These are strange times. While social media has now become a war room, all of us netizens and citizens are fighting this battle together against the Covid19 pandemic!
Every day we’re seeing friends and family members tapping on to their contacts earnestly in search of plasma, medicines, hospital beds with the hope to win this all!
Plasma therapy, known as Convalescent plasma therapy is a method that has helped to save the lives of some critical patients of coronavirus. In this treatment, plasma, the yellowish liquid part of the blood, is extracted from a person who has recovered from Covid and injected into a patient who is suffering from the disease.
The plasma contains antibodies that can help a patient fight the virus and recover from the disease.
If you’ve been a Covid survivor, you can be a hero now and save lives.
The donor must visit the hospital/plasma bank centre where she/he will undergo tests to map the status of serum protein, CBC (complete blood counts) and ABO RhD blood group.
Other tests include checking for the hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, malaria, and syphilis.
Depending on how many days have passed since the recovery, the donor will also have to take an antibody screening test as per the ICMR kit method.
You Can Donate Plasma if:
1. You were tested positive for COVID-19
2. You have fully recovered and are free of symptoms for 28-30 days
3. You are between 18-60 years old
Make sure you test negative and consult a doctor before donating plasma.
You Cannot Donate Plasma if:
1. Your weight is less than 50 kg
2. You have ever been pregnant
3. You are diabetic and on insulin
4. Your Blood Pressure is more than 140 and diastolic less than 60 or more than 90
5. You have uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension with a change in medication in the last 28 days
6. You are a Cancer Survivor
7. You have chronic kidney/heart/lung or liver disease.
Is it Safe?
People are scared and skeptical about plasma donation because the process is different from the usual blood donation.
However, truth be told, it’s completely safe and there will be no health issue that you’ll face. You can get up and do your chores in less than an hour!
Where can you donate plasma?
There are various credible sources that match donors with patients who need
Plasma.Some of them are:
Alternatively, you can also reach to your nearest blood bank and donate blood/plasma there.
Take the step now! If you have won the fight against corona, help others in their fight too!
Stay safe, stay healthy!
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We hope you guys are keeping safe and healthy. As we all know that T-Boy cares for its very own SPOT family. COVID-19 is a pulmonary disease, which basically means that your lungs and breathing capacity get affected. Today T-Boy is here to share some tips to which will help you all to improve immunity and keep your lungs healthy.
Some of your must have already guessed, yes, we are going to talk about YOGA today, something that we have been practicing since ages, and how this ancient art can help us right now. Here are some asanas that you can easily try at home to improve your breathing and lung capacity. Bas dhyan rakein, yoga takes time and practice so be patient and keep at it one day at a time!
1. Trikonasana (or triangle pose) The twisting of the body in Trikonasana helps to massage the internal organs which in turn enhances their ability to get rid of toxins and ensure their proper functioning. Here are the steps:
A. Stand straight placing your legs three feet apart.
B. Place your right foot at 90 degrees and the left foot at 15 degrees.
C. Align the center of your right heel with the center of the arch of the left foot.
D. Ensure that your feet are pressing the ground, and the weight of your body is balanced equally on both feet.
E. Take a deep breath, and as you exhale, bend your body to the right from below your hips, lift your left hand up and touch the ground with your right hand. Make sure that both your arms are in a straight line.
F. Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or outside the right foot on the floor depending on your comfort.
G. Your body must be bent sideways. Your chest and pelvis have to be wide open.
H. Stretch to the fullest and focus more on stabilizing your body.
I. Inhale and come up. Drop your arms to your side and straighten your feet.
Repeat the same using the left leg.
2. Matsyasana or Fish Pose - The pose encourages deep breathing thus providing relief from respiratory disorders. It also helps to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders. Steps to do:
A. Lie on your back with your knees bent and knees flat.
B. Lift your hips slightly and slide your hands under your hips.
C. Inhale, bend your elbows and push your upper body.
D. Keeping the chest elevated, lower your head backward.
E. Maintain the pose as long as comfortably can, breathing in and out.
3. Nadi Shodhan Pranayama or Alternate Nostril Breathing can release accumulated stress and help the body to relax. This is one of the best for patients with breathing trouble. These are the simple steps:
A. Sit comfortably with your spine straight and shoulders relaxed.
B. Place your left hand on the left knee, and palms open to the sky.
C. Place the tip of the index finger and middle finger of the right hand in between the eyebrows, the ring finger and little finger on the left nostril, and the thumb on the right nostril.
