Saturday, July 13, 2024

Topic: Oxygen

Where did the Earth’s oxygen come from? US Study points to an unexpected source

At least some of the Earth’s early oxygen came from a tectonic source via the movement and destruction of the Earth’s crust.

Where did Earth’s early life forms get oxygen? Scientists finally have some answers

Tectonic plate movement could have provided oxygen to some of world's earliest life forms, suggests study by scientists at Newcastle University, UK, published in Nature Communications.

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.

On Camera

Marathi cinema has an elitism problem. We need more than Maratha history appeasement

In 2016, ‘Sairat’ shook up the Marathi film industry by calling attention to its elitism. It showed audiences that there is more to Marathiness than Brahmanistic ceremonies.

‘Robot tax' for AI-induced job loss & ‘wealth tax' on vacant land — RSS-affiliate SJM's Budget wish list

In pre-budget meeting held in June with Finance Minister Sitharaman, Swadeshi Jagran Manch suggested incentivising those generating more employment & measures to control food inflation.

BrahMos a wonderful symbol but Philippines lacks capability to operate, says Ashley Tellis

If a country did not have C4ISR capability, having a missile was a wonderful symbol but not of much operational use, says former senior adviser to US state department.

A ‘jai jawan, jai kisan' trap awaits Modi. In a 5-year Test match with revived Opposition

Modi govt will need to address massive challenges without the total power it got used to, in the face of relentless electoral challenges, one after another.