Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicCholera

Topic: Cholera

Cholera cases surge with outbreak in 26 countries, fatality rates rising sharply, says WHO

Average fatality rate this year has almost tripled compared with the five-year average, a WHO official said. A cholera outbreak in Syria alone has already killed at least 33 people.

The Indian doctor who saved Indians in Burma during cholera epidemic with just three nurses

In ‘The 24th Mile’, Tehmton Mistry writes about Dr Jehangir Anklesaria, who took part in the war effort in Rangoon and set about to vaccinate a camp of suffering Indians.

New cholera vaccine, ‘drink’ made from GM rice, clears phase 1 human trials: Study in Lancet

Currently, 4 needle-free cholera vaccines are available but they all require cold storage. MucoRice-CTB is stable at room temperature, making its distribution potentially easier.

If cholera, plague, influenza pandemics have taught us anything — don’t celebrate prematurely

In ‘The Age of Pandemics’, Chinmay Tumbe writes that the outcomes of pandemics are strongly influenced by politics — whether the plague or the Spanish Flu.

Why the Mughals stayed away from the Sundarbans

In ‘Pandemic’, Sonia Shah writes that the Sundarbans remained largely untouched till the 17th century. Then the East India Company came.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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