Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicFace masks

Topic: face masks

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.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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