The Editors Guild of India on December 14 sought the withdrawal of a recent advisory issued by the Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry asking all private television channels to desist from showing content that could incite violence or promote "anti-national attitudes".The Guild said it believes that the media's overall commitment to responsible coverage of developments in the country should not be questioned through such an advisory.In the advisory issued this week, the ministry had asked all private satellite TV channels to be particularly cautious about airing content that is likely to incite violence, promote "anti-national attitudes" and contains anything affecting the integrity of the nation.Close The advisory was issued after some TV channels beamed footage of violent protests in the northeast against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill that was passed by Parliament on December 11. related news Portion of railway station complex in Bengal's Howrah set on fire … [Read more...] about Editors Guild seeks withdrawal of I&B Ministry’s advisory to TV channels
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Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Kerala requires a Department of Design for the state to emerge as a creative hub of the world, experts at a three-day international event here said. Such a set-up can enable the government to focus on the state's strengths in the field of design and resolve pertinent deficiencies, they said in a panel discussion at the Kochi Design Week that concluded on Saturday.Experts were addressing a session on 'Kerala as Creative Hub of the World' on the second day of the December 12-14 KDW, organised chiefly by the government to chart a long-term development mission for the state through futuristic design and architecture.Moderating the discussions, National Institute of Design former director Pradyumna Vyas said Kerala's strengths in the area of IT and digital competencies, tourism, heritage and culture make it a strong contender for being the creative hub of the world.Close "The government, policymakers and bureaucrats are promoting creative activity in a big way, as can be seen from the way … [Read more...] about Kerala requires Department of Design to become creative hub of world: Experts
Captain Virat Kohli along with his dynamic opening duo of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have been in imperious form off late as they showed in the T20I series where they tormented the West Indies attack. Now the lethal trio will train their guns once again on the Windies as the two sides square off in a three-match ODI rubber starting on December 15 in Chennai .The no. 2 ranked ODI squad on the ICC rankings will be looking for their 10th straight bilateral ODI series win against their Caribbean counterparts who are way down in the rankings on 9th spot.However, India will be wary of the weather playing spoilsport with rains hitting the MA Chidambaram Stadium in the last 24 hours.Close Where to watch: The match starts 1.30 PM IST. It will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD. Online viewers can catch the action on Hotstar. related news On the Ball podcast | IND vs WI ODI series preview: India way too strong for West Indies, will pick up a 3-0 … [Read more...] about India vs West Indies 1st ODI preview: Where to watch, team news, possible XI and betting odds
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday alleged that his successor Narendra Modi misled the people by making "lofty promises" which he "failed" to fulfil. Addressing a mega 'Bharat Bachao' (Save India) rally at the Ramlila grounds here, the Congress leader said Modi had promised to take the country's economy to USD 5 trillion by 2024, double farmers' income and provide two crore new jobs every year for youths."Six years ago, Narendra Modi showed lofty promises to people. Now it has been proved that all these promises were false and he has failed in fulfilling all the promises made and the people of the country were misled," he said.The rally was attended among others by top Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, besides Congress chief ministers Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot, Bhupesh Baghel. However, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh was conspicuous by his absence.Close In his brief address, Manmohan Singh urged the people to strengthen the Congress … [Read more...] about Modi made false promises to people to mislead them six years ago: Manmohan Singh