IAF officer tests positive for Zika virus in Kanpur

An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer tested positive for Zika virus in Kanpur district, health officials said on Sunday, adding that the process of finding contracts and monitoring health people nearby was already underway according to protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Chief Medical Officer Nepal Singh said a 56-year-old IAF official had been admitted to the Air Force hospital days earlier with health problems including fever and kidney problems. With unusual symptoms detected in the case, the patient’s blood sample was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for further examination.

The NIV confirmed on Sunday that the patient had tested positive for the Zika virus.

Samples from 22 other people, who came in contact with the patient and his family members, were also sent for testing.

Before CM’s two-day visit, TMC delegation leaves for Goa

Before boarding the flight, Supriyo told reporters: “Didi [Banerjee] has given me responsibilities, and that is why I am going to Goa. I know the state well because I have done a lot of concerts there. But this time, I’m going on a political mission. I have the feeling that
TMC will do very well in Goa. Many leaders have joined the party recently. Mamata Banerjee will also be there on October 28. We therefore look forward to this trip.

Banerjee is scheduled to be in Goa on October 28-29. With TMC deciding to contest Goa’s assembly elections next year, Banerjee’s visit is seen as the start of the party’s election campaign in the state. Party strategist Prashant Kishor worked with members of his Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) team to strengthen the TMC organization there and help the party grow its footprint ahead of the elections. the state. Former Goan chief minister Luizinho Faleiro was appointed TMC’s national vice president on Friday, nearly a month after joining the party.

Since winning the West Bengal election, the TMC has been working to expand its base in other states.

A step towards more LGBTQIA + affirmative medical education does not go far enough

On October 13, the National Medical Commission (NMC), the body responsible for regulating medical education in India, released an advisory regarding the LGBTQIA + community and the necessary changes in the skills of its human-based medical education curriculum. skills (CBME). The opinion, released under pressure from the Madras High Court, notes that there is non-scientific information regarding the queer community and the subject of virginity in medical textbooks – particularly in the areas of psychiatry and forensic medicine. While this is a welcome initiative and a step in the right direction, it is not enough.

Medical education in India has focused only on male and female binary, heterosexuality and cis-gender lives, while excluding homosexuality and non-binary and transgender gender issues. This results in exclusion from the LGBTQIA + community. There is also queerphobic content that has often been denounced. Even with the publication of the competency-based medical curriculum in August 2019, the curriculum continues to include a queerphobic agenda.

Such a rampant queer phobia traumatizes LGBTQIA + students in medical schools, many are reluctant to openly share their queer identities, and many face abuse when they do. Similar experiences are also shared by queer faculty members who also face discrimination in the workplace. Such queerphobic teaching rules out the possibility of future healthcare professionals practicing queer-affirmative medicine which, in turn, affects queer patients who are reluctant to come to them. Our ongoing work in the TransCare Covid-19 and TransCare MedEd projects reveals exactly that.

The NMC notification comes against the backdrop of several recent developments. The Transgender People (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 requires governments to take action to “review medical and research programs for physicians to meet their demands. [transgender] specific health problems ”, but no action has been taken since then. In June 2021, in response to a case filed by a gay couple, the Madras High Court established a set of guidelines and ordered the NMC to ban queerphobic practices such as conversion therapy that aims to force change l sexual orientation of a person. In September, Judge N Anand Venkatesh, referring to a report filed by Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, a trans doctor, denounced widespread queerphobia in medical education. A week later, on September 7, the Kerala High Court issued an order requesting the removal of discriminatory and inhumane references to LGBTQIA + people from MBBS textbooks.

In its notification, the NMC advised medical schools to teach gender in a way that is not disparaging to the queer community. Authors of medical textbooks have also been urged to edit the books to remove any harmful content relating to virginity and the queer community. Although the advisory title of the NMC mentions the necessary changes in the skills of its CBME curriculum, there is no specification on what these changes are. At the same time, the CBME program itself mentions queerphobic things that need to be taught to students. For example, being transgender, which is a normal variation, is called a disorder. Sodomy, oral sex and lesbianism are all qualified as sexual offenses even though the Supreme Court has read section 377. In addition, the skills that will make a future Indian doctor respectful and empathetic in the treatment of a homosexual patient are fault. Instead, by putting the burden on medical schools and textbook authors, the NMC is simply shirking responsibility while also shedding any responsibility to make the curriculum queer-affirmative. In addition, the advisory committee set up by the NMC has no queer representation.

