Mumbai Smart News
If there is one city in India which never sleeps, it is Mumbai. In order to not only keep our Mumbaikars update but to also give an in-depth understanding of what the latest news from this city means for its dwellers, Sachin Kalbag, Executive Editor, Hindustan Times (@SachinKalbag) and Rohini Ramnathan, RJ, Radio Nasha (@rotalks) discuss the latest headlines every morning. This is a Hindustan Times production, brought to you by HT Smartcast
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Mumbai News | 14th April 2021 | Is the BMC prepared to tackle the rise in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra?
Mumbai News | 8th April 2021 | Mumbai housing societies will have to pay ₹10,000 if Covid norms are flouted
The population that is eligible to participate in the 2nd phase of vaccination can register themselves through the Co-WIN section under the Aarogya Setu app. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss how to self-register for 2nd phase vaccination.
Some states now require RT-PCR tests for visitors, especially those who are arriving by air, in an effort to limit the spread of new coronavirus variants. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the states that require a negative RT-PCR test for entry.
Mumbaiites will have to shell out more for autorickshaw and black-and-yellow taxis to travel in the city from March 1. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the reason behind the price hike and more in this episode.
171: Mumbai News | 23rd February 2021 | Above 50 people to participate in the third phase of vaccination
The self-registration for the third phase of the vaccine will happen in the CoWin app and people above the age group of 50 and those with comorbidities will be expected to participate in the vaccination drive. Tune in as Rohini & Sachin discuss the self-registration process.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported more than 6,000 new Covid-19 infections for a second day in a row. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss how is the BMC dealing with rising Covid cases in the city.
169: Mumbai News | 19th February 2021 | What BMC has planned to check Covid spread at railway stations?
In the wake of a sudden spike in Coronavirus cases in Mumbai, the BMC is planning to deploy 300 marshals at various railway stations across the city. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss how everything BMC planned is gonna roll out.
The CM Uddhav Thackeray has warned that a lockdown may be enforced if standard procedures of wearing masks in public gatherings are overlooked by the general public. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the situation Mumbaikars should prepare themselves for.
Initially one of the worst-affected wards in the city during the pandemic, the M-west ward is once again on the BMC radar owing to the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss how can we once again refresh our memory and check the number of covid cases from Chembur.
In a major worry, Maharashtra recorded massive new COVID-19 cases recently. The sudden increase of the COVID cases is sure to ring alarm bells in the state. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the reason behind this steady spike over the past few days.
165: Mumbai News | 15th February 2021 | What are rules and regulations for Maghi Ganpati this year ?
February is a chosen month for the festival, as it is the month of Lord Ganesha’s birthday. Maghi Ganpati is usually celebrated with great fanfare, as the whole of Maharashtra comes together to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss with social distancing in mind, what are the rules and regulations for the holy festival this year.
The Maharashtra government has decided to extend travel restrictions for those coming from Kerala, in the state. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the restrictions for people coming from Kerala.
As the government finalizes the rules for the new labor codes, the Labour Ministry is now considering giving flexibility to companies to have four working days instead of five or six. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss in depth when and how will this be rolled out.
The second dose of covid-19 vaccine that is supposed to be given after a minimum of 28 days is delayed. Mumbai city will not start administering the second dose on February 13. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss in-depth the real reason behind this delay.
City principals have requested the state government to allow schools to conduct Class 10 and 12 board exams at the school level in the backdrop of the Covid-19 outbreak. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the decision that has been taken by the state govt for conducting the exams.
The much-touted Mumbai nightlife 'scene' is likely to be back in full force. In view of the 'Mission Begin Again' in Maharashtra, the state govt has permitted the restaurants and bars to remain open till 1 AM. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss how the state is planning to enforce these relaxations in the lockdown norms.
The decision of the state department of higher and technical education, to reopen colleges with 50% capacity starting February 15, has invited mixed reactions both, from colleges and students. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the detailed guidelines on how this task is going to be achieved.
The civic body has set aside an amount of ₹15 crores for supplying essential Covid-19 equipment like hand sanitizers, soap, hand wash to ensure proper sanitization. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss what the budget for the BMC in 2021 looks like.
In the much-awaited Union Budget-2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that in a bid to boost agriculture infrastructure, the government would be imposing a cess on certain items, including petrol, diesel, gold, and some imported agricultural products. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss everything you need to know about this new tax.
