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With the permission of the Union Ministrt of Health Affairs, the Indian Railways have opened up the services of the Mumbai suburban rail network of Western and Central lines to facilitate easier travel to JEE Main and NEET exam candidates and their guardians on exam dates. JEE exams have been scheduled till September 6, while NEET has been slated for September 13.

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Realising that social distancing is the need of the hour, the Dropnshop Technology Private Limited's Ghumo App has come up with an excellent, efficient and electronic solution. The mobile application that allows you to check the place, parking, availability of services and footfall, now brings you the opportunity to digitally visit the most popular Pandals, do online live darshans, book prasad and online donations.

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Mumbai reported its lowest fatalities count (20), in the last 105 days and is showing increase in active recovery and improvement in medical competence too. An increase in the number of recoveries over admissions in the medical centres and a lower number of active cases has brought a ray of hope to the city.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued guidelines for the idol immersion at home, in view of the ongoing pandemic. The practice of home immersion is being popularised this year as a safety protocol to minimise gathering of large crowds at community pandals and visarjan sites.

BMC has also capped the idol height to 4 feet for community pandals and 2 feet for homes. The number of immersion permissions have also been dropped this year to maximise safety against transmission.

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In a circular issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on August 19, the civic body has revised the home isolation guidelines for COVID positive patients aged 40 and above. As per the new rules, those who test positive for the coronavirus infection and are over the age of 50, must be admitted to a COVID care facility, irrespective of other medical conditions and comorbidity.

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A government generated e-pass along with a valid ticket was mandated for all essential workers as the control protocol for local train travel in the city of Mumbai. This e-pass generation requires a thorough registration process and this seems to have delayed the process, which is why, Mumbai local trains will continue to ferry its passengers without the mandatory e-pass.

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Mumbai's taxi service, fondly and popularly known as the Kaali-Peeli, fades into history, after serving Mumbaikars for more than 5 decades. The iconic cultural and historic nostalgia that these cabs anchor in the proverbial sea of Mumbai's development is unmatched. The end of the 56 years old journey surely marks the end of an era in the city of Mumbai.

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The BMC is developing an artificial intelligence program to diagnose Covid-19 in the people of Mumbai, through the medium of voice testing. This non-invasive vocal band sampling procedure will be first launched at a Nesco Jumbo facility in Goregaon next week. This would be the pilot screening of the AI program that will sample about 1000 suspected and positive patients at the facility. Voice testing has previously been used in European countries like France and Italy for the detection of the coronavirus.

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Unlock 3 in Mumbai has come with several relaxations for the people. Aligning with the State Government's 'Mission Begin Again', the directive issued by BMC permits various activities which were otherwise restricted due to rise in corona cases.

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Mumbaikars woke up to heavy rains, high tides and flooding in various parts of the city today morning as incessant showers from the Bay of Bengal hit the western coast.

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The Suburban Diagnostic and Hotel Executive Enclave have collaborated to house Bandra's first drive through COVID-19 testing centre at the hotel premises. This has been legitimized as the most safe method of testing by medical and health officers across the spectrum, and the process is executed in less than 10 minutes!

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