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TN government warns people against inhaling steam to ward off COVID-19

There were several messages spread on social media, saying that inhaling steam would help prevent the spread of the infection

Published on 17th May 2021

IIT Kanpur crowdfunds one crore in donations to help needy students, families facing medical emergencies

The IIT-K director said that he had reached out to alumni and well-wishers through social media and the response was overwhelming

Published on 17th May 2021

UP police book former IAS officer for 'spreading misinformation' through social media posts

In an FIR lodged at the Unnao Kotwali police station, the UP-cadre officer Surya Pratap Singh has also been accused of claiming on social media that 67 bodes were buried on the Unnao riverbank

Published on 15th May 2021

Does India need stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live today?

Giving an interim solace for those who do not accept the new policy, WhatsApp has said that its users will not immediately lose their accounts or face curtailed functionalities on the platform

Published on 15th May 2021

In a heartening gesture, Delhi Police reunites 5-year-old girl with family within 24 hrs

All the staff at South Delhi's Kotla Mubarakpur police station put every possible effort both physically as well as through social media to search the parents of the girl

Published on 13th May 2021

No, UGC did not order students to be promoted without writing exams in May 2021

In view of the news circulating in print and digital media, it is clarified that UGC has not yet issued any guidelines on examination recently, the UGC wrote in its notification

Published on 12th May 2021

Did JNU violate Delhi HC order by not inviting magistrates to meeting on COVID-19 care setup on campus?

Justice Prathiba M Singh had asked the Registrar to immediately give instructions to the counsel, and file a status report and convene two meetings

Published on 12th May 2021

AMU reeling under COVID: MP Danish Ali urges PM to send central team to help combat 'virus variant' on campus

AMU needs an immediate visit by a central team from the Ministry of Health and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to assess the situation on the spot and take action without any delay

Published on 12th May 2021

A splash of yellow can help you deal with any mental health issues through The Yellow Club's counselling sessions

The Yellow Club has been offering affordable mental health support through its app and social media which aims to normalise conversations about asking for help

Published on 5th May 2021
Supreme Court of India

Harassing people seeking COVID-related help to result in coercive action, SC warns Centre and states

The Supreme Court had earlier made clear that any attempt to clamp down on the free flow of information on social media, including a call for help, would be treated as contempt of the court

Published on 3rd May 2021

Delhi HC dismisses PIL seeking direction to restrain news channels from spreading negativity, insecurity

The Court also noted that the petitioner failed to appraise it about a single incident where the media has reported incorrectly or violated any rules

Published on 3rd May 2021

Pfizer donates USD 70 million worth COVID-19 treatment drugs to India 

These medicines, valued at more than USD 70 million, will be made available immediately,  the company's Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla said

Published on 3rd May 2021

India to receive 28 tonnes of medical equipment sent by France tomorrow

This comes after Lanain announced on Tuesday France will send not only immediate relief but also build long term capacities, as the country fights an unprecedented health crisis

Published on 1st May 2021

Will engage openly and constructively on government's content withholding requests: Twitter

Social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have emerged as a lifeline during this crisis, helping connect those looking for oxygen cylinders, hospital beds, plasma donors, and ventilators

Published on 30th April 2021

What the FAQ: Why did a group of people in Nebraska fight over the name Josh?

On April 26, hundreds of people gathered in the US’s Nebraska for a social media-organised ‘Josh Fight’ based on a hilarious tweet that had gone viral roughly a year ago

Published on 30th April 2021

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