Intermittent rains hit Mumbai on Wednesday, but rail and transport services were unaffected, officials said. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday sounded an “orange alert” for Mumbai, indicating the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in isolated places. Although there has been an increase in the intensity of the rains in the city and suburbs since the morning, there have been no reports of major waterlogging in low lying areas like Hindmata, Matunga and Kurla, said officials from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
On the COVID-19 front, India saw a single-day increase 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 have been reported, according to the Union Health Ministry. data updated Wednesday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 3,12,16,337. The ministry said Maharashtra has completed its 14th Covid data reconciliation exercise in the state. As a result, the state’s number of positive cases increased by 2,479 while the number of deaths increased by 3,509.
Meanwhile, trading on Indian stock exchanges – the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) – will remain closed today due to Bakri Id. According to the 2021 stock market holiday list available on the official website of BSE – bseindia.com – there will also be no action in the equity, derivatives and SLB segments today.
(Edited by : Ajay Vaishnav)
First publication: STI