Social media: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

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

Published: November 18, 2020

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

Published: October 8, 2020

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

Published: September 28, 2020

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

Published: August 1, 2020

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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Turkey Passes Law to Regulate Social Media Content

Published: July 31, 2020

The Turkish Parliament has passed a law that gives the authorities in the country greater power to regulate social media content despite concerns of censorship by the international community. This legislation requires all major social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to keep representative offices in Turkey to deal with complaints against content on ..

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