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 »

દર વર્ષે હજારોની સંખ્યામાં ધરતી સાથે ટકરાય છે ઉલ્કાપિંડ, આ વિસ્તારોમાં રહ્યું છે સૌથી વધુ જોખમ

By | 31st May, 2020

ન્યૂયોર્ક: પૃથ્વી પર દર વર્ષે 17 હજારથી વધુ ઉલ્કાપિંડ ટકરાતા હોય છે. તેમાં મોટાભાગના ઉલ્કાપિંડ ભૂમધ્ય રેખાની નજીકના વિસ્તારોમાં પડે છે. આ વાતનો ખુલાસો ત્યારે થયો જ્યારે એક વૈજ્ઞાનિક એન્ટાર્કટિકા એક રિસર્ચ માટે ગયા હતા. તેઓ સ્નોમોબાઈલથી એન્ટાર્કટિકામાં ફરી રહ્યાં હતા અને…Read More »