Friday, 30 September, 2022
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Topic: I& B Ministry

Stop airing ‘misleading’ Naaptol & Sensodyne ads, govt tells private TV channels

Nidhi Khare, head of Central Consumer Protection Authority, a statutory body that protects consumers’ rights, says both firms did not submit data to substantiate their claims.

Modi govt goes all out for bumper footfall in 1st Amarnath Yatra post-370 scrapping & Covid

Govt hopes for double the footfall of last Amarnath Yatra in 2019, which was curtailed ahead of scrapping of Article 370. The 2020 and 2021 editions were cancelled due to Covid.

‘India to be nuked’, ‘drops 750 bombs in Pakistan’: What made govt block 22 YouTube channels

In a statement, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting revealed that 18 of the blocked channels were based in India, while four were based in Pakistan.

I&B ministry orders blocking of 20 YouTube channels, 2 websites running ‘anti-India’ content

The ministry said the channels & websites belong to a 'coordinated disinformation network' operating from Pakistan and spreading fake news about sensitive subjects related to India.

Govt amends Cable TV Network Rules to redress complaints against content of programmes

The new rules stipulate a three-layer mechanism — self-regulation by broadcasters, self-regulation by self-regulating bodies and an oversight mechanism by the central government.

Centre approves Rs 5 lakh assistance to families of 67 journalists who died of Covid

In FY 2020-21, Centre provided assistance to families of 41 journalists who died of Covid, and extended the assistance to families of 26 more journalists on Thursday.

GoM urges Modi govt to use ‘favourable’ journalists & ‘pool of spin doctors’ to push its line

A Group of Ministers has suggested tracking 50 ‘negative influencers who discredit the government’ & encouraging 50 ‘positive influencers’ who project govt work in 'right perspective'.

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.

Modi got over 1,000 hours of AIR coverage as PM, 6 times more than Manmohan

Modi’s foreign visits got 321 hours of airtime, over 11 times the number for Manmohan Singh. Officials say this is because Modi has been a more ‘active’ PM.

On Camera

YourTurn

(L-R) Niharika NM, Danish Sait, Kusha Kapila and Tanmay Bhat on Koffee with Karan | YouTube screenshot

Koffee With Karan finale saves a boring season. Power has moved from Bollywood to influencers

The Koffee with Karan finale was finally entertainment, entertainment, entertainment, after the most boring season in a boycott-Bollywood world.
A file image of an Indian rupee note | Illustration: Thomas White/Reuters

Modi govt cuts planned borrowing to Rs 14.21 lakh crore for second half of FY23

Centre plans to borrow Rs 5.92 lakh crore in October-March period, compared with Rs 8.29 lakh crore of borrowing in the first half of the fiscal year that will end on September.

Defence

Pinaka is a multiple rocket launcher produced in India and developed by the DRDO for the Army | Twitter/@DRDO_India

As tensions rise with Azerbaijan, Armenia buys Pinaka rockets & ammunition from India

The government-to-government contract, valued at about Rs 2,000 cr, is learnt to have been signed earlier this month. Supplies to be fast-tracked according to Armenia's requirement.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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