India’s Mirabai Chanu sets a world record
Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu set a new world record in clean and jerk on 17 April 2021 by lifting 119 kg at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
Prior to this, Clean and Jerk had a world record of 118 kg.
Meerabai also set a new national record, lifting a total of 205 kg and winning a bronze medal at the Asian Weightlifting Championships.
3 lakh Remedivir vials will be produced every day
Remedisvir production for 1,50,000 vials began on 18 April 2021 and Remedisvir production will double in the next 15 days.
This will lead to availability of 3 lakh vials daily in the market.
Currently, 20 plants are producing Remedacevir and 20 more plants have been approved for production of this vaccine by the Government of India.
Innovative Tributes to Bravehearts Competition
The Gallantry Awards portal hosts the Innovative Tributes to Bravehearts Competition.
The purpose of this competition is to search for a series of tribute messages for Gallantry recipients.
The competition is being held from 15 April to 15 May 2021.
The winners will be given a chance to witness the Republic Day Parade 2022 in New Delhi.
Central Government Approves 162 PSA Oxygen Plant
The central government has permitted the formation of 162 Pressure Swing Adjournment (PSA) oxygen plants at public health facilities in all states.
This decision will increase the medical oxygen capacity to 154.19 MT.
Out of 162 PSA oxygen plants, 33 plants have already been set up.
The entire charge of 162 PSA oxygen plants is Rs 201.58 crore.
Scientists make music with spider webs
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US have interpreted the structure of a web into music.
The team gave different frequencies of sound to the strands of the web, making “notes” and combining them to create melodies to form patterns based on the Web 3D structure.
Researchers created a harp-like instrument and played spider webs on it instead.
Amazon will cover the cost of vaccination of employees
Amazon India will bear the cost of COVID-19 vaccination for more than 1 million people.
The e-commerce giant will also concealment its transport service partner partners, counting Amazon Flex Driver, ‘I Have Space’ store partner, trucking partner and their qualified dependents.
Its benefit will be given to all sellers of Amazon India with active listings from 2020.
Flipkart acquires Cleartrip
E-commerce player Flipkart will soon acquire Cleartrip, a leading online travel and technology company.
Flipkart will acquire 100 percent shareholding of Cleartrip.
After the acquisition, Cleartrip will continue to operate as a separate brand, retaining all employees.
Cleartrip is a travel firm and is valued at around $ 40 million.
PCMC will give ₹ 2,000 for plasma donation
Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation has decided to give Rs 2,000 to each COVID-19 Survivor for plasma donation.
The move aims to encourage more and more donors to donate their plasma.
The PCMC has also decided to provide plasma bags in private hospitals where COVID patients are treated.
Haryana limited 50% attendance in offices
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Haryana, the state government has limited physical attendance to 50 percent in all government offices.
All officers of the level of Under Secretary or corresponding and below will be allowed to work from home.
All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary and above will join the office on a regular basis.
RT-PCR test mandatory for those coming back from Kumbh
Those recurring to Gujarat after attendance the Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will have to undergo RT-PCR testing before entering their cities and villages.
Those originate diseased will be isolated for 14 days.
A total of 1,701 COVID-19 people were found positive at Haridwar Kumbh Mela from 10 to 14 April 2021.
Madhya Pradesh extends corona curfew in Indore
Indore district administration of Madhya Pradesh has extended partial lockdown till 23 April 2021 in view of the proliferation of COVID-19.
The partial lockdown is in force in the district from April 12, 2021.
Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh recorded 11,045 new coronovirus cases on 16 April 2021, the largest one-day increase so far, bringing the state’s total infections to 3,84,563.
Delhi government appoints senior officers
The Delhi government has appointed senior officers to oversee all government and private hospitals in Delhi.
The officer will be overall in-charge of the COVID-19 hospital given to him and will have general superintendence, direction and control over the functioning of the hospital.
The nodal officer’s name and phone number will be displayed at key locations in the hospital.
UP government will set up 10 oxygen plants
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up 10 oxygen plants for uninterrupted supply of oxygen to hospitals.
A team of DRDO officials will assist the state administration in this task.
On the other hand, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will help the state administration in setting up a new COVID hospital in Lucknow.
A 24/7 control room has been activated for this purpose.
6000 beds to be included in Delhi
About 6000 beds with oxygen facilities will be included in the national capital for the treatment of patients infected with COVID-19 in 2 to 4 days.
About 1,300 beds will be built at Yamuna Sports Complex and 2,500 beds will be installed initially with oxygen facility at Radha Somi Satsang Beas and the rest will be added later.
The hotel and banquet hall have approximately 2100 beds.
DRDO will reopen its COVID hospital
The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) revived its Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital at Delhi Cantt on 18 April 2021.
The facility was shut down in the first week of February 2021 after a decrease in daily COVID-19 cases.
The 1,000-bed DRDO medical facility received 250 additional ICU beds in November 2020 to provide treatment to patients.
BCCI agreed to issue visas to Pakistan team
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has received visa approval for the upcoming cricket team as well as visiting media for the upcoming T20 World Cup, which is to begin in India from October 2021.
It was announced on 16 April 2021 at the meeting of the Supreme Council of the BCCI.
India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket for nearly a decade, due to diplomatic tension.