Uday SamantSamant called a meeting of vice-chancellors of the universities to review the annual audit, filling up vacant posts, and preparations of the universities for starting physical xlcasses. What was the state govt's decision on reopening the colleges? Tune in with Rohini and Sachin to discuss the issue in detail.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has issued a fresh set of guidelines and standard operating protocols (SOPs) for cinema halls and theatres to prevent the further spread of the ongoing coronavirus.
Tune in with Rohini and Sachin as they discuss the new guidelines and protocols.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Friday allowed the general public to use the suburban train services in Mumbai starting February 1. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss all you need to know about the re-start of Mumbai locals.
Maharashtra inoculated 41,470 healthcare workers (HCWs) — highest in a day so far — on Wednesday. It has also increased the number of centres to 528 from 477 centres. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the vaccination drive in Mumbai.
Central and Western Railways’ local train operation in Mumbai will return to nearly full service with up to 95% of its pre-Covid-19 outbreak schedule resuming from Friday. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the news which affects the whole city.
Owing to the Covid-19 pandemic and the confusion over the inclusion of a 12% SEBC quota, the admissions to professional courses have been delayed by over three months. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the delay in admissions.
Maharashtra is now left with 44,831 active cases. The case recovery rate in the state is 95.18 per cent while the case fatality rate is 2.53 per cent. Tune in this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss the current Covid situation of Maharashtra.
The Indira Nagar area of Turbhe ward has become the first in Navi Mumbai to become Covid-19 free. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the ground-report of Indira Nagar.
A letter issued by the office of the deputy director on Wednesday had led to a lot of confusion regarding the reopening of schools in the city.
Tune in as Rohini and Sachin clarify the final decision of the local administration
Amidst uncertainty over the resumption of the suspended covid 19 vaccination drive, Mumbaikars have been troubling to find answers to few questions. When will the drive restart in Mumbai? Has the glitch in the online registration system been fixed?
Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss and solve all your queries.
Within 24 hours, the doctor suffered an adverse event, following immunization. He complained of fever and dizziness and was rushed to the hospital, where he remains in ICU care. Tune in as Rohini discuss what went wrong with Dr. Jairaj Acharya in the first round of immunization rollout.
As we step into the third week of January, there's growing confusion about whether people who fail to wear masks inside their private vehicles will be penalized. A direction with regards to this effect was issued by the BMC on Sunday. Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the new guidelines for not wearing masks inside private vehicles.
The BMC was supposed to go ahead with vaccination on Sunday but canceled it on Saturday after the state asked them to. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the reason behind the temporary suspension of the vaccination drive in Maharashtra.
The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) has revived another decade-old project of a sea bridge connecting Nariman Point to Colaba in south Mumbai. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the revival of Nariman Point-Colaba sea link plan.
Several principals have urged the Maharashtra state board to cut down the syllabus of Class 10 students by a total of 50%. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the xlcass 10 board examination and it's syllabus.
The first consignment of Covishield vaccines reached different cities from Pune on Tuesday, four days ahead of the launch of a nationwide drive against the coronavirus. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the vaccine transportation to different cities.
Maharashtra confirmed cases of Bird Flu and became the eighth state to report cases of the deadly disease among birds. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the state of bird flu situation in Mumbai.
Priority will be given to the healthcare workers and the frontline workers, estimated to be around three crore in number, the government said. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talk about the covid vaccination drive in India.
The auto-taxi drivers have decided to take out a massive morcha from Kurla to Hutatma Chowk at 11 am on January 11 which will not only cause traffic snarls but may also lead to a shortage of autos and cabs on the roads.
Join in as Rohini and Sachin discuss the union demands behind the strike and the events that led to it.
Maharashtra is planning to demand free Covid-19 vaccine shots for its poor as it prepares to roll out its immunization drive with another dry run to be undertaken within the next 8-10 days.
Join in as Rohini and Sachin discuss in-depth why these trial runs are important for the final immunization program.
The Railways in its best capacity has assessed the potential burden and proposed the opening of the suburban trains for the common people, but the timings still remain an issue.
Tune in as Rohini and Sachin discuss why such an odd timing for the Mumbai locals has been proposed.
The Serum Institute of India is producing the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca Plc- Oxford is expecting the government to sign a formal supply and pricing agreement after the approval for emergency usage of the vaccine.
