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Category: Human Angle Story

May 2, 2019

Nurse Jamilla Returned to Help Gao ...

Jamilla fled Gao alongside thousands of others in 2012, when extremist groups occupied the northern Mali city. She is among those who has come back after years to rebuild, and uses her skills as a nurse to help the city to heal, despite ongoing insecurity in the region

April 25, 2019

Disabled Syrian Woman Tells UN: ‘...

A young Syrian refugee who lives with cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair told U.N. diplomats Wednesday that people like her are “invisible” in conflicts and said their needs must not be overlooked

April 8, 2019

Love In The Time Of Travel Bans

American Brian Swank and his Iranian fiance, Mehraneh, say they can’t wait to start a life together.Their courtship began when they met and fell in love four years ago, when Mehraneh was working on her PhD in landscape architecture at a campus of The State University of New York where Brian was studying, too

March 29, 2019

SA Library for the Blind turns 100

South African Library for the Blind (SALB) has launched a centenary book about the library’s 100-year history

March 25, 2019

The Belarusian Hospital Trying To B...

Statistics on the number of abortions at the hospital are not kept. Doctors can only say roughly that it is less than before. There used to be lot of abortions, remembers Kazlouskaya, explaining each was noted on a yellow form and collected in a folder that was stored away in a filing cabinet

January 29, 2019

UNICEF: Children Living in Conflict...

UNICEF said while 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, more countries are embroiled in internal or international conflict than at any other time in the past three decades, threatening the safety and wellbeing of millions of children

January 12, 2019

Refugee Children Effected by Storm ...

Heavy rain, strong wind, snow and cold temperature led to floods, loss and destruction of assets and displacements in many regions, especially affecting coastal and mountain areas

January 11, 2019

Severe Weather conditions Have Affe...

The heavy rains of Storm Norma left their mark. Over 360 informal settlements were affected. Over 60 tents have been damaged in the Dalhamiya settlement alone

January 8, 2019

UNHCR Provides Emergency Aid to Syr...

In Lebanon, life is a daily struggle for more than a million Syrian refugees, who have little or no financial resources. Around 70 percent live below the poverty line. There are no formal refugee camps and, as a result, Syrians are scattered throughout more than 2,100 urban and rural communities and location

January 7, 2019

Rahaf will not be forcibly sent bac...

The 18-year-old Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun fled from Kuwait during a family vacation and arrived at Suvarnabhumi Airport Saturday night

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India COVID-19 News

19 January 202
India Coronavirus Cases:10,571,773 Deaths:152,419
Coronavir us Vaccines Related News:
First Day of COVID-19 Vaccination Drive on 16 January Saw One Case of Severe Adverse Event in Delhi and 51 Minor Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI).
India's COVID-19 Vaccination Begins Today:According to Government,100 People Including Health Workers Will Receive Shots From 3,006 Vaccination Centers Around the Country.

First Covaxin Consignment Arrives in Delhi.

3 Crore COVID-19 Warriors in India to Get Vaccines Free of Cost:Indian Health Ministry
Indian Experts Approve Serum Institute's Coronavirus Vaccine for Emergency Use.
Union Health Ministry :International travellers from UK who arrived in India from 25th November to 8th December 2020 (1st & 2nd week from 25th November) will be contacted by District Surveillance Officers & advised to self-monitor their health.
India May Start COVID-19 Vaccination from January: Indian Health Ministry
WHO to Investigate the Origin of COVID-19  in China's Wuhan
Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine is 91.4 Percent Effective the state-run Gamaleya National Center of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow Confirms
Russia AstraZeneca to Test Combined COVID-19 Vaccination.
According to Pfizer website the company is working closely with the U.S. government, including state officials, on vaccine distribution.
Biotechnology Company Moderna Ask US Federal Government for Immediate Authorization for it's Coronavirus Vaccine.
AstraZeneca Claims it's Coronavirus Vaccine is 95 Percent Effective.
Russia Was the first Country to Announce Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine named After Soviet Era Sattelite Sputnik in August
COVID-19 Vaccines are being developed by BIONTECH vaccine-PFIZER,ASTRAZENECA -Oxford University,Moderna vaccine,UK,Sputnik Vaccine,Russia,Wuhan Institute of Biological Products,China,Sinopharm in China,Janssen's Vaccine,UK,Gamaleya Research Institute, Russia 

