Daily Archive: December 5, 2018

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PM congratulates ISRO on successful launch of GSAT-11

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated ISRO on successful launch of GSAT-11.

“A major milestone for our space programme, which will transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote areas! Congrats to ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-11, which is the heaviest, largest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite of India.

India is proud of our scientists, who keep innovating and setting high standards of scale, achievements and success. Their remarkable work inspires every Indian,” the Prime Minister said.

 

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Every citizen must be trained to save others in times of life-threatening distress: Vice President

Bring in legislation to make CPR training compulsory in schools;

Teach students about values of care, empathy and compassion;

Change in lifestyle, lack of physical activity and unhealthy dietary habits making Indians more prone to heart disease;

Launches Mobile Hospital Services of the GSL Hospital

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every citizen of the country must be made capable of saving others in times of life-threatening distress. Addressing a gathering at Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Camp, being organized at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Vijayawada, he urged the teaching community to inculcate the values of care, empathy and compassion among students from schooling to make them responsible citizenry.

Saying that 4280 per 1,00,000 population in India suffers it in comparison to 60-151 per 1,00,000 in the USA, the Vice President stressed the need to bring in a law to make CPR training compulsory in schools so that one can help the fellow human being in case of a sudden cardiac arrest.

Shri Naidu called upon companies and institutions in both public and private sector provide first response training to their employees such as CPR in the advent of cardiac arrest and first aid in case of accidents. He opined that chance of survival of the distressed would increase manifold if they were provided CPR or first aid as every minute counts in resuscitation of such victims.

The Vice President expressed concern over the rise in the number of heart diseases and said that they have become a silent epidemic and major killer in our country. He further said that modern lifestyle, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, metabolic syndrome and unhealthy dietary habits were making Indians to be more prone to heart disease, especially the young ones.

Shri Naidu appreciated the efforts of the Indian Resuscitation Council (IRC), an initiative of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists, who have developed simple guidelines for primary delivery of CPR called Compression-only-Life Support (COLS) outside a hospital setting. He also complimented all the organizations including the Telugu Association of North America (TANA) and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for sponsorship and donating manikins for the training.

On the occasion, the Vice President also launched the Mobile Hospital Services of the GSL, Rajahmundry – GSL Hospital on Wheels. These services would bring healthcare to the door steps of rural population living in Godavari Districts of Andhra Pradesh, he added.

Dr S. Chakra Rao, Chairman, Indian Resuscitation Council, representatives of GSL Hospital, doctors and students who received training at Swarna Bharat Trust were present at the venue.

 

Following is the text of Vice President’s address:

 

“Heart disease has become a silent epidemic and major killer in our country. It is estimated that India accounts for 60 per cent of the world’s heart disease burden.  Studies have also shown that South Asians are at higher risk for cardiac disease and that heart attacks strike at a younger age compared to other ethnic groups.

Causes such as modern lifestyle, lack of physical activity, genetic predisposition, metabolic syndrome and unhealthy dietary habits are believed to be making Indians to be more prone to heart disease.

With improved economic conditions in our country, we are facing a very high prevalence of life-style disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension and coronary artery heart disease which may result in sudden cardiac arrest. Please note that a heart attack and cardiac arrest are not same. Heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart gets blocked, while cardiac arrest occurs when there is a malfunction and the heart beat stops suddenly.

In the case of a sudden cardiac arrest, the event can be reversed if the victim is administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately.  If these people receive CPR, the survival can double or even triple their chances of survival. Every minute counts in resuscitation of such victims.

I am told that the mortality due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest is very high in India as compared to the developed countries– 4280 per 1,00,000 population in India as compared to 60-151 per 1,00,000 in the USA.

It is estimated that 70 per cent of victims who suffer cardiac arrest at home die and it is estimated that 90 per cent of victims of cardiac arrest outside the hospital die.

To prevent the problem of high mortality after sudden cardiac arrest in our country, we need to train Indian population in CPR. Every Indian citizen can save life.

I am happy to note that the Indian resuscitation council, (IRC), an initiative of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists, has developed simple guidelines for primary delivery of CPR called Compression-only-Life Support (COLS) outside a hospital setting.  I am told that the guidelines have been developed keeping in mind the limited infrastructure, cultural constraints, and availability of trained personnel and shortage of healthcare workers in our country.

I compliment the Indian resuscitation council for its efforts in developing India specific guidelines as we have been depending on AHA (American Heart association) guidelines for the last 40 years.

I am told that training according to AHA guidelines is very expensive and not within the reach of common man. I am happy that the Indian Resuscitation Council is imparting training across the country free of cost and I compliment them for the same.

I am also happy to note that members of the Indian Society of Anesthesiologists, which has a membership of 27000, are actively participating in CPR training activities across the country. I am told that 1,75,000 people were trained in COLS on 23rd October 2018 (World Restart A Heart Day – WRAH), by various organizations, under the guidance of the Indian resuscitation council.

People from Kanyakumari to Kashmir; Gujarat to Assam; small  villages to  metro cities; high schools to colleges, universities and nursing colleges; and primary health centers to medical colleges were trained, Training was conducted at different places including bus stands, railway stations, schools, community centers and police stations. I am glad that Rotary Club, Lions club and many NGOs took part in this initiative.

The large attendance at this programme on a single day reflects the awareness created by IRC about the importance of resuscitation training and its relevance to the common man.

I am told that India is the 7th Nation to have its’ own guidelines. International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), which is like United Nation for Resuscitation Councils of different nations, has recognized this initiative of the IRC and has invited India to join this forum of principal resuscitation organizations worldwide. India is applying for the membership of ILCOR.

I would also like to compliment a large number of organizations which came forward to support this noble initiative, the Telugu Association of North America (TANA), American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) for sponsorship and donating manikins for the training. I compliment the District Collectors and administrations for the support and encouragement provided.

