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Battery operated reusable mask developed at NMIMS Univ that prevents airborne pathogens in wearer commercialized

Sunandan Divatia School of Science (SDSOS) of NMIMS University has developed a mask that ensures protection from airborne human pathogens. The technology is now transferred for commercialization and marketing to Milton Group of Pharma Company Mumbai on 21st June 2021 done in the presence of the Chancellor of NMIMS University, Amrishbhai Patel and other university leadership. The unique mask is the …

IIT Ropar develops power-free CPAP device ‘Jivan Vayu’ for oxygen cylinders, pipes

Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar has developed a device ‘Jivan Vayu’ which can be used as a substitute of CPAP machine and functions even without electricity and is adapted to both kinds of oxygen generation units like O2 cylinders and oxygen pipelines in hospitals. These provisions are not available in otherwise existing CPAP machines. The device is ready for medical testing and mass manufacturing. Continuous …

Parents body demand grievance cell, uniform guidelines

In India, closure of 1.5 million schools due to the pandemic and lockdowns in 2020 has impacted 247 million children enrolled in elementary and secondary schools. The deluge of covid cases seen in the last three months has further added to their woes and prolonged absence from campuses. Between April 1 and mid-May, officially 577 children in India have become …

Being Prosocial during Pandemic also means guarding against iniquitous

Empathy, compassion and intent to help others are far more satisfying than being a non-responsive bystander   By Dr. Nitesh Dhawan, Public Servant, Author and Educator We are going through one of the most difficult times in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic which has turned out to be more lethal in its second wave. People are looking helpless and hopeless …

Disabled people face life threatening COVID-19 discrimination – study

Disabled people across the Global South have faced significant discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving them at greater risk of life-threatening abuse, violence and mental health problems, according to a new study. It also carries a few recommendations that include creating a disability-inclusive recovery, engaging with disability researchers and advocacy groups, mapping disability covid and thinking about long-term sustainable systems …

Anant National University sets up Covid Recovery Facilities in of remote regions of Maharashtra

AnantU’s Anant Centre for Sustainability led by its director Dr. Miniya Chatterji, CEO Sustain Labs with support from Nitish Rane, an MLA from Mumbai,  has created  two new COVID care facilities in Devgad and Vaibhavwadi in Maharashtra. Converting existing vacant and unused infrastructure into COVID care facilities for patients with mild to moderate symptoms is an idea, which has been …

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