Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: Oxygen

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.

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.

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What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.