Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: PIB

Why section of PIB officials are peeved with their new boss

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Run info campaign so viewers know digital media rules, make informed choice: Panel of MPs

New rules mandated online media, OTT players to follow existing codes meant for television & print media. A parliamentary panel seeks its implementation.

SC-mandated panel issues notice to Kejriwal govt over ad placed in Mumbai newspapers

The advt about Delhi school results appeared on front pages of the Mumbai editions of prominent dailies on 16 July. AAP govt called the CCRGA notice 'politically motivated'.

Aarogya Setu is ‘priority’ as Modi govt plans big publicity campaign for its Covid work

The publicity campaign, also featuring fake news busted by PIB fact check unit, will be carried out by the I&B ministry in at least 13 states.

PIB Twitter accounts ‘like’ Japanese & pornographic tweets, official blames technical issue

Twitter users were quick to spot that the government PR agency’s English and Hindi handles were ‘liking’ a wide variety of tweets.

Modi govt COVID-19 advisory: Those above 65, below 10 must stay home, no concessional travel

The Modi govt advisory says no scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft will be allowed to land in India from 22 March for one week.

Press Information Bureau sets up fact-checking unit to combat fake news related to govt

On Twitter, the I&B Ministry urged people to email snapshots of “dubious material” they find on social media about the government and it will get it checked.

Modi govt plans revamp of Indian Information Service to factor in social media, 24×7 news

IIS was created with only print media in mind, but the explosion of digital media, social media and 24x7 TV news has changed the nature of the job.

Budget done but Nirmala Sitharaman restricts entry of journalists into finance ministry

PIB-accredited journalists will now be allowed entry into the offices in North Block only through prior appointments with government officials.

Minister Rathore’s rebuttal of ThePrint report on media monitoring doesn’t hold good

Union I&B minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has criticised ThePrint report on media monitoring and called it incorrect. Here's our response.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.