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National Broadcasting day (NBD)

In India, the National Broadcasting day (NBD) is celebrated every year on 23rd of July because on this day, in 1927, the radio broadcasting was started. The first ever radio broadcast in the country went on the air from the Bombay Station under a private company – the Indian Broadcasting Company (IBC). It was started ..

The first-ever Global Conference for Media Freedom held in London

The first-of-its-kind Global Conference for Media Freedom was co-hosted by the UK and Canada in London. The conference was aimed to strengthen media freedom around the world. It was attended by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash, Member of Parliament Swapan Das Gupta and Kanchan Gupta, Member of Press Council.

Prasar Bharati signs MoU with Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar

Prasar Bharati has recently signed MoU with Mizzima Media Group of Myanmar to realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and content sharing. The agreement was signed in the presence of Prasar Bharati CEO, Shashi Shekhar Vempati and Editor-in-chief and MD, Mizzima in New Delhi. The agreement will realize cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting and envisions ..

Prasar Bharati ties up with Google to telecast 2018 Independence Day programme live online

Prasar Bharati has tied up with Google and its video sharing platform YouTube to telecast the 72nd Independence Day programme live online on 15th August 2018 to increase digital presence. Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati has stated that the live stream window will be seen on the homepage of Google itself so that people ..

A Surya Prakash committee committee constituted to select candidate for post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV)

The Search-cum-Selection Committee headed by Prasar Bharati Chairman A Surya Prakash has been formed to select the candidate for the post of editor-in-chief of Rajya Sabha TV (RSTV). The other members of the 5-member committee are Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, Additional Secretary (Personnel) in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat ..

AIR & DD to meet technical challenges to improve programme

As per CEO of Prasar Bharti, Mr. Jawhar Sircar, All India Radio and Doordarshan need to meet the technical challenges to get better its programme quantum. A separate Recruitment Board of Prasar Bharti will be established soon after receiving approval of the recruitment rules by the Union Cabinet.

Prasar Bharati exempted from paying income tax

In a key respite to the nation’s public broadcaster, the Prasar Bharati has been relieved from paying any income tax. As per one of the amendments in the Finance Bill, 2012, “any income of Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India)” is now mentioned among entities who will not have to pay tax.

Cabinet clears amendments to the Prasar Bharati Bill

Union Cabinet has cleared the proposal to make some official amendments to the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Amendment Bill, 2010 pending in Rajya Sabha in Parliament. One of the amendments is to Section 11(2) of the Act to make the status of the Prasar Bharati employees clear. Now words and until their retirement ..