Social media: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

Turkey Passes Law to Regulate Social Media Content

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 ..

Digital services tax in India to be probed by US

US has decided to investigate the digital services taxes (DST) imposed by India, which is one of the trading partners of US. If found problematic, US can, in turn, consider imposing punitive tariff sanctions which can aggravate the trade friction between India and US. Countries like Austria, the European Union, Indonesia, Brazil, the Czech Republic, ..