Covid-19 norms went for a toss during the Pidakala war in Andhra's Kurnool district. Incident comes amid a steep surge in coronavirus cases across several states. Thousands of people flocked to celebrate New Year, Ugadi in Kairuppala village. Villagers were seen hurling cow dung cakes at each other as part of celebrations. The crowd displayed no regard to wearing face masks or social distancing. Andhra Pradesh has witnessed a steady rise in fresh Covid cases over the last few weeks. It recorded over 4,220 cases on Wednesday, the highest daily count in six months.
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Amid COVID-19 scare, scores of people participated in 'Pidakala War' in AP's Kurnool. COVID precautionary measures were ignored during the war in Kairuppala village. With no mask and no social distancing, people organised 'Pidakala War'. The cow dung cakes were hurled by two sides at each other on the next day of Ugadi in the war.
As India battles the deadly second wave of Coronavirus Pandemic, another horryfying case of deaths due to lack of oxygen comes to light, Eleven Covid patients who were in the ICU ward died at a government hospital in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati on Monday evening after the supply of medical oxygen was disrupted.
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Ever since the pandemic began, people have come up with the most bizarre solutions for the virus, But this man's advertisement beats them all. It has Going viral on the social media after he suggested a foolproof solution to get rid of the Covid-19 virus by just changing the spellings. According to the man, who is from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh, the pandemic will end if we start writing Corona as Caronaa and Covid-19 as Covviyd-19.
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Two AP Forest Development Corporation officers were caught taking bribe of Rs. 1.5 lakh at their office in Satyavedu town of Chittoor district by ACB officials. AP Forest Development Corporation has recently held e-tender for Eucalyptus trees. A contractor had bought 14,000 tonnes of Eucalyptus trees for Rs 7 crores. He paid 10% of the amount as deposit for tender. After winning the tender he has paid 25% of the amount, i.e., Rs 1.03 crore as bank security deposit. However, a No Objection Certificate was needed for which Forest Development Corporation officials demanded bribe. Before making the payment, contractor approached the ACB sleuths in order to get the forest officials caught red handed.
With upsurge in country's COVID-19 cases, many organisations have come forward to offer their best during these tough times. Telangana's Calvary Temple has been converted into a COVID care centre. The 300-bed capacity centre was inaugurated by TRS leader and MLC K Kavitha. It is a highly equipped centre with oxygen support and has round the clock presence of doctors and nurses. The temple association is looking forward to further increase the bed capacity to 1,000 in coming days.
A Hyderabad-based start-up claims to have developed a portable and affordable oxygen generator. India is currently facing an acute shortage of medical oxygen amid a huge rise in Covid-19 cases. The Phi Factory co-founder Praveen Gorakavi said that the machine can support two patients for six hours, or one for twelve hours. It can prove to be crucial in saving lives while patients await medical care. Watch the full video for more.
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As the country is reeling under the horrific second wave of pandemic and acute oxygen shortage, a start-up in Hyderabad came up with a invention to address the crisis. 'The Phi Factory' has created a portable oxygenerator, which works on Hydrogen Peroxide, under the name 'Project Vayuputra'. Vayuputra has been developed with an objective to support COVID-19 patients who are under home isolation. Price of this oxygenerator would be around Rs. 2,500 to Rs. 2,600 that includes the oxygenerator along with 10x2 liter bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide.
Krithi Karanth, director and chief conservation scientist at the non-profit organisation Centre for Wildlife Studies in Bengaluru, has been working in the field for 23 years. Her work focuses on keeping the peace between the wildlife in India’s shrinking reserves and populations whose lives and livelihoods are affected by their proximity to these reserves. The Wild Seve programme she launched in 2015 helps people file for compensation from the government for damage done by wildlife. The Wild Shaale programme launched in 2018 aims to get children excited about and to empathise with wildlife. Karanth, 42, recently won the Wild Innovator Award, a $100,000 prize given out by the US-based Wild Elements Foundation. In its inaugural year, the award was handed out to 10 women worldwide. Karanth was the only Asian.
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Bangalore South MP, Tejasvi Surya addressed the reporters on Tuesday, alleging a major scam involving the allocation of hospital beds to Covid 19 patients. A video has surfaced with Tejasvi along with three other BJP MLAs, one of them being his uncle, in a municipal Covid war room. He was reading aloud a list of staff members in the facility, and incidentally, all the names were Muslim.
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Union Health Ministry on May 05 informed that Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week is an area of concern. "There are some areas of concern. Bengaluru reported around 1.49 lakh cases in last one week. Chennai reported 38,000 cases. Some districts have recorded further and speedy COVID cases, these include Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Gurgram," informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretarty in the Union Health Ministry.