On April 9, 2021, IBAB (represented by Dr. Kshitish Acharya), the Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre and BdataA launched “COVID Kosha – http://covidkosha.org/“, a portal that methodically compiles scientific information relevant to COVID-19. In this regard, on Apr 7-8, 2021, quiz and extempore speech contests were organised for young science students across India. Of nearly 200 participants, 12 winners were recognized during the official launch, which also included engaging discussions on how to deal with the rampant misinformation that is spreading as quickly as the pandemic, and how active citizen engagement is required to tackle the current dire situation in India.