Partly_True

China unfurled its national flag at Galwan Valley on January 1, 2022.

The People's Liberation Army unfurled the Chinese flag along the region of the Galwan Valley that lies in territory controlled by China.

03/01/2022

False

WHO director-general said countries are giving COVID-19 booster shots to kill children.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stumbled on his words and corrected himself. The clip was edited to misrepresent what he said.

23/12/2021

False

NFTs were invented in 2001 by the band Gorillaz.

Quantum, created by Kevin McCoy and Anil Dash in May 2014, was the first known non-fungible token.

21/12/2021

False

Midazolam injection is being used to kill people in the U.K.

There is no evidence to support this claim. The U.K. ordered additional midazolam in order to avoid potential shortages amid the pandemic.

21/12/2021

False

The FBI has arrested Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla on charges of fraud.

The false claim stemmed from a conspiracy website, famous for spreading fake news.

06/11/2021

False

Goat milk is consumed to cure dengue.

Even though goat milk is a good source of vitamin A and is rich in protein and minerals, there is no scientific evidence that it can cure dengue.

03/11/2021

False

Muslims in the U.K. are demanding that the country be declared an 'Islamic state.'

Old videos of unconnected demonstrations are being circulated to falsely imply that U.K. Muslims want to impose an Islamic state.

21/10/2021

True

Students to be taught Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Ramsetu at Madhya Pradesh Colleges.

Under the New Education Policy 2020, the Mahabharata, Ramsetu, and Ramcharitmanas will be included in Madhya Pradesh's new graduate course curriculum.

26/09/2021

True

At least forty-five percent of BJP ministers in the Uttar Pradesh cabinet have criminal charges against them.

The data published by ADR in 2017 noted that 45 percent of ministers in the Yogi Adityanath cabinet in Uttar Pradesh have a criminal background.

15/09/2021

False

ID Fresh Food Pvt Ltd mixes animal extracts to increase the volume of its batter.

There is no evidence that ID Fresh Food uses animal extracts in its products. The company has stated that the allegations are baseless.

08/09/2021

False

All the genetic material-based COVID-19 vaccines will be taken off the market.

Viral vector and mRNA based vaccines are authorized by governing bodies and are still in the market.

02/09/2021

False

Sonia Gandhi did not study at the University of Cambridge.

Sonia Gandhi, president of the Indian National Congress, graduated from Lennox Cook School in Cambridge, where she studied English and French.

24/08/2021

Misleading

Indian government increased the time gap between two Covishield vaccine doses due to a shortage.

The government claims that the increased time between two doses of Covishield is based on scientific data, not due to a shortage.

21/08/2021

True

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are damaging to the environment.

Non-fungible tokens use huge amounts of energy, leading to high carbon emissions.

15/08/2021

True

The DCGI has approved the study to assess the effect of mixing Covaxin and Covishield dosage.

Drugs Controller General of India approved trials to mix Covaxin and Covishield vaccine doses in India following a similar report by ICMR.

12/08/2021

Partly_True

The White House is recruiting young social media influencers to promote the COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Village Marketing, a marketing firm, approached social media influencers to promote awareness of COVID-19 vaccination on behalf of the White House.

06/08/2021

True

Indian sports budget has been cut down by over ₹230 crores.

The Central government allocated Rs.2,596.14 crore to the sports budget for the year 2021-22, less by Rs.230.78 crore allocated in the year 2020-21.

03/08/2021

Misleading

The Indian government announced plans to establish branches of the Supreme Court in Chennai, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

A plea has been made to establish regional centers of the Supreme court in three different cities. The government has not announced plans to do so.

30/07/2021

True

The Delta variant of COVID-19 is infecting fully vaccinated people.

Delta variant has reportedly infected some fully vaccinated individuals and also spreading rapidly among unvaccinated people.

27/07/2021

True

The Congress government imposed forced sterilization to control the population in India.

Mass sterilization programs took place in the 1970s under Indira Gandhi's government during the Emergency.

23/07/2021

Unverifiable

The Covishield vaccine may provide lifetime immunity against COVID-19.

Several studies are being conducted to determine the duration of protection provided by COVID-19 vaccines, including Covishield.

19/07/2021

False

The central government levies only 5 percent tax on LPG cylinders, whereas the state governments levy a tax of 55 percent.

The Central and the State governments do not levy separate taxes of their own on the LPG cylinders.

16/07/2021

False

Kitex Garments, a Kerala company, developed temperature-controlled underwear for Jockey International using NASA technology.

There is no credible evidence to verify whether Kitex Garments collaborated with Jockey to create clothing using NASA technology.

15/07/2021

False

Coins of uncertain origin with alien and UFO engravings were found in Egypt.

There is no credible evidence to prove that an alien face engraved coin was found in Egypt.

12/07/2021

False

The Ministry of Home Affairs is planning to relocate the headquarters of several Central Reserve Police Force.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has not issued any directives to relocate the Central Reserve Police Force's headquarters from Delhi to Naya Raichur.

06/07/2021

True

The 2021 Australian Grand Prix is canceled.

