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Work in full swing to establish DRDO's 350-bed COVID facility at Lucknow's Awadh Shilpgram!

According to the DRDO official, this COVID hospital with start admitting patients in about 15 days.

The principal construction work of DRDO's provisional COVID facility at Awadh Shilpgram in Lucknow, has started in full swing. This special centre will be housing 350 beds, to meet the rising demands of hospital beds amid the volatile uptick of coronavirus infection in the state capital. The centre is expected to be complete in about 15 days, post which it will shoulder the district's healthcare infrastructure, which is crippling each day due to the overwhelming pressure.


New facilities in Lucknow to keep up with the pandemic sneers

The Defence Research and Development Organisation has planned to set up 2 facilities in Lucknow, providing a total of 600 beds for the dedicated treatment of COVID infected patients. This was confirmed by the Union Defence Minister to aid the people in Lucknow.

Earlier, the DRDO had also targeted the Haj House and Golden Blossom Resort to set up temporary covid care centres, however, the resort has been ruled out for the time being, read reports. Meanwhile, the preparations to convert Awadh Shilpgram into a makeshift COVID hospital has been speeded up, to cope with the pandemic emergency.

This temporary COVID hospital will make its own oxygen

One of the most striking features of the Awadh Shilpgram facility will be the fact that it won't be dependent on the supply of external oxygen. Instead, the DRDO is making provisions to ensure that the temporary COVID centre manufactures its own oxygen with the help of an oxygen plant. This will ensure sufficient oxygen supply, directly from the plant to their beds. After the completion of this facility, the authorities will commence work at the Haj House and the Defense Expo venue.

Lucknow COVID update

Lucknow's fresh infection tallies surged to 5,689 in the last 24 hours, reportedly the highest across Uttar Pradesh. On the brighter note, recoveries have exceeded the count of new cases for the second consecutive day. Around 7,165 recoveries were noted in the city on Friday, bringing marginal respite from the surging active tallies. The aggregate recovery count stands at 1,18,091 while the toll has clocked in 1,598 deaths since the outbreak of the virus last year.

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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Put an end to your quest for steal deals & hangout places in Lucknow with KnockOFF!

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You must have heard stories and read poems about how people cross a thousand oceans and climb mountains to find love. But you don't have to go to any great lengths if the love of your life is food. All you've gotta do to reunite with your one true love, is go to your phone's App Store/Play Store and download the KnockOFF app. Easy right?

Eat to your heart's content and save big each time, with unbelievable deals on KnockOFF. So, if you are on the lookout for some steal deals today, at the most happening places in Lucknow, scroll away and take your pick:

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