On thursday Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India has inaugurated 35 pressure swing adsorption (PSA) oxygen plants tjat set up under PM cares fund across the country. He has also announced that India will soon have 4000 O2 plants (oxygen plants).
Statement of Prime Minister
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has digitally inaugurated Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) plants at AIIMS in Rishikesh and our Prime minister also said that We have increased the production of medical grade oxygen by 10 times and currently over 1100 oxygen plants are running in India successfully.
Now the aim of the government is to set up an oxygen plant in each district under the PM Cares Fund and will soon have 4000 O2 plants.
It will surely be a great step towards the development of the healthcare sector in our country. There are many developing districts as well as backward districts that are facing the issue of shortage of oxygen. The second wave of covid-19 gave us a clear image of the oxygen plants in India.
Pressure Swing Adsorption technique
In Pressure Swing Adsorption adsorption (PSA) technique, oxygen is produced by concentrating pure and unpolluted air as it is known that it is very difficult to get ambient air. But it is very important for Pressure Swing Adsorption technique.
Statement of central government
According to the statements given by the Central government, 1100 oxygen plants have been authorized and are providing an output of over 1750 MT oxygen per day.
The Prime Minister also said the latest inaugurated oxygen plants were important healthcare infrastructure for public benefit.
The second wave of covid-19 has made us realize that India has shortage of oxygen as hospitals are still complaining about shortage of oxygen. Thus, it is very important for our country to resolve this issue and prepare for next time.
1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points
Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
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There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.
The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel.
In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.
She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.
The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.
About the Miss Universe event
In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?
Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out and speak for yourself, because you’re the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.
Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.
Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement
The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.
Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement
The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.
It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.
The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.
The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.