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Study by TIFR suggests dipping COVID curves in Mumbai by June 2021!

Consistent vaccination drives and no advent of new variants are prerequisites for these inferences to hold true.

Enveloped under lockdown restrictions, residents in Mumbai are severely affected by the second wave of the coronavirus. While the tallies of new infections have marked a significant downfall in the past few days, the graph of patients still remains in an alarming zone. Now, a study by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has concluded that Mumbai will become 'safer' by June 1, if certain criterion are assured, as stated by reports.

New variant, the prime cause behind uncontrolled surge in Mumbai

As per reports, the researchers predict that life in Mumbai would revert back to normalcy by June 1, if consistent vaccination drives are conducted and no new variant enters the city. This analysis was made after a team of experts focussed their efforts towards studying the course of COVID numbers through the timeline of the second wave till now. If the anticipations from this calculative model turn into reality, it is being said that the schools may be opened in July.

Further, the scientists attributed the sudden surge in Mumbai to the new mutant virus that started circulating during the month of February. As per reports, the experts mentioned that the reversal of restrictions after this time played an important role in the rapid spread of contamination. Amongst a list of things, the local trains contributed the most towards the onslaught of the second wave.

Mumbai COVID update

On Sunday, 3,629 cases were registered in Mumbai after and the count of active patients stood at 61,436. While 5,412 recoveries were marked on the same day, 79 individuals succumbed to the virus and breathed their last. Amongst all cities of the country, maximum count of fatalities have been recorded in Mumbai as of now.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

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Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

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Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

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Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

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​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

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The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

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