Huma Siddiqui

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Anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use gets approved

INMAS, a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), has along with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad have developed this drug, which already undergone clinical trials, in which this molecule helps in faste

All the patients who were treated with this showed faster symptomatic cure compared to the Standard of Care (SoC) on various endpoints.

In a historic move uniformed personnel appointed as additional and joint secretaries

This will help in streamlining decision making powers and other functions.

Kuwait ships huge amount of Oxygen Cylinders and LMO to India: Envoy

According to the ambassador, “There is one commercial ship and two Indian Navy ships which will reach India next week -- May 10-11, 2021.”

INS Kolkota is already sailing towards India with a consignment of 40 MT Liquid Medical Oxygen in ISO cryogenic tanks, 200 oxygen cylinders, and O2 concentrators.

21st Century propulsion for Indian Navy warships: Rolls-Royce and HAL MoU for MT30 Marine Engines

Indian Navy has been exploiting the Gas Turbine technology for warship propulsion over four decades, with suppliers from Ukraine (as the Russian OEMs were on Ukraine part before the mapping of Ukraine international borders) a

Fight against COVID: Bangladesh sends Remdesivir Injections; Op Samudra Setu continues

INS Talwar has already docked at port of New Mangalore in Karnataka with the first consignment of 54 tons liquid oxygen tanks from Bahrain.

Indian Army issues a fact checklist for situation at Base Hospital, Delhi Cantt

And, a token system has been created which does not differentiate between anyone on the basis of their rank or serving status. This system has been introduced to help in better management of patients.

India, Guatemala to deepen cooperation in space, defence and security; India-SICA Trade negotiations to start soon

The two sides also discussed possible cooperation in -- Defence & Security, International Solar Alliance (ISA) as well as cooperation with CAABI and being part of OSA (Organization of American States).

Confirming this, India’s ambassador to Guatemala BS Mubarak told Financial Express Online "Apart from other issues, the discussions also revolved around the Defence and Security sector. India has offered training for the Civil Police and briefed the Guatemalan delegation on the strengths of the Indian defence sector."

Transport fleet of IAF airlifts critical O2 tankers; EU, the US and other countries send medical aid

The transport fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) flew to four different locations outside India airlifting materials for fighting the surge in COVID-19 relief operation.

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Operation Samudra Setu II: Indian Navy warships deployed to transport O2 and medical equipment

Indian Navy has stepped up its efforts to help in the transportation of relief materials including the most critical Oxygen tankers as well as other related materials.

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Fight Against COVID-19: IAF, Indian Navy carry out relief efforts; More global aid arrives

Top sources on Wednesday have confirmed to Financial Express that, “All the donor countries are being informed about the distribution of the aid they are sending.”

Earlier in the day today, IAF IL-76 aircraft landed at Singapore in the afternoon and will be loaded with 352 empty oxygen cylinders there. Later the transport aircraft will fly back and land at Hindan late in the night. (Photos Credit: IAF)

Covid-19 crisis: Foreign aid keeps coming; Know how it is disbursed

All the aid that is arriving in India coming as donations from foreign countries is received by the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS).

India-UK adopt comprehensive roadmap and enhanced trade partnership

According to the Joint Secretary, the other big take away from the first ever virtual summit between the two nations was the Declaration on Enhanced Trade Partnership. Brexit has provided new opportunities for both countries

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Fight against COVID-19: IAF, Navy deploy assets to carry critical equipment; US promises more aid

Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy continue criss- crossing across the globe and the country in an effort to bring in Oxygen tankers as well as critical life support equipment

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Global aid, Indian Armed Forces help in fighting COVID -19

Whether it is Indian Navy, or the IAF or the Indian Army, all the Military Medical facilities have been instructed to help the civil administrations across the country. Beds have been added to the existing numbers.

India-UK ties: COVID-19, Indo-Pacific, security and trade to feature in PM Modi and PM Johnson’s talks

A comprehensive ‘Roadmap 2030’ which will help in deepening the cooperation between India and UK over the next decade will be launched at the virtual summit on Tuesday (May 4, 2021).

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Indian Navy & Air Force move critical supplies across the country, as Thailand also sends relief

As the Indian armed forces continue to assist in meeting oxygen requirements, Boeing Company has announced $10m emergency assistance package.

Also, on Friday, the IAF used its heavy lift assets to airlift 39 cryogenic oxygen containers from overseas – from Singapore, Thailand and Dubai. And 126 oxygen tankers are positioned at key locations within the country.

Indian armed forces offer assistance to deal with COVID surge as global aid continues to arrive

On Thursday itself, according to the Ministry of Defence, the IAF had carried out 16 sorties from abroad, airlifting 27 oxygen containers with 460 MT of capacity.

In addition IAF C130 airlifted Navy medical team personnel from Mumbai to Ahmedabad today and have been deployed for airlifting of 75 oxygen cylinders from Baroda to Hindan. (Photos Credits : IAF & Indian Navy)

Russian planes land with critical COVID aid for India

Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla says India ready to procure critical medicines and equipment needed for fighting COVID-19.

Govt sets up Inter-Ministerial group to clear global relief materials ASAP, while Biden calls Modi and offers help

With so much global help coming in for fighting the COVID-19 crisis, a high level Inter-Ministerial group has established procedures for immediate clearance of these materials.

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‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ in the UK’s foreign policy? UK Carrier Strike Group will sail to India next month

The UK will support freedom of passage through vital global trading routes throughout the deployment and will demonstrate commitment to a recognised international system of norms and behaviours that benefit all countries.

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Fighting Covid-19: PM Modi reviews preparations of Armed Forces; Navy, IAF airlift and deliver oxygen

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday reviewed the preparations and operations being undertaken by the Armed Forces to deal with the pandemic.

According to the official spokesperson of the Indian Navy, on Sunday morning (April 25, 2021), Kochi based INS Sharda, undertook transfer of essential medical supplies to the capital of UTL, Kavaratti. (Photos Credit : Indian Air Force)

US does a turnaround on vaccine raw material supply after NSA talks; Russia, other countries dispatch help to India

Experts believe that the US will achieve the target of vaccinating its entire adult population soon

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Operation Teman: India Navy, IAF join hands to help Indonesian Navy in search efforts for KRI Nanggala

On Saturday morning the Indian Navy has dispatched Intervention System of 2nd Deep Submergence Rescue Vessel (DSRV). This is now enroute to Surabaya, Indonesia onboard Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft for onward deployment.

Rajnath Singh reviews preparedness for fighting growing COVID cases; AFMS deploys more doctors to help Civil Administration

In the second meeting this week, defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the preparedness of Ministry of Defence and the Armed Forces to deal with the growing number of COVID-19 cases.

IAF joins fight against Covid-19; Airlifts Oxygen tankers from overseas and carries medical supplies to Leh

On Saturday April 24, 2021, 2 am, one C-17 of Indian Air Force (IAF) got airborne from Hindan Air Base for Changi International Airport, Singapore.

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The seas must become India’s opportunity region in the coming future, says the Navy Chief

In his address during a webinar on ‘Securing the Blue Economy’, the Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh said that the Blue Economy offers a huge opportunity for India. “The Blue Economy contributes about 4 per cent

The seas must become India’s opportunity region in the coming future, says the Navy Chief

AFMS gets emergency financial powers to fight Covid-19 spike; India to lift high capacity tankers from UAE & Singapore

To reduce movement time, the transport fleet of the Indian Air Force has started transporting empty tankers after delivery of oxygen to Destination State/ UT to oxygen producing locations.

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