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Andhra Pradesh government launches online platform SMARTPORT

The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a new online platform – SMARTPORT – as part of implementing the Ease of Doing Business Reforms related to trade and export promotion in all ports in the state. The new initiative will be covered under the Public Service Delivery Guarantee Act and tracked through a single-desk portal to ..

All universities in India to get final subscription to access Swedish anti-plagiarism software Urkund

According to the University Grants Commission (UGC), all universities in India – public and private – will get final subscription to access the Swedish anti-plagiarism software Urkund from September 1, 2019. The Urkund software was chosen through a global tender process. As part of the exercise to prevent plagiarism in the coming years, the software ..

IIT Kharagpur devises solution to detect fake notes at Smart India Hackathon 2019

The students from IIT Kharagpur have devised unique solutions ranging from detecting counterfeit currency to nuclear radiation tracking through wearable sensors at the recently concluded nationwide competition, Smart India Hackathon 2019. They developed a code for a smartphone application to address the problem of detecting fake Indian currency. For this, the 6-member team have developed ..

US develops web-based tool to monitor fake news on Facebook & Twitter

The researchers at the University of Michigan in the US have developed a web-based tool to help monitor the prevalence of fake news on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The tool uses a Platform Health Metric called the Iffy Quotient, which draws data from two external entities: NewsWhip and Media Bias/Fact Checker. NewsWhip, ..

Google announces to launch training programme for journalists in India

Technology giant Google has recently announced the launch of a training programme for journalists with an aim to raise awareness against misinformation and providing new tools to the fourth estate against fake news. The Google News Initiative India Training Network will provide training to 8,000 journalists in English and six other Indian languages in the ..

Government releases modified draft Bill to check the menace of Ponzi schemes

The government has released the revised Draft ‘Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Protection of Depositors’ Interests Bill, 2016’ to crack down on Ponzi and illegal deposit schemes to protect the interests of depositors and the connected matters. Key facts It proposes to set up an online database of information on deposit taking activity in ..

CBI Plans to launch National Anti-Corruption Citizen Support Centre

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is planning to set up a National Anti-Corruption Citizen Support Centre, which will be a country-wide 24×7 anti-corruption helpline. Key facts The helpline would receive complaints from social media, mobile and landline phones and will also provide a language support. It would be a one-point contact to report corruption ..