D. Use your right thumb to close the right nostril and exhale gently through the left nostril.
E. Now keep the right nostril closed inhale through the left nostril and then press the left nostril gently with the ring finger and little finger. Removing the right thumb from the right nostril, breathe out from the right.
F. Breathe in from the right nostril and exhale from the left.
G. Continue inhaling and exhaling from alternate nostrils.
4. Ardha Matsyendrasana or Sitting Half Spinal Twist can open up the chest thereby increasing the supply of oxygen to the lungs. The pose induces the abdominal breathing that enhances the lungs functioning. It also helps to relieve stress and tension trapped in the back. Here are the steps:
A. Sit straight with your legs stretched out and feet together.
B. Bend your right leg. Bring your left foot around the right knee corner and take your left hand back.
C. Stretch your right arm up and push your knee back using your elbow and hold your right foot. Place the right hand behind you, and the left hand on the right knee.
D. Look back over your left shoulder. Make sure your spine is erect.
E. Hold the pose for a few seconds, breathe slowly, yet deeply.
5. Proning is the process of turning a patient with precise, safe motions, from their back onto their abdomen (stomach), so the individual is lying face down. It is extremely beneficial in COVID-19 patients with compromised breathing comfort, especially during home isolation. Here are the steps:
A. One pillow below the neck
B. One or two pillows below the chest through upper thighs
C. Two pillows below the legs
D. Regular alterations in lying position (Best is to not spend more than 30 minutes in each position)
Caution: Avoid proning for an hour after meals. Maintain proning for only as much times as easily tolerable. Pillows may be adjusted slightly to alter pressure areas and for comfort.
Avoid Proning in conditions like: Pregnancy, deep venous thrombosis (treated in less than 48 hours), major cardiac conditions, unstable spine, femur, or pelvic fractures
So T-fans, start following the above Yoga poses on a regular basis to help yourself and your loved ones maintain their oxygen levels and fight COVID-19 at home.
If you have any other important information regarding COVID then please share the same with everyone by creating a thread. Top posts will be recommended by our team to all other TECNO users.
Remember, together we can win this!
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to ravage through our country, and we try to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel.
In just another 3 days COVID-19 vaccines will be available for everyone above the age of 18 from 1st May 2021, jo maan lijiye jaise ek asha ki kiran ki tarah hai.
Today T-Boy is here to tell you everything you need to know about getting the vaccine-
First of all, please know that vaccination is your best shot at protecting yourself against the virus and that it is very safe.
Getting vaccinated not only reduces your risk of infection drastically but will also ensure that any infection or symptoms you end up with will be much milder than the alternative.
The registration for vaccination process starts from April 28, and these are the steps you should follow to register yourself. Please remember, bina registration ke aap vaccine nahi lagwa sakte.
For registration through CoWIN portal:
1. On the CoWIN website, click on Register/Sign in yourself.
2. Put your mobile number and select get OTP. An OTP should arrive on your cell. Type the digits on the site and click on Verify
3. On the Register for Vaccination page, put all the details, including photo ID proof, name, gender, and year of birth.
4. Click on Register.
5. Once registered, you will get the option to schedule an appointment. Click on Schedule next to the name of the person registered.
6. Enter your pin code and hit Search. The centres in the pin code will show up, select the date and time and click on Confirm.
7. You can add up to four members through one login. It is easy to reschedule your appointment; the process is similar to how you schedule it.
For registration through Aarogya Setu app:
1. Open the Aarogya Setu app, then click on CoWIN tab on the home screen.
2. Select Vaccination Registration, then enter phone number, then enter OTP.
3. Click on Verify, you will be directed to the Registration of Vaccination page.
4. Follow the same steps as mentioned in the 'Process for registration through CoWIN portal' above.
Once you get yourself vaccinated, remember to take rest and eat healthy because some mild side-effects are to be expected, but chinta ki koi baat nahi hai. Drink lots of fluid and take lots of rest aur bas 2-3 din mein you will be fighting fit.
Many states have announced that they will provide free Covid-19 vaccines to all adults above 18.
So, come T-fans, this is your shot to get THE SHOT!
For more details, check here- https://www.cowin.gov.in/home
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We’re sure you must be trying to keep your loved ones safe from coronavirus at this time. While everyone should continue to stay inside their homes as much as possible, wear a double mask, frequently wash their hands, and maintain social distancing, there is still a chance that you or someone in your home can get infected.
