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Alerted by rising COVID cases, BMC directs schools in Mumbai to discontinue 50% attendance rule

Additionally, the civic authorities had recently ordered cinemas, hotels and restaurants in the city to operate at 50% capacity.

Alarmed by the soaring numbers of COVID cases in Mumbai, schools in the city have discontinued the mandatory 50% attendance rule from March 17. Aligning with this, the teachers have been advised to work from home and conduct online lectures for the students till the situation eases. Additionally, the civic authorities had recently ordered cinemas, hotels and restaurants in the city to operate at 50% capacity, given the renewed acceleration of COVID numbers.


BMC's step to ensure the safety of teaching & non-teaching staff

Despite the rising cases in Mumbai, the schools were functional at 50% rotational attendance of teachers and other staff with online classes being conducted from the school premises. Taking cognisance of the current circumstances, the BMC's decision ensures the safety of teaching and non-teaching staff. Till the orders are recalled, teachers would hold virtual classes using e-learning platforms from their homes.

Informing about new detections of 2,377 COVID positive patients, BMC warned the citizens and asked them to be precautious through its Twitter account on Wednesday. While Mumbai had 267 sealed buildings on Wednesday, 34 locations in slums and chawls have been designated as containment zones to arrest the spread of the virus. Though the relative growth of COVID cases was 0.48% during the past week(10-16 March), the absolute number of the spike is dangerously high. Keeping a view on the situation at hand, BMC is leaving no stone unturned to block the contamination.

Surging COVID tallies in Mumbai & Maharashtra

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With a confirmed cumulative of 3,49,974 COVID-affected individuals registered on Thursday, Mumbai continues to be one of the most troubled metropolitan cities in the country. On the same day, the count of active cases stood at 15,410 with net fatalities moving up to 11,551. Not just the capital city but other districts in Maharashtra have also witnessed sudden spikes, taking the total tally of active cases in the state to 1,52,760 on Thursday.

Finals of Syed Modi International 2022 to take place in Lucknow on January 23

The ongoing international badminton competition is taking place at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow

The finale of the ongoing Syed Modi International 2022 is scheduled to take place on January 23 at the Babu Banarasi Das Stadium in Lucknow. Notably, this international level badminton competition was started on 18 January. After registering a win on Wednesday, Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu and the Indian Open finalist Supanida Katethong from Thailand are set to clash in the quarter-finals. Read on to know more about the badminton tournament that is taking place in Lucknow.

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An inspiration for all, THIS 77-year-old 'student' from Rajasthan enrolls for 12 board exams!

Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for showing dedication towards completing his basic education

With a firm belief in the saying that there is no age limit to learning, 77-year old Hukumdas Vaishnav from Rajasthan is all set to appear for class XII examinations this year. Interestingly, this is not the first time Hukumdas has grabbed the limelight for his dedication towards completing his basic education. Read on to know more about the inspirational real-life story of Jalore's Hukumdas Vaishnav.

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UP Elections 2022: Postal ballot facility to be rolled out for elderlies & COVID patients

Postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and the physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease

Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission has launched a postal ballot facility to ease matters for citizens. Amid concerns over rising COVID-19 cases, the EC stressed that their first and foremost objective is a 'COVID safe election'. The postal ballot box will be provided at homes to ensure that senior citizens, COVID-19 patients and physically challenged persons are able to cast their votes in with ease while ensuring that no citizen of India is deprived of their universal adult franchise.

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3,517 new cases reported in Lucknow on Wednesday

Nearing the 1-lakh mark, the active caseload in Uttar Pradesh has reached a total of 98,238 cases, as of January 19

With 3,517 new cases reported on Wednesday, the surge in COVID cases continues in Lucknow. This has brought up the total number of active cases in the city to 16,943. According to the daily health bulletin released by the administration, one casualty related to coronavirus was also marked in the city on January 19. Read more to know about the current status of coronavirus in Lucknow and other districts of Uttar Pradesh.

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With the completion of track laying work on the Metro Line 2A and Metro Line 7, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is all set to start its commercial run for the public of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region soon. While MMRDA has completed the work on Phase 1(Dahanukarwadi and Aarey) of this project, the nodal agency awaits the clearance certificate from the Commissioner of Metro Railway Safety (CMRS) now.

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SGPGI in Lucknow issues fresh guidelines for consultations in OPD & IPD admissions

Apart from the RT-PCR, a negative TrueNat test report of COVID will also be accepted at the time of entry in PGI

In view of the rising COVID cases in the city, the administration of Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences has issued new guidelines for admission in the Outpatient Department(OPD) and Inpatient Department (IPD). As per the new rules, a negative COVID test report is mandatory for those intending to get appointments for consultations with doctors or admission in IPD. Read on to know more about the fresh guidelines now applicable at SGPGI in Lucknow.

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Industrial plots in Talkatora & Aishbagh areas of Lucknow can be used as housing units!

The decision has come as a big relief to the owners of a few industrial plots who've been waiting to use their lands for housing purposes for many years

In a bid to turn the city into a Smart City, the district administration has now approved the use of industrial plots as residential buildings in the Talkatora and Aishbagh areas of Lucknow. With this new norm, the use of industrial lands as housing units has now become easier in Lucknow. This also means that multi-storey residential buildings can be constructed in these two industrial areas in the city.

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