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Mumbai locals halted for public for 15 more days as the city puts up a guard of caution!

1,352 new cases were reported in Mumbai on Wednesday while the active tally stands at 28,074 patients.

With dropping infection tallies in Mumbai, the city folks had started speculations about the revival of operations by Mumbai locals, for the general public. Ending all this conjecture, a state cabinet minister affirmed that the local transport system will not be resumed for all commuters, for at least 15 days from now, reportedly. Currently, individuals under the categories of essential service providers, including government and BMC officials, are permitted to travel in the local trains.

Maharashtra to witness the unlock process in a 'phased' manner

Reportedly, the Relief and rehabilitation minister stated that this step is being undertaken as a preventive measure against the virus. Further, the lockdown-like curbs in the state will be relaxed in a phased manner, in alignment with the dipping caseload. Reportedly, there will be no changes in the districts marked as red zones while the other areas shall gradually open up in four phases.

It is expected that shops dealing in non-essential products and services will resume in the first phase while the local train network will be revived for all, in the last phase. Reports state that the unlocking interventions are propelled by the falling positivity rate, which reached 10% recently.

Case count stabilises in Mumbai with 1,352 new infections on Wednesday

As the COVID graphs in Mumbai take downward trajectories, the daily count of new infections still lingers over the worrisome 1k mark. On Wednesday, 1,352 new cases were recorded in Mumbai while 1,086 individuals recovered from the grip of the virus. While 34 deaths were marked on Wednesday, a total of 14,684 lives have been lost in the city till now.

Being one of the most affected states in the country, Maharashtra has a slightly high case fatality ratio, standing at 1.6%. As of now, 56,50,907 individuals have been affected by the virus while the active patient load for the state, counts to 3,15,042. In light of these figures, it is important that the state administration continues with the tough shield against the virus and the restraints are relaxed only when there are reliable signs of a diffusing situation.

CSIR-CDRI in Lucknow makes first 'Made in India' RT-PCR kit to detect Omicron variant of COVID

Said to cost around ₹150, this kit named 'Om' will provide test results in about two-hours time only

For the first time ever, a government institute in India has designed and manufactured a unique diagnostic kit to detect the presence of the Variant of Concern of COVID. The CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) in Lucknow, has developed 'Om'- an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit for testing the new Omicron strain of the novel coronavirus. Read on to know more about this new development in the testing of this deadly virus in India.

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Here's everything you need to know about IPL's debutant team- Lucknow Super Giants!

Lucknow's IPL team to be called Lucknow Super Giants!

The Indian Premier League, often termed the world's biggest sports carnival, is all set for its mega auction next month and it's got our cricket fever running a new high! While this is the 15th season of the league, the revamped 2022 pitch with new title sponsors, two debutante teams and a whole lot of thrill on cards has hit the full toss right in the court of T-20 fans and trust us, it can't get any better than this!

So, if you're also caught up in the excitement to keep up with the details, this is just the right place for you! Here's all that we know about IPL Season 15 and of course, the debutante Lucknow franchise - so let the game begin!

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With over 3 lakh cases, daily COVID caseload marks a decline in India

While the daily case count has marked a decline, the positivity rate of the country has shot up to 20.75% now

As per the data released by the Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday, India has marked a significant decrease in the daily COVID tally. A total of 3,06,064 people tested positive for coronavirus in the country taking the active caseload to 22,49,335, as of January 24. Read on to know more about the current COVID and vaccination status of India here.

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In a Smart City move, Green Park Stadium in Kanpur to get revamped by May 2022!

Under the ambit of this renovation work, four badminton courts and six table tennis centres at the stadium will undergo a facelift

In an attempt to boost sports infrastructure and provide global level sports facilities in the city, Kanpur Smart City department is all set to revamp the Green Park Stadium. Under the ambit of this renovation work, the badminton courts and table tennis centres present in the stadium will undergo a facelift. While the work on this sports project has been initiated fifteen days ago, the remodelling work is expected to complete by May 2022, informed an official.

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Indian Railways to use CSIR-CSIO's UV-C disinfection technology to sanitise premium trains soon!

Read on to know more about the Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research's (CSIR)'s newly developed sanitisation technology

In an attempt to provide a safer journey to the passengers during COVID, the Indian Railways is all set to deploy a new UltraViolet-C disinfection practice technology to mitigate the airborne spread of coronavirus in trains. As per reports, this technology-driven disinfection through UV robots will be rolled out in a phased manner starting with the premium trains like Tejas and Rajdhani express first. Read on to know more about the Council Of Scientific And Industrial Research's (CSIR)'s newly developed sanitisation technology.

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The secret to having a great day lies in devouring a flavourful spread and if you agree, this news might just be a sweet dream come true for all you foodies in town. There’s a new cloud kitchen in Lucknow and its whisking delightful items exclusively for you. So if you’ve got any plans to savour the best, in the sanctity of your homes - it’s time to turn your heads to The Rolling Pin ASAP!

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Global Investors Summit in Indore stands cancelled in wake of rising COVID cases

As per the initial schedule, the summit was scheduled to be held in February.

In light of constantly rising COVID-19 positive cases in Indore, the Madhya Pradesh Government has cancelled the Global Investors’ Summit that was to be held in the city. As per the initial schedule, the summit was scheduled to be held in February. The meet was planned to take place in both physical and virtual mode to aid industrialists during the coronavirus outbreak.

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