N95 Masks: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

IIT Delhi launches ‘‘Chakr DeCoV’’ to decontaminate N95 masks

Published: September 4, 2020

In the series on Atmanirbhar Bharat IIT Delhi incubated startup Chakr Innovation has launched ‘Chakr DeCoV’ Key Facts It is a decontamination device that decontaminate N95 masks. Designed in the shape of a cabinet. Built with an innovative decontamination mechanism. The mechanism utilises the high penetrability of Ozone gas for cleaning the pores of the ..

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More than 3 crore N95 masks, 1.2 crore PPE kits distributed among states, UTs and institutions

Published: August 13, 2020

The Union Government has stated that over 3.04 crore N95 masks, more than 1.28 crores PPE kits and over 10.83 crores HCQ tablets have been distributed among the states, UTs and central institutions, free of cost, in order to combat the COVID 19 outbreak in the country as well as the world. The figures have ..

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Maharashtra Received Maximum COVID 19 War Gear from Centre: RTI Reply

Published: July 25, 2020

A reply to an RTI query has revealed that Maharashtra, the worst-hit state by the COVID 19 Pandemic, has received the maximum number of N95 masks, PPE kits, tablets and ventilators, from the central government. The reply has been given by the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in its reply given ..

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Positive Pressure Respirator System

Published: April 17, 2020

Scientists at IIT Kanpur have developed an alternative to N95 masks, called PPRS, in light of the COVID-19 fuelled demand for PPE. About PPRS The PPRS or Positive Pressure Respirator System was developed as an alternative to the N95 masks by IIT Kanpur and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences. It is a personal ..

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Face Masks

Published: March 24, 2020

The centre is making efforts to ensure adequate supply of face masks for healthcare workers. Elsewhere, surgical masks are being washed ashore at beaches due to improper disposal. 2 Ply Surgical Masks A 2 ply surgical mask is a cheap variety of hygiene mask made up of polypropylene or other non-woven material. It offers no ..

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