Harnessing copper in masks Right now, the gold standard for protecting people from the virus is the disposable medical-grade N95 respirator, which traps particles through layers of filters and electrostatic charge. This enables N95 respirators to filter out 95% of non-oil particles as small as 0.3 microns in diameter. Although the coronavirus is smaller, between 0.05 and 0.2 microns in diameter, wearing masks with smaller pores is problematic because they make breathing more difficult. The N95 masks instead thwart the virus’s path with multiple layers, while static electricity draws SARS-CoV-2 to the fabric. However, they’re made for one-time use, since liquids and humidity (including aerosolized droplets, sneezing, and exhaling) dampen those charges and render the masks less effective the more they’re worn. … [Read more...] about The future of face masks: Copper, graphene, and self-sanitizing fabric
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Some public sector banks are taking the details of COVID cases among employees to their grave, so to speak. The MD and CEO of a south-based public sector bank was recently tested COVID positive. The bank hurriedly made arrangements to treat the CEO at home to make sure the news is suppressed. Doctors from a well-known hospital in the state capital were requested to visit the CEO’s official residence regularly for treatment. The CEO was apparently infected from a general manager at a management meeting. The GM passed away a few days later. Another south-based PSB has over 500 COVID-19 positive cases. Bankers say most PSBs are insisting that their workers continue working from office to avoid business losses even if they exhibit symptoms of the virus, thereby increasing the chances of spreading the infection. … [Read more...] about MC Insider: String of exits at private lender, hurting Chinese ownership, deadly COVID secrets in banking and more
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“It was a good effort policy by RBI through an extension of moratorium is a short term measure and not really long term. Rate cuts and reverse repo rate cut are moves in the right direction but risk aversion by banks is still high,” Virendra Somwanshi, MD & CEO, Motilal Oswal Private Wealth Management told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about 5 reasons why market may not have liked RBI’s announcements: Experts
“The stocks mentioned have outperformed in the last year one year and selectively we believe stocks like Abbott, Ipca Labs, Jubilant Food works and Tata Consumer are the potential outperformers as they are being leaders in respective categories of products in their sectors,” Vikas Jain, Senior Research Analyst at Reliance Securities told Moneycontrol. … [Read more...] about These lucky 7 midcaps turned largecaps in the last one year; time to buy?