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Local roundup is an accumulation of some important news and more such short local relevant stories for you that take place in India. Check what major did you miss the past few days here.
1. New year parties banned in Mumbai amid rising cases
Keeping in mind the increasing number of Coronavirus cases, also pertaining to the Omicron variant, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has banned all the new year parties in the city, that were going to be organized in the city. The order has come into effect from midnight of December 25. The government has also banned the gathering of more than five persons between 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
2. Bengaluru fifth in the world for having a diversity in Artificial Intelligence workers
In the ranking given by the TIDE Framework and listed by Harvard Business Review, Bengaluru has stood fifth for having the world’s largest diversity of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The first four on the list are New York, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle. On the other hand, a few Indian cities also made their way to the list in the top 50 including Hyderabad on the 19th, Delhi on the 18th, and Mumbai on 27th.
3. Indian-origin philanthropist honoured as South African of the Year
An Indian-origin philanthropist, Dr. Imtiaz has been honoured as ‘South African of the year’ run by the Daily Maverick newspaper. Dr. Imtiaz, apart from being a philanthropist, also runs a foundation named ‘Gift Of The Givers’, which is a charitable organization working for relief work in the areas affected due to natural disasters. For this, South Africans across voted Dr. Imtiaz for the award.
4. Tamil Nadu drivers and conductors can now ask people to step down over inappropriate behaviour
Taking a step to control the rising cases of crime against women in public transport, the Tamil Nadu government has allowed the bus drivers and conductors to ask those passengers to step out who indulge themselves in any inappropriate behaviour like singing or making gestures towards women. The government has also restricted the bus crew from questioning or touching women commuters.
5. Odisha announces COVID assistance of Rs. 3,000 to 1 lakh street vendors
Odisha government has announced that Rs 3,000 will be given to the street vendors as COVID assistance. With the same motive, the government has also decided to set up vending zones in 87 urban areas. The move is likely to benefit 1.1 lakh street vendors. For the execution of the plan, the government will spend about 60 crores.