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  • Vande Bharat express geared up for its commercial run on Sunday
  • Pulwana attack: Rajnath holds high level meeting to review security situation
  • Jitendra calls on J&K Guv to discuss Jammu situation
  • Army Officer martyred in mine blast on LoC in Naushera sector
  • Cabinet ministers, top officials join people of Punjab in bidding adieu to state's Pulwama martyrs
  • Terrorism should be condemned in the strongest of terms: Mamata
  • Jharkhand Congress demands Rs 50 lakh compensation for Pulwama martyr
  • RLSP leader Kanti Prakash resigns from party
  • The mortal remains of Martyr Soldier H Guru confined to flames with full State honour
  • PM to visit Jharkhand Sunday, to inaugurate medical colleges at Hazaribagh, Dumka & Palamu
  • Macron discussed Syria, Ukraine in phone call with Putin - Presidential office
  • Haryana election Dept decides to organise special camps in all polling stations of state
  • Mamata leads candle light march in Kolkata
  • Iran warns Saudi Arabia, UAE of "retaliation" over terrorist acts
  • Iran's IRGC accuses Pakistan for 'sheltering' terrorists
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Facebook grows fact-checking network in India; adds five new partners

Facebook grows fact-checking network in India; adds five new partners

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) Facebook India on Monday announced that it has added five new partners in the third-party fact-checking programme and has expanded it to three new languages.

Starting Monday, India Today Group, Vishvas.news, Factly, Newsmobile and Fact Crescendo -- all of whom are certified through a non-partisan International Fact-Checking Network -- will review news stories on Facebook for facts, and rate their accuracy.

The existing partners of the programme are BOOM Live and AFP in languages including English,

Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Malayalam and Marathi.

Facebook India News Partnership Head Manish Khanduri said when a fact-checker rates a story as false, the Facebook India show it lower in News Feed, significantly reducing its distribution. This stops the hoax from spreading and reduces the number of people who see it.

Pages and domains that repeatedly share false news will also see their distribution reduced and their ability to monetize and advertise removed. This helps curb the spread of financially motivated false news.

“In our past experience, once a story is rated as false, we have been able to reduce its distribution by 80 per cent.

“We are committed to fighting the spread of false news on Facebook, especially ahead of the 2019 General Election campaign season. And one way to do that is by growing our partnership with third-party fact-checkers. We now have seven partners across the country covering six languages, who will review and rate the accuracy of stories on Facebook," he added.

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Indian Bank revises interest rate on Domestic Term Deposits

16 Feb 2019 | 7:30 PM

Chennai, Feb 16(UNI) Chennai headquartered Indian Bank announces upward revision in interest rate on Domestic Term deposits by 50 bps to 90 bps for amount less than A1 crore across various tenors viz.

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Germany's Steinbeis signs various MoUs for Technology Transfer in India

16 Feb 2019 | 5:55 PM

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New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) With an aim to implement the German model of Innovation and technology
transfer and help the MSME sector grow in India, Steinbeis Centre for Technology Transfer, Germany signed MoUs with UKSDM (Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission) for setting up Dual TVET Studies Centre in
Uttarakhand, a statement here said.

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Deepak Nitrite Limited reports growth of 22 pc in Q3 FY19

16 Feb 2019 | 5:21 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Deepak Nitrite Limited has reported a growth of 21.

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Reliance Foundation reaches out to families of Pulwama CRPF martyrs

Reliance Foundation reaches out to families of Pulwama CRPF martyrs

16 Feb 2019 | 4:28 PM

Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) The Reliance Foundation on Saturday expressed its readiness to assume full responsibility of the education and employment of the children and the livelihood of families of the Pulwama martyrs.

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Fuel prices rise on Saturday; petrol costs Rs 70 60 p/l in Delhi

Fuel prices rise on Saturday; petrol costs Rs 70 60 p/l in Delhi

16 Feb 2019 | 4:04 PM

New Delhi, Feb 16 (UNI) Fuel prices witnessed a hike on Saturday for the third consecutive day as the petrol and diesel rates were surged between 9 to 14 paise.

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