Tune in as Rohini & Sachin discuss the takeaways from the conversation with Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India
India has marked New Year's Day by giving its first-ever approval to the 2 coronavirus vaccines. Would the covid-19 vaccine in India be provided free of cost? Tune in as Rohini & Sachin discuss Modi's government plan to distribute the vaccine doses in the country and how states are preparing for it.
All schools in Maharashtra’s Mumbai will remain closed till January 15, 2021, as a precautionary measure to control the spread of the coronavirus disease in the city. Tune in as Rohini & Sachin discuss the reopening of schools & BMC's latest notification in this episode.
The Centre has extended the validity of expiring driving licences (DL) and motor vehicle documents till 31 March 2021 in view of the covid-19 crisis. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the extension of driving license validity.
131: Mumbai News | 29th December 2020 | 35,000 policemen to be deployed on streets for New Year’s Eve
The Mumbai Police have started preparing for the New Year by putting measures in place to maintain social distancing and dispersing crowds at places where the public mostly gathers on New Year’s Eve. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss not yours but Mumbai Police's plans for the New Year Eve.
The BMC can possibly close or scale down the jumbo centres at Octroi Naka in Dahisar and Richardson and Cruddas’ covid-19 facilities in Mulund and Byculla. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the shutting down of Covid centres in the city.
Joint commissioner of police Vishwas Nangre Patil said on Wednesday that people are still allowed to travel on two- and four-wheelers, but not more than four people at a time. Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss the night-curfew in Mumbai.
Passengers coming from Europe, Middle-East, South Africa, as well as through flights that have halted in Europe, will have to undergo a mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine after landing in Mumbai. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the guidelines for those travelling from Europe.
The number of active Covid-19 cases in the state dropped to its lowest in the last five months, but what is the current status of Mumbai city? Tune in to this episode with Rohini & Sachin to find out.
Maharashtra on Monday imposed an 11 PM to 6 AM night curfew till January 5 in Mumbai and other cities, and announced new quarantine rules for arrivals from Europe and the Middle East, in view of the new strain of coronavirus. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the new quarantine rules and guidelines during the curfew.
With Christmas around the corner, the Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Cardinal Gracias issued a set of new covid guidelines for churches in the city to celebrate the festival. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss what these guidelines are.
In a major boost to suburban train services, the Central Railway has decided to run 10 air-conditioned locomotives on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT)-Kalyan. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the tentative schedule to start these new services.
The Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) in Borivli was reopened on Tuesday after a gap of nine months with strict guidelines in place and several activities still restricted. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the re-opening and guidelines in place.
The Health Ministry has released the operational guidelines outlining the process, eligibility criteria, storage and distribution plan of the Corona vaccine. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss India's covid vaccine distribution plan.
Sporadic spells of light showers in the city and suburbs between Sunday and Monday not only led to the coldest day this season but also helped disperse pollutants making it the best air quality since October 19. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the weather update of the city.
Officials have clarified that there are no immediate plans to open Mumbai local trains to all. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini & Sachin Kalbag will discuss the Mumbai local train updates.
After the health care and front-line workers, who are next to receive a Covid-19 vaccine? Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the pecking order of the vaccine in Maharashtra.
As countries race towards finding a vaccine for the coronavirus disease, here’s a look at where things stand in India in terms of supply deals and clinical trials. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the status of the vaccine against coronavirus in India.
Continuous increase in the price of fuel prices has affected the sale of items in the vegetable and fruit market. What is the reason for this major impact? Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss why the hike in diesel prices has made the food products costlier for customers.
The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport undertaking (BEST) has received 26 new electric buses under Central government-sponsored FAME India scheme. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the electric buses transportation facility in Mumbai.
As the number of Covid-19 cases reduces in the state, the contribution of the MMR appears to have ebbed as well, as there has been a significant dip in fresh cases. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the latest Mumbai situation.
There's so much unclarity in student & parent's mind about the pattern of the upcoming exams and the future of their kids. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the confused situation of schools.
The UK today became the first country to approve the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Pfizer's covid vaccine, first in the world.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin Kalbagh will discuss the latest Covid updates. Sachin will also share the number of tests happening, the positivity rate & the number of deaths. Tune in for more info!
Live events are back! But what are the Standard Operating Procedures that one has to follow? Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the SOPs to enjoy the new normal.
Despite the fact that religious places have been allowed to reopen after the Covid-19 lockdown, community leaders have called upon people to celebrate Gurupurab at home. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Gurupurab celebration.
