Wednesday, 1 February, 2023

Topic: Oxygen

Where did Earth’s early life forms get oxygen? Scientists finally have some answers

Tectonic plate movement could have provided oxygen to some of world's earliest life forms, suggests study by scientists at Newcastle University, UK, published in Nature Communications.

Past Covid peak, here’s how govt plans to keep ‘white elephant’ PSA oxygen plants up & running

There are 3,756 PSA plants already commissioned across the country with a daily capacity of 18,000 metric tonnes (MT) of oxygen, but demand remains low at about 200 MT.

Ensure oxygen equipment are functional, Centre tells states as Covid cases surge

Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan asked states to commission the PSA oxygen plants being set up from the states’ funds and CSR funds on a war-footing.

70% Indians overcharged for ambulances, 36% for oxygen during 2nd Covid wave, survey finds

Survey by LocalCircles reveals that half of those who overpaid for ambulances were charged five times the regular price.

Steroids or industrial oxygen? Jury is still out but black fungus no longer a problem

Modi govt believes black fungus was caused by steroid overuse but doctors say lack of sufficient oxygen hygiene may have been a factor too.

‘My crime was I fought for breath of 2 cr people’ — Kejriwal after report on Delhi’s O2 need

A sub-group constituted by the SC to audit oxygen consumption at the hospital in the national capital has said that Delhi govt 'exaggerated' consumption of the life-saving gas.

‘BJP showing false report’: Sisodia dismisses allegations of Delhi’s inflated oxygen need

Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said AAP govt spoke to members of SC-appointed committee who said they didn't sign or approve any report about Delhi's oxygen need during second Covid wave.

Delhi govt forms 4-member panel to look into deaths due to oxygen shortage, awaits LG’s nod

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said the committee will look into each case and decide whether the death happened due to the shortage of oxygen.

Delhi govt forms 6-member panel to assess cases of patients who died due to lack of oxygen

The panel is meant to grant compensation and check whether the oxygen was being used properly at the hospital as per the norms, an official order said.

Preparing for possible 3rd Covid wave, imported 6,000 oxygen cylinders from China: Kejriwal

Delhi government is creating three depots to store the cylinders. These can be given to people in need and can be used to create additional oxygen beds at hospitals, Kejriwal added.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.