New Bill wants engineers to register, follow ethics code

News:The Ministry of Human Resource Development is drafting a new bill that requires the registration of engineers and a code of ethics. Facts: Features of the proposed bill: The proposed bill requires engineers to register with a council to be able to practice their trade. The council will be formed on the lines of similar… Continue reading New Bill wants engineers to register, follow ethics code

Doctors appearing in ads for hospitals may face action

Recently,a group of doctors working in a corporate hospital in Kerala has violated the Medical Council of India(MCI)’s Code of Ethics after their photographs and details were featured in a newspaper advertisement for the hospital. Earlier,MCI had taken action against a group of physicians who had reportedly appeared in an advertisement released by the hospital… Continue reading Doctors appearing in ads for hospitals may face action

Fighting fake news: can social media be kept on a leash?

Social media platform Facebook has said that the company is assessing risk across its platforms to help ensure that the Lok Sabha election was free from interference from both foreign and domestic. Facebook had focussed on key areas which includes (a)blocking and removing fake accounts (b)fighting the spread of misinformation (c)stopping abuse by domestic actors… Continue reading Fighting fake news: can social media be kept on a leash?

Facebook purges pages for ‘coordinated’ fake behaviour

Facebook has announced that it has removed over 700 pages, groups and accounts from India.The accounts taken down includes those which are associated with different political parties. Facebook said it has removed these accounts after detecting coordinated inauthentic behaviour ahead of the upcoming elections in India.It removed these pages in four separate takedowns because of… Continue reading Facebook purges pages for ‘coordinated’ fake behaviour

Social media firms come up with ethics code for Lok Sabha polls

The social media platforms such as Facebook and twitter have adopted a voluntary code of ethics for the upcoming general elections.The code was prepared by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). Election Commission had asked social media platforms to adopt a ‘Code of Ethics’ to be followed by the them during the upcoming… Continue reading Social media firms come up with ethics code for Lok Sabha polls