July 21st Highlights:
Intermittent rainfall lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, but rail and transportation services were not affected, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) triggered an “orange alarm” for Mumbai on Wednesday, indicating the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall in isolated locations. Although there has been increased rainfall in the city and suburbs since the morning, there has been no report of major waterlogging in low-lying areas such as Hindmata, Matunga and Kurla, officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
On the COVID-19 frontline, India saw a one-day surge of 3,998 coronavirus deaths, with Maharashtra conducting its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise, bringing the country’s death toll to 4,18,480 while 42,015 new infections were reported so the Union Ministry of Health updated data on Wednesday. India’s total number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 220.127.116.117. The ministry said Maharashtra has conducted its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise in the state. As a result, the state’s positive case number has increased by 2,479, while the death toll has increased by 3,509.
Meanwhile, trading on the Indian stock exchanges – Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) – remains closed today due to Bakri Id. According to the list of Stock Exchange Holidays 2021 available on the official BSE website – bseindia.com, there will be no action in the stocks, derivatives and SLB segments today either.
(Edited by : Ajay Vaishnav)
First published: IS