Sunday, 27 November, 2022

Topic: Sanitisers

4.80 lakh in Jan from 24 lakh in July — sanitiser sales drop as ‘Covid complacency’ sets in

Data by a lobby of over 8.5 lakh chemists show sanitiser sales kept falling after registering a peak in July. Experts blame the trend on Covid complacency.

Hand sanitiser-related eye injuries rose 7-fold among children in 2020, French study finds

According to French Poison Control Centers, cases of alcohol-based hand sanitiser exposure increased to 232 in 2020 from 33 in 2019. Gel-based sanitisers are more abrasive on eyes.

Yoga mats, BBQ grills, fish oil — what Delhi shopped most besides masks, booze to survive 2020

ThePrint takes a look at some of the most sold products in India in the year that saw a pandemic force a major shift in consumption patterns and habits. 

Covid can survive on skin for 9 hours, inactivates in 15 seconds with ethanol, study says

A study by researchers from Japan's Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine reveals that this could increase risk of contact transmission.

Shillong university library unveils first-of-its-kind book sanitising machine

Snippets from the vibrant Northeast that capture politics, culture, society and more in the eight states.

India could soon be making sanitiser dispenser pumps — an item imported from China

The domestic demand for dispenser pumps during Covid is estimated at 50 lakh units. Of these, 90% have been imported from China.

Chinese sanitiser dispenser — big hurdle in India’s path to self-reliance in Covid battle

MSME ministry is working with firms to see how India can manufacture sanitiser dispenser pumps within the country and at competitive pricing.

Open kitchens, hygiene perception & plexiglass: How restaurants might remodel post-Covid

With many restaurants eyeing 8 June to reopen, proprietors are coming up with innovative ways to remodel and adapt to Covid.

Centre limits export ban on alcohol-based sanitisers to only those with dispenser pumps

Most of these pumps are imported from China as of now & efforts are underway to encourage domestic players to manufacture them locally under the govt's Self Reliant India Mission.

Retired Army man, grandmas, students — everyone on the special trains has a lockdown story

ThePrint's journalists, who travelled in special trains to Chennai & Secunderabad, bring you an eyewitness account of the experience.

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Representative image | Pixabay

Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.