In a new order passed by the Government of India, international flight ban has been extended till 31 December by the DGCA amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. Tune in this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the international flight ban.
Maharashtra has recorded the biggest drop in average daily new cases in 8 weeks among the 8 states currently witnessing a spike in Covid cases. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the update on fresh cases in Mumbai.
The resumption of Mumbai local trains services for the general public may be further delayed by the next three-four weeks. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the update on Mumbai local trains.
Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Sunday hinted at a Covid-induced lockdown in the coming days in the state owing to huge crowds witnessed during the recently concluded festival period. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the lockdown news that's doing the round.
BMC on November 18 announced the clean survey competition, organised under 'Swachh Sarvekshan 2021'. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini & Sachin Kalbag discuss the competition and how Mumbai city individuals can participate in this.
Supplementary exams for HSC will be held between November 20 and December 10 while those for SSC will be held between November 20 and December 5. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Maharashtra HSC, SSC supplementary exams.
BMC on Tuesday confirmed that the Chhath Puja festivities would not be allowed alongside water bodies in Mumbai due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the guidelines for Chhath Puja celebration.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Sachin Kalbag & RJ Rohini discuss the updates on Covid-19 vaccine. Is there a good news? Who will get the first batch? How much time it will take approximately for vaccination for the whole country? Tune in to know!
Mumbai's AQI a day after Diwali on Sunday was 148 which was much lower than Delhi which recorded an AQI of 435 which was in the 'severe' category. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini & Sachin discuss Mumbai's AQI post-diwali.
Maharashtra School Education department recently released a set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) ahead of the reopening of schools in the state from 23 November. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini discuss the SOPs for teachers to visit the schools.
Admissions to first-year junior college (FYJC) in the state are likely to resume after Diwali vacations said officials from the state education department. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini talks all about the FYJC admissions.
Amid concerns of pollution and rise in COVID-19 cases due to pollution, the BMC had banned firecrackers within Mumbai municipal corporation limits. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini talks about the recent firecrackers ban in Mumbai city.
Maharashtra Chief Minister said that the second wave of Covid infections could be far worse then the first wave and the infections could rise three to four-fold then the current infections. Tune in to this episode as RJ Rohini discuss the probable second wave of Covid in the state.
Classes 9 to 12 of schools in Maharashtra will reopen from November 23, school education minister Varsha Gaikwad said on Saturday. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the reopening of schools in Maharashtra.
Going in line with Unlock 6 guidelines of the Union Home Ministry, the Maharashtra government allowed the cinema halls, theatres, multiplexes to open with 50% of seating capacity. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Unlock 6 guidelines.
US Presidential election has been the talk of the hour all across the globe. Both Trump and Biden have claimed a grand victory. Situation is continuously heating up. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss US Presidential election.
BMC announced Diwali bonus for all its employees amid the coronavirus pandemic. A bonus amount will range in between Rs 2,350 to Rs 15,500. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Diwali Bonus for BMC Employees.
A dedicated virtual court for traffic violations in Maharashtra has been inaugurated, an initiative aimed at freeing up judicial officers in every district from the burden of routine cases involving challans. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss Maharashtra's first virtual court.
Though the daily rise in coronavirus cases in Maharashtra are on the decline, the numbers could again surge during Diwali festival. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss how firecrackers can increase the risk of Covid in the city.
The state relief and rehabilitation department proposed three slots for the general public, two slots for the workforce in essential services, and ladies special trains in the letter sent to the western and Central railways. It also suggested to run women-only trains on hourly basis. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss Mumbai local train update.
Over the past week, there has been a drop in the number of hospitalised Covid-19 patients, and private hospitals with waiting lists for their ICU now have vacant beds and are allowing walk-in patient admissions. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the beds availability in Mumbai hospitals.
The Maharashtra government has reduced the price cap for Covid-19 tests in private laboratories for the fourth time. With this, an RT-PCR test is now between Rs 1,800 and Rs 980, depending on the point of collection.
Rohini & Sachin discuss the new Covid test rates in this episode.
Central Railway (CR) has started a new state-of-the-art airconditioned waiting lounge at CSMT for a nominal fee of Rs 10. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss all about the new lounge at CSMT.
The BMC plans to make violators do community services in form of sweeping roads for an hour or cleaning graffiti if they argue against or refuse to pay Rs 200 fine for not wearing masks in public places. Tune in this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss this news in today's episode.
