Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: Organs

‘Tough call but felt right’ — Delhi couple watched their 20-month-old die, & then save 5 lives

After a fall from a balcony, Dhanishtha Gupta, nearly two years old, was declared brain dead. Her parents decided to donate her organs, making India's youngest cadaver donor.

‘Don’t take your organs to heaven with you’ — Govt urges Indians on Organ Donation Day

On Organ Donation Day in India, a look at the status of organ donations in the country and why only 3% of the population is willing to donate.

This is why we are trying to make organs in the International Space Station

My lab studies how the human brain is formed inside the womb. Part of that work includes growing brain cells in space.

Kerala doctors can now take brain-dead patients off life support — family nod not needed

With an order issued earlier this month, Kerala has become the first state in India to have well-defined clinical protocols for brain-death certification.

IIT Guwahati scientists using Muga silk to create 3D-printed human organs, implants

IIT-Guwahati scientists have been working with silk proteins to create artificial implants that mimic biological architecture of real tissues & bone cartilage.

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Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

Delhi’s ‘lifeline’ Yamuna is drying up. Here’s how govt can combat water crisis

Rather than lurching from one water crisis to another, Jal Board should insure Delhi against water shortages with a policy-based approach. Here’s a model.

Adani forges $10.5-billion deal with Holcim India to buy Ambuja Cement, ACC

Holcim’s sale of its Indian business is expected to close in second half of 2022. Adani Group beat other firms, including JSW Group, to become India's 2nd biggest cement manufacturer.


Ambassador of France to India Emmanuel Lenain says Paris will work with New Delhi to get over some of the strategic “constraints” it is facing today. | Photo: Pooja Kher | ThePrint

We won’t lecture, but want to boost India’s strategic autonomy, says French ambassador

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador of France to India, said the Rafale fighter jet deal, and the Scorpene submarines programme have been outstanding achievements in the bilateral ties and Paris wants to work more closely with New Delhi to make India ‘more autonomous’ it producing its military equipment.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.