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Twitter-GOI Crossfire: GOI asks Twitter to Respect Indian Laws

The Indian Government on February 11, 2021 have categorically warned the Social Media platforms from the Rajya Sabha. The government said it will take action against Social Media platforms, like Twitter and Facebook, if fake news and violence is spread through it. Highlights While warning these platforms the Union Minister of Communications, Electronics and Information ..

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What is Call-centre ‘drug cartel’ scam?

The Delhi Police Cyber Crime Unit recently arrested fifty-four people for allegedly fleecing Rs 90 crores from 4,500 foreign nations. The victims were told they are facing legal actions as they were being used to pay international drug cartels. The victims paid up to avoid legal actions as the team claimed themselves to be law ..

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United Nations launches “Team Halo” to counter misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines

On November 17, 2020, the United Nations along with “the Vaccine Confidence Project” of University of London launched “Team Halo”. More than 100 scientists from different parts of the world have come together under the project. Highlights Team Halo aims to tackle misinformation on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Under the initiative, the scientists ..

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Facebook Is Preparing for Myanmar’s 2020 Election

Myanmar voters will go to the polls for the second democratic election in the country’s recent history on November 8 2020. So, the political parties and candidates in the Southeast Asian nation will vie for the national and regional leadership which is going to be a hotly contested campaign complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite ..

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Samadhan: A challenge launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource Development launched “Samadhan”, a challenge to address COVID-19 in the country. The mega online challenge was launched by the Innovative Cell of Ministry of Human Resources Development and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) along with Forge and Innovation Curis. Highlights The “Samadhan” challenge aims ..

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