“Jivan Vayu”- Nation’s first power-free CPAP device developed by IIT Ropar

What is the News? Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has developed a device named ‘Jivan Vayu’. About Jivan Vayu: Jivan Vayu is a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure(CPAP) device. It can be used as a substitute for existing CPAP machines. Key Features of the Device: Firstly, It is India’s first CPAP device that functions even without… Continue reading “Jivan Vayu”- Nation’s first power-free CPAP device developed by IIT Ropar

What are “Overture supersonic aircraft” and what are its challenges?

What is the news? Plans to buy 15 new Overture supersonic Aircraft have been announced by US-based United Airlines. These aircrafts are planned to be open for passengers by 2029. What are Supersonic Flights? Supersonic aircraft are planes that can fly faster than the speed of sound. Usually, supersonic planes can travel at the speed… Continue reading What are “Overture supersonic aircraft” and what are its challenges?

ISRO develops 3 types of ventilators(PRENA, VaU, SVASTA) to battle Covid-19

What is the News? Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) has developed three types of ventilators(PRENA, VaU, SVASTA). These three ventilators have been developed at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre(VSSC), a major space research centre of ISRO in Kerala. Moreover, ISRO has said that it will transfer the technology of these ventilators to industry for clinical usage as… Continue reading ISRO develops 3 types of ventilators(PRENA, VaU, SVASTA) to battle Covid-19

“Anti-hail guns” and their application in preventing hail storm

What is the news? ‘Anti-hail guns’, developed indigenously, will be tested by the Himachal Pradesh government to help out horticulturists who face crop damage due to hailstorms. What are anti-hail guns? An anti-hail gun is a machine that generates shock waves to disrupt the growth of hailstones in clouds. Who has developed these anti-hail guns?… Continue reading “Anti-hail guns” and their application in preventing hail storm

What is “XraySetu” Service?

What is the News? The government has launched XraySetu service for rapid screening of COVID 19. with the help of Chest X-ray interpretation over WhatsApp for doctors who have access to X-ray machines. About XraySetu Service: XraySetu is an Artificial Intelligence(AI) driven Xray interpretation platform. Purpose: It has been developed to identify COVID-19 positive patients… Continue reading What is “XraySetu” Service?

“AmbiTAG”- India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger

What is the News? Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar(IIT Ropar) in Punjab has developed a device named AmbiTag.  About AmbiTag: AmbiTag is the first-of-its-kind Internet of Things(IoT) device. The device will be helpful in following areas. They are: secure transportation of vaccines, blood and body organs, perishable products (food and dairy) among others. How does… Continue reading “AmbiTAG”- India’s First Indigenous Temperature Data Logger

High Mercury level Found in Rivers linked to Greenland’s Glacial Meltwaters

What is the News? According to a study published in Nature Geoscience, Greenland’s glacial meltwaters have unusually high levels of mercury. About the study: Researchers from the Florida State University have analyzed the meltwater rivers. These rivers receive substantial amounts of water from the Greenland ice sheet. The samples were filtered to remove any sediment… Continue reading High Mercury level Found in Rivers linked to Greenland’s Glacial Meltwaters

India starts importing “zeolite” for medical oxygen plants.

What is the News? National carrier Air India has begun the first of its “zeolite cargo flights”. This was done after the government of India started the process of importing zeolite from across the world for use in medical oxygen plants. Zeolites in Medical Oxygen Plants: Zeolites are used as adsorbent material in the Pressure… Continue reading India starts importing “zeolite” for medical oxygen plants.

Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

What is the News? IIT Madras supported start-up Modulus Housing has developed a portable hospital unit called ‘MediCAB’. About Project MediCAB: Project MediCAB is an initiative of the Office of principal scientific advisor and IIT Madras. Purpose: It is a portable hospital unit that has been developed to boost healthcare infrastructure by assisting states to set… Continue reading Project MediCAB: Augmentation of Hospital Infrastructure

How does an Oxygen concentrator help?

What is the News? Oxygen Concentrators have emerged as a sought after device as the demand for medical oxygen continues unabated and several states struggle to keep pace with the demand. What are Oxygen Concentrators? Oxygen Concentrator is a medical device that takes in air and separates the oxygen and delivers it into a person… Continue reading How does an Oxygen concentrator help?