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Google, Microsoft announce funding to help India tackle COVID-19

Google and Microsoft have recently pledged to help India fight COVID-19. Google is to provide 18 million USD (Rs 135 crores). Microsoft is to help India with relief efforts to buy oxygen concentration devices. The initiatives and the announcements about the funding were made by Sundar Pichai of Google and Satya Nadella of Microsoft. About ..

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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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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 ..

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Asiatic Lion population increased

On June 10, 2020, PM Modi on Twitter announced about the increase in population of Asiatic Lions. Highlights The Asiatic Lion population has increased by 29%. It was 523 in 2015 and has increased to 674 in 2020. India has recorded 36% increase in distribution area of lions. It was 22,000 square kilo metres in ..

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A new species “Troglomyces twitteri” discovered

A new parasitic fungus was discovered by a Denmark biologist called “Troglomyces twitteri”. The fungus has been named after Twitter as it was discovered in Twitter Discovery The biologist Sofia Reboleira of University of Copenhagen, Denmark founded the species. The image was posted in Twitter by an entomologist 1n 2018. He was sending millipede photos ..

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