UNO List of Least Developed Countries-11/02/2021

General Assembly resolution A/RES/70/253 adopted on 12 February 2016, decided that Angola will graduate five years after the adoption of the resolution, and General Assembly resolution A/RES/75/259 adopted on 11 February 2021, decided that Angola will be granted a three year extension to the preparatory period and will graduate on 12 February 2024.

School Education Quality Index SEQI- NITI Aayog-2021

StatesEducation IndexBase year ranksReference year ranksChange in base year to reference year rankingsBase yearReference yearKerala77.6482.1711-Tamil Nadu63.1673.3522-Haryana51.0469.5483Up  5Gujarat52.3563.0164Up  2Himachal Pradesh58.1262.7845Down  1Maharashtra58.6462.5536Down  3Odisha47.7860.23137Up  6Rajasthan51.2559.4378Down  1Punjab50.7459.0699-Assam39.2856.121510Up  5Andhra Pradesh48.4256.081111-Chhattisgarh48.454.941212-Karnataka56.5652.95513Down  8Uttarakhand49.4848.151014Down  4Madhya Pradesh44.4247.241415Down  1Jammu & Kashmir34.7947.141616-Uttar Pradesh32.8146.451817Up  1Telangana34.739.021718Down  1Bihar3037.31919-Jharkhand28.4830.652020- NOTE: West Bengal Failed to Supply School Education Dada to NITI

Threat posed by military Industry of China- Biden Issued Executive Order-03/06/2021

I find that the use of Chinese surveillance technology outside the PRC and the development or use of Chinese surveillance technology to facilitate repression or serious human rights abuse constitute unusual and extraordinary threats, which have their source in whole or substantial part outside the United States, to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, and I hereby expand the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13959 to address those threats.

Japan gifted to Taiwan 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca covid vaccine for free-China said OK

Epidemic prevention and control is the most important task and people's lives should be given top priority. I would like to advise the Taiwan authorities to focus on scientific epidemic prevention and control, remove man-made political obstacles, and ensure that the lives, health, interests and well-being of our Taiwan compatriots are effectively protected.

MoD notifies ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items to promote self-reliance

The ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ comprises complex systems, sensors, simulator, weapons and ammunitions like Helicopters, Next Generation Corvettes, Air Borne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) systems, Tank Engines, Medium Power Radar for Mountains, MRSAM Weapon Systems and many more such items to fulfil the requirements of Indian Armed Forces.

WhatsApp is Required to Disclose the Origin of a Particular Message-GOI

When Rule 4(2) of the Intermediary Guidelines is examined through the test of proportionality then that test is also met. The cornerstone of this test is whether a lesser effective alternative remedy exists. As per the Intermediary Guidelines, the originator of information can only be traced in a scenario where other remedies have proven to be ineffective, making the same a last resort measure. Moreover, such information can only be sought as per a process sanctioned by the law thereby incorporating sufficient legal safeguards.

Claims linking 5G technology with COVID-19 pandemic are false and have no scientific basis

It has come to the notice of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications that several misleading messages are being circulated on various social media platforms claiming that the second wave of coronavirus has been caused by the testing of the 5G mobile towers. As per a press statement issued by DoT these messages are false and absolutely not correct. The press statement informs that the general public is hereby informed that there is no link between 5G technology and spread of COVID-19 and they are urged not to be misguided by the false information and rumours spread in this matter.

DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use

An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad. Clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence.

Remarks by President Biden on the April Jobs Report-07/05/2021

And the American Rescue Plan is just that: a rescue plan. It’s to get us back to where we were. But that’s not nearly enough. We have to build back better. That’s why we need the American Jobs Plan I proposed: to put us in a position where we can build back better, to reclaim our position as the leading and most innovative nation in the world, and win the future — the 21st century.

Industrial and medical gases industry

Industrial gas is a group of gases that are commercially manufactured and sold for uses in other applications. The most common industrial gases are: air gases - Oxygen (O2), Nitrogen (N2) and Argon (Ar) rare gases - such as Helium (He), Krypton (Kr), Xenon (Xe) and Neon (Ne) and other gases like hydrogen (H2), Carbon Monoxide (CO), Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Chlorine (Cl2), Hydrogen Chloride (HCl) and Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Acetylene (C2H2), Methane (CH4) and Propane (C3H8). In addition, there are many different mixtures of these and other gases to meet the needs of specific applications.

Oxygen Toxicity- Clinical application of Oxygen, its effective and toxic doses

Oxygen is vital to sustaining life. However, breathing oxygen at higher than normal partial pressure leads to hyperoxia and can cause oxygen toxicity or oxygen poisoning. The clinical settings in which oxygen toxicity occurs is predominantly divided into two groups; one in which the patient is exposed to very high concentrations of oxygen for a short duration, and the second where the patient is exposed to lower concentrations of oxygen but for a longer duration. These two cases can result in acute and chronic oxygen toxicity, respectively.

India opted for Yoga-Naturopathy for Psychosocial Rehab of Covid-19 Patients

As per reports, the accompanying psychologic distress in covid 19 patients are often ignored and not managed. There have also been reports of anxiety and acute depression leading to suicides in Covid care hospitals. Many of the patients, according to inputs coming in from different countries, have had to contend with isolation anxiety and distress due to fear of worsening of symptoms. Complications like respiratory distress, hypoxia, fatigue and insomnia and other symptoms have also been observed.