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In a major boost to Mumbai's sanitation standards, the city got its biggest ever, 88 seater Jumbo public toiler at Juhu Gully in Andheri (West). Spread across 4,000 square feet of civic land, the two-storey restroom promises state-of-the-art facilities to around 60,000 slum dwellers in the vicinity. People can have access to free WiFI, television, a tiny botanical garden and a waiting area with a newspaper stand at a monthly subscription of just ₹60 per family!

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The government of Maharashtra commenced an unlock plan late Friday night, in which five levels have been created to manage restrictions. As per reports, there are 18 districts witnessing Level 1 unlock, 5 districts on Level 2, 10 districts on Level 3, 2 in Level 4 and the remaining will be in Level 5. Mumbai is currently on Level 2 unlock, however, the situation of each area will be assessed on a weekly basis to avoid any rise in the case tallies.

Read the full report below to know what all aspects have returned to normal functioning.

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One of India's domestic batting luminaries, right-hand batsman Amol Muzumdar was appointed as the coach of the Mumbai senior men's team, for the 2021-2022 season.

Muzumdar, Mumbai's Ranji Trophy-winning captain, was conferred with this title on Tuesday, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) mentioned in an official statement. Amid the sweeping expanse of his masterstrokes, this solid middle-order batsman is especially remembered for captaining Mumbai to Ranji Trophy triumph in 2006-07 till date.

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The board examinations for Class 10 were scheduled to take place in March, however, owing to the surge in COVID cases across the state, the Maharashtra government has cancelled them. Despite being rebuked by the Bombay High Court for their decision, the government is not changing this decision as the state has 2,89,088 active cases as yet. In a meeting on Thursday, state officials took decisions regarding promoting students and conducting Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to junior colleges.

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While the swelling second COVID wave has drenched the country with infections and posed several trials for the commoners, Mumbai's Dabbawalas are going an extra mile to help the needy. Bestowing the word 'selflessness' with an all-new meaning, they have once again plunged into action to feed the hungry hordes but this time, they are distributing meals at COVID care centres and hospitals. This segment of the Maximum City has been constantly facing the consequences of a stretched lockdown, which includes extreme financial deprivation, however, these Dabbawalas have prioritized humanity over everything.

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Bringing some respite from the dreadful second wave of the COVID pandemic, Mumbai's daily infection tally remained below the 6k-mark for the second day in a row. With 5,542 new patients on Sunday, a significant dip was witnessed in Mumbai while the state's tally climbed up by an enormous 66,191. Alarmingly, Maharashtra recorded the highest number of fatalities on Sunday, with 832 victims succumbing to the highly contagious virus.

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On Saturday, BMC announced that it will establish 16 oxygen generating plants in 12 hospitals across Mumbai, amid an acute oxygen shortage scenario. After becoming functional, these plants will be producing 43 metric tonnes of oxygen from atmospheric air per day, according to the civic body. Reportedly, compared to the cost incurred when oxygen is supplied through jumbo cylinders, there will be a substantial reduction in the amount now because of these upcoming O2 plants.

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On Wednesday night, the Maharashtra government issued strict curbs in the state, keeping in mind the swelling cases of the coronavirus infection. To aid the decision, the state government has also furnished a list of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), which includes the banning of inter-district and inter-city travel except for emergency or essential purposes. The fresh constraints will be observed from Thursday, 8 PM onwards and remain in force till the 1st of May, 7 AM, as per the orders of the government.

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A child learns to draw before it starts to write, dance before it starts to walk and sing before it starts to speak- the relation between art and humans is intricate and profound as it helps in connecting, expressing and building bridges, even across time! So when the human civilisation is suffering through a global pandemic, it is only natural that art will be the choice of weapon to connect in a world that has to observe social distancing.

Following this thought process, the team of The Corona Quilt Project- which was ideated in 2020, is now culminating its year-long endeavour of bringing stories together through modern quilts that are popping up across Mumbai. Join us in exploring Mumbai as we take you through the 'quilt-installations'!

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In an interesting turn of events, a mysterious monolith was found at Joggers Park in Suburban Bandra in Mumbai on Wednesday. This bewildering development garnered significant attention online after the news about the appearance was broken online on Twitter. Puzzled by the emergence of such structures for short intervals of time in different parts of the world, the netizens instantly initiated a wave of conjectures on social media platforms.

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Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai will now develop waterways to launch new and alternative means of transport systems to shoulder the burden of congested roads. The Financial Capital and its satellite towns will now develop water transport systems, as announced by the Maharashtra government on Monday. The use of these alternative water transport systems will ease traffic congestion and enhance the transit experience for commuters. Officials informed that a water transport system between Vasai and Kalyan will be made available in the first phase of this project.

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