Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: PPE

The weight of dead Indian soldiers is also on missing body armour. Army needs them now

Modern protection equipment could have saved 70% of personnel killed in J&K since 1990. Nothing else can highlight the urgency of mass-producing PPE better than this.

Don’t buy just any mask or PPE kit, no one knows if they’ve passed quality checks

As the number of PPE kit manufacturers grows, industry players say it’s time to introduce strict checks and audits on the quality of the kits being sent to the market.

ASHA workers are hailed as Covid warriors but only 62% have gloves, 25% have no masks

While many Indians have shifted to work from home during the lockdown, ASHA workers are performing additional Covid duties apart from their regular tasks.

This Delhi doctor doesn’t wear full PPE when treating Covid-19 patients. Here’s why

Dr Ajeet Jain of Delhi’s Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital hasn’t worn a full PPE kit since 16 June. He has treated at least 1,000 patients since, and tested negative for Covid 5 times.

How the PPE scam in Himachal has come in handy for CM Jai Ram Thakur

While CM Jai Ram Thakur is under pressure from public & opposition, PPE scam has led to resignation of state BJP chief Rajeev Bindal, long seen as potential challenger to Thakur.

A Sikh doctor in Canada shaving beard shouldn’t become unfair demand from whole community

Dr Sanjeet Singh Saluja and his brother Ranjeet made the difficult decision to shave their beards so that they could wear PPE. But it presents a conundrum for the Sikh community.

Drones are delivering PPE and test samples to clinics in Covid-hit Africa

China used drones to disinfect streets and Chile used them to supply medicine to small communities. Now Africa is using them too.

Indian states can absorb diverse Covid response models, but Modi govt using one size for all

Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.

PM Modi, here are my five questions to you as India fights the coronavirus

It’s amply clear the prime minister only prefers monologues. But this is not election-time or opposition-mud-slinging time, India is facing a pandemic.

Papers hail arrival of 5 lakh kits from China, Mint wants big, broad economic stimulus

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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.