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Akhilesh Yadav launches call centre for journalists in UP

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Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate UP’s first helpline call centre for journalists across the state, an official said.

The helpline 1880 hosted by the state information and public relations department comes with a call centre for convenience and help of media persons, said director (information) Ashutosh Niranjan.

A computerised ‘letter and file tracking system’ will also be launched by Akhilesh Yadav.

With massive red-tape and a slow bureaucracy, the tracking system of files, an official said, was aimed at time-bound disposal of the important files.

The information department has also digitised over 40,000 rare and important photographs and negatives of snaps which have historic value.

A special supplement on eminent litterateur Amrit Lal Nagar will also be launched by the chief minister. In recent times there have been many cases where journalist were targetted because of their work and the political reasons. (IANS)

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Facebook Launches ‘We Think Digital’ Programme for Women in UP

Facebook launches digital literacy programme for women in UP

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Facebook launched its 'We Think Digital' programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day. Pixabay

In a bid to provide digital literacy training to 1,00,000 women across seven states, Facebook on Tuesday launched its ‘We Think Digital’ programme here in partnership with the National Commission for Women (NCW) and Cyber Peace Foundation on the occasion of Safer Internet Day.

“We are focusing on trying to create digital leadership amongst women and help them use technology for empowering themselves, enable them to make smart choices and secure from online risks. The training looks at transforming the learning process and bring about systemic change,” NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma said in a statement.

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The programme by Facebook has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation. Pixabay

Starting from the state of Uttar Pradesh, the programme will be expanded to other states including, Assam, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Bihar through the year.

“The Internet has become a driver for change in the current age. These training modules will open doors of equal opportunities for women of Uttar Pradesh and together with Facebook we want to equip and educate people and help make a positive impact,” said Uttar Pradesh Women Welfare Minister Jai Pratap Singh.

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The programme has been designed with a focus on digital literacy and citizenship, addressing issues around privacy, safety, and misinformation.

It was attended by 300 women trainees from across the state and also included workshops by the NCW and Cyber Peace Foundation. (IANS)