Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

Wear masks while exercising, says ICMR chief — his own ministry advises otherwise

ICMR director general Balram Bhargava says emerging data shows that masks don’t alter blood oxygen levels and so should be worn while exercising & walking.

Swiss cheese model — a combination of ‘interventions’ experts are suggesting to combat Covid

According to the Swiss cheese model, no intervention is 100% effective but multiple layers of interventions can make up for individual deficiencies.

Being outdoors doesn’t mean you’re safe from Covid

Think of the coronavirus like a sexually transmitted disease – everyone claims to behave safely, but do you really know where they’ve been?

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.

Lawyer moves HC against Rs 500 fine for not wearing mask in car, seeks Rs 10 lakh compensation

Delhi lawyer wants authorities to be directed to stop levying fines against anyone for not wearing a mask while travelling alone in their personal vehicle.

‘Don’t be Covid super spreaders’ — Karnataka politicians urged to ensure sustained use of mask

Experts and members of the administration have advised public representatives to be extra careful as their job entails interactions in closed spaces.

Anti-mask group gives ‘wake-up call’ to boycott masks, says it’s a sign of slavery

The video was shared by a self-proclaimed doctor on Twitter & YouTube. The group in the video challenges the effectiveness of masks & says there’s ‘mind manipulation’ behind it. 

Lipstick under burkha to lipstick under mask — Why Indian women won’t stop now

Mask or no mask, lipstick continues to be a game changer in the self-fashioning of Indian women.

How to wear a mask without fogging your glasses and hurting your ears

There’s a lot of insider tricks to keep your mask from getting uncomfortable.

6 times Ashok Gehlot showed his followers how not to wear a mask during a raging pandemic

Since the beginning of the political drama in Rajasthan, Gehlot has been seen wearing masks in multiple (wrong) ways. Experts say this isn’t a good message to send.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.


File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.