With the sheer number and intensity of COVID-19 cases in the country, there is a lack of oxygen cylinders, lifesaving drugs and injections, and hospital beds.
The World Health Organization has some helpful suggestions on the steps you should take if a loved one living with you is sick-
1. Isolate the sick person
• Prepare a separate room or isolated space, and keep distance from others.
• Keep the room well ventilated and open windows frequently.
2. Reduce contact with the virus
• Identify one household member to be the contact person who is not at high risk and has the fewest contacts with people outside.
• Wear a medical mask if in the same room as the sick person.
• Use separate dishes, cups, eating utensils, and bedding from the sick person.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
3. Take care of the sick person
• Monitor the sick person’s symptoms regularly.
• Pay special attention if the person is at high risk for serious illness.
• Ensure the sick person rests and stays hydrated.
• Call your healthcare provider immediately if you see any of these danger signs:
ꞏ Difficulty breathing
ꞏ Loss of speech or mobility
ꞏ Chest pain
Following the above instructions to help your loved one with their recovery while ensuring the safety of your family.
Stay safe and healthy everyone, we will win!
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Get ready to feel the incredible power in everything you do with POVA 2, the best 7000mAh battery smartphone.
Unveiling on 2nd August on Amazon India.
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It's about time to move from BETTER to the BEST!
Join our brand ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana as we are getting ready to welcomethe INCREDIBLY POWERFUL POVA 2 - the best 7000mAh battery smartphone!
Unveiling on 2nd August on Amazon.
Are you excited to meet the POVA 2? Check out the following link to know more: amzn.to/3zJYIyx
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Are you ready to experience the incredible power of the POVA 2's 48 MP AI Camera? It will leave you wanting to click more and more!
Unveiling on 2nd August on Amazon!
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Only 3 days to go. Gear up to witness the INCREDIBLE POWER & SPEED. POVA 2- powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 the best 7000mAh battery.
Unveiling on 2nd August on Amazon
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It's time to do MORE and wait less.Only 2 Days to go for the unveiling ofPOVA 2.
The best in range 7000 mAh Battery of POVA 2 gives 9.6 hours of game play, 233 hours of music play, 31 hours of video Playback and much more!
Unveiling on 2nd August on Amazon - https://www.amazon.in/b?node=26851035031
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When an incredible superstar gets incredible power, we have a winner in hand. Stay tuned to find out more.
Incredible film coming out tomorrow.
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When Incredible Power meets powerhouse of performance, it creates a winning combination!
Join our brand ambassador, superstar Ayushmann Khurrana, in welcoming the INCREDIBLY POWERFUL POVA 2- Comes with best in segment 7000mAh battery with 18W Dual IC Flash charge, 48MPQuad Rear AI camera , Superfast Helio G85 Processor,Mega 6.9 HD+ Display with 180Hz touch sampling rate and in-built HyperEngine Game Technology.
So get ready for a power-packed marathon with 9.6 hours of game play, 233 hours of music play, 31 hours of video Playback and much more on POVA 2. Get the power on Amazon India at a special launch price starting ₹10,499. Sale starts at midnight on 5th AugustClick here to know more: https://www.amazon.in/b?node=26851035031
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Marvel fans in the house please give a loud cheer because it's not every day that Captain America becomes our partner!
Yes, you read that right, today we are pleased to announce our partnership with internationally renowned actor Chris Evans as global brand ambassador for TECNO.
Best known for his role as Captain America in the Marvel Universe series of films, the charismatic Chris Evans embodies many of the qualities that have been synonymous with TECNO, especially TECNO’s ‘Stop at Nothing’ brand philosophy which aims to inspire people to always keep ‘young at heart’ and never stop pursuing excellence.
But you don’t have to take our word for it, we asked Chris himself. Speaking about partnering with TECNO, Chris Evans said he is “happy to partner with TECNO, an innovative smartphone brand which provides consumers in emerging markets with the newest smartphone technology. Whether it’s a phone call with someone you love or an image you capture to keep as a meaningful memory, smartphone technology is at the centre of it all. It is really inspiring to work with such a great brand that stops at nothing to encourage people in those markets to explore more possibilities”.
It definitely seems like our new Global Brand Ambassador totally gets our motto and mantra!
Do let us know in the comments section what other movies Chris Evans has worked in?
