Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: PIB

Elections on its mind, Modi govt won’t give accreditation to web journalists anytime soon

Sources say Modi govt is wary of the ‘inclination’ of journalists; besides, I&B ministry has more important work in lead-up to 2019 elections.

No RFID cards for journalists as govt says tracking proposal ‘impractical’, ‘not feasible’

Flags cost issues, says could damage heritage buildings; PIB proposal had sparked fears that govt wanted to track journalists.

I&B minister Rathore may not reverse ‘arbitrary transfer’ of officers by Irani in one go

Transfer orders were issued in November last year, within three months after Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, purportedly to revamp PIB.

Modi cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal made acting finance minister, Irani removed from I&B

Goyal will handle the ministry until the time Arun Jaitley recovers from kidney transplant, Irani reportedly pays the price for controversies.

The importance of Press Information Bureau accreditation for journalists

Only print and television journalists are at present eligible to get government accreditation from the Press Information Bureau.

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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but take India back to a dark past

Secular Indians are mistaken if they think that the Place of Worship Act will prevent masjid-mandir controversies from proliferating. It is proved wrong every day.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.