Navi Mumbai has got a brand new data centre called the Yotta NM1, which is India's largest. This data centre is certified by Uptime Institute in Asia and is the second-largest in the world. The Yotta NM1 is located in the 600 acres, Hiranandani Fortune City, Pavel.
The heightened power bills for the month of June wasn't a big problem for Mumbaikars but the new provision to pay them in 3 monthly instalments surely is! The news of a rate of interest as high as 14% is being levied on each easy monthly instalment, is what has added to the woes of power consumers in Mumbai.
The Oberoi, Trident Nariman Point and Trident Bandra Kurla have taken all necessary precautions recommended by the World Health Organization and Ministry of Tourism guidelines to further enhance hygiene and safety standards at the properties and have resumed operations in the city from July 8.
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Amidst the current debate in regards to the film industry and mental health of its artistes, here is the 'Part II' of the much appreciated insider's account from actor turned filmmaker Himanshu Malik.
Why acting?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzQ0NDk0OS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyMzg4OTgzM30.3W37hnlXdOHOvV_DKD2dRQ4Dqtu5mJ2vwpWuKVovQqk/img.jpg?width=600&coordinates=0%2C0%2C0%2C408&height=600" id="61831" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="04df18e3d2b0326e5594cf6616cc0937" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>I remember an alcohol fuelled evening with a group of actors in the early days, where one of them made a grand dramatic statement that, 'acting gives a bigger high than cocaine also' (no we were no indulging in that drug, he was speaking metaphorically). We all agreed unanimously and even applauded his insight, we were probably high on that statement more than the booze all night.<br></p><p>One can say that you become an actor because there is a void within you want to fill by borrowing from the characters you play or you can say that you become an actor to live more lives, other lives within your own singular life.</p><p>Either ways.</p><p>Ask any actor, who has performed a crackling scene in the day (no matter where, on camera or at the theatre), and that evening sits with his/her preferred indulgence- a glass of whisky soda or a cigarette or a slice of pizza- feeling satiated, no matter which shack, hole or hovel they live in. Ask them what it feels like, and they'll probably tell you to get lost, for 'non-actors and mortals' won't get it.</p>
Sporadic intense spells of showers continue to drench several parts of Mumbai. Many areas in the city are facing issues of clogged drains and waterlogging. As a result of these heavy rains, many trees and house collapses have been reported. Short-circuits too continue to obstruct daily lives.
In an effort to optimise their testing capacity, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has revised Covid testing guidelines for the 9th time in the city. According to the new guidelines, a doctor's prescription is no longer required to get tested for Covid-19 in Mumbai. This decision comes in the wake of an instruction issued by the centre to the state asking it to maximize their Covid testing capacity to its true potential.
The fifth phase of Mission Begin Again plan of Maharashtra Government brings a huge respite to the hospitality sector in the state. Hotels outside containment zones in Maharashtra have been given permission to resume operations starting Wednesday. The Maharashtra Government has devised a very stringent SOP( Standard Operating Procedure) for the same which caps the occupancy to 33% in hotels. This sector is all set to see more relaxations as the plans to open up restaurants across the state are underway as well. The guidelines and SOPs are being formulated and restaurants may receive an official notice by the end of this week.
The sluggishness of the University Grants Commission and the University of Mumbai to take a decision regarding the conduct of exams have put the final year students in a fix. Final year batches of both undergraduate and post graduate courses of the University are stuck in vacuum as colleges make formulas to pass and promote the other batches.
With more than 2 lakh Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit state by the pandemic. The city of Mumbai alone accounts for 41% of the state's total load. With the city steadily inching to the 85,000 mark, the BMC has made the anti-ebola drug Remdesivir, available for coronavirus patients in Mumbai.