The NMC should begin by recognizing the flaws in its own CBME curriculum and explicitly state the changes required. Specific guidelines on how to make health care queer-affirmative are needed. Otherwise, such guidelines will only create confusion and indifference, as was created a few years ago by a similar notice on the inclusion of disability in the medical curriculum. The directive should also specify changes in several areas and not just forensic medicine and psychiatry. For this there must be a participatory consultation of stakeholders towards the development of a queer-affirmative curriculum. Finally, there needs to be clarity on what the NMC plans to do to tackle gay phobia in the current set of healthcare professionals. Without these changes, equitable access to care for queer people will remain a distant dream.

Shaikh is Associate Professor, Community Medicine, HIMSR, Delhi and Raghuram is Project Coordinator, Sangath, Bhopal

Fertilizer crisis: Haryana will set up nakas to end “interstate black marketing”

Amid long lines of farmers wanting to buy fertilizer (ammonium phosphate) in southern Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday that he had asked DCs and SPs in Rewari, Mahendragarh, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Nuh and Jhajjar to check vehicles leaving the state by setting up nakas so that fertilizers are not illegally left the state. Haryana officials suspect black fertilizer marketing in neighboring states, with state agriculture minister JP Dalal saying “we have reports of huge black fertilizer marketing in Punjab and the United States. Rajasthan ”.

The chief minister chaired a high-level officers’ meeting on Sunday evening in which the availability and demand for DAP fertilizer was discussed. “There will be no shortage of DAP fertilizer in the state,” he said after the meeting. The state government claims that more fertilizer is available in the market this year compared to last year. However, given the demand from farmers, according to the government, the CM spoke by telephone on Sunday with the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya, to increase six additional rakes on which the Minister of the Union accepted.

Calling on farmers to be patient, Khattar said that there are currently 24 DAP fertilizer rakes available for farmers in the state, and five more rakes will be received. “After CM’s talks with the Union Minister, a total of 11 additional rakes will be available with the state by October 31 after receiving 6 additional rakes. The CM also issued instructions to take strict state border measures to control black marketing of DAP from Haryana to other states. The CM has appointed administrative secretaries in charge of the six districts with immediate effect to closely monitor the situation arising from the DAP request. They will be present in the respective neighborhoods from October 25 to 27 and will monitor the distribution of DAP.

The chief minister told officers that according to farmers who have registered for rabi crops on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal, DAP fertilizers should be distributed to farmers so that DAP can be made available to farmers. real farmers on time.

While instructing officers to ensure the supply of DAP according to demand, the chief minister said the area where farmers need DAP first should be supplied first. He said that while last year 87,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer were sold in the state through October 24, this year to date 98,000 metric tonnes have been sold. Khattar called on farmers to buy DAP only as needed and not to store excess so that it can be distributed evenly.

IAF officer tests positive for Zika virus in Kanpur

An Indian Air Force (IAF) officer tested positive for Zika virus in Kanpur district, health officials said on Sunday, adding that the process of finding contracts and monitoring health people nearby was already underway according to protocols established by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Chief Medical Officer Nepal Singh said a 56-year-old IAF official had been admitted to the Air Force hospital days earlier with health problems including fever and kidney problems. With unusual symptoms detected in the case, the patient’s blood sample was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune for further examination.

The NIV confirmed on Sunday that the patient had tested positive for the Zika virus.

Samples from 22 other people, who came in contact with the patient and his family members, were also sent for testing.

Before CM’s two-day visit, TMC delegation leaves for Goa

Before boarding the flight, Supriyo told reporters: “Didi [Banerjee] has given me responsibilities, and that is why I am going to Goa. I know the state well because I have done a lot of concerts there. But this time, I’m going on a political mission. I have the feeling that
TMC will do very well in Goa. Many leaders have joined the party recently. Mamata Banerjee will also be there on October 28. We therefore look forward to this trip.

