Amid the growing number of coronavirus
cases in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has set up a specialised cell in the state information department to check the spread of fake news on Covid-19. The state government has referred to the recent Supreme Court and central government directives to all social media companies on March 20, asking them to prevent sharing fake news on their platforms, raise awareness, take down incorrect information, and offer genuine news sources on their platforms. Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Kumar Awasthi has warned the state government has adopted a “zero-tolerance policy” on the issue and strict action would be taken against the culprits.
With almost all of India under lockdown
now, how are India Inc. captains spending their time? Besides finding ways of joining the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, some of them are rediscovering things they had forgotten they had! The chairman of a diversified group said he had started spending a lot of time in the gym he set up a decade ago in his bungalow but did not have the time to use it even once. “Thanks to all the travelling across the world, I was unable to use my own gym, which is located on a floor different from the living area. After the lockdown, I am making full use of it,” he said.