WhatsApp: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Goa to Use Whatsapp to Communicate COVID 19 Test Results

Goa Health Minister Vihwajit Rane has stated that the state is mulling the use of the social media platform Whatsapp for communicating the results of the COVID 19 testing in the state. The development comes on the back of the delay in getting results for the deadly virus infection in the state. The state government ..

MyGov Corona Helpdesk wins Global Awards

The AI enabled MyGov Corona Helpdesk has won two awards under the categories of Best Innovation at the Global Leadership Summit and festival of AI and Emerging Technology. The festival is held in London annually MyGov Corona Helpdesk The MyGov Corona Helpdesk is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) based chatbot. It provides timely updates to the ..

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 ..

“WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” launched

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has recently announced the global launch of “WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub” in partnership with the World Health Organization, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), and the United Nations Development Program. It has also contributed $1m to the Poynter Institute’s International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN), to enhance the fact-checking network to curb fake news ..

Government launches ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ to curb misinformation on COVID-19

In order to curb the spread of misinformation and fake news on coronavirus and to reduce the panic among the citizens regarding the COVID-19, the Government of India has launched an official chatbot on the social media platform WhatsApp. This Chatbot is named ‘MyGov Corona Helpdesk’ and is available to all WhatsApp users. Any user ..