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Central Railways conducts online survey ahead of restarting local trains in Mumbai

The Central Railways on Thursday rolled out an online survey on Twitter to seek feedback on the local train services in Mumbai. Resultantly, a set of questions have been listed on Twitter - ranging from commute patterns to preferred routes. This will assist the Railway authorities to analyze the public opinion of local trains and special AC rakes, forming the base of all changes which will be relayed.

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IIT Bombay's AI-based real-time monitoring interface to track activities across Mumbai​

Providing an enhanced alternative to catch traffic defaulters and COVID protocol violators, IIT Bombay has developed an inventive real-time monitoring platform called Surakshavyuh. Supplementing this, artificial intelligence-based Jigyasa interface will help in quick and efficient face and text search. Reportedly, the director of IIT-B informed that the project got materialised with the associative efforts of the institute's National Central of Excellence in Technology and their industrial partner SrivisifAI Technologies.

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Mumbai's Dharavi records zero COVID cases for two days in succession

In a landmark healing achievement, Mumbai's Dharavi emerged out of the COVID spiral with zero positive cases on Monday. The no-positive case trend continued on Tuesday as well, marking the first null-period here since the swell of the second wave of coronavirus. As per civic records, the slum last recorded zero cases on January 22. It may be noted that Dharavi was the epicentre of the first wave of coronavirus in 2020 and was severely struck by the February surge, this year.

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Sarathi 4.0, Maharashtra's first-ever Online Learner's License System, is now open for citizens

On Monday, Maharashtra govt launched a pathbreaking tech-driven initiative, state's first-ever Online Learner's License system based on Aadhaar Card. This online portal will help in avoiding crowded queues at the Regional Transport Office (RTO) by allowing candidates to get their driving license online. This is a remarkable step given the current circumstances where maintaining social distancing and staying indoors has become a norm.

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COVID cases witness a sudden rise across Mumbai & other Maha districts even as positivity dips

Despite the decline in the COVID-19 positivity rate and fresh infections, covid cases continue to rise in Maharashtra. For the fourth time in a week, the state's morbid count scaled to a new peak, with 2,771 deaths in just 24 hours. The cumulative toll now clocks over 1.11 lakh, the highest in India. As per health officials, the fresh case count dipped to 10,442 infections on Sunday while the aggregate statistic crossed over the 59 lakh mark.

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