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If there ever were a secret society of creative geniuses, you will be our go-to gang. T-Boy had no doubt that his T-Fans were talented but this month’s TECNOgrapher challenge has shown a different level of artistic brilliance.
We are so thankful to all of you for sharing your amazing, talented and just wow pictures with us. All of you were mind-blowing.
We will admit that this month’s theme, ‘Renditions of Number 7’, was a thinker but to our top three winners, it seems they were made for these pictures.
So, this month’s top 3 winners of The Great TECNOgrapher Challenge after evaluating all aspects like creativity, concept, clarity, comments etc and keeping in mind the spirit of the contest are....... *Drumrolls*
Congratulations nexusphotohraphy on clicking the award-winning Rendition of 7. Cheer up as you get a brand-new SPARK 7 for your winning entry. Wohoo!
Besides this we also have 2 runner ups this month. Congratulations to our first runner up, Kyle68, on winning an Amazon Voucher worth INR 1000 and our second runner up, Hitler, on winning an Amazon Voucher worth INR 500 for their marvelous renditions of 7.
Your creative outputs have gathered so many praises across social media. Apart from the top 3 winners, TECNO’s management team has selected 3 more entries to be rewarded this month for their creative renditions of 7 which are as follows:
Congratulations Santhi Kumari, Durga Prasad and Gaurav Patel for securing this special reward this month. People like you complete the TECNO family and make it the brand it is today!
That’s it for this month but don’t forget to get ready for the ‘May challenge’!
Stay home, stay safe and stay healthy!
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Recycle aur reuse karne k baare me to aap sab ne padha hoga but actual life me kitna recycle aur reuse karte hai hum?
here is small example in my home of plastic reuse for using as pots.
How is the creativity?
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Just saw Doctor’s round table on India Today Channel having 4 highly reputed Doctors panel.
It was very informative & I would like to pen down few important points made by these qualified Doctors :
1) Plasma therapy is not at all recommended in the 2nd wave by WHO or any other Organisations around the World. It is waste of time & money.
2) If needed, CT scan of lungs to be done between 5th to 7th day, otherwise report may be misguiding.
3) No need of any Medication in the 1st week of infection, except Paracetamol (if fever persists) along with Multivitamins & Zinc. In case of Fever Paracetamol should not be taken SOS but regularly in 6 hourly interval.
4) If symptoms continue, Condition worsens in 2nd week between 7th & 10th day, so pl. keep close monitoring on Oxygen level, Coughing frequency, Pulse & Temperature.
5) If Condition worsens in 2nd week, without wasting time start treatment with Steroids in consultation with Doctor. Steroid treatment is the most effective way of treating Lungs infection.
6) Oxygen concentrator of 5L is not suitable, as they probably cannot bring back Oxygen saturation above 94 continuously.
7) Proning is now officially approved method for improving Oxygen level.
8) Positive persons after becoming negative are safe from infection for next 90-180 days.
9) Positive persons should take their 1st or 2nd Jab after 90 days of becoming negative, as they have sufficient antibody for next 90 days at least.
10) Condition of young people in the age group of 30-45 yrs. worsens suddenly as they have strong capacity to hold back till a point and thereafter collapses suddenly. Close monitoring is essential and each passing day is crucial.
** Good points to be taken care by everyone **
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Culture has been suffering a great loss. With the statewide lockdowns and the pandemic taking new turns every week, Cultural venues across the world have been closed. These include world cinema, theatres, art galleries and of course museums.
But as we know museums of India are the best to explore the people, culture, beliefs, and history of ancient India. An Indian tour can’t be completed without its museums. They are an archive of India’s history and government and archaeology.
So as it is International Museum Day, we thought why not give you a virtual tour to the top museums in India. Are you ready to get your virtual escape? You don’t even have to leave your couch.