In what seems like a good sign, the doubling rate of Covid-19 cases has increased to 102 days while the recovery rate is at a high of 91.67 per cent. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Covid doubling rate in Mumbai.
84: Mumbai News | 22nd October 2020 | Maharashtra caps triple layered mask’s price to Rs 3, N95 mask to Rs 49
Maharashtra government has fixed the rates for N95 and double-triple layer masks thus becoming the first state to cap the prices of facemasks in the country. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the price caps of facemask in the state.
The number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday even as the country’s Covid-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the less Covid-19 cases.
The state government has cleared suburban train travel for women passengers during non-peak hours. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss the women travel in Mumbai local.
81: Mumbai News | 19th October 2020 | Mumbai’s Sanjay Gandhi National Park opens for morning walkers
SGNP officials have put in place a mechanism wherein morning walkers have been divided into three groups – A, B and C – based on the first letter of their names mentioned on the morning pass. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the guidelines for SGNP.
80: Mumbai News | 16th October 2020 | Fresh ‘unlock’ guidelines before the Metro and Monorail resume services.
As the Mumbai Metro and Monorail are all set to re-start services after being closed since March, In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin will discuss the safety protocols being put in place before the operations resume.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin will discuss the Innovative QR code-based contactless ticket checking system developed by North Central Railway that is being implemented on a Pan India basis.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin will discuss the recent announcement made by Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Thackeray on scrapping off the construction of the metro car shed in Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin will discuss the blackout which happened in Mumbai yesterday. Sachin will tell us how it affected the city, why did it happen and is there any chance it might happen again? Tune in to know!
Dalkhan village in Shahapur Taluka (more than 60kms from Kalyan city) does not have any Covid positive case since the last 20 days.. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss how 209 villages in Thane rural is keeping coronavirus at bay.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a campaign on COVID-19 appropriate behaviour via a series of tweets. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the behaviour defined by the Prime Minister of the country.
Panchavati Express, the Nashik-Mumbai lifeline, is back in its new avatar as Covid-Special but at a very high ticket price. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the reason behind the fare increase and what problems people are facing.
The 31-40 age group accounts for the highest number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, data from the state government’s Medical Education and Drugs Department shows. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the most affected age group by COVID.
The Maharashtra government is yet to decide on the admissions to first-year junior colleges (FYJC). What are the possibilities? Will there be a drop year? How many students are getting affected? Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the FYJC admission situation.
After a brief spike in the middle of September, the number of active Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has now dropped to an average of 27,000 last week. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Covid situation in Mumbai.
New guidelines of "unlock" were released on Wednesday by the Maharashtra Government, which will ease more restrictions in a phased manner, for the next phase of the lockdown. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin explain the Unlock 5 guidelines.
There will be no garba or dandiya events during Navratri this year, as part of the Maharashtra government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the guidelines for Navratri.
Restaurants in the state are likely to begin their operations from the first week of October as the state government has assured hoteliers during their meeting with the CM of receiving the requisite permissions. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the reopening of the hotel industry.
The Railways, along with municipal corporations in the MMR are working on creating specific office shift timings and tweaking local train timings to avoid overcrowding inside compartments. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the staggered timing suggestion.
The race for finding a vaccine is entering a new stage as human trials begin. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin talk about the trials that will be conducted in various hospitals in the city, the norms, and the procedures for the testing. Tune in and find out.
With fewer than 1,000 new cases of Covid-19 being reported on an average in the city, the BMC is shutting down some Covid Care Centres. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss why Covid Care Centres are getting shut despite the increase of cases in the city.
Amid several reports of Covid-19 patients being turned away by hospitals, All 24 wards in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have their own ‘Mini War room’. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talks about the all that is required in case of a serious Covid case.
This year's Durga Puja may be in-line with the pandemic rules; Maharashtra government yet to release guidelines. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talks about the upcoming festival season in the city.
Walkers on Marine Drive have been openly disregarding the rule of wearing masks in public place, thus putting more lives at risk on contacting COVID-19 virus. Tune in to this episode as Rohini talks about the walkers on the Marine Drive and the fine imposed on them.
The Railways on Saturday said select 10% employees of co-operative and private banks will be allowed to travel on Mumbai's suburban trains. Suburban train travel is currently restricted for the general public in view of the coronavirus pandemic. Tune in to this episode as Rohini talks about the resume of Mumbai local trains.
