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?

“Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA

What is the News? International Energy Agency(IEA) has released a report titled “Global Electric Vehicle Outlook Report,2021”. The Global EV Outlook(GEVO) is an annual report published by IEA. The report looks at the latest EV trends. Apart from that, it also looks at the drivers for road transport sector electrification around the world. Key Findings… Continue reading “Global Electric Vehicles Outlook 2021” released by IEA

“Oldest water on Earth” helps in the quest for life on Mars

What is the News? According to scientists, the findings of the “Oldest Water on Earth” could provide information about the nature of water and life on Earth and the possibility of finding life on Mars. The Oldest Water on Earth: In 2009, Geologist Dr. Barbara Sherwood Lollar of the University of Toronto extracted water from… Continue reading “Oldest water on Earth” helps in the quest for life on Mars

“Deep Time Project”: Volunteers Leave Cave After 40 Days in Isolation

What is the News? The Deep Time project in France’s Lombrives Cave has come to an end. About Deep Time Project: The Deep Time Project was led by the scientists of the Human Adaptation Institute in partnership with labs in France and Switzerland. Aim: The project aimed to test how people adapt to changes in… Continue reading “Deep Time Project”: Volunteers Leave Cave After 40 Days in Isolation

CSIR-CMERI Indigenously Developed “Oxygen Enrichment Technology”

What is the News? CSIR-CMERI in association with MSME-DI has indigenously developed Oxygen Enrichment Technology. About Oxygen Enrichment Technology: It is a device that concentrates the oxygen from the air around us by selectively removing nitrogen to supply oxygen-enriched air. The concentrated Oxygen is delivered to the patients, having respiratory diseases, through an oxygen mask… Continue reading CSIR-CMERI Indigenously Developed “Oxygen Enrichment Technology”

“Oxygen Express” Trains – Railways Waive off Few Charges

What is the News? Indian Railways has decided to waive certain charges on ‘Oxygen Express’ trains. This decision is important due to the increase in demand for Liquid Oxygen from major hospitals across the country. Oxygen Express: Oxygen Express is a special train transporting liquid medical oxygen to states and Union Territories in cryogenic tankers.… Continue reading “Oxygen Express” Trains – Railways Waive off Few Charges

What are “Oxygen concentrators” and how are they different from Oxygen cylinders?

What is the News? Currently, Oxygen concentrators are in much demand for oxygen therapy. Demand is high especially among patients in home isolation and for hospitals running out of oxygen. About Oxygen Concentrators: Oxygen Concentrator is a medical device. It filters oxygen from the atmosphere and helps individuals inhale it through a mask or cannula.… Continue reading What are “Oxygen concentrators” and how are they different from Oxygen cylinders?

Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future

Synopsis – Green hydrogen is becoming a new alternative to fossil fuel. Currently, many countries are taking steps to move towards a hydrogen economy. Introduction- Hydrogen is an energy carrier. It is converted into electricity by fuel cells, which generate electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen atoms. It will play an important role in delivering… Continue reading Green Hydrogen – The Fuel of the Future

What is “Dogecoin” cryptocurrency?

What is the News? Dogecoin’s value has risen phenomenally this week– adding around $19.9 billion in the last 24 hours and now valued at $34 billion. About Dogecoin: Dogecoin is a Cryptocurrency created in 2013 by software engineers Billy Markus and Jackson Palmer. It was created as a faster alternative to Bitcoin. Origin: The starting… Continue reading What is “Dogecoin” cryptocurrency?