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GoI launches “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit”

On April 2, 2020, the Government of India has launched the “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit” under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Highlights The unit is to operate through GMAIL. It will get messages at [email protected] and send response at the earliest. It will also act as a source of information provider about COVID-19. Other ..

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“Stranded in India” Portal launched to help Foreign Tourists

On March 31, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism had launched “Stranded in India”, a portal aimed to support foreign tourists. Highlights The portal aims to disseminate information to the foreign tourists stuck far away from their homeland amidst COVID-19 threats and Lock Down. The tourists can use the portal to learn information about steps or ..

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GoI: No plans to extend 21-days of Lock Down; Science behind 21-day Lock Down

On March 30, 2020, the Government of India clarified that it had no plans to extend the 21 day lock down that was begun on March 25, 2020. The announcement comes to clarify rumours and fake news about extension of 21 day lock down  Why the 21-days Lock Down? There are rich scientific data behind ..

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Fake News on Social Media

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 scare, WhatsApp is planning to launch new features to enable the verification of forwarded messages. ‘Search Message’ Feature WhatsApp is in plans to launch a new feature to help users verify the authenticity of forwarded messages, called the ‘Search Message’ feature. Forwarded messages will bear a search icon using ..

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Google adds new feature in ‘Discover’ to enable users to report misleading articles

Technological Major Google introduced a unique feed named ‘Discover’ which provides curated articles to Google Pixel and Google app users based on their interests. In its latest update to the app, this new feature has been introduced which enables the users to report misleading articles on the ‘Discover’ feed. Users can now report misleading content ..

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