The headlines are hard to comprehend. The data points are stunning: The world’s largest blackout Affecting almost 10 percent of the world’s population This massive blackout has crippled roughly half of India for a second consecutive day with officials scrambling for an explanation. The power failure spread across 22 of the country’s 28 states, an area whose population is nearly 700 million! It is hard to fathom! Getting around Delhi is impossible on a good [...]
Day Two of Worlds LARGEST power outage affecting 10% of the worlds population…on yes and that is in one country…India.
Imagine a power outage affecting 370 million people – more people than the US and Canada combined! Where? Today in North India!
Can you imagine a power outage affecting 370 million people, more than the population of the United States and Canada combined??!?!? Power outages are business as usual in this fast growing nation. The impact of any outage is somewhat softened by Indians’ familiarity with almost daily blackouts of varying duration. However Mondays outage was big – the biggest in a decade. Northern India’s power grid failure halted trains, forced hospitals and airports onto backup power [...]
Six Cases of Totally Drug Resistance (TDR) TB in India…Man Escapes Bangalore Hospital with TDR…Can’t Be Found…Gulp!
Following the discovery of 4 cases of totally drug resistant tuberculosis (TDR-TB) in a Mumbai hospital 3 days ago, 2 confirmed cases with the deadly new strain of TB have been detected at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases (RGICD) in Bangalore. But the scarier scenario is this: one of them, a 56-year-old man, has gone missing, raising the threat perception many levels higher, considering that he could infect others with the deadly strain. [...]
H1N1 has been very quiet around the globe for the past few months. As we get into the monsoon season (June – September) in India that has changed. There has been a total of 17 H1N1 fatalities reported in India since June 21, most of them coming from the south in Kerala and Maharashtra. There are a total of four states reporting deaths: Kerala – 7 Maharashtra – 7 Andhra Pradesh – 2 Uttar Pradesh [...]