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by somdev
08 Apr 2020 02:38
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5697
Views: 557607

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

A380 operating costs are estimated to be between $26,000 - $29,000 per hour. Whereas a twin-engine Boeing 787 has operational costs estimated to be between $11,000-$15,000 per hour
by somdev
06 Apr 2020 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Another hypothesis! Viruses as we all know are continuously changing as a result of genetic selection. They undergo subtle genetic changes through mutation and major genetic changes through recombination. Mutation occurs when an error is incorporated in the viral genome. Recombination occurs when co...
by somdev
03 Apr 2020 19:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

101 Logistics Brigade / Royal Logistics Corps of the British Army has been pressed into service providing PPE consignments to major London hospitals https://i2.wp.com/metro.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRI_147539787.jpg?quality=90&strip=all&zoom=1&resize=768%2C364&ssl=1
by somdev
03 Apr 2020 18:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Countermeasure strategies being drawn up to reduce dependency on ventilators for Corona+ patients requiring intensive care. Many deaths are due to secondary cytokine response of the host body. Novartis and Incyte are planning to launch a clinical study to test the potential of Jakavi (ruxolitinib) i...
by somdev
01 Apr 2020 22:02
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I think on the Tableeghi episode NSA Ajit Doval did the right thing. Instead of getting confrontational he talked him through and made him a stakeholder to track all attendees past and present so that surveillance net can be cast. Time is of essence here and retribution can happen at a later date ht...
by somdev
01 Apr 2020 21:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Berlin working on an exit strategy .... will issue coronavirus antibody certificates to allow quarantined to re-enter society

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... r-covid-19
by somdev
01 Apr 2020 04:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002 I have seen this story making rounds o...
by somdev
01 Apr 2020 03:00
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

In Italy almost 35% of the population is above the age group 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.com/italy/demographics_profile.html Spain around 30% above 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.com/spain/age_structure.html India around 13% above 55 years and above https://www.indexmundi.co...
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 23:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Sir if everyone in quarantine is infected then the contagion stops. The idea is to keep infected mild cases or asymptomatic who have tested positive otherwise in isolation from public till the incubation and infectious period is over (7-14 days). Only critical cases will need intensive care. Yes, b...
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 23:54
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Genetic build of an individual could also play a part in why some succumb while others have mild or no symptoms. There are huge differences in clinical outcomes and across countries. For instance, the gene coding for the cell surface protein angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) which the coronavir...
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 23:41
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

I am sorry but that's just not good enough. They are literally right next to each other. Whole section will get infected if one is. :( This is the reason I was hoping by now we had a standardized design for quarantines which could be replicated by taking over unoccupied flats etc. Folks are speakin...
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 23:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Not everyone requires ventilation or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) ... many can survive using CPAP if used at the very onset of respiratory distress and is non-invasive. F1 team is making a low cost CPAP.


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-52087002
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 01:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

And now suspected airborne transmission of Coronavirus in US

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/st ... xqZInERwqY
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 01:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

It is strongly advised to keep a bucket of soap water and dip anything coming into your home for 30 seconds, be it milk pouches, bread packets, medicines, vegetables, grocery anything. The virus becomes neutral in 20 seconds and this soap water doesn’t get infected. The same soap solution can be use...
by somdev
31 Mar 2020 01:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Why washing hands with soap helps Coronavirus is an ‘enveloped virus’. This means it has a protective outer layer known as a ‘lipid bilayer’. The molecules making up this layer are shaped like a tadpole, with a water-loving (hydrophilic) round head and a water-hating (hydrophobic) tail. These molecu...
by somdev
30 Mar 2020 12:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

The immune system is relatively immature at birth and evolves during the lifetime of exposure through childhood, young and mature adulthood. This is why Covid19 induced cytokine storm is non-existent in children and infection is very mild. The mature adult (particularly elderly) secondary cytokine r...
by somdev
30 Mar 2020 12:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Even with BCG vaccine in childhood for protection against pulmonary TB, one can have latent TB later on in adult life as has been observed. The vaccine is not effective for life.
by somdev
30 Mar 2020 00:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Most hospitals handling airborne infectious diseases use negative room pressure as an isolation technique to prevent cross-contamination from room to room. It includes a ventilation that generates 'negative pressure' to allow air to flow into the isolation room but not escape from the room, as air w...
by somdev
30 Mar 2020 00:33
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

What is very interesting is the fact that many of the fatalities (as observed) are due to body’s secondary cytokine response/ cytokine storm. A number of peer-reviewed publications have come out recently on this topic

https://www.newscientist.com/term/cytokine-storm/
by somdev
23 Feb 2020 19:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 4080
Views: 452835

