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Mumbai News Live Updates: AQI drops to ‘very poor’ today as experts blame stagnant weather conditions – The Indian Express

Mumbai News Live: Mazagaon recorded an AQI of 342, followed by 336 in Colaba and 323 in Malad (File/Representational)

Mumbai News Live Updates today: The city’s overall Air Quality Index (AQI) dropped to ‘Very Poor’ Category on Monday morning, as the AQI readings in SAFAR dashboard showed 300. Mazagaon recorded an AQI of 342, followed by 336 in Colaba and 323 in Malad. Chembur and BKC has an AQI of 319 and 313. Bhandup recorded an AQI of 218, followed by 215 in Andheri and 183 in Borivali. While, Worli had an AQI of 169. Weather experts have attributed this change in air quality to the ongoing stagnant weather condition. Meanwhile, Mumbai’s night temperature on the first day of the week recorded 3 degrees above normal, as IMD’s Santacruze observatory recorded a minimum temperature of 23 degrees on Monday morning.

Meanwhile, nearly two out of every 100 women who underwent a health check-up in Maharashtra in the last two months under a state government programme were detected with severe anaemia with haemoglobin (Hb) levels less than 8.0 g/dL (grams per decilitre). Nearly 4.01 crore women above the age of 18 have been screened under ‘Mata Surakshit Tar Ghar Surakshi’, an ongoing statewide health check-up of adult women, which started in September. Out of them, over 7 lakh — 7,34,679 — women were detected with severe anaemia, which is 1.8 per cent of the number of women screened.

In other news, the BMC plans to restore the 150-year-old building of Bhaudaji Lad Museum at Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan and Zoo at Byculla. Restoration work on the museum building was last held in 2002, said the civic body, adding that the building is in need of repairs again. Officials said that apart from extensive civil and maintenance work, ornamental designs and paint works on the ceiling of the building have to be restored, along with wooden doors and windows. While scientific cleaning of stone structures around the periphery of the building has to be taken up, the Manglore tile roof will have to be restored.

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