The Australian Grand Prix is canceled for the second year in a row due to restrictions and logistical challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/07/2021

True

Bone death has been recorded in post-COVID-19 patients in India.

Three post-COVID-19 patients at Mumbai's PD Hinduja Hospital have been identified with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or the death of bone tissues.

06/07/2021

True

Indian newspaper The Hindu published a full-page advertorial sponsored by the Chinese Communist Party.

The full-page advertorial was carried by The Hindu on July 1, on the occasion of completion of CPC's 100-year rule.

04/07/2021

Misleading

The Bharuch police arrested a man named Siraj Mohad Anwar who was involved in the Delhi riots.

The viral video shows Ahmedabad Police arresting a man named Kishore Panchal for different offenses, and he is not linked to the Delhi riots case.

03/07/2021

False

A new species of green capybara has been discovered in 2021.

Bruno Brack, a wildlife photographer, clarified that his Twitter video of a group of capybaras leaving a swamp was not of any new species.

01/07/2021

Misleading

Viruses become more transmissible and less-lethal after mutation.

Sometimes, the mutation might make changes in the characteristics of the virus, including transmissibility and severity, but not every time.

27/06/2021

False

Receiving a COVID-19 vaccine triggers a potentially lethal reaction.

There is no scientific data to prove that COVID-19 vaccines are lethal. However, the vaccines may cause side effects which are listed by WHO.

23/06/2021

False

A Norwegian woman gave birth to a human-elephant hybrid.

Social media users have been falsely claiming that a sculpture titled "Newborn" is a picture of a real human-elephant hybrid.

21/06/2021

False

The U.S Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci was fired from his role because he admitted COVID-19 was manmade.

Social media posts have falsely claimed that Fauci has been dismissed, but the medical advisor is still in his post.

21/06/2021

False

Cristiano Ronaldo's Coca-Cola snub during his press conference resulted in a $4 billion drop in its market value.

The stock value of Coca-Cola plummeted as the entire U.S. stock market showed a similar trend on that day and is not related to Ronaldo's press meet.

16/06/2021

Misleading

The Modi government is spending Rs 20,000 crore on the Central Vista Redevelopment Project.

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the total expenditure of the Central Vista project is around Rs 1300 crore.

13/06/2021

False

Singaporean scientists have found that aspirin can cure COVID-19 patients.

Singapore's Ministry of Health has confirmed that no such studies took place and that aspirin cannot cure the virus.

10/06/2021

True

Washington state provides free marijuana to encourage residents to get vaccinated.

To boost the vaccination drive, anyone over the age of 21 who gets vaccinated by July 12 can receive a pre-rolled joint.

09/06/2021

Partly_True

Prime Minister Modi said India had to wait for decades to procure vaccines from abroad.

India had relied on UNICEF and other agencies for vaccines and became self-sufficient after long delays due to social and economic factors.

08/06/2021

True

Weyan village is the first in India to record 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination.

Every person above 18 in Weyan hamlet received the first vaccine dose, making it the first Indian village to record 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination.

08/06/2021

False

Milkha Singh passed away due to COVID-19.

According to the reports, Milkha Singh is stable but on oxygen support at the PGIMER, Chandigarh. His death claims were a hoax.

08/06/2021

True

Vaccinated Hong Kong residents could win a $1.4 million new apartment.

A Hong Kong developer offers a $1.4 million apartment to one lucky vaccinated resident to encourage more Hong Kongers to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

07/06/2021

False

Covishield vaccine is likely to produce more antibodies than Covaxin.

There is no peer-reviewed scientific evidence to compare Covishield and Covaxin's efficacy in producing COVID-19 antibodies.

07/06/2021

False

Indian Medical Association is a Christian missionary organization.

The IMA is a non-political and non-religious voluntary representative organization of doctors of the modern scientific system of medicine.

07/06/2021

False

WhatsApp has been tricking its Indian users into consenting to its updated privacy policy.

While WhatsApp has not been "tricking" its users, reports suggest that it has been persistently asking users to agree to the updated policy.

03/06/2021

True

China reports the first case of H10N3 avian influenza in humans.

CDC, China found the H10N3 virus in a man from Jiangsu on May 28. NHC reports the virus to be less severe and the risk of spreading to be very low

01/06/2021

False

5G networks cause cancer in humans.

There is no evidence to date that 5G networks can cause cancer. Studies are still ongoing and have not concluded with definite results.

31/05/2021

Unverifiable

The New Central Vista project will save Rs 1,000 crore spent annually on rent expenditure.

According to the petitioners, the Centre's assertion that Rs 1,000 cr per annum spent on rent is "assumptive and unsupported by a document".

31/05/2021

True

India’s unemployment rate in 2020 was the highest since 1991.

In 2020, the year of the COVID-19 outbreak, India's unemployment rate rose to 7.11 percent, the highest since 1991.

28/05/2021

False

Ayurvedic practitioner Anandaiah's herbal medicine cures COVID-19.

Anandaiah's herbal remedies are not backed by clinical or scientific evidence to validate as a cure. WHO affirms there is no cure for COVID-19 yet.

27/05/2021