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Fact Check: How does the US media call a presidential election?

November 12, 2020 10:11 am

The AP, for many decades the gold standard for calling US election races, says unequivocally that it “declares winners” — it “does not make projections or name apparent or likely winners”.

Fact Check: Who asks for Question Hour depends on who is in Opposition

September 13, 2020 11:29 am

From Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal to Congress-ruled Punjab and Rajasthan, BJP-ruled Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, and Shiv Sena-ruled Maharashtra, Assembly sessions have done away with Question Hour.

Fact Check: A look at how the Idukki landslide occurred

August 15, 2020 11:14 pm

A massive landslide last week crushed a settlement of 83 tea estate workers in Munnar in Idukki, Kerala. So far, 49 bodies have been recovered, 12 persons have been rescued and many are still missing. The Indian Express looks at what happened, and why the area is prone to landslides

Fact Check: Why the Russian Covid-19 vaccine could still be far from ready

August 12, 2020 1:11 pm

A report by the TASS news agency of Russia on July 10 said the phase I clinical trials would end on July 15, while the second phase would begin on July 13.

Fact Check: Revisiting the coronavirus curve in India, to read lockdown effect

May 02, 2020 10:22 am

On April 9, The Indian Express analysed the national and state-wise COVID-19 growth curves. How have these shaped since? In updated curves, trends during last 3 weeks of lockdown.

Fact Check: How coronavirus cases doubled in India, elsewhere

April 19, 2020 4:55 pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How long did COVID-19 cases take to double from 750 to 1,500, then to 3,000, 6,000 and 12,000? A comparison of doubling rates in India and the 19 countries with a higher case count (until Thursday).

Explained: Can a person have coronavirus even if their respiratory samples test negative?

April 01, 2020 10:43 pm

The key question is: Is a nasal or throat swab sufficient to rule out the virus? That is, can a person have the virus in their body even if their respiratory samples test negative?

Fact Check: Does ibuprofen make COVID-19 worse? Some warnings, some uncertainty

March 19, 2020 7:58 pm

WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva that investigations into the possible adverse impact of ibuprofen were ongoing.

Fact Check: Why do women live longer than men? sex chromosomes hold key

March 05, 2020 1:14 pm

In general, men live shorter lives than women worldwide, and scientists have proposed various theories as to why that is so — men take bigger risks, they drink and smoke more.

Fact Check: How will in-flight WiFi work?

March 03, 2020 8:41 am

The Telecom Commission had given its green signal to in-flight connectivity of Internet and mobile communications on aircraft in Indian airspace in 2018.