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FDI in Indian media: How the scene changed since post liberalization
Business

FDI in Indian media: How the scene changed since post liberalization

When FDI started coming in various sectors of the Indian economy, it impacted the Indian media in a big way

Need to introspect, says I&B minister Anurag Thakur after CJI NV Ramana's remarks on media
India

Need to introspect, says I&B minister Anurag Thakur after CJI NV Ramana's remarks on media

Chief Justice of India NV Ramana said media trials affect the fair functioning and independence of the judiciary

Prasar Bharati to initiate legal action against apps illegally using DD and AIR content
News & Analysis

Prasar Bharati to initiate legal action against apps illegally using DD and AIR content

The Indian public broadcaster said more similar applications have been identified and are in the process of being shut down by Google.

Wish Centre's COVID-19 vaccine strategy was subject of Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat, says Rahul Gandhi
India

Wish Centre's COVID-19 vaccine strategy was subject of Narendra Modi's Mann ki Baat, says Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday questioned the government on its strategy for making the COVID-19 vaccine available to the public

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19
India

Community radio stations across India brave lockdown, severe fund crunch to ensure last-mile awareness on COVID-19

Had it not been for the proactiveness of the community radio stations across India, the crisis would have exploded even more for the Centre and the state governments, particularly in rural India.

Coronavirus outbreak: DD, AIR broadcast virtual classes to help students continue remote learning during lockdown
India

Coronavirus outbreak: DD, AIR broadcast virtual classes to help students continue remote learning during lockdown

DD Kendras in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, Jammu and Kashmir are already offering virtual classes

Ravi Shankar Prasad bats for linking Aadhaar with driving licence, says move would curb forgery
India

Ravi Shankar Prasad bats for linking Aadhaar with driving licence, says move would curb forgery

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad stated that the driving license would be linked to Aadhaar card to check forgery, said reports.

As Doordarshan turns 60, people share nostalgic posts about favourite shows, memories associated with public broadcaster
Entertainment

As Doordarshan turns 60, people share nostalgic posts about favourite shows, memories associated with public broadcaster

Doordarshan turned 60 on Sunday bringing back memories of a golden period when entertainment in the country revolved around serials such as Mahabharata, Fauji and Malgudi Days.

Google doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam, one of India's most prolific poets
Life

Google doodle celebrates 100th birth anniversary of Amrita Pritam, one of India's most prolific poets

Born in the Gujranwala province of British India, Pritam published her first collection of poems at the age of 16 and went on to become the greatest Punjabi poet of the 20th century.

Prasar Bharati's translation of PM's Independence Day speech into Balochi may reflect Centre's assertive policy on region
India

Prasar Bharati's translation of PM's Independence Day speech into Balochi may reflect Centre's assertive policy on region

In 2016, Narendra Modi had said in his Independence Day speech, 'In the last few days, people of Balochistan, Gilgit and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir have thanked me.'

Google collaborates with Prasar Bharat to digitise AIR and Doordarshan archives; content to be hosted on Google Arts and Culture
India

Google collaborates with Prasar Bharat to digitise AIR and Doordarshan archives; content to be hosted on Google Arts and Culture

Google would be digitising over 20 years of content from Doordarshan and AIR across 12 languages. This content will be hosted on Google Arts and Culture.

Biologist Chandrima Shaha to head National Science Academy, will be first woman president in INSA's 85-year history
India

Biologist Chandrima Shaha to head National Science Academy, will be first woman president in INSA's 85-year history

Dr Shaha has previously served the National Institute of Immunology—Delhi as Director & the INSA as vice-president.

Assam teachers mock 'chowkidar' campaign, prefix 'driver' to their names to protest state minister's comment
India

Assam teachers mock 'chowkidar' campaign, prefix 'driver' to their names to protest state minister's comment

The protest campaign by the teachers began on Friday, after the Assam education minister compared the pass certificate of the TET with a driving license.

INCOIS: India's lesser-known rockstar in monitoring oceans, forecasting disasters and monitoring fisheries
India

INCOIS: India's lesser-known rockstar in monitoring oceans, forecasting disasters and monitoring fisheries

A stellar example of the value INCOIS provides can be seen in the impact of forecasts on fish catch & its monetary value.

EC seeks specific details from Doordarshan News on telecast of PM's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' event
India

EC seeks specific details from Doordarshan News on telecast of PM's 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' event

The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said it had sought specific details from State-run Doordarshan (DD) News.

World Radio Day: From short waves to FM, take this quiz to check your knowledge of history of the airwaves
India

World Radio Day: From short waves to FM, take this quiz to check your knowledge of history of the airwaves

On World Radio Day, take this quiz to check how well aware you are of world as well as Indian radio's history and its famous personalities

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant can now stream over 350 radio stations in India
News & Analysis

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant can now stream over 350 radio stations in India

The list of radio stations covered by Alexa includes 17 All India Radio stations in 14 languages.

President Ram Nath Kovind to address nation on eve of 70th Republic Day; speech to be broadcast on All India Radio
India

President Ram Nath Kovind to address nation on eve of 70th Republic Day; speech to be broadcast on All India Radio

The AIR will broadcast regional language versions of Ram Nath Kovind's Republic Day address 9.30 pm onwards on its respective regional networks.

All India Radio to shut down its national channel and regional training academies in 5 cities to cut costs
India

All India Radio to shut down its national channel and regional training academies in 5 cities to cut costs

All India Radio's national channel, which was started in 1987, and regional training centres will be shut down to rationalise services, says Prasar Bharati.