All women crew brings oxygen to Bengaluru

Wednesday 26th May 2021 07:23 EDT

An Oxygen Express train piloted by an "All Female Crew" arrived in Bengaluru with 120 metric tonnes of medical oxygen from Jamshedpur, the Railways said. “The 7th Oxygen Express to Karnataka has arrived in Bengaluru from Tatanagar (Jamshedpur) on Friday," Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said. "This Oxygen Express train piloted by an all female crew will ensure continued supply of oxygen for Covid-19 patients in the State," Goyal tweeted. According to Railway officials, the 8th Oxygen Express also reached Bengaluru from Jamnagar in Gujarat, carrying 109.2 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen in the morning. The Karnataka government has sought 1,200 metric tonnes of oxygen daily in view of rising Covid-19 cases in the state.

Kerala CM heads all-new cabinet

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the decision to form an all-new Cabinet was long-pending but could not be implemented “due to various factors. The driving spirit behind this norm is to equip the party and the administration to face future challenges,” Vijayan said. Stressing that it was not a recent decision, Vijayan said: “In fact, it was there for long. But we could not implement it totally due to various factors. This time, the party decided that this norm will be implemented without any exception considering various factors, including the conducive political situation. In the new cabinet, the CPI(M) have 12 ministers, CPI four and one each from Kerala Congress (M), Indian National League (INL), Democratic Kerala Congress (DKC), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Janata Dal (S) (JDS). MB Rajesh of the CPM is the Speaker and Chittayam Gopakumar of the CPI the Deputy Speaker of the new Assembly. N Jayaraj of KC(M) has been appointed as the chief whip with cabinet rank. 17 out of the 20 ministers in the cabinet are first-timers.

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