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Delhi government to seek air quality commission’s permission to reopen schools

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The Delhi government will forward two applications on behalf of the education department to the Commission for Air Quality Management (CAQM) suggesting that schools, colleges, and coaching institutes for students from class 6 onwards be opened immediately, and classes for the primary section to class 5 be resumed from Dec 20, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said.

Schools and other institutes were shut on November 15 due to deteriorating air quality. Though briefly re-opened on Nov 29, they were shut again on the orders of the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court has allowed the CAQM to consider applications for easing the restrictions imposed to deal with air pollution.

Rai said that the ban on entry of trucks carrying non-essentials, except for compressed natural gas (CNG), and electric trucks will continue.

Agencies seeking to resume construction and demolition activities have been asked to write to the environment department, which will forward their requests to the CAQM for consideration.

Rai said that a total of 6,975 complaints were received through the Green Delhi app, and 5,686 of these were resolved. The maximum number of complaints were directed to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC).. He was speaking after a meeting held with officials of government departments to discuss the national capital’s air pollution situation. There has been an improvement in air quality over the past one week, and further improvement is likely from December 16, he said.

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Gurgaon: Heavy rain leads to waterlogging in several areas

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Gurgaon saw weighty downpours and rainstorms from the get-go Saturday, prompting waterlogging in certain areas.

Waterlogging was found in the help path close to Narsinghpur on Delhi-Gurgaon interstate, Rajiv chowk, Tau Devi Lal arena, Galleria market, Basai, Sector 9 and 10 A, and interior area streets.

As indicated by Data from District Administration, till 8 am on Saturday, Gurgaon tehsil got 54 mm of precipitation, while Wazirabad got 52 mm, Sohna 72 mm, Manesar 50 mm, and Pataudi 40 mm.

Pardeep Kumar, boss architect at Infrastructure-2 in Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA), said, “Because of ceaseless precipitation, waterlogging has been accounted for, yet the water is being depleted out by siphons. The circumstance isn’t quite as disturbing as it normally is during rainstorms, besides at one point close to Tau Devi Lal arena, where sewage-cleaning work has been continuing, other than the development of an underpass at Subhash Chowk. In the low-lying extends, as Narsinghpur administration path on NH-8, water invests in some opportunity to retreat because of the Topography.”

Subhash Boken, the representative of Gurgaon police, said, “Traffic police authorities have been deputed to guarantee smooth progression of traffic, particularly on the expressway.”

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Delhi, Mumbai continue to see spike in Covid cases; EC prohibits physical rallies, roadshows till Jan 15

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India detailed 1,41,986 every day Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the nation’s all out caseload to 3,53,68,372. With 40,895 recuperations, the dynamic caseload remains at 4,72,169. The loss of life expanded to 4,83,463 with 285 patients capitulating to the contamination.

As per information delivered by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday, 3,071 instances of Omicron variation were announced across 27 states and association regions up to this point, out of which 1,203 have recuperated or relocated. The dynamic cases presently remain at 1.34 percent of the all out diseases. The public Covid-19 recuperation rate diminished to 97.30 percent, the wellbeing service said.

The three need gatherings of medical care laborers, forefront laborers and 60 or more populace with comorbidities, who are qualified for their third “preparatory portion” 39 weeks in the wake of getting their subsequent punch, can either book a web-based arrangement or stroll into any inoculation place, sources in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

End of the week controls kicks in across most urban areas in India as the states attempt to check the spread of the novel Covid. While Delhi and Karnataka have forced end of the week lockdowns, the Tamil Nadu government has requested a closure on Sundays.

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Govt blocks several social media handles circulating fake, inciting content

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In the midst of the enormous lockdown on contemptuous posts, sources said that the hostile substance actioned related to the counterfeit video of a cupboard instructions, an enlivened phony video showing viciousness against the Prime Minister, and disparaging posts focusing on Hindu ladies transferred via web-based media handles.

The public authority has hindered a few web-based media handles that were coursing “counterfeit and affecting” content on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, Minister of State for IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said on Saturday.

Proprietors of these records are being recognized for activity under the law, he added.

“Taskforce on Safe and Trusted Internet at @GoI_MeitY at work. Handles that attempted to push counterfeit/inducing content on twitter, youtube, fb, insta have been impeded,” Chandrasekhar Tweeted on Saturday.

The pastor said proprietors of such records are being distinguished for activity under the law, and declared that stages will be investigated on their due steadiness.

On Friday evening, the pastor had reacted to a tweet that encouraged him to make a move against the “makers of an exceptionally fierce video that includes the PM”, which “has been in the public area since December 2020”.

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