Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

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’.

Widespread use of face masks could prevent further waves of Covid-19: UK study

According to the research, published in The Royal Society, mask-wearing and lockdowns can together reduce the 'R' value of the infection.

WHO changes guidelines on masks, says wear them when social distancing not possible

WHO earlier said "there is limited evidence that wearing a medical mask by healthy individuals...may be beneficial as a preventive measure".

Not sure face masks really work as Covid prevention, say UK govt’s top scientists

The scientists said enforced mask-wearing could result in decreased compliance with other measures such as social distancing and hand washing.

Face masks for all can help contain virus and end lockdowns, new global study says

Risk of transmission is lower in households & among contacts of infected people when masks are worn, according to the study published in The Lancet.

On Camera

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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.

India’s addiction to cooking oil imports seen lasting for at least 15 more years

India will likely produce about 10 million tonnes of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tonnes.

Defence

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.
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