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    Supreme Court Lays Guidelines To Tackle Vacancies; Pending Cases In HC

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday delivered two important orders issuing guidelines to the Centre and high courts to deal with judges' vacancies and pending cases in the higher judiciary. In one order, the top court laid down a timeline for the Centre must adhere to while appointing judges. In another, the Supreme Court directed high court chief justices to initiate the process to...

    • 24 min ago
  • Fact-File

    Explained: Why The COVID-19 Pandemic Forced More Women Out of Jobs

    Sweta was a manager at a well-known IT company in Hyderabad till September 2020. The pandemic forced her to quit so she could take care of her toddler. She is worried that she may not get hired even after the pandemic passes, the pleas for finding hospital beds end and the economy recovers. Days after offices shut down and homes turned into workplaces, Shweta was exhausted....

    • 24 min ago
  • Health

    Proning For COVID-19: How Does Sleeping On The Stomach Help?

    India is currently engulfed in the second wave of COVID-19 with a total of 20,31,977 active cases with states including Maharashtra in the midst of a lockdown. With the spike, several medical care experts including pulmonologists and chest specialists majorly treating coronavirus patients, are recommending proning - an activity in which patients are made to sleep on their stomach...

    • 17 hrs ago
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    Photo Of Cremation Ground In Bhopal Falsely Shared As Gujarat

    A photo of a crematorium from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh showing several funerals taking place is being shared with the false claim that it is from Gujarat. This is being shared in the backdrop of the rising number of COIVD-19 cases in the country and photos and videos showing overwhelmed crematoriums from Gujarat. The post links the ongoing West Bengal elections and questions the...

    • 21 hrs ago
  • Fact-File

    SC Stays Allahabad HC Order On Lockdown in 5 Uttar Pradesh Cities

    The Supreme Court stayed the Allahabad High Court order imposing to what amounts to a total lockdown in five cities in Uttar Pradesh till April 26. The top court's decision came on a plea filed by the UP government challenging the order on the grounds that it had already issued several directions to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The top court appointed senior advocate PS...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    No, Foot Locker Did Not Donate $200 Million To Black Lives Matter

    Posts shared across social media say that athletic retailer Foot Locker donated $200 million to Black Lives Matter, yet saw their stores looted by the organization in Minneapolis, amid protests after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright. But both Foot Locker and BLM confirmed to AFP that the sportswear company did not make a donation to the organization. "Foot Locker...

    • 22 hrs ago
  • Health

    Door To Door COVID-19 Vaccination Offered In Ontario Is Voluntary

    Social media posts claim that medical authorities are going door-to-door to force people to get COVID-19 vaccines in Ontario. This is false; vaccination is not mandatory in Canada, and public health experts say mobile clinics have been set up in Ontario to reach mostly older people in densely populated, high-risk neighborhoods who otherwise might have difficulties accessing the...

    • 22 hrs ago
  • Fact-File

    Has Pfizer Upgraded It's COVID-19 Vaccine To Add Microsoft Chip?

    Facebook posts shared repeatedly by social media users worldwide claim that Pfizer has announced an "upgrade" to its COVID-19 vaccine that includes a "Microsoft chip for reduced symptoms". The claim is false: the article originated on a satirical website. A search of both Pfizer and Microsoft's media releases found neither company has announced an...

    • 22 hrs ago
  • Fact-File

    COVID-19 Vaccines Do Not Cause Erectile Dysfunction

    Posts claiming that COVID-19 vaccinations are causing erectile dysfunction in men have been circulating widely on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter in Indonesia. The claim is false: vaccine manufacturers say there are no documented instances of COVID-19 vaccinations causing male impotence; experts told AFP that erectile dysfunction is most often caused by psychological not physical issues. This...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    Adults Over 18 Eligible To Get COVID-19 Vaccine From May 1

    Individuals over the age of 18 will be eligible to get COVID-19 vaccines from May 1, 2021, the Union Government announced on Monday. The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi. In the third phase of the vaccination drive, states have been allowed to buy vaccine doses directly from manufacturers and provide them to the public. Vaccine manufacturers will also be...

    • 2 days ago

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