Connect with us

COVID19

COVID-19: Telangana Student Builds Two Sensor-Based Wearable Gadgets To Fight The Virus

Sneha says she developed these gadgets by using minimum components.

Published

on

KARIMNAGAR (Telangana): A few sections of people like Doctors and Police are fighting COVID-19 from the frontline, while some others are contributing to the fight against coronavirus through Science and Innovation. Budhavarapu Sneha, a BSC (Electronics) student from Karimnagar district in Telangana is one among them.

Sneha has developed a COVID-19 Smart Watch and Social Distance Identity Card, both will warn people about the spread of Coronavirus.

The smartwatch will give a beep sound to notify the person who is wearing it when there is a possible infection through hands by touching their mouth or eyes.


Another gadget developed by her, the Social Distancing Identity Card, will notify by ringing a beep sound when somebody comes close to the person who is wearing it.

When the person offers a shake hand, the device will buzz to warn that it must be avoided.

Whenever you move your hand to touch any part of your face, the device beeps to warn you. If your hands are sanitised, you can ignore the beep. Otherwise, you will realise that you need to wash your hands,” said Sneha.


The device comprises a three voltage battery, a sensor, a buzzer and a rubber band. It can be sold for Rs 350 apiece.

As we don’t have a vaccine or drug for Covid-19 yet, prevention is the only option available to us. Since avoiding a handshake and touching the face are identified common habits which could lead to infection, I have made this device,” added Sneha, who worked under the supervision of her father B. Mallesh, a researcher in electronics.

Sneha says she developed these gadgets by using minimum components.

Sneha is receiving appreciation from all quarters for her efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Continue Reading
Comments

COVID19

COVID-19: 200 Special Passenger Trains To Run From Today

No tatkal and premium tatkal booking will be permitted in these trains.

Published

on

NEW DELHI: Two hundred special trains will run across the country from tomorrow. These services will be in addition to Shramik Special trains and 30 Special AC trains.

These trains are fully reserved trains having both AC and Non AC classes. General coaches have reserved seat for sitting accommodation. There will be no unreserved coach on the train.

Railway Ministry said, more than 1 lakh 45 thousand passengers will travel tomorrow. Around 26 lakh passengers have booked their tickets for Advance Reservation Period 1st to 30th June.


The passengers have to reach the station 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station. All passengers will be screened and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.

Only passengers with confirmed and RAC tickets will be allowed to enter the Railway Station and board the train.

All passengers must wear face masks at the entry and during travel. Passengers have to observe social distancing both at the station and on trains.

On arrival at their destination, the travelling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination State and Union territories.


No Linen, blankets and curtains will be provided inside the train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen for the travel.

Online Booking of tickets for these trains is being done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App. Railways has also allowed booking of reservation tickets through the reservation counters, Common Service Centers and Ticketing agents.

No tatkal and premium tatkal booking will be permitted in these trains.

This development comes in a move to let citizens travel to their hometowns amid the nationwide lockdown which was imposed to combat spread of novel coronavirus in the country.

The Ministry of Railways today said that more than 1.45 lakh passengers will be travelling on Monday when the 200 special trains will start their operations.

Around 26 lakh passengers have booked tickets on these special trains till 30 June, the national transporter said.


These trains also include the popular trains such as Durontos, Sampark Krantis, Jan Shatabdis and Poorva Express and more. Railways also said that these will have both AC and non-AC classes and fully reserved coaches.

Here are the details about the special trains:

 

Continue Reading

COVID19

COVID-19: Rajasthan Govt Issues New Guidelines Regarding Lockdown

All government and private offices can be opened with full staff capacity.

Published

on

JAIPUR (Rajasthan): The Rajasthan government has today issued new guidelines regarding the lockdown. Additional Chief Secretary of the Home Department Rajiv Swaroop told that public transport will now operate on all the routes in the state except containment zones.

All government and private offices can be opened with full staff capacity.

Zoo, biological parks, sanctuaries, tiger reserves and national parks will be re-opened for tourists from tomorrow – along with many other activities.


All medical services will be resumed in SMS Hospital of Jaipur from tomorrow. Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma told that the SMS hospital has been declared non-COVID.

Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education has issued the time table for the remaining examinations of class 10th and 12th. These examinations will be held from 18th to 30 June.

Meanwhile, the current system in the State courts has been extended till June 14. Subordinate courts will hear the most urgent cases through video conferencing.


Continue Reading

COVID19

COVID-19: India’s Recovery Rate Now Nearly 48%

The highest recovery rate of 100 per cent has been recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in Mizoram. 

Published

on

NEW DELHI: COVID-19 cases in India has reached 1,73,763. But there is a silver lining that the overall recovery rate of patients from COVID-19 infection has now gone up to 47.76 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 4,614 patients were found cured.

A cumulative total of around 87,000 people have been cured so far.

The number of cases under active medical supervision is around 90,000.


On March 25, when the lockdown was enforced across India, 43 people affected with coronavirus were cured, which was 7% of the total 606 cases. Health and Family Welfare Ministry data reveals that in different phases of lockdown, the recovery rate has improved continuously.

In the first phase of lockdown, the recovery rate reached to 11.42 per cent and in the second phase, it crossed the 27 per cent mark.

During the third phase of lockdown which ended on 18th May, the figure of recovery rate reached to 38.29 per cent.


At present, the highest recovery rate of 100 per cent has been recorded in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and in Mizoram.

There are 17 States and Union Territories including Punjab, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa, Uttar Pradesh, Ladakh, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, which are above the national recovery rate of 47.40 per cent.

Continue Reading

Most Read This Month

error: Content on this news portal is protected!