Covid-19: States came to each other’s rescue at the peak of oxygen crisis
The politics over oxygen supply might have raged fiercely but at an operational level, states rallied for one another as the country faced its biggest crisis of medical oxygen. Maharashtra sent oxygen tankers to Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu to meet emergency requirements; Karnataka, in turn, spared tankers for Maharashtra and Telangana while Kerala shared oxygen with Tamil Nadu even when it was not getting its full share.
WHO blames India’s 2nd wave on premature opening up, social mixing
The World Health Organization (WHO) has, at the G7 summit in the UK, blamed the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India on the “premature” opening up of the society and relaxation of public health measures, as well as the emergence of new variants and unequal vaccine distribution.
Covid-19: 50 modular hospitals to be set up across India in 3 months
Gearing up to face any new surge in Covid cases or a third wave, the Centre has planned to quickly ramp up state health infrastructure by setting up 50 innovative modular hospitals across the country in the next two-three months. Modular hospitals will be built adjacent to an existing hospital building as an extension of operational infrastructure. A 100-bedded modular hospital with a dedicated zone of ICUs can be set up at an estimated cost of nearly Rs 3 crore in three weeks.
Covid-19: More virulent variant of Delta fuels cocktail-resistance fear
The highly infectious Delta variant of Covid-19 that first surfaced in India is feared to have mutated into a more virulent version called AY.1 or Delta+ –– one that is possibly capable of resisting even the monoclonal antibodies cocktail currently being prescribed as a cure for the virus.
India natural ally of open societies: PM Modi at G7 Summit
Describing India as a natural ally of G7, PM Narendra Modi said democracy and freedom were a part of India’s civilisational ethos while sharing concerns that open societies were particularly vulnerable to disinformation and cyber-attacks and underlining the need to ensure that cyber space remains an avenue for advancing democratic values and not subverting it.
Taapsee off to Russia with sister Shagun
Taapsee Pannu is off to Russia for a nice, long holiday. The actress is taking a quick break now before she starts active promotion for her next two films 'Haseen Dillruba' and 'Looop Lapeta'. Taapsee's sister Shagun is also with her on the flight which takes off tonight.
Naftali Bennett takes oath as Israel's new Prime Minister
Israel's parliament has narrowly voted in favor of a new coalition government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's historic 12-year rule. Naftali Bennett, a former ally of Netanyahu turned bitter rival, becomes prime minister, presiding over a diverse and fragile coalition comprised of eight parties with deep ideological differences.
Djokovic makes history with 19th Grand Slam title in epic French Open final
Novak Djokovic claimed a 19th Grand Slam title and became the first man in 52 years to win all 4 majors twice when he came from two sets down to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in a gripping French Open final. The world no.1 triumphed 6-7 (6/8), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 over the Greek 22-year-old who was playing in his first Slam final. Djokovic is now just one major away from equalling the all-time record of 20, jointly held by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
SSR wanted to send 100 Indian kids to NASA
Sushant Singh Rajput was cut from a different cloth and it’s pretty evident from the fact that, his off-screen legacy is far more important than his filmography. A 9th standard student from Mumbai, Bhooshan Sawant gives testament to the fact that SSR wanted to advocate higher education for as many Indian students as possible.
Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur succumbs to Covid-19
Legendary athlete Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle against Covid-19. Kaur, a former Indian women's volleyball team captain, was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali on May 26 with Covid pneumonia, a couple of days after her husband was admitted to the same hospital.