New Delhi: A 17-year-old differently abled boy suffering from duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder, has donated Rs2 lakh to PM-CARES fund. The boy donated his prize money which he had received from winning two national awards. The boy, Hridayeshwar Singh Bhati, is the youngest patent holder of India with seven inventions and three patents to his credit. "The country gave me so much and now is the time for me to give back. Therefore, I donate Rs2 lakh to PM-CARES fund. I will keep the real awards, certificates and medals with me," he said. IANS
Raipur twins named after Corona, Covid
Raipur: A couple in Chhattisgarh named their newborn twins ‘Corona’ and ‘Covid’. The two words may evoke fear in the minds of others, but for the Raipur-based couple the names symbolise triumph over hardships as the twins were born during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced nationwide lockdown. “I was blessed with the twins on March 27. We have named them Covid (boy) and Corona (girl) for now,” mother Preeti Verma said, adding that “We faced a lot of difficulties before the delivery so we wanted to make the day memorable.” PTI
IIT-Roorkee develops portable ventilator
New Delhi: A team of researchers at IIT-Roorkee recently had hit headlines for developing a low-cost portable ventilator for Covid-19 patients. The closed-loop ventilator doesn't require compressed air and is useful when wards are converted into ICUs. 'Prana-Vayu,' the closed-loop ventilator, is developed in collaboration with AIIMS, Rishikesh. It is based on the controlled operation of the prime mover to deliver the required air to patient. It costs around Rs25,000. IANS
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