Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: BMC

Mumbai Covid cases up over 6 times, BMC to test all infections for Omicron till 31 December

BMC to keep ready Covid care centres, hospital beds, and ward-wise war rooms. CM Uddhav Thackeray holds cabinet meeting as cases rise across Maharashtra too.

High-risk contacts of Kareena, Amrita Arora test negative for Covid, BMC unseals buildings

BMC had gone on a tracking and testing drive after actors Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Arora, and designer Seema Khan tested Covid positive Monday.

12 of Mumbai’s British-era bridges are being replaced, beginning with iconic Tilak bridge

Tilak bridge will be replaced with 2 new cable-stayed bridges, which will be constructed on either side of the existing structure. They are expected to be completed by 2023.

90% fully or partially vaccinated citizens in Mumbai have Covid antibodies, sero survey shows

BMC survey says among the unvaccinated citizens, 79.86% have antibodies. Overall, 65% of the subjects of the study had received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine.

India’s Covid hotspot Mumbai sees rise in cases, BMC ‘vigilant’ ahead of Ganpati festival

From 25 August, the number of new daily Covid positive cases in Mumbai has been consistently crossing the 300-mark, and breached 400 on 1 September.

Public gardens, playgrounds, beaches to remain open in Mumbai from 6 am to 10 pm

The BMC Sunday issued fresh guidelines under 'Break the Chain' programme, using powers conferred by the Maharashtra government to decide the timings.

QR code-based passes to be issued to fully vaccinated people in 65 train stations in Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that fully vaccinated citizens can travel in local trains from 15 August, but a gap of 14 days from second dose of vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

With booth abhiyaan & mobile app, BJP begins prep for 2022 Maharashtra civic polls

Under the BJP's 'Samarth Booth Abhiyaan', every party MP, MLA and district president has been asked to take responsibility of a certain number of booths in their constituencies.

11 killed, including 8 children, as one-storey house collapses on another in Mumbai

Seven people who were injured have been admitted to the hospital. According to officials, the incident took place Wednesday night and more people might be trapped under the rubble.

Local trains to be off-limits for common people in Mumbai’s Level 3 unlock plan

As per the fresh guidelines issued by the BMC on Saturday, an entry in suburban trains will be available only for 'medical and few essentials.'

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inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.