Re: 2020 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

When Shubhaji sang 'Dastoor' in Shaheen Bagh GUIJ2LL_-40 दीप जिस का महल्लात ही में जले चंद लोगों की ख़ुशियों को ले कर चले वो जो साए में हर मस्लहत के पले ऐसे दस्तूर को सुब्ह-ए-बे-नूर को मैं नहीं मानता मैं नहीं जानता मैं भी ख़ाइफ़ नहीं तख़्ता-ए-दार से मैं भी मंसूर हूँ कह दो अग़्यार से क्यूँ डराते हो ज...
by somdev
11 Feb 2020 02:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 5697
Views: 557607

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

All airline flights in India are IFR and therefore ought to follow SID and STAR procedures. Moving forward with performance based navigation (PBN) GAGAN SBAS will play a key role and enable Localizer Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) approaches. LPVs are operationally equivalent to a Category...
by somdev
31 Jan 2020 22:39
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread
Replies: 4900
Views: 369802

Re: Wuhan Coronavirus Resource Thread

Here is a publication on the Coronavirus study conducted by the Chinese doctors

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30211-7/fulltext
by somdev
28 Jan 2020 21:11
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 6280

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

Sycophancy has no limits! A man whose father/family has Indian soldiers blood on their hands is being decorated for what? The father a close aide of that Bhutto swine! Peddling magnanimity? There are no other singers in Bollywood worthy of such award? Get your moral compass right! Is this your outr...
by somdev
27 Jan 2020 19:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 6280

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

What's the big deal? You guys crib about Paki muslims not being part of CAA, any suggestion of collective responsibility vis a vis even enablers when a terrorist commits a crime elicits outrage, but are trying to tag a son with his late father's deeds? Hypocrisy much? Try these stunts elsewhere. Sy...
by somdev
26 Jan 2020 15:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: 71st Republic Day - Discussions
Replies: 51
Views: 6280

Re: 71st Republic Day - Discussions

Padma Awards Shri Adnan Sami -- Art -- Maharashtra :oops: :oops: Son of PAF fighter pilot Squadron Leader (retd) Arshad Sami Khan Sitara-i-Juraat. Fought 1965 war with India and has been credited with one aircraft,15 tanks and 22 vehicles destroyed and 8 tanks and 19 vehicles damaged and 2 heavy gun...
by somdev
14 Jan 2020 14:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020
Replies: 383
Views: 68274

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1: News & Discussion - 03 January 2020

IMHO, CFD, reduced order eddy simulation are classical models and simulation techniques for boundary layer. Today physics-informed deep neural nets can be used to predict failure conditions more accurately by feeding in the classical models to enhance the feature engineering. This is just one part o...
by somdev
08 Jan 2020 22:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 2337
Views: 675132

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

As compared to a civilian aircraft production line, military jets must be a complicated affair

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/maga ... -line.html
by somdev
07 Jan 2020 16:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir
Replies: 3783
Views: 651388

Re: MiG-21 Bison shoots down F-16 in Kashmir

Could this be staging/burying the downed F16 pilots once and for all?

https://www.dawn.com/news/1526820/paf-p ... s-martyred
by somdev
04 Dec 2019 12:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289698

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

by somdev
03 Dec 2019 21:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 2219
Views: 289698

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

NASA/Shanmuga image shows an impact site and a debris field. So Vikram lander had a hard landing and disintegrated upon impact!

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by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:50
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

:D :D :D :D Sure I will be back again in this thread in 2021 ... till then I won't write anything :D
by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

See for yourself the recently concluded by-election results in West Bengal. TMC won all three. BJP's state president Dilip Ghosh could not even hold on to his own seat Kharagpur which he vacated on becoming a MP. Even Congress lost its Kaliaganj seat which was its stronghold since 1960s barring thre...
by somdev
03 Dec 2019 00:23
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He is trolling. I believe he was on BRF doing the same thing in the past and got banned. Mamata is giving some soundbites about NRC but all west bengalies want NRC. And even if TMC wins doesn't matter. All data is going to be put into database. Can be revisited even after 500 years. And CPIM asked ...
by somdev
02 Dec 2019 22:19
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

In 2019 GE for West Bengal Lok Sabha election result was a bonanza for BJP. Indeed it t was but why? BJP had no booth level organisation before Mukul Roy came into scene. He used his organisation skills to enhance BJPs chances. Further, CPI(M) cadres to save their skins transferred their vote enmass...
by somdev
02 Dec 2019 20:31
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

NRC will sink BJP/AS-NaMo combine. A small number of infiltrators are Muslims from Bangladesh and that too will stop as B'Desh moves forward on a 8.5% GDP trajectory. Majority of NRC detainees are helpless Hindus (mostly belonging to SC category) who do not even have papers to establish their creden...
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 23:28
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Even Modiji seems to be happy with Uddhav becoming CM.... he definitely did not like the way DF played to hang on to power! https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/pm-modi-congratulates-uddhav-thackeray-confident-he-will-work-diligently-2140356 Moving forward all regional parties will have a say in nationa...
by somdev
29 Nov 2019 13:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 6692
Views: 659397

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Implanting AIMIM in West Bengal to counter Mamata Banerjee will not work. Garga has more following in the Muslim youths of Bengal (and growing) than Owaisi :D

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