Top-Stories

No Prizes for Guessing! Yet Again, NDTV Spreads Fake News, With Help From Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

WebdeskJun 11, 2021, 11:49 AM IST

No Prizes for Guessing! Yet Again, NDTV Spreads Fake News, With Help From Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Nobel laureate economist Abhijit Banerjee Thursday said a small African country Togo did direct money transfers through phone but a country like India ‘don’t have the set-up for that’ and ‘can’t do it.

 

NDTV editor and anchor Sreenivasan Jain, who was anchoring the show Reality Check nodded in agreement.

Banerjee said Togo transferred small money in the mobiles of people in the pandemic.

 

The 70-seconds clip of the show, posted by NDTV on its social media accounts, went viral.

 

People were surprised that a Nobel laureate and NDTV editor were so clueless about direct transfer arrangements which have been in place in the country for about seven years.

 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had transferred money in the accounts of farmers and other beneficiaries on many occasions through digital mediums.

 

India launched BHIM app in December 2016 to promote digital transactions using phones.

 

UPI was launched in April 2016 to ensure seamless digital transfers and payments.

 

Many state governments have been using the same mediums to provide relief to poor people. On Thursday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath transferred 230 crore rupees in the bank accounts of 23 lakh daily wagers.

In MNREGA, the world's largest employment guarantee scheme, all the payments are made directly in the bank accounts of beneficiaries.

 

Arvind Gupta, former CEO of myGov, tweeted, “Sir, we have a better system called JAM - JanDhan, Aadhaar, mobile and it works well. 820 million beneficiary.”

He quoted the tweet put out by NDTV.

Comments
user profile image
Anonymous
on Jun 11 2021 12:20:52

is srinivasan jain a retard?

Also read: Unidentified terrorist neutralized in J-K's Shopian encounter ..

#RSSIsHere Ready For Selfless Service | RSS India | Rastriya Sewa | Latest 2021 | New | Trending

#RSSIsHere Ready For Selfless Service | RSS India | Rastriya Sewa | Latest 2021 | New | Trending Crisis comes uncalled, but sons of the soil, are the one who hold the nation first irrespective of the situation. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has steadfastly performed its duties selflessly. The sangh is also preparing itself for the third wave of Corona and work can be seen in every part of the country. Download Organiser Mobile App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.organiser...

Also read: Pro-Democracy Hong Kong Newspaper Apple Daily Shut Down After China Freezes Its Asset ..

Last six months 'remarkable' in India-EU relationship, says EAM Jaishankar
Forced conversions have become a daily phenomenon in Pakistan: India at UNHRC

‘Cong-era debt on oil bonds reason for fuel price hike,’ says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi: Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday accused the previous UPA regime of a fuel price hike. He stated that Congress had left millions of crores of rupees dues to the present government, which the Centre has to pay both its interest and its price.   Speaking to reporters here today, the Union Minister, while responding to a question on protests by the Congress at various petrol pumps across the country against fuel price hike, said, "T ...

‘Cong-era debt on oil bonds reason for fuel price hike,’ says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan