Telangana saw 21,000 excess deaths in first two waves: Study
Telangana had 190 percent excess Covid mortality rate during the first and second wave, according to a research study.
It also revealed that the all-India excess mortality was six to seven times higher than official figures.
The research study published in the eminent scientific journal, Science, showed that there were 21,000 excess deaths during 2021 as against 11,000 excess deaths in the year preceding the pandemic in Telangana. This showed that there were 10,000 excess deaths, which stands at 190 per cent.
Hyderabad had reported most number of Covid-19 deaths, only due to serious cases from districts and other states being referred to tertiary care hospitals in the city. However, the study did not mention the figures city-wise. The data provided was only of state-wise figures and national average.
In case of another Telugu-speaking state, Andhra Pradesh, there were 51,000 excess deaths during 2021 in comparison to 36,000 excess deaths during 2018-2019. This in other words mean AP has recorded 140 percent relative excess deaths. However, Andhra Pradesh had less number of excess deaths during the Covid-19 period, compared to Telangana.
Telangana stood third in the country in terms of relative excess deaths, below Gujarat (230 per cent) and Madhya Pradesh (215 per cent).
CHIRU Naval Drills
CHIRU is a naval exercise that China, Russia, and Iran recently performed in Oman.
China sent the missile destroyer Urumqi to participate in the exercise. The countries are now looking for ways to strengthen their military ties.
Russia sent a task force from its Pacific Fleet to participate in the exercise.
The Admiral Tributs anti-submarine warfare ship and the Nakhimov missile cruiser.
Military artillery fire was directed at sea targets by the countries.
They also participated in tactical maneuvering. During the exercise, the countries also practiced anti-piracy drills.
America COMPETES Act 2022
The America Competes Act of 2022, which was recently enacted, will create new opportunities for bright specialists worldwide.
Creating Opportunities for Manufacturing, Pre-Eminence in Technology, and Economic Strength Act are all examples of COMPETES.
The act’s primary goal is to strengthen supply chains.
Under the legislation, the US government has made the following fund allocations:
To boost semiconductor production in the United States, a total of 52 million dollars has been set aside.
Forty-five million dollars will be used to give grants and loans and strengthen manufacturing and supply chain resilience.
Climate change, social and economic inequality, and immigration have all received funding.
The bill provides a new green card for entrepreneurs and exempts STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) professionals.
Digital Sansad Launched By Lok Sabha
the Lok Sabha secretariat unveiled a new app called “Digital Sansad.”
The digital sandad app was created to make it easier for citizens to track what’s going on in Parliament and with their legislators.
The App is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
It contains all of the primary content of the Indian Parliament’s interconnected portal.
Om Birla, the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, is the creator of the Digital Sansad App. He wanted to make parliamentary sessions more available to the public through this software.
The legislature is required to keep its constituents informed about its daily operations.
Parliament must keep its communication channels current with the changing technology world to achieve this goal.
Mission Amanat Launched by Indian Railways
Mission Amanat has been launched by Indian Railways to assist travelers in tracking down their misplaced possessions.
The Railway Protection Force (RPF) of Indian Railways’ Western Railways zone has launched a new effort dubbed “Mission Amanat” to help travelers recover their misplaced luggage.
The details of lost bags and items and images will be posted on the zonal railway’s official website, https://wr.indianrailways.gov.in/, as part of Mission Amanat.
This will assist passengers in tracking down and recovering their misplaced goods and ensuring the safety and security of passengers, luggage, and personal effects.
MPATGM Successfully Test Fired By DRDO
The DRDO successfully test-fired the MPATGM’s final delivery configuration On 11 January.
The Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was successfully flight tested in its final “deliverable version” by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). Bharat Dynamics Limited will manufacture MPATGM at their facilities in Bhanoor, Telangana.
The goal of the missile’s testing was to ensure that it performed consistently at a minimum range of 200-300 meters.
MPATGM has already completed a comparable test with a maximum range of 4,000 meters.
Following this successful test, the MPATGM system is now ready for mass manufacturing in India.
The purpose of this test was to demonstrate that the minimal range’s performance was constant. All of the mission’s goals were accomplished.
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