Alarmed by the anticipation of the third pandemic wave and its expected effects on children, Lucknow's Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences had started multifaceted preparations. As per the latest developments, the healthcare centre will now be providing ventilator facilities for young infants weighing as little as 2.5 kgs. Usually, such resources are not available for newborns but the hospital has deployed extensive efforts aiming to protect lives, in every possible way.

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Initiating a new welfare program, it has been said that the Vice-Chancellor and other professors at Lucknow University will bear the educational expenses of students who have lost one or both parents to the pandemic. Under this scheme, the VC took the responsibility of one such student on Friday and requested other professors to take similar steps. As per reports, the Registrar, Chief Proctor and the Dean of the Students' Welfare Department will now bear expenses of one child each.

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With the early arrival of the monsoons, heavy rains have enveloped the city of Mumbai, causing obstructions across a range of daily public activities. As per the latest developments, the continuous downpour has interrupted the run of local trains at some major spots in the city. Reportedly, the services were suspended between the Dadar-Kurla stretch due to elevated water levels and the operations were also stopped at Sion in view of the waterlogging.

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After a long tryst with the second wave of the pandemic, amplified unlocking interventions are being worked out in Indore. As per reports, hotels, restaurants, malls, religious institutions and other places shall be reopened today while the educational centres shall remain closed. The city is being unlocked after a meeting of the disaster management committee, where the officials took this decision in view of the plummeting case tallies.

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Keeping in view the uncertain circumstances, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced that the ongoing curbs will not be revoked for the next 14 days. In spite of the latest weekly report by the Maharashtra Government which indicates lowered positivity rate and reduced oxygen bed dependency in Mumbai, the civic body has taken this decision. As per reports, Mumbai now stands eligible for 'unlock level 2', given these parameters.

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Aiming to execute widespread vaccination drives in the state, the Goa government has decided to launch Tika Utsav 3.0 from June 13 onwards. The Chief Minister announced the decision on Friday, highlighting the need for immunisation to achieve the goal of herd immunity. With an objective to ensure 100% first dose inoculation for all citizens in the territory, the program will witness streamlined efforts and focused schedules.

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In a bid to promote awareness about the state's flora, the Maharashtra administration has decided to assign heritage status to all trees in urban areas that have completed a life span of 50 years. Under the leadership of the Chief Minister, the state cabinet sanctioned amendments in the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975, to include the idea of heritage trees.

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Revoking an almost 2 month-long ban, Lucknow Development Authority has declared that all parks under its supervision will be opened for the public from June 14 onwards. As a part of this, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Park, Janeshwar Mishra Park, Joggers Park, Smriti Upvan and all other LDA parks shall start welcoming visitors from Monday. According to the statement released by the authority, citizens will be permitted within these campuses from 7 AM to 6:30 PM.

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