National Museum, DelhiNational Museum is located in Janpath, New Delhi. It holds a variety of articles ranging from the pre-historic era to modern works of art. The impressive building of the National Museum is the houses of curious artefacts of the Indus Valley Civilisation and the Mughal era. http://www.nationalmuseumindia.gov.in/en
The Prince of Wales Museum, MumbaiThe Prince of Wales Museum or the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya has art, sculpture, old firearms, rare coins and a priceless collection of antiques from the prehistoric era. Mumbai has several more museums that depict the rich art and culture in its periphery. https://www.csmvs.in/
Indian Museum, CalcuttaThe Indian Museum is one of the most famous museums in India and The ninth oldest regular museum in the world. The Great museum includes the history of the building and details of the art collection. You can also explore the museum virtually onhttps://artsandculture.google.com/streetview/indian-museum-kolkata
Salar Jung Museum, HyderabadThe 7 Wonders of Hyderabad include the Salar Jung Museum, which has an exquisite collection of priceless articles like Ivory, Marble sculptures. Salar Jung Museum is popular as the largest one-man collections in the World, it is situated on the southern bank of the river Musi. It is an art museum with the world’s largest collection of artefacts.http://www.salarjungmuseum.in/
So, this was my list but don’t forget to share your favourite museum in India in the comment section below
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Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control It, Live Longer
This year’s theme focuses on combatting low awareness rates worldwide, especially in low to middle income areas, and accurate blood pressure measurement methods.
Increasing hypertension awareness and early control has become even more crucial as managing hypertension reduces the risk of COVID-19 adverse events and mortality. You can help this year’s WHD campaign by sharing hypertension information and resources on social media, promoting individual screenings, and engaging with local media.
Please see some outreach tools posted on the World Hypertension League (WHL) website and last year’s WHD outreach activities here.
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Headache can bring intense throbbing pain and discomfort, usually characterised by a feeling of tightness in the shoulder, neck, and scalp. Those who often feel pulsating headaches generally suffers from migraine, where the pain is often felt on one side of the head. Headaches can be triggered by a lot of factors stress, allergies, lack of sleep, sinus, eye strain, or hunger. Posture is also an important factor that can trigger headaches, as poor posture can affect blood circulation to the brain, leading to muscle tension and headache.
Instead of turning to pills, there is an ancient traditional way yoga, to treat stress headaches effectively without any side-effects. Yoga helps to relax the muscles in the neck, back, and head, increasing circulation and easing tension headaches. Let's have a look at 6 yoga poses to get rid of headaches.
How yoga can help you to get rid of stress headache
Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose)
How to do:
Come onto your limbs with your knees under the hips and palms aligned with the shoulders.
Breathe out and lift your hips to make an inverted 'V' position with your body.
With your feet firmly on the floor, keep your fingers spread.
Gaze towards your navel and engage the core.
Hold the position for 7 to 8 breaths and slowly return to your original position.
Stretches the back.
Improves the flow of blood to the brain.
Strengthens the neck and improves posture.
Shashankasana (Child's Pose)
How to do:
Kneel on the floor.
Sit on your heels in a comfortable position and bend down.
Stretch your hands forward and try to touch the forehead with the ground.
Stay in this position for 2 minutes before returning to your original position.
Relieves neck and back pain when practiced with the torso and head support.
Calms and soothes the brain.
Relieves fatigue and stress.
Setubandhasana (Bridge Pose)
How to do:
Lie on your back and bend your knees so that your feet are on the floor.
Place your arms close to the rib cage and keep your palms flat.
Gently lift your pelvic region and torso by keeping your head and shoulders grounded.
Ensure that your feet and thighs remain parallel.
Stay in this position for 1 minute and gently release.
Creates a soothing effect on the brain and helps reduce depression and stress.
Stretches the spine, neck, and chest.
Relieves tired back instantly.
Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Cobbler's Pose)
How to do:
Lie down on your back.
Keeping the spine erect, bring the feet inward towards the pelvis.
Create a diamond shape by touching the soles of your feet.
Bring the feet close to the groin.
Stay in this position for a minute and release by stretching out your legs.
Improves blood flow to the entire body.
Relieves anxiety and stress.
Helps in curing depression.
Padahastasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose)
How to do:
Keep your hands by your side and stand straight with the feet together.
Take a deep breath and lift your hands above your head.
Breathe out and bend down from the hips towards your feet.
Try to touch the floor with your hands.
Stay in this position for 30 seconds and gently release.
Strengthens the spine and enhances flexibility.
Increases blood circulation to the brain.
Strengthens the muscles in the back.
Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
How to do:
Lie down on the floor with your back on the ground.
Spread your legs slightly, rest your arms to your side with the palms facing up.
Relax your body.
Stay in this position for 2-3 minutes.
Reduces fatigue and anxiety.
Reduces stress and calms the mind.
Lowers blood pressure.
The daily practice of these yoga poses can help you get rid of migraines and stress headaches. Other than practicing regularly, there are certain other factors like maintaining a healthy diet, reducing exposure to sun and bright lights and maintaining a proper daily schedule are effective in controlling and preventing headaches.
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