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Indore witnesses a spike in dengue cases for 2 consecutive weeks; tally rises to 307

As per the health department, 19 and 22 new dengue cases were reported in Indore on Monday & Tuesday, respectively.

Indore is currently facing twice the troubles amid a rampant dengue rise and the fear of a forthcoming third wave of COVID-19. Reportedly, the district has been recording a surge in dengue cases for over 2 consecutive weeks now, pushing the caseload to over 300 this month. As per the health department, about 19 and 22 new cases were clocked here on Monday and Tuesday, respectively, taking the cumulative count to 307 patients.

Perpetual rainfall & waterlogging responsible for the rise in cases

The visible rise in dengue and viral fever cases is due to perpetual rainfall, rise in temperature and waterlogging across the city, suggest reports. Other factors that affect civic hygiene and sanitation, such as the accumulation of garbage or stagnant water, are further contributing to the case spike. These areas become breeding hotspots for 'Aedes' mosquitoes that reportedly spread larvae-borne diseases.

Notably, the severity of the active patients suffering from the infection is relatively less and not many people are being admitted to the hospitals, as per reports. This is also causing an uncontrolled spread due to a lack of timely medical assistance. Indore is presently nursing 307 active dengue cases, consisting of 170 males and 137 females, including 55 children.

Measures to fight the spread: Awareness, fogging & sanitation drives & surveys

In order to combat the effects of the disease in the city, around 14 teams have been doing fumigation rounds, across different areas. Special task forces have also been assigned to conduct surveys for larvae detection, keep a check on public sanitation and spread awareness among individuals.

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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Railways launch special trains from Mumbai to UP & Bihar to manage the festive rush

Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

Keeping in mind the upsurge of festive passenger load, Indian Railways has announced the launch of several special trains from Mumbai to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Reportedly, the festive fleet will map through Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat too, easing travel for the locals here as well. Check the full schedule of new trains & timings here:

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Pedal for Patrol: Police to launch new beat cycle patrolling in Indore

Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas.

In a bid to augment civic safety in Indore, a police team and city security committee members will soon launch cycle patrolling. The new surveillance force will work on a beat-wise format to monitor even the narrow and isolated areas of the district. Each patrolling contingent will consist of police officers, women along with Nasus members, who will pedal on cycles in their respective areas, read reports.

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