Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicPrasar Bharati

Topic: Prasar Bharati

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.

‘For India’s point of view’ — Modi govt to launch BBC World-like DD International channel

With Modi govt facing global flak over its Covid handling, Prasar Bharati last week set in motion the process for getting pvt players to prepare a detailed project report for the channel.

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.

Accounts of Prasar Bharati CEO, Caravan, actor Sushant Singh among those ‘withheld’ by Twitter

Twitter spokesperson says accounts are withheld if company receives a 'properly scoped request from an authorised entity’. The accounts were likely withheld on govt request.

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.

Doordarshan stops telecast of popular animated series criticised for ‘mocking’ saints

Airing of Sheikh Chilli and Friendz was stopped Friday. Prasar Bharati officials say the show was going to end in the third week of December & the remaining episodes were repeats of past episodes.

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’.

AIR set to undergo major structural revamp as it looks to cut costs & be ‘competitive’

Plans include each state having its own service and restructuring of news & current affairs programmes to cater to a global audience.

Prasar Bharati signs MoU with IT ministry to launch 51 education TV channels

It will include channels for Classes 1 to 12 of NCERT among others. The services will be available free of cost for all DD FreeDish viewers.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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