Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Current Affairs - 2020

India attends Shanghai Cooperation Organization Health Ministers’ Meeting

On July 24, 2020, Union Health Minister of India Dr Harsh Vardhan attended Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Health Ministers’ meeting. Highlights During the meet, India placed its following stands India is using TruNat and CBNAAT tests in addition to antigen-based testing to test COVID-19 India has increased its Personal Protective Equipment capacity. Earlier, India was Read More…

GoI: “N95 masks with respiratory valves does not prevent COVID-19”

The Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan recently announced that the N95 masks with valved respirators do not prevent COVID-19 from spreading out. What are N95 masks? The N95 masks are protective equipment that protects the wearers from airborne particles contaminating the face. The N95 masks filter particles that are less than Read More…

CIPET gets accreditation to test PPE kits

On July 19, 2020, the Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering Technology operating under Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers was accredited by National Accreditation Board for Testing (NABL) and Calibration Laboratories to test and certify Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. Highlights The PPE kit includes gloves, face shield, goggles, triple layer face masks in line with Read More…

“Demo Days Initiative”: Atal Innovation Mission to support startups

On July 14, 2020, Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog coordinated and concluded the series of COVID-19 “Demo Days” initiative. The initiative will identify promising startups that have the potential of COVID-19 innovations. Highlights The “Demo Days” initiative was launched by Atal Innovative Mission in partnership with government bodies such as Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Read More…

World’s First Reusable PPE Kits with Triple Viral Shield Technology launched

Indian Manufacturing Company- Loyal Textile Mills on 9th July 2020 launched the first of its kind in the world- reusable PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Kits. Along with reusable PPE kits, reusable garments and face masks with zero virus penetration were also unveiled by Loyal Textile Mills. The reusable masks, garments, and PPE Kits was launched Read More…