Monday, 28 November, 2022
TopicMinistry of Information and Broadcasting

Topic: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Women empowerment, farming — now, news channels must show 30-min ‘public interest’ content daily

The Union Cabinet approved the amended policy guidelines for satellite TV news channels Wednesday. This is the first time that changes have been made to the rules since 2011.

India bans 8 YouTube channels, 1 from Pakistan, for spreading ‘religious hate, security lies’

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the cumulative viewership of these channels were 114 crore, and they had a subscription base of 87 lakh.

Centre blocks 8 YouTube channels for spreading disinformation under IT Rules, 2021

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting blocked seven Indian & one Pakistan-based YouTube news channels for sharing fake news linked to national security, foreign relations among others.

Centre has approved aid for 35 families of journalists who died of Covid

According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, this includes 16 families of journalists who died of Covid-19 and were covered by the Journalist Welfare Scheme.

I&B ministry asks media to refrain from advertising online betting platforms

The ministry in its advisory said betting and gambling are illegal in 'most parts' of the country and pose significant financial and socio-economic risk for consumers.

Are there no checks? How offensive Layer’r SHOT body spray ads reached your TV

Two advertisements released by Layer'r SHOT for their body spray have been accused of distasteful innuendo. They have been pulled down from all platforms.

‘Baseless rumours’ — Bharti Airtel denies govt charge it sold viewership data to news channels

I&B ministry sent show-cause notice to Airtel in March. A few broadcast networks had allegedly cited data from Airtel to claim that their popularity had gone up.

Netflix & Modi govt collaborate for video series on ‘women change-makers’

By 15 August, Netflix will release around 30 videos for the I&B Ministry. There is also a plan to push more content on 'freedom struggle' through the streaming platform.

Why govt has blocked 16 YouTube ‘news’ channels from India & Pakistan in 2nd crackdown in a month

The YouTube channels had a cumulative viewership of 68 crore. Earlier this month, government issued orders for blocking another 22 'YouTube news channels'.

I&B Ministry warns mainstream TV news against using ‘unparliamentary language and hyperbole’

An advisory from the ministry cites TV news debates using ‘unverified claims’ and ‘fabricated pictures’. It cites two recent coverages — Jahangirpuri and Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.