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Mumbai's Diya Chitale, Reeth Rishiya & Sreeja Akula bag 1st rank in Women's singles by TTFI!

Notably, the Table Tennis Federation of India released the list of rankings after Central Zone on Sunday

Bringing cheer to the city, Mumbai's Diya Chitale has been conferred with the first position in the Women's singles category by the Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI). As per the rankings released by the TTFI on Sunday, with 225 points, Diya secured the top position jointly with Reeth Rishya of PSPB and Sreeja Akula of RBI. Notably, the 18-year-old table tennis prodigy had recently bagged her first-ever Women title by winning the gold medal at UTT National Table Tennis Championship in Indore.

Diya registered victory in a nail-biting match

Earlier this week, Diya had clinched her maiden women's singles title adding 90 points to her cumulative tally of 225 points which was the same as Reeth, the runner up of the event and Sreeja. While the Mumbai paddler was in a joint fifth position before the start of this Central Zone competition, her extraordinary performance ensured her victory as an emerging champion.

In what can be called a nail-biting match, Diya managed to win over India's number one paddler Sreeja in the semi-finals by marking a tense 4-3 victory. In the finals, the tennis prodigy battled Indian's number 2 and second-seeded Reeth Rishiya in a fluctuating win by 7-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, 7-11, 12-11, and 11-8.

Check the ranking of men's singles here

According to the ranking released by the TTFI, Gujarat's Harmeet Desai managed to defend the first rank in men's singles with 240 points. The second rank was held by Mumbai's former national champion Sanil Shetty with 210 points while the third position was secured by Manav Thakkar at 195 points. Notably, both the players at the second and third positions represent Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB).

Manush Shah of Gujarat was placed at the fourth position in men's singles with a total of 165 points. With 150 points, four-time Olympian Achanta Sharath Kamal managed to bag the fifth position this year.

ISL defending champions Mumbai City FC to represent India in AFC Champions League 2022!

As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later

Mumbai City, the defending champions of the Indian Super League 2021 is all set to represent India in the AFC Champions League (ACL) 2022. The draw for the group stage declaring the names of all the contesting teams were revealed in an event in Kuala Lumpur on Monday, informed the club. Notably, the islanders have been placed in Group B alongside Al Jazira of UAE, Al Shabab of Saudi Arabia and the Air Force Club of Iraq in the upcoming ACL. As per reports, the fixture dates of Mumbai City's ACL matches and the venue for the group stage games will be announced later.

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Here's how the Kanpur Metro is making intracity commute safer in times of pandemic!

A boon for the residents of Kanpur, this metro system was inaugurated for public use on December 28

Taking public transport during the current circumstances is a big challenge, given that there is hardly any room to practice social distancing in them. While staying indoors is the need of the hour, there are many situations when travelling just cannot be avoided. And Kanpur Metro has come right in time to save the citizens from this ordeal. Not just safe from COVID but this particular mode of transportation offers safety in every aspect, and to each individual. Here's why the metro is ensuring a safer commute to the citizens:
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Here are the updated travel guidelines for passengers traveling to Mumbai from UAE

Travellers arriving from UAE spared from RT-PCR test & 7-day home quarantine in Mumbai

International passengers from the United Arab Emirates including Dubai arriving at Mumbai airport are no longer required to undergo a seven-day home quarantine or take the RT-PCR upon arrival now. As per a notification issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Sunday, the new directives will come into effect from midnight January 17. All the SOPs applicable to countries other than those in the at-risk category are now applicable to UAE, read reports.

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Severe cold & dense fog in store for Lucknow & other UP districts for next 3 days, predicts IMD

As per the prediction made by the MeT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the next three days

Winter chills continue unabated in Lucknow as cold waves intensify in the northern part of India. Severe cold and dense fog conditions are likely to grip Lucknow and other districts in Uttar Pradesh for the next three days, informs the Indian Meteorological Department. As per the prediction made by the meT on Sunday, a 4-degree drop in temperature will be recorded in the state in the coming days. Read on to know more about the weather forecast of Uttar Pradesh.

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All educational institutes in Lucknow & other UP cities closed till January 23

Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across Uttar Pradesh till January 16

In view of the rising COVID cases, all educational institutes including schools and colleges have been closed in Uttar Pradesh till January 23. Notably, the state government had earlier ordered the discontinuation of offline classes in schools across the state till January 16. Extending the order for another week, the administration has directed schools and colleges to conduct online classes this week.

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MyBMC Assist WhatsApp chatbox launched in Mumbai; read on to know more about it

Mumbaikars can avail the services by messaging 'Hi' on 8999228999

Have you ever thought about how easy would life be if you could order your license on your phone, just like you order yourself a cuppa-noodles? Well, in a revolutionary move, BMC Mumbai has turned your once impossible dreams into a reality, with the launch of BMC’s Chatbox. MyBMC Assist is here to rescue Mumbaikars from the hassle of making multiple visits to the government offices by offering around 80 services at the click of a button.

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Covid Scare- Rajasthan shuts down schools, colleges; imposes weekend curfew!

The fresh guidelines are aimed at tightening restrictions on public movement and activities as cases of the covid-19 and its new Omicron variant are spreading rapidly across the state

In the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan Government has announced the closure of all schools and colleges till January 30. Along with this, the State Government has also imposed a weekend curfew and has put curbs on the number of wedding guests, bringing the number down from an earlier 100, to 50.

Marriage halls found to be defying the norms are ordered to be sealed for seven days.

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