How to identify Fake News or Messages on Social Media 

Beware of Fake News and Fake Messages on Social Media

Always follow websites or social media platforms of traditional media outlets whether newspapers, magazines,Television News Channels or Radio Stations and authentic online only media outlets.They still maintain journalism excellence and stress on reportorial talent.On the other hand, fake news websites run by people with non journalism background and promote their own ideology with fake news and disinformations and obviously conspiracy theories.

But unfortunately mainstream media also manipulates news to establish their story angle.There were various instances when News papers and TV Channels promoted fake news/conspiracy theories in the form of out of context or manipulated pictures/videos and distorted informations.

Always check the URL of any website.Some fake news websites look like the orginal and popular one the same layout,Logo but if you check the URL you may find extra words like if the orginal website's URL is www.xxx.com the duplicate one might be www.xxx.com.co or something like that so first check the URL for authentic informations.

Check whether photos are original or photoshopped.Check Google images for authenticity.You can find help from Google Reverse Images search.

Check the news sources from other websites whether they picked up the story or not.

Whether the website layout is little bit clumsy and obviously grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes and excessive use of Sex related and sensational and hate stories.Because sex and hate sells.

Follow official websites relating to COVID-19

WHO Clarifies the disinformation about the virus:
COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in areas with hot and humid climates
Cold Weather and Snow can not kill the new coronavirus
Taking a Hot Bath Does Not Prevent COVID-19
COVID-19 Can not be transmitted through mosquito bites

Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth)

According to World Health Organization (WHO): Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth . If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell, even with mild symptoms such as headache and slight runny nose, until you recover.

Follow WHO guidelines

www.who.int

When you follow COVID-19 related news and messages from social media then check and recheck it before consuming it.Follow journalism mantra: if your mother says she loves you, check it out.

Most of the messages or informations quote different organizations like WHO, UNICEF, UNDP,Cambridge University  or other well known institutes,organizations or individual to authenticate the messeges.Check official websites of these organizations  if stories are repeated there

Forwarding messages from unknown sources or little known sources, it would be better to ignore it.

Check whether any logo like UNICEF or WHO or other organizations used in the messages which look similar to original logo.

These type of messages are full of Grammatical mistakes and spelling mistakes which are quite uncommon in original messages.

Don't rely on viral social media messages such as Coronavirus Infected Indian Currencies of Rs.500 and Rs.2,000 Notes Found, Muslim Man Spit in Food At Indian Restaurant.....Always Check Authentic Sources.

Some fake messages pretend to be real one like unofficial Twitter handle of international media organizations like BBC,CNN,Washinton Post, New York Times-check the official Twitter handles of media outlets.

You can identify fake messages if the message requests you to share it.

Beware of Fake News or Fake Photos/Videos Relating to Communal Hatred

Always check the fact checking sites if you have some doubts about the authenticity of any information or picture.

www.boomlive.in

www.altnews.in

https://check4spam.com

https://smhoaxslayer.com

www.factchecker.in

www.allsides.com

www.factcheck.org

www.newsbusters.org

www.politifact.com

www.snopes.com

www.propublica.org

The Same Method Applies to You Tube Videos Check the Source the credibility of the Source.To Check Fake You Tube Videos Check and Recheck the sources. Does the person have the legal right to the video posted? Did that person capture the video? Whether it has been altered?

But due to advancement of technology we can not really wipe out fake news.According to experts advent of  Artificial Intelligence(AI) some companies small or big one developing  technologies that can  lay digitally created script to anybody's voice  even words,sentences never said by the person.Even they a.re developing a technology which can create fake video footage,images,audios like originals.So be cautious! Rumour-mongers are active everywhere whether in physical world or cyber world.

Without evidence or with fake evidence, a conspiracy theory will always remain a conspiracy theory.

For any further information relating to fake news and how-to search authentic informations from the internet write to us info@crimeandmoreworld.com or Whats App:+916289017966

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