Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicAll India Radio

Topic: All India Radio

No fake accounts — Prasar Bharati’s new social media code of conduct for contractual staff

The new code by Prasar Bharati also says that the employees cannot post personal views on official social media platforms of the organisation.

Sri Lanka sends goodwill via radio, airs Buddhist chants to bless India’s Covid patients

SLBC, earlier known as Radio Ceylon, began a week-long broadcast of ‘Ratana Sutta’ on 6 May. It’s available on medium wave transmitters & online every evening.

Prasar Bharati income nearly halved in 3 yrs over govt ad cut, pro bono campaigns: MPs’ panel

The Parliamentary panel says Prasar Bharati needs to make more efforts to monetise content available with the organisation in order to generate revenues.

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.

The underground Congress radio during freedom struggle and 22-yr-old woman behind its voice

In an essay in ‘Our Freedoms’, Aanchal Malhotra writes about Usha Mehta and the Congress Radio set up in 1942 to counter the British-controlled AIR.

Pakistan is DD, AIR’s 2nd-largest online audience as Prasar Bharati records 100% digital growth

Channels across Doordarshan and Akashvani clocked over a billion digital views and over 6 billion digital watch minutes in 2020, I&B Ministery has said.

Stop talking to media without permission — Prasar Bharati tells employees for the 3rd time

Fresh missive was issued on 3 December after similar orders in November 2019 and February 2020. Prasar Bharati said it had taken lapses ‘very seriously’.

Saeeda Bano, first woman Urdu news reader who got marriage offers and ‘go to Pakistan’ letters

Saeeda Bano landed the job of news broadcaster for All India Radio’s Urdu service with some help from Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, a keen supporter of women’s rights.

India’s Galwan commentary through AIR not reaching China as it has ‘jammed’ radio signals

Radio experts say China has been jamming frequencies carrying AIR Chinese service with music & other noise. Meanwhile, India is yet to counter Nepal’s ‘anti-India’ broadcasts.

India uses AIR Chinese service to broadcast commentary on Galwan ‘transgression’ by China

The service, which mostly broadcasts cultural events in Mandarin, ran a commentary Thursday detailing the “unnecessary transgressions” by Chinese troops at the LAC.

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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