Pulwama terrorist attack Current Affairs - 2019

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DRDO Develops Range of Combat Casualty Drugs

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a range of combat drugs can extend the golden hour till the trooper is shifted to hospital. This range of drugs can bring down the death toll during instances like the recent Pulwama Terrorist Attack.

Combat Casualty Drugs

  • The spectrum includes bleeding wound sealants, super absorptive dressings and glycerinated salines, all of which can save lives in the event of warfare in jungle and high altitude areas as well as in terror attacks.
  • These medicines ensure that soldiers do not suffer from unwanted blood loss while being taken to better healthcare from war zones.
  • Glycerated saline, a battlefield intravenous fluid that does not freeze till -18 degrees Celsius and is useful in handling trauma cases in high altitude areas.
  • Glycerated saline has life-saving capacities as it gives more time to the medical personnel to shift the wounded patient to a higher care facility.

This range of casualty drugs are aimed at enhancing the chances of survival and minimum disability by providing effective first aid care is given within the golden hour.

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Abhinandan Varthaman To Be Awarded Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman has been chosen for the first Bhagwan Mahavir Ahimsa Puraskar constituted by the Akhil Bharatiya Digambar Jain Mahasamiti.

The award which carries a cash prize of Rs. 2.51 lakh, a memento and a citation will be presented to  Abhinandan Varthaman on April 17 the Mahavir Jayanti.

Abhinandan Varthaman

Abhinandan Varthaman, a wing-commander in the Indian Air Force shot into limelight in the ongoing bilateral tensions between Indian and Pakistan aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack.

After India’s airstrike aimed at destroying the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan, Pakistan retaliated with an intrusion into Jammu and Kashmir.

Abhinandan Varthaman was flying  MiG-21 as a part of a sortie that was scrambled to intercept an intrusion by Pakistan Air craft. In the dogfight that followed,  he crossed into Pakistan territory wherein he was struck by missiles. Later he ejected and descended safely at the village of Horran in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir around 7 km from Line of Control. He was captured by the Pakistan Military and was later handed over to India.

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