Banerjee is scheduled to be in Goa on October 28-29. With TMC deciding to contest Goa’s assembly elections next year, Banerjee’s visit is seen as the start of the party’s election campaign in the state. Party strategist Prashant Kishor worked with members of his Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC) team to strengthen the TMC organization there and help the party grow its footprint ahead of the elections. the state. Former Goan chief minister Luizinho Faleiro was appointed TMC’s national vice president on Friday, nearly a month after joining the party.

Since winning the West Bengal election, the TMC has been working to expand its base in other states.

A step towards more LGBTQIA + affirmative medical education does not go far enough

On October 13, the National Medical Commission (NMC), the body responsible for regulating medical education in India, released an advisory regarding the LGBTQIA + community and the necessary changes in the skills of its human-based medical education curriculum. skills (CBME). The opinion, released under pressure from the Madras High Court, notes that there is non-scientific information regarding the queer community and the subject of virginity in medical textbooks – particularly in the areas of psychiatry and forensic medicine. While this is a welcome initiative and a step in the right direction, it is not enough.

Medical education in India has focused only on male and female binary, heterosexuality and cis-gender lives, while excluding homosexuality and non-binary and transgender gender issues. This results in exclusion from the LGBTQIA + community. There is also queerphobic content that has often been denounced. Even with the publication of the competency-based medical curriculum in August 2019, the curriculum continues to include a queerphobic agenda.

Such a rampant queer phobia traumatizes LGBTQIA + students in medical schools, many are reluctant to openly share their queer identities, and many face abuse when they do. Similar experiences are also shared by queer faculty members who also face discrimination in the workplace. Such queerphobic teaching rules out the possibility of future healthcare professionals practicing queer-affirmative medicine which, in turn, affects queer patients who are reluctant to come to them. Our ongoing work in the TransCare Covid-19 and TransCare MedEd projects reveals exactly that.

The NMC notification comes against the backdrop of several recent developments. The Transgender People (Protection of Rights) Act 2019 requires governments to take action to “review medical and research programs for physicians to meet their demands. [transgender] specific health problems ”, but no action has been taken since then. In June 2021, in response to a case filed by a gay couple, the Madras High Court established a set of guidelines and ordered the NMC to ban queerphobic practices such as conversion therapy that aims to force change l sexual orientation of a person. In September, Judge N Anand Venkatesh, referring to a report filed by Dr. Trinetra Haldar Gummaraju, a trans doctor, denounced widespread queerphobia in medical education. A week later, on September 7, the Kerala High Court issued an order requesting the removal of discriminatory and inhumane references to LGBTQIA + people from MBBS textbooks.

In its notification, the NMC advised medical schools to teach gender in a way that is not disparaging to the queer community. Authors of medical textbooks have also been urged to edit the books to remove any harmful content relating to virginity and the queer community. Although the advisory title of the NMC mentions the necessary changes in the skills of its CBME curriculum, there is no specification on what these changes are. At the same time, the CBME program itself mentions queerphobic things that need to be taught to students. For example, being transgender, which is a normal variation, is called a disorder. Sodomy, oral sex and lesbianism are all qualified as sexual offenses even though the Supreme Court has read section 377. In addition, the skills that will make a future Indian doctor respectful and empathetic in the treatment of a homosexual patient are fault. Instead, by putting the burden on medical schools and textbook authors, the NMC is simply shirking responsibility while also shedding any responsibility to make the curriculum queer-affirmative. In addition, the advisory committee set up by the NMC has no queer representation.

The NMC should begin by recognizing the flaws in its own CBME curriculum and explicitly state the changes required. Specific guidelines on how to make health care queer-affirmative are needed. Otherwise, such guidelines will only create confusion and indifference, as was created a few years ago by a similar notice on the inclusion of disability in the medical curriculum. The directive should also specify changes in several areas and not just forensic medicine and psychiatry. For this there must be a participatory consultation of stakeholders towards the development of a queer-affirmative curriculum. Finally, there needs to be clarity on what the NMC plans to do to tackle gay phobia in the current set of healthcare professionals. Without these changes, equitable access to care for queer people will remain a distant dream.

