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5 immunity-boosting Yoga exercises to do at home amid Covid-19(Photo by Jared Rice/Zen Bear Yoga on Unsplash)

5 immunity-boosting Yoga exercises to do at home amid Covid-19

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:19 PM IST
  • Check out the steps and health benefits of these 5 Yoga exercises that will make your body thank you since they will not only strengthen your immunity system amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic but will also improve your lung capacity and help in breathing properly
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)
The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying(Twitter/reuterspictures/dansiddiqui)

The Taste with Vir Sanghvi: The dream of a modern India is dying

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 01:21 PM IST
  • In this week's The Taste, Vir Sanghvi writes, "Such is the despondency over our politicians that many people are now actively considering emigrating to other countries"
India's 'Oxygen Express', carrying oxygen tankers on rail, are just one of many initiatives that the country has taken to tackle the prevailing oxygen crisis amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)
India's 'Oxygen Express', carrying oxygen tankers on rail, are just one of many initiatives that the country has taken to tackle the prevailing oxygen crisis amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Augmenting oxygen supply from all sources: Centre tells Gujarat high court

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 02:30 PM IST
In a report on the supply of medical oxygen submitted before the high court on Monday, the Centre said a total allocation of 8,410 metric tonnes of medical oxygen has been made for 22 high burden states and union territories based on their demand, the Centre told the high court on Tuesday.
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)

'No less than genocide': Allahabad HC on deaths due to non-supply of oxygen

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:32 AM IST
The Allahabad high court observed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in India and said that the deaths of patients due to non-supply of oxygen amounts to a 'criminal act', nothing short of a 'genocide'.
Covid-19: The total number of oxygen tankers available for transport in Rajasthan has now increased to 38, state government officials said.
Covid-19: The total number of oxygen tankers available for transport in Rajasthan has now increased to 38, state government officials said.

Covid-19: Rajasthan adds 16 more tankers for oxygen transport; total 38

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 07:12 AM IST
Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) update: Rajasthan chief secretary Niranjan Arya said the number of tankers for transporting oxygen has increased from 22 to 38. The supply of oxygen concentrators has also started now.
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)
Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’(Instagram/karanwahi)

Covid-19: Karan Wahi creates awareness on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:38 PM IST
  • As Covid-19 patients across the country face acute oxygen shortage, Dill Mill Gayye’s Dr Siddhant Modi aka actor Karan Wahi shares highly useful information on ‘how to get your oxygen levels up’ in case of no access to oxygen cylinders when SpO2 level drops below 94
The oxygen is being procured for various central and state government hospitals. The entire exercise of importing and then distributing the medical oxygen is estimated to cost Rs 600-700 crore, official sources said.(REUTERS)
The oxygen is being procured for various central and state government hospitals. The entire exercise of importing and then distributing the medical oxygen is estimated to cost Rs 600-700 crore, official sources said.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: Govt to import 1 lakh liquid oxygen to meet any shortage during winters

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 04:48 PM IST
HLL Lifecare Limited, a public sector undertaking, has floated a global tender on Wednesday on behalf of the Health Ministry for procuring one lakh metric tonne of liquid oxygen.
A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)
A medical oxygen cylinder at a Covid care centre.(HT file photo)

Punjab sets up task force to ensure supply of oxygen for Covid patients

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Set to float tenders for medical oxygen generation, storage at medical colleges, civil hospitals
Here’s how Covid-19 can invade nervous system and cause insult to brain cells(Twitter/AusStemCell)
Here’s how Covid-19 can invade nervous system and cause insult to brain cells(Twitter/AusStemCell)

Here’s how Covid-19 can invade nervous system and cause insult to brain cells

Melbourne [Australia] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Researchers study the neurological symptoms in people infected with coronavirus- ranging from brain hypoxia (lack of oxygen) to loss of smell and find out how Covid-19 can lead to Parkinson’s disease or other neurological consequences
Some states are also mandating the manufacturers/suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to the hospitals of of that particular state, the home ministry said.(HT PHOTO.)
Some states are also mandating the manufacturers/suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to the hospitals of of that particular state, the home ministry said.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Ensure supply of oxygen is not restricted’: Home ministry to states

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:57 PM IST
The MHA also asked the state governments that they may constitute multi-disciplinary teams, comprising representatives of the health, industry, transport and other related departments, to continuously monitor the availability of medical oxygen in their respective jurisdictions.
Scientists have discovered an animal that does not need oxygen to produce energy needed for its survival (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Scientists have discovered an animal that does not need oxygen to produce energy needed for its survival (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

Scientists discover animal that can live without oxygen

Jerusalem | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2020 06:16 AM IST
The tiny, less than 10-celled parasite Henneguya salminicola lives in salmon muscle, according to the finding published on Tuesday in the journal PNAS.
Exercising key to increase oxygen in the brain.(Unsplash)
Exercising key to increase oxygen in the brain.(Unsplash)

Exercising key to increase oxygen in the brain

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2019 03:54 PM IST
Respiration provides a dynamic pathway for modulating cerebral oxygenation.
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
According to a 2016 study by the University of Cambridge, even in a city like Delhi, you would have to walk outdoors for six hours and fifteen minutes a day for the negative effects of pollution to outweigh the benefits of walking.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Tackle air pollution and breathe life into your walks

Hindustan Times | By Natasha Rego
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 06:03 PM IST
With 22 out of the world’s 30 most polluted cities being in India, is it safe to take prolonged walks outdoors?
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)
In their search for life in solar systems near and far, researchers have often accepted the presence of oxygen in a planet’s atmosphere as the surest sign that life may be present there.(File Photo)

Planets with oxygen don’t necessarily have life: Study

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 01:57 PM IST
Simulating in the lab the atmospheres of planets beyond the solar system, researchers successfully created both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life.
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