Bandra-Versova sea link will be named after Swatantrya Veer Savarkar: Eknath Shinde
On May 28th Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced that the under construction Bandra-Versova sea link will be named after Swatantrya Veer Savarkar.
The CM returned from Delhi where he attended the new Parliament inauguration and 140th birth anniversary of freedom fighter Veer Savarkar at the Maharashtra Sadan. Shinde said, “On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Savarkar, which will now be celebrated as a Swatantrya Veer Gaurav Divas, our government has taken a decision to name Bandra Versova Sea Link as Swatantrya Veer Savarkar Samudra Setu (sea link).”
The announcement came around two months after Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis shared a letter he wrote to the CM on March 16, requesting to name Bandra-Versova Sealink after freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.
Source: Indian Express
Maharashtra 10th Results 2023 : Mumbai at 93.66 % passing result
On June 2, the Maharashtra SSC results were declared for nine district divisions – Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Amaravati, Nasik, Latur and Konkan. A total of 15,77,256 candidates had registered for the Maharashtra state board examination, of which 3,54,493 were from the Mumbai Division alone.
Mumbai scored an overall of 93.66 % of passing, while the highest was Konkan with 98.11%.
A total of 979 schools in Mumbai achieved a 100% passing result, while 8 schools received 0% passing result.
Source: Indian Express
Thunderstorms and high humidity
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted hot weather for a few more days, even as pre-monsoon showers are expected to hit parts of Maharashtra. Temperatures in the interior Konkan, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, and Vidarbha regions are expected to rise, according to meteorologists. Thunderstorms are possible in parts of the state, especially the western ghats, starting Monday.
According to the IMD, the westerly winds can weaken, and a Line of Wind Discontinuity (LWD) over the ghats might cause the thunderstorms to develop from Monday that will continue upto Wednesday. Mumbai will also witness hot and humid weather, with a maximum temperature of around 35 degrees Celsius and a minimum temperature of around 27 degrees Celsius.
Ahead of monsoon, BMC detects thousands of mosquito breeding spots
Ahead of monsoon, the BMC has inspected 19,372 premises from January to May 31 this year and detected 2,070 malaria causing Anopheles mosquito breeding spots. The BMC also inspected 69,530 localities and checked over 47 lakh articles and containers, which led to the detection of 21,479 Dengue causing Aedes mosquito breeding spots.
From January till April 23, the BMC has issued 3,738 notices to various establishments, including residential and commercial, for not checking and controlling mosquito breeding spots. The BMC has also led 120 cases for prosecution and collected fines amounting to Rs 3.82 lakh over a period.
Source: Times of India
BMC achieves ‘breakthrough’ of Mumbai coastal road’s 2nd tunnel; Shinde says project to go up to Virar
Achieving a major milestone, the Mumbai civic body on Tuesday completed the excavation of a second underground tunnel of the coastal road project at Priyadarshini Park in Malabar Hill, while Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said the key infrastructure venture will be extended to the distant suburb of Virar.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), in a release, said the “breakthrough” of the second tunnel of the ambitious project, for which the work started nearly 13 months ago, was achieved in the presence of Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Source: The Print
Compiled by Sherine Raj