Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: Oxygen

Unhealthy lifestyle, return of NRIs behind high Covid fatality, Punjab health minister says

In an interview to ThePrint, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu lists factors leading to the surge in Covid cases and the state's high fatality rate.

Centre asks 7 big states to ensure adequate oxygen supply in healthcare facilities

The 7 states asked to take this step are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

Punjab seeks medical grade oxygen from Haryana, other states as demand up amid Covid surge

Punjab has written to Haryana, Himachal & Uttarakhand for oxygen amid fears of shortage. It has also asked key manufacturers in state to prioritise supply to hospitals.

Ensure no restrictions imposed on movement of medical oxygen, Centre tells states

The health ministry said some states are trying to curb free inter-state movement of oxygen supplies by asking suppliers to restrict supply only to hospitals of the state.

King’s College attempts to predict need for oxygen support with 6 ‘clusters’ of Covid patients

In a non-peer reviewed study, researchers of the London institute came up with the six classifications based on various symptoms of Covid patients.

Scientists accidentally discover first animal that doesn’t need oxygen to survive

Scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered a jellyfish-like parasite that doesn’t need oxygen because it doesn’t breathe. Its life is entirely free of dependency on oxygen.

Medicine Nobel awarded for study on how human cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels

The findings by scientists William G. Kaelin Jr, Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, and Gregg L. Semenza are relevant to nearly all bodily functions and mechanisms.

Many reasons to be appalled by Amazon fires but depleting oxygen supply not one of them

Even a huge increase in forest fires would produce changes in oxygen that are difficult to measure. There’s enough oxygen in the air to last for millions of years.

American scientists were able to ‘revive’ brains of dead pigs

Though cellular activity was restored in the brains, scientists are ‘still not close to actually awakening the dead brains’.

Former head of Gorakhpur’s BRD Medical College likely to take charge again

Pediatrician Dr. K.P. Kushwaha, who campaigned for use of vaccination to prevent Japanese encephalitis, has been tapped by CM Adityanath.  Kumar Anshuman in Gorakhpur

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.