Friday, 31 March, 2023

Topic: Oxygen

India is too strategic to fail. Support on Covid shows our diplomacy punches above its weight

The shipment of 66.3 million vaccines is a sign of India’s commitment to good global citizenship. It is this sense of unity that has come to India’s assistance today.

O2 shortage led to 36 deaths at Chamarajanagara hospital, DC & hospital negligent, report says

Karnataka HC-appointed panel notes that by 2 May hospital's supply of oxygen 'was completely exhausted' — the day 24 of the 36 deaths occurred. Report submitted to HC last week.

How this Bihar IAS officer saved nearly 250 lives by solving acute oxygen crisis in 8 hours

Purnea averted a disaster on 12 May when the Bihar district's only oxygen plant broke down. An 8-hour operation led by DM Rahul Kumar managed to defuse the crisis.

‘33 mn Gods…not one producing oxygen’: Charlie Hebdo releases cartoon on India’s Covid crisis

Published on 28 April 2021, the cartoon depicts Indians lying on the ground, gasping for oxygen and the accompanying catchphrase says '33 million gods in India and not one capable of producing oxygen'.

Bengaluru grave digger buried Covid dead for months, was buried today after not getting O2 bed

Bengaluru residents claim lack of government beds even as BBMP shows bed availability. CM Yediyurappa has asked patients to not ‘over-stay’ in hospitals.

TN & Andhra SOS to PM, Kerala’s surplus stock over — Oxygen shortage now hits South India

Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have written to Modi govt flagging high demand for oxygen and the shortage faced by them amid Covid surge.

Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper begins production of medical oxygen, dispatches first batch

The Sterlite copper smelter plant was given approval by the then AIADMK government on 26 April to produce medical oxygen at its Tuticorin facility for a period of four months.

Delhi’s oxygen requirement down to 582 MT, surplus quota can be given to other states: Sisodia

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia thanked the Centre and HC for coming to the aid of the people while they were in distress due to a surge in the number of coronavirus cases.

Why these Covid patients will need oxygen weeks or even months after recovering

Doctors say in the last wave about 15% Covid-recovered patients needed to be put on long-term oxygen because of lung fibrosis. This time the numbers may be even higher.

PM Modi meets ministers to review availability and supply of oxygen and medicines

A PMO release said the ministers updated the Prime Minister that they are in regular touch with the manufacturers to enhance production and extend all kind of help needed.

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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.