Twitter Current Affairs - 2020

Trump rules out extension of TikTok deadline

U.S. President Donald Trump ruled out an extension of the deadline for TikTok to either change its ownership to an American company or shut it down completely. What is the TikTok controversy? A popular video-sharing app TikTok which became famous globally due to its ability to create viral sensational videos was developed and is owned Read More…

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 Read More…

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 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…

India Signs ‘Christchurch Call to Action’ Initiative

India has recently joined a major global initiative called ‘Christchurch call to action’ to combat extremism and terrorism online and make internet a safe and secure place. It was signed by a group of governments and major tech companies at a summit in Paris. Background: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Read More…