracing in order to mitigate the possibilities of an unchecked spread of infections. In addition to this, the panchayat heads have to make sure that myths and misconceptions don't hamper the vaccination drives.

Reportedly, the Additional Chief Medical Officer/District Immunisation Officer(DIO), Dr M.K. Singh informed that the vaccination centres will be set up at Panchayat Bhawans and Tehsils. It is expected that both registration-based and walk-in inoculations will be allowed at these sites.

Newly launched e-buses to connect Lucknow to nearby rural areas from October 25

The fares for the e-buses will range from ₹5 for 3 km to ₹37 for more than 25 km

The newly launched electric buses in the city will ply on a new route, connecting Lucknow to the rural areas around, starting October 25. This will be the first time that such a service will be deployed in these areas, wherein commuters will be able to travel to and from the city, in the comfort of new state-of-the-art e-buses. The trials for the same are currently underway.

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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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