Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

Face masks have changed our use of language. It’s affecting how children understand speech

A new study found that children process masked speech up to 8% less accurately and 8% more slowly than normal speech.

DGCA asks airlines to deboard passengers who refuse to wear face mask

The aviation body also said airport operators must increase announcements & surveillance to ensure passengers follow Covid-appropriate behaviour at all times.

How to avoid Covid in a mostly mask-free world as rules ease

Calculating and managing one’s personal risk of Covid in a community might be getting trickier, but it’s still possible. Here are the most straightforward ways to minimise your risk.

Rs 500 fine for those not wearing masks in Delhi, schools may remain open

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority met Wednesday to find answers to the big spurt of cases seen recently in the national capital region.

Govt revokes strict Covid restrictions under disaster act, face masks to continue

Rules relaxed from April 1; Home ministry advisory to states, UTs has, however, warned that we still need to be watchful of the situation.

Covid endemicity isn’t a promise to safety. Experts tell you why

Endemicity refers to a state in which total number of infections is not dropping or growing — though an endemic disease can have big, predictable seasonal fluctuations.

Not just RT-PCR tests, now your ‘smart’ masks will also tell you if you have Covid-19

Researchers in Japan are using ostrich antibodies to detect Covid-19 under ultraviolet light, something they say will help pick up asymptomatic cases.

Mask use in India below 60%, even lower than months before Covid 2nd wave: VK Paul

Such 'collective carelessness' cost us dearly in the past, says Niti Aayog member V.K. Paul. Health ministry says international travelers hampering contact tracing by giving incorrect addresses.

Only 2-3% see masks, distancing around them ahead of 2nd Covid Diwali, survey finds

LocalCircles survey seeks to establish level of compliance of Covid guidelines from survey involving 20,000 respondents from 366 districts across India.

Wear masks like we wear shoes, PM Modi said. Here are 10 times his ministers ignored request

When India hit the 1 billion vaccine doses mark, PM Modi urged people to continue to mask up no matter their inoculation status. But many ministers don't seem to be listening.

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (File photo/ANI)

Gujarat can make AAP national party but only Congress can set up Modi vs Kejriwal in 2024

AAP needs to win just two seats in Gujarat to become a national party. But it will take much more for Kejriwal to become Modi's principal challenger in 2024.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.