Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Radio

Juhi Chawla says 5G is not safe, but what do experts say? A fact-check on how the tech works

What is 5G, how does it operate and what are the health concerns, if any? ThePrint answers these FAQ.

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.

The underground Congress radio during freedom struggle and 22-yr-old woman behind its voice

In an essay in ‘Our Freedoms’, Aanchal Malhotra writes about Usha Mehta and the Congress Radio set up in 1942 to counter the British-controlled AIR.

Govind Swarup, who pioneered radio astronomy in India, dies at 91

Govind Swarup was responsible for setting up India’s first group of radio astronomers, and is credited with building world’s largest and most powerful low frequency array in Pune.

Pakistan TV and Pakistan Radio were guilty pleasures of many Kashmiris after Independence

In 'The Other Side of The Divide', Sameer Arshad Khatlani writes about how radio crossed the India-Pakistan border after Partition.

Azad Hind Radio, from where Subhas Chandra Bose spoke his mann ki baat

With news bulletins and fiery speeches, Subhas Chandra Bose drummed up solidarity and unity among Indians abroad and in the homeland.

Maharashtra plans radio channel for farmers to help them deal with climate change

The Maharashtra State Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices is aiming to set up the station by year-end which an expert panel will discuss farming issues related to climate change.

Prasar Bharati wants to switch off AIR short-wave service, India’s voice around the world

Prasar Bharati's decision might hurt India's reach, but public broadcaster justifies move, saying 'short-wave transmissions hardly have any impact anymore on global opinion-making'.

It’s World Radio Day, and in India, it’s having its finest hour

Radio in India was thought to be dying because of TV. Today, it has expanded beyond expectations, and is a popular source of news, entertainment & Mann Ki Baat.

As China steps up radio propaganda, India’s proposal to counter it is stuck in red tape

India woke up late to the threat, and AIR's proposal to counter the Chinese is stuck in the home ministry over questions of who will bear the cost.

On Camera

YourTurn

How Facebook and Amazon rely on an invisible workforce

The market for on-demand, digital tasks is estimated by the World Bank to be worth $25 billion, with Meta Platforms, Amazon, YouTube as some of the biggest buyers.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
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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