Shaikh is Associate Professor, Community Medicine, HIMSR, Delhi and Raghuram is Project Coordinator, Sangath, Bhopal

Fertilizer crisis: Haryana will set up nakas to end “interstate black marketing”

Amid long lines of farmers wanting to buy fertilizer (ammonium phosphate) in southern Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday that he had asked DCs and SPs in Rewari, Mahendragarh, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Nuh and Jhajjar to check vehicles leaving the state by setting up nakas so that fertilizers are not illegally left the state. Haryana officials suspect black fertilizer marketing in neighboring states, with state agriculture minister JP Dalal saying “we have reports of huge black fertilizer marketing in Punjab and the United States. Rajasthan ”.

The chief minister chaired a high-level officers’ meeting on Sunday evening in which the availability and demand for DAP fertilizer was discussed. “There will be no shortage of DAP fertilizer in the state,” he said after the meeting. The state government claims that more fertilizer is available in the market this year compared to last year. However, given the demand from farmers, according to the government, the CM spoke by telephone on Sunday with the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya, to increase six additional rakes on which the Minister of the Union accepted.

Calling on farmers to be patient, Khattar said that there are currently 24 DAP fertilizer rakes available for farmers in the state, and five more rakes will be received. “After CM’s talks with the Union Minister, a total of 11 additional rakes will be available with the state by October 31 after receiving 6 additional rakes. The CM also issued instructions to take strict state border measures to control black marketing of DAP from Haryana to other states. The CM has appointed administrative secretaries in charge of the six districts with immediate effect to closely monitor the situation arising from the DAP request. They will be present in the respective neighborhoods from October 25 to 27 and will monitor the distribution of DAP.

The chief minister told officers that according to farmers who have registered for rabi crops on the ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora’ portal, DAP fertilizers should be distributed to farmers so that DAP can be made available to farmers. real farmers on time.

While instructing officers to ensure the supply of DAP according to demand, the chief minister said the area where farmers need DAP first should be supplied first. He said that while last year 87,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer were sold in the state through October 24, this year to date 98,000 metric tonnes have been sold. Khattar called on farmers to buy DAP only as needed and not to store excess so that it can be distributed evenly.

Zia Mustafa kills everything but draws the curtain on the Nadimarg Pandit massacre

With the assassination of Zia Mustafa, the “commander” of Laskhar-e-Toiba who was taken away by security forces to identify militant hiding places in a forest in Poonch, the long-standing trial of the 2003 Nadimarg massacre lost the main defendant in the case and the only one facing substantive charges. “The trial against him is over. The court will learn that he was killed and the case against him will be closed, ”said Mustafa’s lawyer, Mohammed Mubashir Gattoo.

All that remains of the case is a charge of dereliction of duty against seven police officers. Gattoo said the court should consider the prosecution evidence against them.

The Nadimarg massacre rocked J&K and the rest of India at a time when the security situation in the old state was believed to be improving. The incident and the nearly two-decade delay in the trial are cited by Kashmir’s Pandit groups as evidence of the denial of justice.

Most of Nadimarg’s pundits had left during the 1990 exodus; about fifty people had however chosen to stay. On March 23, militants in army fatigues lined up 11 men, 11 women and two children outside their homes and shot them dead. After this outrage, the remaining Pandits also left.

Mustafa was arrested on April 10, 2003 by J&K police as the mastermind of the massacre.

A resident of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in Rawlakot, Mustafa, who was 26 at the time, was exhibited at a press conference by J&K DGP AK Suri in Srinagar as a big catch.

Suri said Mustafa was a LeT “district commander” who directed the killings. He was reportedly carrying an AK rifle, ammunition and a wireless set when he was arrested. He reportedly told police interrogators that the LeT leadership in Pakistan asked him to carry out the massacre.

No other activist has been arrested for the murders. Three other militants named in the FIR were said to have been killed during a meeting in Kulgam by the BSF in April 2003. The police officers who were in charge of guarding the village were accused of not having done so under article 30. of the Police Act.

