News CLAIM: News shared on social media stating that the Modi government has offered a free scholarship to students to read online.
Central Government scheme of Rs 4000/- Scholarship for English Medium students to study at Home digitally. Students from class 5th to 12th can apply. No cast barrier. Students can apply through mobile up to 2020 on May 26th.
A WhatsApp message claims that Government is providing ₹4000/- as a scholarship for English medium students to study at home digitally. A link has been provided to apply for the same.
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The lockdown is being continuously increased throughout the country due to the Corona epidemic. Meanwhile, schools and colleges are closed, while online courses are being run from home. This is why children are being taught. Children across the country are taking classes from home. Many websites have also started free and low budget home online courses for students. Meanwhile, a message is going viral on social media. It is claimed that the government is giving a scholarship of Rs 4,000 for English medium students to study digitally at home.
Claim: A WhatsApp message claims that Government is providing ₹4000/- as scholarship for english medium students to study at home digitally. A link has been provided to apply for same.#PIBFactCheck : The claim is #Fake. There is no such scheme under Central Government. pic.twitter.com/znlOvV4PlP— PIB Fact Check (@PIBFactCheck) May 1, 2020