Monday, 17 January, 2022
TopicPress Information Bureau

Topic: Press Information Bureau

UP Congress’ soft Hindutva push — saffron-clad Priyanka at Shiva temple in party calendar

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

Modi govt plans ‘India@75’ booklet, will list projects to be completed this year

The Modi government is also looking to dedicate projects to the country on or around 15 August 2022, when the country celebrates 75 years of Independence.

Article 370, farm laws, NEP — Modi govt plans booklet to showcase major reforms since 2014

The PIB and the Bureau of Outreach Communication will compile the key reforms sent across by ministries & departments, and then print the booklet after finalising its format. 

PIB Fact Check Unit calls IB job notice ‘fake’, then deletes tweet. Agency says ad genuine

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

More new talent for ‘New India Samachar’ as Modi govt expands its magazine of achievements

I&B ministry plans to increase the strength of editorial & content teams to 38 from 19, and is looking to hire experienced journalists.

Going for festive shopping without mask? Your photo may find its way to govt Covid campaign

The govt will monitor Covid behaviour among members of the public over the next two weeks, photographing adherents and violators of Covid guidelines.

Ram Mandir, Ladakh, NEP — what first edition of Modi govt’s new magazine covers

New India Samachar was launched Saturday. The 40-page magazine will be distributed free of cost across the country, including at panchayats and educational institutions.

I&B ministry could launch new magazine on 15 Aug but future of its Employment News uncertain

I&B ministry's new periodical will highlight Modi govt’s achievements and initiatives. But future of its 4-decade-old Employment News appears bleak due to poor circulation.

Gadkari, Javadekar, Tomar attended presser with PIB chief who tested Covid-positive

PIB chief Kuldeep Dhatwalia was admitted at AIIMS after testing Covid-positive. There's no official word if any of the ministers who came in contact with him have gone into quarantine.

To fight fake news, Modi govt’s fact-checking unit to now focus on regional languages too

Modi govt's fact-checking unit under PIB identifies and busts misinformation circulating on social media platforms regarding official policies & schemes.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

Defence

File photo of Indian and Chinese troops disengaging from the banks of the Pangong lake area in eastern Ladakh | ANI

These Chinese fears about India ‘choking’ key road are holding up Hot Springs disengagement

A 13-hour meeting of Indian and Chinese military commanders held last week ended without an agreement, and further talks are expected to be held.
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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