Fake News Current Affairs - 2020

Samadhan: A challenge launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development

On April 7, 2020, the Ministry of Human Resource Development launched “Samadhan”, a challenge to address COVID-19 in the country. The mega online challenge was launched by the Innovative Cell of Ministry of Human Resources Development and AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) along with Forge and Innovation Curis. Highlights The “Samadhan” challenge aims Read More…

GoI launches “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit”

On April 2, 2020, the Government of India has launched the “COVID-19 Fact Check Unit” under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Highlights The unit is to operate through GMAIL. It will get messages at pibfactcheck@gmail.com and send response at the earliest. It will also act as a source of information provider about COVID-19. Other Read More…

“Stranded in India” Portal launched to help Foreign Tourists

On March 31, 2020, the Ministry of Tourism had launched “Stranded in India”, a portal aimed to support foreign tourists. Highlights The portal aims to disseminate information to the foreign tourists stuck far away from their homeland amidst COVID-19 threats and Lock Down. The tourists can use the portal to learn information about steps or Read More…

GoI: No plans to extend 21-days of Lock Down; Science behind 21-day Lock Down

On March 30, 2020, the Government of India clarified that it had no plans to extend the 21 day lock down that was begun on March 25, 2020. The announcement comes to clarify rumours and fake news about extension of 21 day lock down  Why the 21-days Lock Down? There are rich scientific data behind Read More…

Google: Tangi Application; AI Model for Killer Whales; 1 million USD Grant

On January 31, 2020, Google announced I million USD grant to promote news literacy among Indians. Also, the organization has launched a new application called “Tangi”. Highlights: Grant The Google News Initiative has announced to contribute 1 million USD grant to improve news literacy of Indians. The grant is to be used to build a Read More…