- Page: 3

Uttaranchal University comes to the aid of needy

The Uttaranchal University has also come forward to help the needy people of Dehradun during the ongoing lockdown. Since March 30 food for 500 people is being prepared at the university campus and handed over to the Uttarakhand police for the needy. The university chancellor Jitendra Joshi, along with his team distributed food packets to 80 families of migrant...

Power corporations contribute to CM relief fund

Two of Uttarakhand Government’s Energy Department public sector undertakings UJVN Limited and PTCUL have come forward to contribute in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Under their social responsibility obligations UJVNL contributed Rs 1.50 crore whiel PTCUL contributed Rs one crore in the CM relief fund. Energy secretary and chairperson of UJVNL, Radhika Jha said that all the government...

I don’t, for now

Big fat Indian weddings have taken a direct hit in days of social distancing. Team Viva delves into the immediate and long-term impact on the industry Indians and their love for big fat weddings, with a thousand guests and lavish spreads, is legendary. So in times of a pandemic when it is advised to avoid large public gatherings and restrict travel,...

Attacked in Indore, Hyd, B’luru, doctors ask HM for security

Doctors from across the country have sought protection from Union Home Minister Amit Shah after they were attacked and pelted with stones in Indore, Hyderabad, Bengaluru when they went to locate people reportedly infected with coronavirus. A few days ago also when doctors in Delhi were threatened by landlords they had sought similar protection from the Home Minister. Two...

Domestic flights to resume after lockdown, doubt on global ones

The Civil Aviation Ministry on Thursday said domestic flight resumption is expected after the 21-day nationwide lockdown is over on April 14 while permission to restart international flights will be given on a case to case basis only after assessing the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. Responding to a question from reporters at a virtual Press conference, Civil Aviation...

Common staggered lockdown exit, PM tells CMs

Modi asks States to brainstorm phase-wise normalcy plan; but testing, tracing, isolation, quarantine should remain focus areas Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the States to prepare a common exit strategy for phase-wise return of normalcy after the lockdown period suggesting that “testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine” should remain “focus areas in next few weeks”. In a video...

IIT Roorkee develops low-cost portable ventilator

Prana Vayu developed in collaboration with AIIMS Rishikesh The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has developed a low-cost portable ventilator that can be useful to ensure the survival of COVID-19 patients. Named ‘Prana-Vayu,’ the closed-loop ventilator is developed in collaboration with AIIMS, Rishikesh, and is equipped with state-of-the-art features. The ventilator is based on the controlled operation of...

COVID-19: 8452 people under quarantine in U’khnand

No new case of COVID -19 in U’khand from last four days, 245 Tablighi Jamaat followers under institutional quarantine.  The health department of Uttarakhand has so far done an appreciable job of limiting the spread of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state as only seven cases of the disease so far have been reported so far but the real...

Shortage of nurses affects health services of U’khand

Almost 30 percent of posts of nurses vacant in health dept.  The threat posed by the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has forced the medical health and family welfare department of Uttarakhand to recruit 477 doctors but it appears that the health department is unconcerned on appointment of the nurses. Along with the doctors, pathologists and other health workers the nursing...

Jumbo takes a dip in Ganga at Har ki Paidi

Elephant roamed the streets as humans remained indoors With humans remaining indoors resulting in drastic drop in disturbance caused by their activities, wild animals are now venturing back in areas where they were once thriving before constructions and human activities took over. One such scene was witnessed during the wee hours on Thursday when a lone elephant was seen...