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The water ambulance service will be between Gateway of India in south Mumbai to Mandwa in Raigad district | Source: mumbaicity.gov.in

Maharashtra plans to use Mumbai seaways to launch boat ambulance for remote villages

The health department has approved the project to set up the water ambulance service between Gateway of India in south Mumbai to Mandwa in Raigad district.
Municipal health workers screen residents for Covid-19 at Dadar in Mumbai, on 25 July 2020 | Mitesh Bhuvad | PTI

Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai infection rates dip below 1, India’s overall R value now at 1.16

In major metros, the rate of Covid spread has slowed significantly. An epidemic is considered to have been arrested when the R value remains below 1 consistently.
Doctors wearing protective suits check residents with an electronic thermometer inside a slum in Worli, Mumbai | PTI

Mumbai’s 5.5% Covid mortality rate a concern, officials say slums better off than high-rises

Mumbai has so far recorded 1,16,451 Covid positive cases and 6,444 deaths, with its mortality rate much higher than Maharashtra’s average of 3.55% and the country’s 2.13%.
Covid-19 testing in Delhi | Representational image | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Both cities have taken a hard Covid knock, but Mumbai beats Delhi with data transparency

Experts says reliable data is key to devising public health strategy. It’s a facet Mumbai has learnt to master.
Health workers check the temperature of a woman during a Covid-19 screening drive at a residential building in Dharavi in Mumbai | PTI File Photo

5L tests, doubling rate of 73 days, growth rate below 1% — Mumbai marks many Covid milestones

Mumbai, one of the cities worst affected by Covid, seems to be making big strides in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic.
Health workers check the temperature of a woman during a Covid-19 screening drive at a residential building in Dharavi in Mumbai | PTI File Photo

Mumbai serological survey results show its slums could be reaching herd immunity for Covid

Findings of serological survey suggest that despite efforts to contain spread, Mumbai’s poorest places may have unwittingly pursued strategy of herd immunity.
Medics walk past a new swab testing cabin at Podar hospital in Worli during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic ( Represenational image) | PTI

Maharashtra doubles Covid testing in July as it looks to cut record positivity, death rates

Maharashtra govt ramped up testing to nearly 20 lakh in less than a month by giving district officials targets and democratising the regime under a single department.
A slum in Mumbai | Representational Image | Wikimedia Commons

57% of Mumbai slum dwellers were exposed to Covid, developed antibodies, finds sero survey

With just 16% of the non-slums developing antibodies, focus is moving to these areas to contain spread of Covid. A second phase will follow up with everyone tested in a month.
Unlock 1.0 saw some violation of safety protocols in Hyderabad | ThePrint Photo | Suraj Singh Bisht

Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi among world’s top 50 most surveilled cities, says report

The report was released Wednesday by UK-based Comparitech, a firm that reviews technology services like VPN, antivirus and apps.
South Mumbai is home to some of the most expensive real estate addresses such as Malabar Hill, Napean Sea Road, Walkeshwar, Peddar Road, among others | Wikimedia commons

Mumbai’s elite ‘SoBo’ sees Covid spike as cases move from slums to apartment towers

Over the last month, the high-end Malabar Hill & neighbouring localities in South Mumbai now have the highest number of sealed buildings, 285 in all, across Mumbai’s island city areas.

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Twitter, not Microsoft, should buy TikTok

TikTok would be perfect product to extend Twitter’s reach toward younger audiences, broadening its viewer base & advertisers that want to reach them.
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IndiGo to raise Rs 4,000 crore to make up for coronavirus cash drain

The fundraising measures, along with its free-cash balance, should provide IndiGo with 10 months of liquidity.

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File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.