Tag: Fact Check

MP Minister’s Claim False, ‘Yagna’ Can’t Prevent Third COVID-19 Wave

By | 15th May, 2021

Madhya Pradesh’s Minister of Tourism & Culture Usha Thakur, who has been making headlines for her controversial comments on COVID-19, said people should perform ‘yagna chikitsa’ (ceremonial fire ritual) to ward off the third wave. She mentioned that the ritual is necessary…Read More »

Fact-check: Did WHO Really Praise UP Govt For COVID Testing?

By | 15th May, 2021

After the World Health Organization released an article titled ‘Uttar Pradesh Going the Last mile to Stop COVID-19’ on May 7, 2021, several media outlets and the Uttar Pradesh government claimed that WHO praised the state government for its door-to-door COVID-19 surveillance…Read More »

All Poll-Bound States See Hike In MGNREGA Wages, Except Kerala

By | 20th March, 2021

The average increase in wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005 is pegged at less than 4% in 2021-22, according to the state-wise wage rate for unskilled manual workers notified by the Ministry of Rural Development. This number…Read More »

Gadkari’s Claim That Road Accidents Dropped in Tamil Nadu by 52% False

By | 20th March, 2021

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari, in reply to a question in Lok Sabha on March 18, 2021, claimed that with the help of World Bank, Tamil Nadu has reduced road accidents by 52% and fatalities in these mishaps by…Read More »

#IndependenceDay Push For More Infra Projects At Odds With India’s Climate Realities

By | 29th September, 2020

Apart from COVID-19 and Atmanirbhar Bharat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech also touched upon environment and infrastructure while making a case for more projects. The statements came at a time when the government, despite strong opposition from citizens and activists…Read More »

India To Eliminate Manual Cleaning Of Sewers, Says Min. Fact: Tech Not Ready, Caste Major Challenge

By | 15th July, 2020

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government would employ technology for cleaning sewer systems and septic tanks and eliminate the need for manual cleaning both through technology and legislation, in her budget speech on February 1, 2020. But, even though a law…Read More »

Experts Call Out Claims That Cow Dung/Urine, Yoga, AYUSH Can Prevent Or Treat COVID-19

By | 15th July, 2020

The news of the spread of the novel Coronavirus or COVID-19 has fueled disparate claims that a range of substances such as cow dung, cow urine, practicing yoga, drinking alcohol, eating garlic, homoeopathic and Unani medicines can prevent or cure the disease.…Read More »

JP Nadda’s Claim On Maharashtra’s Education Ranking False

By | 22nd June, 2020

On February 16, 2020, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda claimed that Maharashtra’s education ranking improved from 17 five years ago to three under the chief ministership of Devendra Fadnavis. Maharashtra’s ranking has improved but not as per Nadda’s claims. The…Read More »

20 Countries Had Reported COVID-19 Cases When India Was Screening Passengers From Only China, Hong Kong

By | 31st May, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the country today, claimed that India had begun screening of passengers from COVID-19 affected countries before it had a single patient. In fact, only three Indian airports–Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata–had begun screening passengers from…Read More »

20 Countries With Most COVID-19 Cases Have Conducted 28X Tests That India Has

By | 28th May, 2020

The top 20 countries with the most COVID-19 cases together have as much population as India, but have 84 times the cases reported and 200 times the deaths in India, said Lav Agarwal, joint secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, on…Read More »

‘COVID-19 Misinformation Rose With Rising Confirmed Cases’

By | 27th May, 2020

Mumbai: Misinformation and disinformation around the COVID-19 pandemic rose with the rise in the number of detected SARS-CoV-2 cases, according to an analysis of 178 fact-checks published by BOOM, a fact-checking initiative, between January 25, 2020 and May 2, 2020. Of these,…Read More »

Claim: India Would Have 0 New #COVID19 Cases By May 16. Fact: It Has Reported 3,970 Today

By | 26th May, 2020

Delhi: Around early May 2020, the number of new COVID-19 cases every day would start reducing, and by May 16, 2020, the country would have zero new cases, according to a graph presented at a press conference on April 24, 2020, by…Read More »

Before MSME ‘Fund Of Funds’, A Rs60,000Cr Fund For Startups Disbursed 6% Of Target

By | 25th May, 2020

Jaipur and New Delhi: The government will invest Rs 10,000 crore to create a ‘Fund of Funds’ for equity investment into micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced on May 13, 2020, as part of the government’s economic…Read More »