Saturday, 2 July, 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.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.