Around 60 people who work at BKC have tested positive for COVID in just over a month, BMC officials said. Tune in to this episode of Mumbai Smart News as Rohini talks about the new COVID hotspot in the city.
What is a bio-bubble and how does it protect players from COVID-19? What are the rules & regulations of living in bio-bubble? Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss IPL in the times of COVID-19.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini talks about the FYJC admissions which have been put on hold. She talks about the impact on the students and what lies ahead in the next few months.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini will tell you all you need to know about the ‘My Family, My Responsibility’ campaign. Tune in to know more.
Andheri, Vile Parle and Borivli, all in the western suburbs, have the most active Covid-19 cases in the city, according to BMC data. Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss the BMC data of active Covid-19 cases.
Almost two weeks after the Supreme Court clarified that final year students can only be promoted based on examination, the University of Mumbai released an official circular detailing the examination dates and format. Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss all about the exams.
The fine amount for not wearing a mask has been reduced in Mumbai even though the cases are going up on a daily basis. Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss the new fine amount and also tracks how much money has been collected by BMC till now.
Mumbai is unlocking. But with the unlock came chaos. The first Monday of Unlock 4.0 under "Mission Begin Again" saw choked up Mumbai roads, unavailability of proper transport, and very angry commuters. Tune in to this episode as Rohini talks about the Unlock 4 chaos in Mumbai.
Maharashtra reported its highest single-day rise of 19,218 coronavirus positive cases on Friday. What can be the reason behind this? What is Corona fatigue? What's the on-ground situation? Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss the spike in COVID cases.
One of the doctors working at Sion Hospital in Mumbai has tested positive for coronavirus, once again, after recovering from the infection two months back. Tune in to this episode as Rohini talks about the COVID-19 reinfection case in Mumbai.
The Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to declare 600 acres of land in Aarey Milk Colony near the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Mumbai as a reserve forest and conserve it. Tune in to this episode as Rohini discuss the Maharashtra CM's latest announcement.
Covid-19 patients in Mumbai to be shifted from hospitals to vacant jumbo centres; experts says move will benefit mental health. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the jumbo facilities for Covid patients.
India’s GDP contracted by 23.9% in the April-June quarter this year compared to the same period last year. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin the Indian economy, in three time horizons.
Maharashtra government issued new guidelines for lockdown 4.0 as coronavirus cases continue to rise in the state. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the Unlock 4.0
Researchers in Hong Kong said they have the first evidence of a repeat infection of Covid-19. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss the corona reinfection case.
Dharavi is a very densely populated part of Mumbai and as expected became a major hot spot for covid in the initial few months. However, now it has become an example of controlling covid in densely populated regions. Join Rohini and Sachin as they discuss the Dharavi model.
There is going news about local trains resuming service. Today Rohini and Sachin discuss, is the city ready for this? What are the possibilities, and where does Mumbai stand. Tune in and find out.
It was a very positive day for the city today as it registered only 20 deaths due to covid. The lowest for the day till now. What do numbers tell us about the pandemic and its impact on the city and its people, in today's episode? Join Rohini and Sachin as they discuss this and more.
As India heads in to unlocking itself, traveling inter-district which needed prior permission, will now be allowed again in Maharashtra. In this episode, Rohini and Sachin discuss the travel relaxations and the requirement of an E passes to travel.
As Mumbra region registered zero covid cases today, what is the story behind the area which went from a high number of cases to zero cases? Join Rohini and Sachin to discuss the actions which led to a covid free Mumbra.
Inter-district bus services of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) resumed after a gap of almost five-month. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss the inter-district travel in detail.
Can Mumbai police seize your vehicle even in Unlock 3? Why are they stopping you? What you should do? In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Sachin & Rohini will discuss Section 144 that is still imposed in Mumbai.
Malaysia has detected a strain of the new coronavirus that’s been found to be 10 times more infectious. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the mutation called D614G.
BMC issues guidelines for domestic Ganpati festival celebrations restricts gathering for arrival and immersion of lord. Tune in to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the new immersion system, this Ganesh Chaturthi.
ICMR granted approval to two civic-run hospitals in Mumbai - KEM Hospital and BYL Nair Hospitals for phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Tune in to this episode as Sachin & Rohini discuss the COVID vaccine in Mumbai.
Sanjay Dutt has been detected with stage four lung cancer. In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Sachin & Rohini will discuss how privacy to a public figure is important and what should media keep in their while reporting such news.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Sachin & Rohini will discuss a good news! Gyms might reopen in Maharashtra soon, they have to follow all the norms defined by the government. Tune in to know more!