I am told that there is law in many countries to train high school students.  Perhaps, we too need a law to make CPR training compulsory in schools. We need to impart this training to all personnel in public sector and private companies. We need to build an India where every citizen is capable of saving others in times of life-threatening distress.

Jai Hind!

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PM congratulates ISRO on successful launch of GSAT-11

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated ISRO on successful launch of GSAT-11.

“A major milestone for our space programme, which will transform the lives of crores of Indians by connecting remote areas! Congrats to ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-11, which is the heaviest, largest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite of India.

India is proud of our scientists, who keep innovating and setting high standards of scale, achievements and success. Their remarkable work inspires every Indian,” the Prime Minister said.

 

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India’s heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully from French Guiana

Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) heaviest and most-advanced high throughput communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched from the Spaceport in French Guiana during the early hours today.

The launch vehicle Ariane 5 VA-246 lifted off from Kourou Launch Base, French Guiana at 02:07 am (IST) carrying India’s GSAT-11 and South Korea’s GEO-KOMPSAT-2A satellites, as scheduled. Ariane 5 is one of three launch vehicles operated by Arianespace along with Soyuz and Vega.

After a 30-min flight, GSAT-11 separated from the Ariane 5 upper stage in an elliptical Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. The achieved orbit was very close to the intended one.

The 5,854-kg GSAT-11 will provide high data rate connectivity to users of Indian mainland and islands through 32 user beams in Ku-band and 8 hub beams in Ka-band.

“GSAT-11 will boost the broadband connectivity to rural and inaccessible Gram Panchayats in the country coming under the Bharat Net Project, which is part of Digital India Programme,” ISRO Chairman Dr K Sivan said.

The Bharat Net Project aims to enhance the public welfare schemes like e-banking, e-health, e-governance among others.

He said GSAT-11 will act as a forerunner to all future high throughput communication satellites. “Today’s successful mission has boosted the confidence of the entire team,” Dr Sivan added.

Post-separation, ISRO’s Master Control Facility at Hassan in Karnataka took over the command and control of GSAT-11 and found its health parameters normal.

The scientists will undertake phase-wise orbit-raising manoeuvres in the days ahead to place the satellite in the Geostationary Orbit (36,000 km above the equator) using its on-board propulsion systems. GSAT-11 will be positioned at 74-degree east longitude in the geostationary orbit.

Subsequently, the two solar arrays and four antenna reflectors of GSAT-11 will be deployed in orbit. The satellite will be operational after the successful completion of all in-orbit tests.

In the last 21 days, ISRO successfully completed three satellite and two launch vehicle missions.

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Sufficient field stock of Fertilizers available in all States – adequate to address any emergent issue

Department of Fertilizers in day-to-day coordination with Railways for movement of fertilizers across the country: Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda

“There is sufficient field stock of fertilizers available in all the States, which is adequate to address any emergent issue”, said Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Statistics & Programme Implementation, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, in a statement here today.

Shri Gowda said that the Department of Fertilizers (DoF) is in regular touch with State Governments and suppliers of fertilizers. In view of the ensuing Rabi season, monitoring is being done on regular and daily basis to ensure adequate availability across the country.In the weekly video conference, jointly organised by Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare (DAC&FW), DoFand Railwayson 04.12.2018, all the States have reported adequate availability of all Fertilizers, the Minister added.

Shri Gowda said that there is day-to-day coordination with Railways for movement of fertilizers across the country. Both the departments (DoF& Railways) are working in coherence to ensure timely availability of all fertilizers across the country. During Kharif’18 season, due to concerted efforts of Railways and DoF, more than 250 additional rakes were made available for fertilizers as compared to Kharif’17 season, the Minister added.

For Rabi’18-19 (October’18 to March’19), the requirement of urea is estimated at 155.84 LMT. The entire quantity required forthe current rabi season, especially during peak consumption months of December’18 & January’19, is expected to be met by domestic production of about 129 LMT andremaining through imports. Further,the production of P&K fertilizers is also going on in the country and importers are importing P&K under Open General License (OGL) to fulfil the field requirement.

The fertilizer supplies are made as per monthly supply plan, prepared in consultation with the suppliers before the start of each month, that fulfils the monthly projected requirement of each State. The suppliers and States have been advised by the DoFto supply and lift respectively the full quantity against the supply plan of December’18. Once the fertilizers are received in the States, the internal distribution within the state is the responsibility of State Government, Shri Gowda informed.

Shri Gowda’s byte may be found at the PIB_India twitter handle on the link below:

https://twitter.com/PIB_India/status/1070200603752591360

 

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School Students from seven North-eastern States call on MoS ( Home) Shri Kiren Rijiju

A group of 26 students from the remote part of seven North Eastern States of Assam, Tripura,  Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh   called on Minister of State for Home, Shri Kiren Rijiju here today. The students are on a National Integration tour being conducted by Assam Rifles to promote harmony and awareness.

Welcoming the students Shri  Rijiju expressed the hope that this visit will go a long way in helping them understand this vast country. He advised them to concentrate on  their studies, be  good citizens of the country and contribute towards the development of the nation.
The tour is aimed at integrating the youth with the nation and promoting concept of unity in diversity. These students are visiting the historical places of Delhi like Red Fort, India Gate, Qutab Miniar etc. They will visit  Agra from 6th December to see the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other Historical places.

Assam Rifles conducts such National Integration Tours to showcase the richness and varied culture of India to students hailing from far flung areas of the North East.
It gives them a window of opportunity to widen their horizons and unshackle their imaginative powers. Apart from visiting places of historical and educational importance they have time for recreation and enjoyment also. The tour also provides them an opportunity to meet important national personalities.

 

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