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QMumbai: Mumbai Air Quality Poor; Nehru Planetarium Unveiled 

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1. Mumbai’s Air Quality Turns ‘Poor’ for First Time This Season

The Air Quality Index (AQI) for Mumbai entered the ‘poor’ category on Thursday – a first for this season. AQI, the pollution measuring indicator recorded at 10 stations in Mumbai, was 217 (poor) during the day and 202 (poor) in the evening, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)

AQI in the 0-50 range is considered ‘good’; 51-100 is ‘satisfactory’; 101-200 is ‘moderate’; 201-300 is ‘poor’; 301-400 is ‘very poor’; anything above 400 is ‘severe’.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Shiv Sena, NCP, Congress to Stake Claim by Weekend

The Shiv Sena, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress have finalised a draft common minimum programme (CMP) focusing on farmers, unemployment, education and health care, HT has learnt, overcoming a key hurdle in the formation of an unlikely alliance and inching closer to staking claim to power in Maharashtra.

The three-page draft CMP, which HT has accessed, is likely to act as the backbone of negotiations between the three parties at a key meeting in Mumbai on Friday, senior leaders from all three parties indicated.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

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3. Nehru Planetarium Unveils Moon-Like Dome

In a tribute to ISRO’s Chandrayaan 2, the dome of Nehru Planetarium has been revamped to resemble the lunar surface. Measuring 86 feet in diameter, the painting on the dome is allegedly the world’s largest replica of an artist’s impression of the Moon.

The project, which started in August, was to be unveiled to coincide with the landing of Vikram lander on the Moon. However, it was delayed due to the prolonged monsoon and post-monsoon showers in the state.

(Source: Indian Express)

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4. BMC Completes 20% Work on Heritage Project in Fort Area, To Be Ready by March 2020

The city’S first heritage precinct is expected to be ready by March 2020. The BMC has completed about 20 per cent of the work on its ambitious project of the heritage lane near the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and Mumbai University in Fort.

According to BMC officials, if everything goes as planned, the pilot project, which started in April, may be completed by March 2020 and the iconic Fort area will gets its “heritage look”.

(Source: Indian Express)

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5. 3.5-magnitude quake hits Palghar district

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 on the Richter scale struck Dhundalwadi in Dahanu, Palghar at 7.30 am on Thursday. While no damage was reported, the district machinery was activated and put on alert. This is the second earthquake this week in Dahanu taluka.

Dahanu taluka in Palghar has been receiving earthquake jolts since 2018, but the shocks had receded during the monsoon. The earthquake on Thursday lasted for only a few seconds.

(Source: Indian Express)

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