Mumbai civic body extends ongoing curbs for 2 weeks despite dropping positivity rate

Reports state that Mumbai has moved to 'unlock Level 2' but BMC has intervened against relaxations.

Keeping in view the uncertain circumstances, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that the ongoing curbs will not be revoked for the next 14 days. In spite of the latest weekly report by the Maharashtra Government which indicates lowered positivity rate and reduced oxygen bed dependency in Mumbai, the civic body has taken this decision. As per reports, Mumbai now stands eligible for 'unlock level 2', given these parameters.


Huge population, monsoons and local train footfalls deter relaxations

Reports state that the city is not being transferred from level 3 to level 2 as yet, due to its humongous population, current monsoons and the increased count of commuters in local trains. Thereby, the residents across the city will have to follow level 3 restraints for a period of 2 weeks, from now. According to reports, the Municipal Commissioner stated that the fear of a revived acceleration of infections, led to this decision.

Further, the BMC's Executive Health Officer asserted that the restrictions can be continued as a move of caution against the pandemic, despite the city's positivity rate being marked at 5%.

Offices allowed with 50% physical attendance of employees

As per the current guidelines, restaurants and other non-essential retail centres are allowed to function till 4 PM but they are not permitted to operate on weekends. Further, malls in the city have been asked to not open their gates, as of now. While all offices can function with 50% physical attendance of employees, film and television shooting are allowed till 4 PM, with complete compliance of protocols.

Besides essential service providers, citizens faced by medical emergencies and women, are also allowed to board local trains. On Friday, 721 new cases and 971 recoveries were marked in Mumbai. As of now, 7,14,216 individuals have been affected by the viral contagion.

200 new teachers to be hired via the upcoming recruitment drive at Lucknow University!

The LU management will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor.

In order to fill the vacant positions across various departments, Lucknow University will soon roll out the plans for the induction of nearly 200 teachers and academics. As per reports, the varsity administration will conduct recruitment for the posts of Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor. It is expected that the schedule for online registrations will be announced soon and the process will be executed in alignment with the May 2021 orders.

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Free medical aid to be provided to the underprivileged in UP under a new healthcare campaign

Any beneficiary linked to this scheme can receive free treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any listed hospital in India.

The state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a new campaign to facilitate free medical aid to the underprivileged. As per reports, the service has been provisioned for the people who are not covered by the security of the Ayushman card of Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (Ayushman Bharat) and Chief Minister Jan Arogya Yojana. A golden card will be issued to the beneficiaries, who can avail of zero-cost treatment worth ₹5 lakh at any of the impaneled hospitals in the country.

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10 special centres set up across Indore for focused vaccination of pregnant women!

These sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care is provided to pregnant women.

In a bid to boost the vaccination program in the city, the authorities in Indore have started a focused drive for pregnant women. Under this initiative, a total of 10 inoculation centres have been set up in Indore. While 5 of these shall cater to the residents in the rural areas, the other five shall aid in the immunisation of urban dwellers. Notably, these sites have been established at medical centres and hospitals where regular care and treatment are provided to pregnant women.

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Thunderstorm & rain in store for Goa today; IMD issues orange alert for July 30-31

Relief work to help those affected by the massive rainfall, is currently underway.

The monsoon spell has cast a widespread effect across Goa, washing the North and South districts with short spells of sporadic rains in the morning today. As per reports, these light to moderate showers will be accompanied by thunderstorms through the day. The showers may clock around 11.5 cm to 20.4 cm in rainfall in the next 24 hours.

As such. the IMD has also warned against very heavy downpour activity in isolated regions. Meanwhile, an orange alert has further been raised for July 30-31 amid forecasts of torrential rains.

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Mumbai Metropolitan region to get 1st data centre under Yondr-Everstone's $1 bn joint venture!

Hyper-scale data centres shall also come up across Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai and National Capital Region (Delhi).

In an attempt to boost the information technology infrastructure of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, a new data centre has been proposed under a joint venture of Yondr and Everstone groups. Reportedly, the two firms have collaborated on a $1 billion project for setting up hyper-scale data centres across different parts of India. The global developer, owner-operator and service provider firm, Yonder aims to scale up the connectivity through its partnership with the private equity company, Everstone.

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COVID testing marks a significant dip in Indore in the 3rd week of July!

The daily count of tests lies in the range of 7,000 to 10,000 while the state administration orders call for 10,000 daily tests.

After the second wave of the pandemic ushered unprecedented problems for Indore, the situation is gradually diffusing in the city. As per the latest reports, the testing figures have marked a significant downfall recording a 12% dip in the third week of July, as compared to the first week. Reportedly, the authorities stated that the sampling has reduced due to citizens' reluctance, changing weather conditions and fewer symptomatic cases at fever clinics.

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