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Social media use causing sleep deprivation in pilots, caused a crash: Air Chief Marshal

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Social media use causing sleep deprivation in pilots, caused a crash: Air Chief Marshal

Air Force pilots spending long hours on social media aren’t getting enough sleep, a factor that was responsible for the crash of a fighter aircraft in 2013, according to Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa.

The air chief, speaking at the 57th Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine conference organised in Bengaluru, sought a system to identify if officers had rested and slept enough before flying sorties.

“Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights. Most flight briefings, sometimes, are as early as 6 am and pilots haven’t had enough sleep,” he was quoted by PTI as saying.

Flying sorties when the temperature goes beyond 40 degree celsius is discouraged and so flight briefings are held early, he said.

He also said though social media has become an indispensable communication platform, it is taking away interpersonal and communication skills.

“Earlier if a pilot had one drink too many, the bar man would know. If he failed to notice, the others would know and he would be laid off flying for the day. Today we even have breathanalysers.”

“Therefore, we need a system where one can find out if a pilot had enough sleep,” said Dhanoa.

“The problem that is coming now because of social media is sleep deprivation. Most of the people are active on social media very late. There has to be a check mechanism by which we should be able to make out that a person isn’t fit enough to get in the cockpit,” he said.

“We had an unfortunate air crash at Uttarlai (near Barmer in Rajasthan) in the year 2013 that resulted because of continuous sleep deprivation for a number of days. This is something which is a new challenge for us because of the changes in our society,” he said.

“I request the medical practitioners to find a solution for this problem,” he said.

The Indian Air Force also expects to have its doctors learning to fly military planes so that doctors to understand first-hand the health problems their pilot patients face during and after sorties, media reports said.

The air chief said he has moved the proposal for the Defence Ministry’s approval in what would be a return to a 40-year-old practice, reported The Hindu. He said, “It will be the best thing to happen to us. It is also good for doctors to fly because it is very difficult for pilots to become doctors and it takes them five long years.”

He said he has signed the proposal for the resurrection of the pilot-physician concept programme. The Army’s Director-General Medical Services suggested that the IAF “get its doctors back into the cockpit as motivation and bonhomie. As soon as they clear it, we [may] have them flying with us all over again. And we will catch them young.”

Air Marshal C.K. Ranjan, Commandant Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, said the pilot-physician plan being revived after four decades would help aerospace medicine professionals to handle the Force’s operational challenges better. India has had eight flying doctors before and after 1947.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family had gone to native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations his sister-in-law’s wedding.

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Chhattisgarh BJP leader killed by Naxalites with ax-knife in front of family members

BJP’s Mandal President Neelkanth Kakkem was killed brutally in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh, on Sunday. Reports claim that Naxalites brutally killed the BJP leader while he was returning from his native village along with his family members. Meanwhile case has been registered at Awapalli police station.

If reports are to be belived then the Naxalites stopped BJP leader’s vehicle on the way. After this, a group killed Kakkem with an ax and knife in front of his family members. After this they fled into the forest. The Small Action Group of Naxalites has carried out the incident.

According to the information, Usur BJP Mandal President of Bijapur, identified as Neelkanth Kakkem along with his family went to his native village Pekaram on Sunday to see the preparations for the marriage of his sister-in-law. This area comes in the extreme Naxalite affected area. Later, everyone was returning to Awapalli around 3 pm. Meanwhile, the Naxalites surrounded him on the way, got him down from his car and killed him by continuously attacking him with ax and knife, and later escaped from there.

BJP leader was active in politics for 30 years

Neelkanth Kakkem was in politics for almost 30 years. He was a strong leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party at the local level and for the last 15 years was handling the work of BJP Mandal President. He was also the former Janpad Panchayat member. The incident took place at Pekaram, about eight kilometers from Awapalli police station. Due to this there is an atmosphere of panic was noticed among the people. The incident has been confirmed by Bijapur SP.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final.

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IND vs AUS: Team India in action for Border Gavaskar Trophy, Coach Rahul Dravid talks about Nagpur training camp | Watch

There are only a few days left for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. The 4-match Test series is starting on February 9. At the same time, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India is sweating profusely at Nagpur in nets. The first Test match against Australia will be played at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.

Indian head coach Rahul Dravid shared the things related to the team before the series, which was shared by the BCCI from its official Twitter account. Dravid said that the pitch was really good, the fielding side is also good. Dravid also reminded that catching catches will be an important part of the series.

“We are focusing a lot on slip catching. We had some really long sessions. I think it’s very exciting as a coaching staff. You don’t get time off for camps or for extended periods, where you can work with players and coach effectively. I am glad that it all came together very well which we will finish with all our hard work,” said head coach Rahul Dravid.

Team India is sweating it out at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, all the players of the India vs New Zealand series are practicing hard in the nests. During this, chief Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathor were constantly seen with the team.

Important series in terms of WTC final

This series is very important for India in terms of the World Test Championship final. India is currently at number two in the World Test Championship points table while Australia is at number one. Team India is in excellent form at present, they have won all the series in the year 2023 by performing well in the recent white ball series. Significantly, Team India has not lost any Test series at home since 2012. Hence, they would want ton continue the winning streak and make it to the World Test Championship finals.

IND vs AUS: Team India squad for the first two Tests

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KS Bharat (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), R Ashwin, Akshar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj , Umesh Yadav, Jaydev Unadkat and Suryakumar Yadav.

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Men brandish guns, dances at Ghaziabad elevated road, video goes viral, police takes cognizance | Watch

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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A video has come to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where men can be seen brandishing guns as they dance on the on busy highway. According to reports, the men were reportedly on the Ghaziabad elevated road where they recorded dancing and brandishing guns.

After the video of the incident went viral, the police took cognizance of the issue and were able to trace down the culprits.

Two videos of the incident have come to light, in the first one the men can be seen driving the car with a gun as they fire it subsequently after some time. In the second video, the men can be seen dancing and brandishing the guns on the elevated road.

The video also shows the men consuming liquor as they continue to dance and brandish guns on the elevated road. The video also shows the SUV they were travelling with.

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Police actions

After the video went viral, the police took cognizance of the video and swiftly launched an investigation. The police were successful in nabbing down the culprits and found out that the car was registered under the name of Raja Chowdhary. According to reports Chowdhary is a resident of Chiranjeevi Vihar.

The police have registered a case against the man under needful charges and are probing the case further.

Another incident

Another incident story also came to light from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad where a man can be seen performing stunts on the elevated road of Ghaziabad. According to reports, after the video was posted by the man on his social media, the police took swift actions and reprimanded the man.

In the video, a modified Wagon R car with tinted windows can be seen performing stunts on the elevated highway road. In the video, the driver can also be seen opening the door while driving and posing for the camera.

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