Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: Radio

Run ‘public interest’ announcements for 1 hr daily or face penalty — Modi govt tells pvt radio

Released on 6 July by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, govt advisory says the announcements will be dictated by the central and state governments.

Radio Ceylon — the Sri Lankan channel India turned to when AIR banned film music in 1952

In its heydays, Radio Ceylon had managed to capture all of India’s major vernacular markets, by dividing the day’s programming schedule into Hindi, Tamil and Telugu segments.

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'.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
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‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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