Facebook Current Affairs - 2020

India joined the UK-led campaign against encrypted social media messages

India along with six other countries will back a UK-led campaign against end-to-end encryption of messages by social media giants such as Facebook. They have claimed that this feature hinders the law enforcement against the illegal activities by blocking all access to them. Further, the system also prevents law enforcement investigating and prosecuting against online child sexual Read More…

SWASTHYA Portal and ALEKH e-newsletter launched by Ministry of Tribal Affairs

On August 17, 2020, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs launched Tribal Health and Nutrition portal called “SWASTHYA”. Also, the ministry launched the “ALEKH” e-newsletter on health and nutrition. About SWASTHYA The portal is first of its kind. It provides information related to health and nutrition of tribal population in India. It will also act as Read More…

Australia to force US tech giant Facebook and Google to pay news publishers

For the first time in a landmark move to protect independent journalism Australia will force US tech giant Facebook Inc. and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay Australian media publishers for news content. Thus, Australia will become first such country which will help its native media company to gain royalty under the royalty-style system. If everything Read More…

Qualcomm becomes 12th Foreign Investor in Jio Platforms in Last Three Months

The United States-based Multinational Corporation-Qualcomm has informed on 12th July 2020 that it has invested Rs 730 crore in Reliance Industries’ subsidiary company- Jio Platforms. Rs 730 crore of investment will translate to 0.15 percent of an equity stake for Qualcomm in Jio Platforms. In a matter of 12 weeks since 22nd April 2020, this Read More…

CBSE Facebook Partnership for Introduction of Augmented Reality and to launch Curriculum on Digital Safety and Online Well Being

Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has announced on 5th July 2020 that the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has entered into a partnership with United States-based social media company Facebook, Inc. About the CBSE Facebook Partnership The partnership between CBSE and Facebook has two categories. Registration under both the categories have Read More…