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BMC renames its schools as Mumbai Public schools in a bid to uplift institutes' brand image

Facilitating education for around 2.1 lakh students, BMC schools to garner better public perception with the renaming.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has announced its decision to rebrand schools under its ambit as 'Mumbai Public Schools' while presenting the education budget for the new financial year on Wednesday. As per reports, current intervention attempts to positively enhance the public attitudes towards the 963 upper civic schools and 224 secondary civic schools in Mumbai by bringing them under a single name.

A step towards refurbishing the image of BMC schools

In its declaration, BMC said that all schools under its umbrella shall be called Mumbai Public School supplemented by their original name. Reportedly, the civic body has expanded its education budget, though the increment is marginal as compared to the previous year. Facilitating education for around 2.1 lakh students in Mumbai, BMC schools would garner better public perception with the renaming.

The BMC has been working towards refurbishing the image of its schools in collaboration with an informal collective of NGOs and academics. One of the significant aims of this exercise is to attract more students to BMC schools. Last year, the civic body got a new logo for its schools designed by the students of the Indian School of Design and Innovation(ISDI).

10 new BMC schools to come up in different regions of Mumbai

The budget proposals include BMC's allocation of ₹ 2 crores for the 10 new CBSE schools in the city. The plans for establishing 10 schools would be materialised after evaluating the success of the pilot project being conducted this year. Reportedly, 2 schools are bound to come up within the city boundaries while 3 would be constructed in the western suburbs. Additionally, the eastern suburbs of Mumbai would be gifted with 5 new schools. According to a BMC statement, the schools would function in line with the standards set by CBSE. Admissions for classes L-KG to grade 6 are slated to begin in February.

The BMC also allocated a sum of around ₹ 16 crores for making sure that the schools have an adequate supply of masks, hand wash, infrared thermometers and pulse oximeters. With the comprehensive approach that BMC has followed while implementing its initiatives, Mumbai's education sector expects a revamp soon.

'Kapda Bank' to be set up in Lucknow to help the poor stay warm this winter season!

Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to the underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office

District Administration along with the Lucknow Municipal Corporation has come up with a unique initiative to help keep the poor and destitute people warm this winter. As per the announcement by the District Magistrate of Lucknow, 8 zones in the city have been listed for setting up the 'Kapda Bank'. Under the ambit of this project, anyone can donate new or used clothes to underprivileged people by contacting the nearest zonal office.

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Omicron alert in Rajasthan as 4 travellers from South Africa test COVID positive

The patients are presently isolating in Jaipur

After the reports of 2 confirmed Omicron cases in Karanataka, health officials suspect a variant infiltration in Rajasthan too as a family of 4 South African travellers tested COVID positive here. As per reports, the samples of these patients have been forwarded for further tests to confirm if these are cases of mutation. In the interim, the family is isolated in Jaipur.

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Citizens in Lucknow & other UP cities to be fined for not wearing a face mask

Omicron screening has been amped at all entry points in UP, including bus, railways & air terminals

The Uttar Pradesh administration has reinstated the mask imperative in public spaces amid the increasing fear of the emergent Omicron variant of coronavirus. Failure to adhere to this norm will result in a challan, read reports. The order was notably moved during a high-level meeting convened by the Chief Minister on Wednesday, where officials were tasked to strictly enforce the mandatory mask rule along with other preventive COVID-19 protocols.

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With 5 more cases, Mumbai shoulders 10 of the 28 Omicron suspects in Maharashtra

On Thursday, 861 travellers were subjected to RT-PCR test in Maharashtra to trace Omicron variant of COVID-19.

The tally of Omicron virus suspects in Maharashtra rose up to 28 cases on Thursday, with 10 cases coming from Mumbai. As per reports, a total of 861 passengers were screened for the coronavirus 'Variant of Concern', where a total of 25 foreign travellers tested positive. 3 traced contacts have also been put under the radar.

All suspected samples have been sent for genome sequencing to determine the presence of the new strain, read reports. The results will be revealed by next week.

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IKEA India's first city store is opening on December 9 in Mumbai

Coming up at Worli, the IKEA retail city store is a smaller-than-usual retail setup, spanning across 80,000 sq ft

Swedish furniture giant IKEA, a retail enterprise of the Ingka Group announced the opening of its first city store in India in Mumbai on December 9. Coming up at Worli, this pack and parcel home furnishing centre will span across 80,000 sq ft and will be much more compact than its traditional big blue box stores. The small-format store has been conceptualised to suit compact urban spaces and offer the IKEA experience and services to a wide customer base in the city, the company said in a press release.

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ISCDL to install solar panels in 100 public toilets across Indore

As per the plans, public lavatories equipped with modern amenities will be taken up in the first phase of this initiative

In an attempt to minimise power consumption, Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) is all set to install solar power plants across the city. In the purview of the green energy project, these solar panels with a capacity of 2 kilowatts will be set up at 100 public and community toilets. As per the officials, this project will be enlisted by ISDCL for carbon credit which can be used to generate revenue by selling it in the global market.

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Tickle your taste buds with fresh & flavourful rolls from Roll Out in Lucknow

With a plethora of options to choose from, Roll Out is all set to become Lucknow's favourite roll place soon

Offering the most scrumptious food rolled to fit your fist, Roll Out is here in Lucknow with the best of on-the-go grubs. Being the perfect any-time snack, rolls have a huge fan following everywhere. And with a plethora of options to choose from, including vegetarian and meaty delicacies, Roll Out is sure to become Lucknow's new 'Roll' model soon.

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