An indictment was filed in court on June 9, 2003, and three months later, on October 1, charges were laid against Zia and the seven police officers.

The prosecution had a list of 38 witnesses, but in February 2009, after only nine were interviewed, the Shopian Magistrates’ Court closed evidence for the prosecution citing the long delay and inability to the prosecution to produce the other witnesses.
The state appealed to the High Court the same month, which dismissed the plea saying it could not tolerate the delay. In 2015, the Supreme Court asked the High Court of J&K to take over the case.

Mangrove cell seeks clarification on the construction of a cycle path at Lake Powai

The state government run mangrove cell raised concerns and asked for clarification on the nature of the construction of the Lake Powai bike path project.

The proposed cycle path project along the Lake Powai boundary encountered opposition from citizens, environmentalists and the BJP in the BMC. Residents and activists opposed the construction of the trail saying it would impact the habitat of Indian swamp crocodiles.

In a letter to BMC, Neenu Somraj, Assistant Conservator of Forests (Mangrove Cell) said: “If work continues at this location (Lake Powai), it should be stopped immediately.

The letter requested clarification on the nature of the construction. He also asked BMC to submit a site inspection report as well as the actions / constructions on the site and the authorizations obtained for the construction of cycle paths.

In a letter dated October 8 to BMC, the mangrove cell also confirmed the status of Lake Powai as a protected wetland under previous orders of the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court.

BMC said work on the site has been halted and an environmental expert committee has been set up “to discuss the development of the lake and implement all necessary mitigation measures to not only mitigate but also improve the lake and its surroundings ”.

Stalin D, director of the environmental group, Vanashakti, got under the relevant letter under a right to information request (RTI) this week. “According to the Supreme Court’s National Atlas of Wetlands, Lake Powai is an important wetland in terms of biodiversity and should be protected to conserve wetlands,” the letter read.

Stalin D had also filed a complaint with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. In a clarification released Oct. 12, the civic body pointed out that the project does not qualify for environmental clearance from the National Environmental Impact Assessment Authority.

Lake Powai, an artificial wetland, is polluted due to the discharge of sewage and siltation. Currently, almost 25% of the lake is covered with water hyacinths, floating vegetation and garbage.

Recently, environmentalists wrote to the civic body to stop spraying chemicals in Lake Powai to control water hyacinths.

Weekend Top

Jason Momoa won’t be joining ‘The War On Showering’ anytime soon
1

Jason Momoa won’t be joining “The War On Showering” anytime soon

Taking a shower is one of the most basic things you do at least once a day. However, we might know a few who don’t really like getting wet unless it really matters. Recently, there was a strange trend on social media where celebrities were asked if they regularly visit their bathroom. The answers might surprise you. The first instance appears to have been a celebrity couple Mila kunis and Ashton kutcher, who said in a July episode of Dax Shepard “Chair expert”Podcast that they soap only their essential areas each day and just wash their children when they see dirt on them. However, Game Of Thrones Star Jason momoa assured fans that his on-screen affinity for water carries over to his personal hygiene.

The Aquaman actor said Access Hollywood, “I am not launching any trend. I’m showering, trust me. I am Aquaman. I’m in the fucking water. After pointing out his Hawaiian origins, he added: “We got salt water on me. We are good.

His actor friend Dwayne Johnson joined him in declaring himself “the opposite of a “don’t wash” celebrity.

Shower (cold) when I get out of bed to start my day. Shower (hot) after my workout before work, “ the actor of “Jungle Cruise” tweeted. “Shower (hot) after returning from work. Face wash, body wash, exfoliation and I sing (fake) in the shower.

How do you feel about the daily shower? Tell us in the comments below!

The post Jason Momoa won’t be joining “The War On Showering” anytime soon has appeared first on Dallas Air Media.

Kit Harington had no idea about his sword-wielding character in Eternals prior to his casting
2

Kit Harington had no idea his sword-wielding character in Eternals before his casting

It’s always a pleasure to see our favorite Game Of Thrones stars on other shows. The Game of Thrones star Tobias Menzies, who played Edmure Tully in the show, partnered with Sophie Okonédo for Modern Amazon Love Season 2.

