Tuesday, 4 October, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

West Bengal prison inmates are giving protection to police, jail staff — by making masks, PPEs

In two months, inmates across 12 correctional facilities have stitched over 1 lakh masks and more than 1,000 PPE kits.

Homemade face masks work best with multiple layers, study finds

Research found that a double-layer mask was more effective at reducing droplet spread, and a three-ply surgical mask was the best among all the tested scenarios.

The different ‘guns’ in Uttar Pradesh and Sharad Pawar’s balancing act

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Experience what taking a flight from Delhi to Ahmedabad is like during Covid, in photos

ThePrint documented their journey from the airport at Delhi to Ahmedabad, encountering thermal scanners, flight crew in PPE kits and social distancing at all times.

Why America’s war on masks is another lost cause

Covid-19 has spurred a tangled knot of health-care, economic and political crises in the US as many citizens are still resisting masks despite health officials recommendations.

New York launches national ad campaign to promote masks

Titled 'Mask Up America', the ad features celebrities such as Robert De Niro, Jamie Foxx and Ellen Pompeo, and arrives as many people still refuse to wear masks in public.

Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Wearing masks during Covid not just matter of life or death, but your political leanings

In Donald Trump’s America, wearing masks have become the symbol of a raging debate between Liberals and Conservatives about public safety vs individual freedom.

Uniqlo rolls out reusable mask line as retailers adapt to virus

Uniqlo joins businesses seeking to offer new products & services as coronavirus upends lifestyles around the globe, changing how people work, dress & eat.

Bombay HC grants bail to architect arrested for attacking cop who asked him to wear a mask

The HC, while granting bail, said the lockdown has brought in ‘weariness and exasperation’, and the 27-year-old architect ‘has fallen trap into the scenario’.

On Camera

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File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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