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini and Sachin discuss in detail the state government's announcement against running 190 special trains that were announced, for the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Mumbai's projected doubling rate of Covid-19 cases increased to three months on Saturday. Tune into this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss all about the COVID situation of Mumbai in detail.
Lakes and dams that provide drinking water to Mumbaikars are left with limited stock for a few days. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss all the water crisis situation in detail.
After conducting antigen and antibody testing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is set to diagnose citizens for Covid-19 on the basis of their sound waves. Tune in to this episode as Rohini and Sachin discuss all about this news in detail.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, find out what's open and what's not in Mumbai? What are the guidelines for offices? Will you require an E-pass to travel? How many people are allowed in a wedding? How many people can sit in a cab? Tune in to know!
Hope to announce our own vaccines by the end of 2021, says Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla. In this episode, Rohini & Sachin will discuss the approximate time scientists will need to create COVID vaccine, they also discuss the history of vaccines. Tune in to know more.
A lot has been talked about the care given to COVID patients, however, what do patients go through once they have recovered? In today's episode, we discuss post COVID care. Tune in for more.
BMC will deploy COVID screening stations that will be mobile. Will be equipped with X-Ray machines to screen vulnerable and high-risk individuals.
An insight into the newly reformed FYJC admissions process for the year 2020. New apps and websites for admissions for students and parents.
In today's "Monday high" Smart News dose Rohini and Sachin discuss the possibility of the Mumbai local trains opening up and the COVID situation in MMR, which is the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Tune in to know more.
Only 300 Ganesh mandals seek permission this year amid COVID-19 pandemic, down from 1,500. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss about the Ganesh Chaturthi guidelines issued by the BMC.
The COVID 19 vaccine developed by Oxford and AstraZeneca is showing promising results and Serum Insititute of India is preparing itself to administer these doses. But will it really reach us and when? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss this news in detail.
97% of parents against the physical reopening of school. What are the challenges students and parents both are facing? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss all about this news in detail.
The Maharashtra government will issue a standard operating procedure (SOP) for Bakri Eid sacrifice on Thursday. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss the guidelines for the festival celebration.
The twin cities of Kalyan and Dombivli have seen Covid-19 spread rapidly since June when the lockdown was eased. What could be the major reason? How this problem can be tackled? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talks all about Kalyan-Dombivli COVID cases.
The non-availability of two important life-saving drugs Tocilizumab and Remdesivir is creating panic amongst patients. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talks about the drug shortage in Maharashtra.
Russia has become the first country to have completed clinical trials of a Covid-19 vaccine candidate after Sechenov University said that it had concluded its study. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin talks about the Russian Covid-19 vaccine.
Amitabh Bachchan and his few family members have been tested positive for COVID-19. But how should media deal with high profile cases like this? From where medical bulletin should come from? What ethics media should follow? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin answers these questions.
The state government on Tuesday allowed non-essential shops and markets to function for two more hours from July 9. Shops can stay open till 7 pm, instead of 5 pm, but on alternate days. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss all about this news in detail.
9: Mumbai News | 9th July | WHO acknowledged evidence emerging of the airborne spread of Coronavirus
The World Health Organization acknowledged "evidence emerging" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about this news.
The New York Times reported recently that 239 scientists from 32 countries have written an open letter to the WHO that the virus causing Covid-19 can remain airborne for a period of time and thus transmit itself. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about this news.
Maharashtra eases lockdown curbs further: Hotels to open with 33% staff from 8 July. Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about the hotel industry being badly affected by the pandemic.
What does the 2 km rule imposed on travelling by the Mumbai Police mean for Mumbaikars? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about this news.
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code has been imposed in Mumbai, essential services will be allowed Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about this news.
Mumbai's Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal has decided not to hold Ganeshotsav this time in wake of COVID-19 pandemic. What will be set up in its place? Listen to this episode as Rohini & Sachin discuss everything about this news.
In this episode of Mumbai Smart News, Rohini & Sachin discusses Indian ban on 59 Chinese apps. How it has affected the mass? What could be the long term repercussion? How it will affect China? Tune in to know more.
From past few days, Mumbaikars have been going to places that have been open and keeping that in mind fresh set of restrictions has been imposed in Mumbai. In this episode, Rohini & Sachin will discuss all that's been creating a buzz in Mumbai. Tune in now!