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Mumabi: Sloth bear Shiva delights visitors at Byculla zoo
Wed, May 25, 2022

The sloth bear and a pair of leopards were brought to Byculla zoo from Nagpur’s Gorewada zoo.

Explained: As Mumbai designates 28-bed ward for monkeypox, a look at the infection and the risks for Indians
Tue, May 24, 2022

The monkeypox virus is an orthopoxvirus, which is a genus of viruses that also includes the variola virus, which causes smallpox, and the vaccinia virus, which was used in the smallpox vaccine.

In relief from the heat, Mumbai receives light rains
Tue, May 24, 2022

According to the seven-day forecast, Mumbai is likely to record its first pre-monsoon showers of the season this week. While cloudy skies are expected for most of the week, rain and thunderstorms are likely on May 28 and 29.

Mumbai corporation keeps 28-bed ward ready for suspected monkeypox cases
Mon, May 23, 2022

In the city, there has been no report of any suspected or confirmed case of the viral zoonotic disease that causes fever, chills, rashes and lesions on the face or genitals.

Mumbai: BMC asks Rana couple to remove unauthorised structure within seven days
Sat, May 21, 2022

Notably, this is the same apartment where Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana had been arrested on April 23 by the Mumbai police over the Hanuman Chalisa row.

Pollution levels drop in Mumbai, AQI likely to remain moderate next 2 days: SAFAR
Sat, May 21, 2022

An AQI between 201 and 300 is categorised as ‘poor’ and between 301 and 400 is categorised as ‘very poor’ or red. The higher the AQI value, the greater the level of air pollution and health concerns.

Mumbai air quality still ‘poor’, unlikely to improve this week
Fri, May 20, 2022

Mumbai weather, temperature today: As per the forecast issued by the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), Mumbai’s AQI indicates ‘upper end of poor’ levels and is likely to be within ‘poor’ category for the next two days.

After 3 months, city’s air quality slips to ‘very poor’ category again
Fri, May 20, 2022

According to the forecast, the AQI in the country’s commercial capital is likely to remain in the ‘red’ or ‘very poor’ category on Friday.

Worli fisherfolk threaten to restart protests at Coastal Road construction site
Thu, May 19, 2022

Construction work on the project was stopped for over two months due to the protests earlier and losses had run into crores of rupees.

BMC again: All shops to predominantly use Marathi signboards in Devanagari by May 31
Thu, May 19, 2022

The order stated that if the signboard displays the name of any shop or business in more than one script, the one in Devanagari font should be bigger. The font of the Marathi-Devanagari script cannot be smaller than that of other scripts.

60m span between pillars sufficient: BMC counters fisherfolk’s report with oceanography institute submission
Thu, May 19, 2022

For over two months, between October 2021 and January this year, fisherfolk from Worli Koliwada prevented the contractor from beginning the construction of an interchange between the coastal road and the Worli end of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.

Mumbai: From today, get a valet to park your car at Dadar market
Wed, May 18, 2022

From 11 am to 10 pm, the digitised valet parking services can be availed through a mobile app

Maharashtra: First Olive Ridley turtle satellite-tagged on state coast returns near nesting beach
Wed, May 18, 2022

Five Turtles — Prathama, Savani (on January 25), Vanashree, Rewa and Laxmi (on February 13 and 16) — were tagged with platform transmitter terminals (PTTs), which were fitted with epoxy resin on the carapace (hard shell) of the turtle in Ratnagiri district.

Vaccination against Covid: 90-day gap between 2nd dose and booster shot for overseas travellers
Wed, May 18, 2022

The decision to relax the norms about the precaution dose for overseas travellers was based on recommendations issued by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).

Pair of leopards, sloth bear are the latest to join Mumbai’s Byculla Zoo
Mon, May 16, 2022

The zoo has also received a pair of leopards from Nagpur. All three animals reached Mumbai a month ago and have finished their quarantine.

Citizens to get access to advanced flood warning system iFLOWS this monsoon
Sun, May 15, 2022

A joint initiative between the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Integrated Flood Warning System, also called iFLOWS-Mumbai, relays alerts of possible flood-prone areas anywhere between six and 72 hours in advance

Greater flamingos paint MMR pink with record numbers this year
Thu, May 12, 2022

Between December 2021 and March 2022, the Thane Creek Flamingo Sanctuary (TCFS) witnessed 54,000 greater flamingos. In pre-pandamic 2019, 25,000 greater flamingos were recorded at TCFS.

As landslide threats rise, from May 20, BMC to train 10 local residents each in 72 vulnerable areas
Wed, May 11, 2022

BMC is also preparing a database of all the elderly and disabled living in the landslide-prone areas and may require additional help. The trained volunteers will be provided with the list.

Crocodile safari set to give boost to tourism in Ratnagiri village
Tue, May 10, 2022

Locals have been given subject training by bird, mangrove and biodiversity experts.

Explained: What is the Powai cycling track project declared illegal by Bombay HC?
Sat, May 07, 2022

Why did the court restrain the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from carrying out any reclamation or construction work? And what will the civic body do now?

Mumbai: Daily Covid case tally still above 100, TPR 1.6%
Thu, May 05, 2022

The city is witnessing a small rise in cases as 100 cases were detected on Tuesday, after just 56 cases being recorded on Monday, due to a drop in testing numbers.

Mumbai: Daily Covid case tally still above 100, TPR 1.6%
Thu, May 05, 2022

Following the third wave, on February 12, the TPR had gone below 1 per cent.

Heatwave set to return to Vidarbha today
Thu, May 05, 2022

On Wednesday, Ahemdnagar in Madhya Maharashtra was the hottest in the state, logging 44 degrees Celsius of maximum temperature.

Maharashtra: After brief respite, heatwave conditions to return to parts of Vidarbha
Wed, May 04, 2022

According to a weather warning, "heatwave conditions are very likely to prevail at isolated places". A gradual rise in maximum temperature by 2-3 degrees Celsius over Vidarbha is likely in the next 4-5 days.

Iced treats, cold baths: How Byculla zoo residents are beating the heatwave
Wed, May 04, 2022

On offer are fruit and vegetable icicles and lollies for sloth bears, monkeys and Asian elephants — Anarkali is one of the latter. The Royal Bengal tigers, including Karishma and Shakti, and leopards get to chew on frozen meat and bones.

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