Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicOxygen cylinders

Topic: Oxygen cylinders

Modi govt invited bids for 150 oxygen plants last year. Only 33 have been set up till now

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Modi govt met 93% of UP govt’s oxygen demand. But Delhi got only 54% of what it asked for

According to data provided by the Centre in an affidavit filed in the SC, Delhi had revised its oxygen requirement by over 133%, while UP’s demand increased by 100%.

First MP oxygen plant should’ve been up by now. But it’s just a heap of sand and stones

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan laid the foundation stone for Inox’s Rs 150 crore private oxygen plant in October 2020, with a promise to make it operational in 6 months.

This Shaheen Bagh shop is supplying oxygen to Delhi’s gasping patients

Waseem Gases, an AC repair shop in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh, has been drawing a steady stream of people looking for oxygen, as hospitals run out of medical oxygen

DD News is Covid ‘positive’. It shows a sanitised version of the pandemic

If you watch DD News, you will not feel “the sense of abandonment”, as BBC World termed it, of a people “left to do what the government should have done”.

As India battles oxygen crisis, JSW cuts steel output to ramp up supply of life-saving gas

JSW Steel Ltd said it is reducing output to augment liquid medical oxygen supply to more than 900 tons a day by April-end, and more than 20,000 tons for the entire month.

What is medical triage & how it could be the way out of India’s oxygen crisis

Typically used in times of war and other disasters, medical triage could be adopted across the country amid a severe oxygen crunch in this Covid wave. 

5 die in Hisar hospital due to lack of oxygen, third incident in Haryana in less than 24 hrs

Soni Burn Hospital authorities say they alerted district health officials about falling supply, but received no response. CM Manohar Lal Khattar has ordered a magisterial probe.

‘Example for other states’: Centre assures action after Rajasthan seizes oxygen tankers

In a more than three-hour-long hearing, Delhi High Court tackles various issues regarding oxygen supply and black marketing, orders all refillers to ensure stocks are accounted for.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.