The duo play divorced parents trying to rekindle a lost flame in the show’s second season. In a recent interview with Collider, Menzies explains why he was drawn to the Modern Love script.

“I read the article and listened to the podcast, which is also a read of the article, and felt the vibe of the New York Times article itself. This is where I started. We’re doing a dramatization, but it wasn’t fiction when it was released, so it’s the real life of this couple. It inherently attracted me to it.

When asked about his experience working with Sophie, he said: “He’s really one of the best actors I’ve worked with. She’s really genuine, very honest about things, and really insists on making it happen on camera. You can’t pretend, which is really galvanizing and energizing. It’s exciting. “

“We had a similar way of working. We were both interested in digging into the script with Kieran [Carney] and Jean [Carney], in the week or two before, and talking about possible changes or whether there were things we could cut, and they were open to that as well. On that side, I find it really useful, as a way to access material where there could be pushes and pulls and conversation around the material itself. You never really know when you’re getting into these things, but it was a pretty happy collaboration.

Kit Harington from Game of Thrones is also part of the show. What do you think of Modern Love season 2? Tell us in the comments below!

Contact, a startup supported by Maisie Williams, raises $1.9 million seed led by Founders Fund
3

Contact, a startup backed by Maisie Williams, raises $ 1.9 million in seed led by Founders Fund

Game Of Thrones the stars have been very successful in the theater industry, now they are slowly spreading their wings and trying new things. Last year, the platform Contact was launched, initially offering models a way to take reservations and manage certain aspects of their work. He is backed and supported by the Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams who is also the startup’s creative strategist and advisor.

Contact has now raised a $ 1.9million (£ 1.4million) seed funding round led by Founders Fund. Participation is also LAUNCH (the investor-led fund Jason calacanis), Sweet capital (Going through Lamb Pippa), VC thief (Going through Alice lloyd george) and angel investors Simon beckerman (co-founder of Depop), Eric Wahlforss (co-founder of SoundCloud and now To dance), Abe burns and Joe white.

While Contact’s initial incarnation is aimed at the modeling world, its vision is much broader. Co-founder and CEO Ruben selby, the boyfriend of Maisie Williams, a fashion designer who was previously part of Williams’ founding team when she started her career, has worked with Nike, Thom Browne and JW Anderson. He says the platform aims to become a scalable back-end solution in the $ 104.2 billion creator economy, “democratizing” access to the world’s top creative talent.

Williams’ production company Rapt has teamed up with UK independent films Delaval for a new animated feature film. Are you excited about Maisie Williams’ new venture? Tell us in the comments below!

Maisie Williams’ production company Rapt partner with UK indie Delaval Film for Salvation Has No Name
4

Maisie Williams’ production company Rapt teams up with British indie Delaval Film for Salvation Has No Name

Game Of Thrones the stars have been very successful in the theater industry, now they are slowly spreading their wings and trying new things. Last year, the platform Contact was launched, initially offering models a way to take reservations and manage certain aspects of their work. He is backed and supported by the Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams who is also the startup’s creative strategist and advisor.

Contact has now raised a $ 1.9million (£ 1.4million) seed funding round led by Founders Fund. Participation is also LAUNCH (the investor-led fund Jason calacanis), Sweet capital (Going through Lamb Pippa), VC thief (Going through Alice lloyd george) and angel investors Simon beckerman (co-founder of Depop), Eric Wahlforss (co-founder of SoundCloud and now To dance), Abe burns and Joe white.

While Contact’s initial incarnation is aimed at the modeling world, its vision is much broader. Co-founder and CEO Ruben selby, the boyfriend of Maisie Williams, a fashion designer who was previously part of Williams’ founding team when she started her career, has worked with Nike, Thom Browne and JW Anderson. He says the platform aims to become a scalable back-end solution in the $ 104.2 billion creator economy, “democratizing” access to the world’s top creative talent.

Williams’ production company Rapt has teamed up with UK independent films Delaval for a new animated feature film. Are you excited about Maisie Williams’ new venture? Tell us in the comments below!