The administration of Indore had proposed the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to conduct a sero-surveillance survey in the city and this has move has now been approved. Tuesday onwards, 170 health workers will survey 85 wards in Indore, which was earlier considered as a primary COVID-19 hotspot of the state.

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IIT-Indore is already famed as an institute which believes in class-apart innovations and it is truly their time to be recognized as a potential leader in technological advancements. So to bolster the institute's repute and career prospects of the students, the Department of Science and Technology has entitled them to a grant worth 100-Cr for the setting up a technology innovation hub.

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For the first time ever, the traffic signals in Mumbai are upholding a step taken towards gender inclusivity by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) authorities. The aim of this initiative is to provide ample representation of women and to promote equality amidst the citizens. This has also put Mumbai in a deferential position of being the sole city in India to do so.

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Whenever we've been in the mood to grab a cup of frothy coffee while surfing through pages of a good book, Cafe Repertwahr has always popped up in our heads. The temptation of grabbing a seat here to catch a quick break has often clouded our minds but damn this pandemic! The vibrant set up of this cafe just sets our mood for the better and especially during this lockdown period, we've really missed being here. So to make our wishes come true, Cafe Repertwahr is opening up their gates on the 12th of August and we can already smell our coffees brewing. *Alexa please play Tunak Tunak Tun*

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Keeping in sight the rising cases of COVID-19 around and to tackle the spread, the state election commission (SEC) in Rajasthan has reformed the format of voting this year. The number of voters who will be polling in each station, has been brought down to 700 from the earlier 1400 figure. This has been done to keep the protocols of social distancing in place.

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in the sunny state of Goa has cast a gloomy cloud all over, as the stats have surged past 7,000. Although the cases are on a steady rise, Goa's testing capacity still stands at 2,500 samples per day and presently, the state is also lagging behind with 1,600 samples to be tested. So the testing capacities are said to be hiked in the near future, to detect and curb the further spread of the virus.

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Incessant episodes of torrential rains have been pounding Mumbai and various areas like Chembur, Parel, Hindmata, Wadala and Worli have reported intense water-logging. On Wednesday, South Mumbai's Colaba area recorded its heaviest single-day rainfall in August, for the first time in in 46 years and it was accompanied by cyclonic winds reaching up to 107 km/h. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that rainfall will continue in the city and its surrounding areas.

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On Wednesday, Lucknow reported over 600 new COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 4,513. This list of patients also includes the state law minister, Brijesh Pathak and 2 employees of the 1090 Women Power Line office.

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