Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: AIR

Why AIR & Doordarshan’s revenue from PM Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ fell by 90% in the last 3 yrs

Data available with Rajya Sabha shows revenue earned for Mann Ki Baat — generated through ads — was Rs 10.64 crore in 2017-18, but dipped to Rs 1.02 crore in 2020-21.

Jingle, articles, TV shows — Modi govt’s big plan to publicise 1st toy fair for local industry

Multimedia campaign will include new jingle, articles in newspapers, interviews & discussions on state-owned broadcasters. Private FM channels will be engaged too.

AIR’s Tibetan service off air since Dec, no fresh content on website and YouTube too

Former staff point out 'lack of qualified professionals' to run Tibetan World service, but AIR says move part of an operational revamp.

Delhi HC asks Centre to decide on representations against closure of 6 AIR channels

A PIL contended that the national channel and the regional academies at 5 locations were shut down without conducting any assessment whether it was necessary.

AIR set to undergo major structural revamp as it looks to cut costs & be ‘competitive’

Plans include each state having its own service and restructuring of news & current affairs programmes to cater to a global audience.

Govt marks 5 Aug with special shows on AIR, DD but there’s no mention of Articles 370, 35A

AIR and DD have been told to avoid mentioning the scrapping of Articles 370, 35A, political statements on it and the anniversary celebrations in the programmes.

AIR’s Urdu service, popular in both India and Pakistan, truncated to 3 hours from 18

The AIR Urdu service has a wide listener base in both countries, and it also airs programmes to counter propaganda from Pakistan.

PoK weather forecasts will now be a regular feature on DD, AIR news bulletins

The move comes days after New Delhi issued a warning to Islamabad over Gilgit-Baltistan, which India considers a part of Ladakh union territory.   

AIR’s Sardar Patel lecture gets a Modi-Shah twist — annual event changed after 60 years

The lecture has been an annual feature since 1955 and involves eminent personalities addressing a select audience, which is then broadcast on AIR.

Prasar Bharati is considering a name change for Radio Kashmir — to All India Radio

Radio Kashmir Jammu and Radio Kashmir Srinagar were set up to counter anti-India propaganda by stations based out of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.