Supreme Court wants oxygen sharing formula before third wave
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; Today Supreme Court stressed on the need for the Union government to start preparations for the allocation of oxygen to states, its supply and distribution, before a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The court drew the government’s attention to reports that children could be affected in the next wave.
- A bench by D.Y. Chandrachud and M.R. Shah said the government must finalize a formula for the allocation, supply and distribution of oxygen in a “scientific way” before the next wave.
- Further they added “rough and ready” formula currently devised in the “bed oxygen” arrangement would hardly work.
- The current formula for oxygen allocation in Delhi, for example, based on the number of ICU / non-ICU beds significantly underestimated the oxygen requirement in the nation’s capital.
“Also, not everyone who went to the hospital needed an oxygen bed and not everyone needed an intensive care unit or a ventilator. There are many who have been asked to stay home and self-quarantine, ”Judge Chandrachud said, pointing out the flaws in the formula.
- The court said that the formula for allocating and distributing oxygen between states should be based, among other things, on an “oxygen audit”, that is, to determine the actual need for oxygen. oxygen in a state.
“We need to re-evaluate the basis of the oxygen allocation. We are in the second stage of the pandemic. The third stage can have very different parameters… But, if we prepare today, we can handle the third stage. This involves proper distribution of oxygen and working out modalities, including proper distribution. A reserve reserve must also be created, ”said Judge Chandrachud.
- Attorney General Tushar Mehta, while informing the court that 730.7 tons (metric tons) of oxygen was received in Delhi on Wednesday, in accordance with the Bank’s instructions, agreed that a “minimum fault-prone formula” for procurement, allocation and distribution need the hour.
- The government has agreed to review the formula.
Lucknow hospital booked over ‘fake’ oxygen shortage notice
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; A private hospital in Lucknow, which had published a notice saying it lacked oxygen, was booked for creating “an atmosphere of fear”, and the administration alleged that the hospital had an adequate supply of bottles and was trying to accumulate oxygen.
- Director of Sun Hospital has been registered under Sections 188 and 269 of Indian Penal Code, Sections 51 and 52 of the Disaster Management Act 2005 and Epidemic Diseases Act at the Police Station of Vibhuti Khand.
- On May 3, the hospital reportedly published a notice signed by its administrator Udit Singhal on social networks asking relatives of patients receiving oxygen to take their patients elsewhere.
- On May 4, the Allahabad High Court found that the death of Covid-19 patients due to a lack of oxygen supply to hospitals “is a criminal act and nothing less than genocide on the part of of those to whom she entrusted them. the task of ensuring the continuous supply and supply chain of liquid medical oxygen. “
SC rejects ECI’s request to prevent media from reporting on High Court comments
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; Real-time reporting of court proceedings, including oral exchanges in courtrooms between judges and lawyers, is part of the right to free speech, the Supreme Court said in a ruling.
- A bench run by Judge D.Y. Chandrachud has rejected a request by the Indian Election Commission (ECI) to prevent the media from reporting on oral comments made by a divisional court of the Madras High Court.
- High Court judges said Election Commission officials should be charged with “murder” for authorizing mass rallies and rallies during Tamil Nadu’s assembly elections.
- The judges noted that the ICE was solely responsible for the increase in Covid-19.
- Chief electoral commissioner appealed to the Supreme Court after the Supreme Court failed to prevent the media from reporting on the comments or preventing them from withdrawing them.
- ECI said charges had already been filed against its officials for “murder”.
- Conclusively Judge Chandrachud said the case established a delicate balance of power between the Superior Court and ICE, which were constitutional authorities.
- The case also highlights the power of the media to report on court proceedings honestly and fairly in real time.
- Further court added that, except in cases of child sexual abuse and marital problems, the phenomenon of freedom of the press should be extended to court proceedings.
- In its petition to the Supreme Court, ECI said oral comments from the Madras High Court would diminish the confidence of the masses in ECI and the democratic process.
- ECI had said the comments were “derogatory and derogatory.”
United States Supports Intellectual Property Exemption for Covid-19 Vaccines
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; The United States will support a World Trade Organization (WTO) initiative to waive trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) protection for Covid-19 vaccines, the Biden administration said on Wednesday.
- The news will support increased vaccine production around the world as countries, including India, continue to be affected by the pandemic. The initiative was first launched by India and South Africa last October.
- More than 100 countries have supported the proposal, according to the Associated Press.
- US President Joe Biden has also come under increasing pressure, nationally, to support a waiver, and 110 Democratic members of Congress wrote to him last week on the matter.
- In early April, Bernie Sanders and nine Democratic senators, including Elizabeth Warren, also wrote to the president to support a waiver.
RLD Chief Ajit Singh Dies From Covid-19 Complications
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; Former Union Minister and head of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), Ajit Singh, 82, died Thursday of complications from Covid-19. His son, Jayant Chaudhary, confirmed the death of his father early Thursday morning.
- Singh, the son of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh, was one of the first citizens of India in Indian politics and joined Rajya Sabha in 1986 when his father fell ill. He contested and won the Siege of Baghpat from 1989 to 2009.
- Following the disappearance of his own father, he led the Lok Dal (A), and the Janata party and through the vicissitudes of 90s coalition politics, he allied with the Janata Dal, the BJP and Congress before making a Rider only in 2014.
- He was Minister of Agriculture in the Vajpayee government during 2001-2003, and Minister of Civil Aviation in the second term of the UPA government.
- His politics came from the rural interior of western Uttar Pradesh, particularly from the Muslim agrarian communities and Jat, a constituency that his father Chaudhary Charan Singh had built in the 1960s.
20% of Google employees work from home all the time, Pichai says.
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; Google is poised to launch a new hybrid workspace model that will allow 60% of Google employees to work in the office for just a few days a week.
- About a fifth of your staff will be able to work from home, and the remaining 20% will be able to work from a completely different location.
- Sundar Pichai will declare in an e-mail auxiliary to employees that the company was testing new multipurpose offices and private workspaces equipped with video advance technology to help the staff to work with greater flexibility upon their return to the office.
- Employees will be able to request a transfer to another office, but a transfer will be made after considering whether business goals can be achieved at the new location.
- Google will also check to see if the team has the proper infrastructure to support work in a different location. Additionally, employees can request full remote work in their product area or function.
- Google employees can also choose to work outside of their main office for up to four weeks a year. Your managers must approve these requests. Google says this will give employees more flexibility for summer trips and vacations.
Daily NEWS Summary | 06-05-2021; The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 2,12,42,410 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 2,31,479.
- Madhya Pradesh on Thursday announced a lockdown until May 15 to break the chain of transmission of coronavirus cases.
Meanwhile, Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Thursday ordered officials to set up a vaccination center in each of the city’s seven administrative regions within 24 hours, PTI reported.
- The first self-service center where people can receive an injection of the coronavirus vaccine without leaving their vehicles began in the city in the Dadar neighborhood on Tuesday.
- Chahal ordered municipal deputy commissioners to set up at least one of these centers in their respective regions within 24 hours, a city official said.
- People over 60 can be vaccinated at drive-ins only by appointment and do not have to drive themselves, but will be accompanied by an assistant or driver, the city commissioner said in an order .