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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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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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JAN ANDOLAN: PM Modi launches “COVID-19 Appropriate Behaviour” Campaign

On October 7, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Jan Andolan. It is a campaign for covid-19 appropriate behaviour. The campaign was launched by the Prime Minister in the social media platform Twitter. Highlights The campaign is a high-intensity, low cost campaign that provides key messages of following social distancing, significance of mask wearing and ..

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GoI to increase public health care expenditure from 1.15% to 2.5% by 2025

On September 27, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that Government of India is to increase the health care expenditure in the country by 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Currently, the government is spending 1.15% of GDP to fulfil health care needs. Highlights The increase is being done based on the recommendation ..

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Facebook launched its second phase of ‘More Together’ campaign for India

The social media giant Facebook has launched the next phase of its consumer marketing campaign in India – ‘More Together’ in order to showcase how people across the country can do more together by harnessing the power of their connections on the platform, even more so during the COVID 19 pandemic situation. Highlights The campaign ..

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