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Nagpur youngster to supply blood, medicines through Asias first ‘medical drone delivery system’

Nagpur youngster Anshul Sharma, along with Kolkata-based Arunabha Bhattacharya and Rishabh Gupta, soon plan to reach thousands of needy people through Asias first ever medical drone delivery system – Bloodstream Drones. The youngsters, all in their early twenties, plan to supply blood, medicines, vaccines, anti-snake venom serum, etc., apart from other life-saving equipment for patients in rural areas across India.

The youngsters Anshul Sharma (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer) Arunabha Bhattacharya (Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer) and Rishabh Gupta (Chief Financial Officer) at Air Aid Pvt Ltd, left their jobs for this initiative. Bloodstream Drones, the Nagpur-based drone logistics company operated by the youngsters, would begin its operations from mid 2019. It aims at saving almost 110 post-delivery women by providing them with blood whenever required.

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When Nation Next spoke to Dr Harish Warbhe, Director at Lifeline Blood Bank, Nagpur, who’s working closely with Bloodstream Drones, he said Drone delivery system is a very good initiative undertaken by the three boys. The concept of supplying blood to women, who bleed post-delivery, is great as due to traffic congestion, many deaths take place as extreme blood loss happens to women.

He further said, I’ll be a technical support to them. I’ll guide them on the technical aspects like ?what should be the temperature of blood, how it should be transported, etc.

Entrepreneur Anshul told Nation Next, In a country like India, we have a large population in rural areas but unfortunately, they don’t have adequate access to medical facilities. So, our purpose is to fill the gaps by providing them the things which they need.

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…

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Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium's Test records...

Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…

  • Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
  • Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
  • Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
  • Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
  • Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
  • Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.

Also read: Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur

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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.

Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday,  said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it  Has anyone seen it?”

Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’ 

The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.

Also read: Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai

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Bombay High Court rejected stay plea filed by CBI paving way for the release of ex-Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Ex-Home Ministe Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday.

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur. 

The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency. 

“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.



The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”

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