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Citizenship (Amendment) Act: Some facts vs Mythbusters

GoI has reached out to those opposed to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) with a series of tweets, statements and declarations at political rallies.

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  • The Press Information Bureau had on Thursday urged people to email snapshots of any “dubious material” they came across on any platform, including social media that can be fact-checked. The team formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them.

    The team to check facts has been formed basically to refute “fake news on government schemes and announcements” has put in place a mechanism using 12 free software tools such as InVid and others, to send out instant posts on social media, to counter them. “The unit will not look at political conspiracy theories and pseudoscientific claims,” the official clarified.

    Although the social media analytics unit was later disbanded, MIB worked closely with the Election Commission and social media companies during the Lok Sabha polls this year to find and remove posts spreading fake news.

    The I&B ministry has notified the selection committee recently. The selection committee will also have the I&B secretary Amit Khare and DG of Press Information Bureau, K.S. Dhatwalia. Ministry sources said they have already vetted a list of probable names to be passed on to the committee before the meeting. Dhatwalia is also presently in charge of IIMC.

    Five Supreme Court judges have been affected by the swine flu in recent days. Three of them have joined office after treatment while other two are still recuperating. Justice DY Chandrachud alluded to the outbreak in court when he said the CJI had in fact sought the help of the bar to deal with the issue.

    Naresh Sharma joined the CDSCO in November 2006, from Dabur Research Foundation. His past work experiences have involved stints with Cadila Healthcare, JK Pharmaceuticals among others.

    Dr. Naresh Sharma, Deputy Drug Controller of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation has been suspended with immediate effect.

    The ministry is scouting for agencies that can look at media reports from newspapers, TVs and digital forums, and prepare “professionally summarised” reports.

    The Editors Guild, however, condemned the ministry's "arbitrary decision" to deny even government-accredited journalists' access to its offices in North Block, without prior appointment.

    As precedence, North Block, the seat of Finance Ministry, has only been out of bounds for journalists during the pre-budget quarantine period for about two months.

    PIB archives show Indira accusing Narayan of aligning himself with the RSS, which she called as an organisation which instigated Mahatma Gandhi’s murder, and which is fanatically Hindu

    The opposition Congress is using the show, described as a cultural phenomenon by many, to take potshots at its political opponent.

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