Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

Face mask that can detect Covid in 90 mins — MIT, Harvard scientists come up with new tech

The face mask is embedded with tiny, disposable sensors, which are designed to be activated by the wearers when they want to perform the Covid test.

Bank security guard fires at customer trying to enter without mask in UP’s Bareilly

The customer was admitted to a hospital after being seriously injured. Police said the guard shot the person in anger and has been taken into custody.

The ‘no mask’ rules in US just follow science

Evidence that vaccines protect others is of a stronger and more direct kind than evidence that masks do. So, getting vaccinated is more likely to help than wearing a mask.

Singapore police investigate another hate crime against Indian family

On 2 May, a 47-year-old man had allegedly uttered offensive remarks towards an Indian family and confronted a male member of the family for not wearing his mask.

Driving alone? You still must be wearing mask, Delhi HC rules as India touches new Covid peak

Delhi High Court Justice Prathiba M Singh says masks are like 'suraksha kavach' and dismisses pleas challenging govt's decision to challan people driving alone without a mask.

Here’s how CM and Mumbai Police can control the rise in Covid cases: Kavita Khanna

Kavita Khanna writes an open letter to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale on people violating the Section 144 order.

Photo of Kejriwal giving away masks without wearing one himself is old, not related to Covid

The image is from a November 2019 event when the AAP govt kick-started a mask distribution drive in Delhi schools to protect kids from rising levels of pollution.

Wear glasses, make up and don’t enjoy masks? This new product can change all that

New start up designs MaskAid+, a support frame that aims to rid one of discomforts such as slipping masks, fogging up of glasses and muffled speech.

4.80 lakh in Jan from 24 lakh in July — sanitiser sales drop as ‘Covid complacency’ sets in

Data by a lobby of over 8.5 lakh chemists show sanitiser sales kept falling after registering a peak in July. Experts blame the trend on Covid complacency.

Cloth masks may look better, but they don’t work better in thwarting spread of Covid-19

Cloth masks have been shown to be effective at stopping small particles, but they are highly unlikely to provide as much protection as surgical masks.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.