MIB gets a changeover with the MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore taking over as full time I&B Minister after a Cabinet reshuffle last month. Smriti Irani has been left only with Textile Ministry now. MIB also gets a new secretary in a Senior IAS officer Amit Khare as N K Sinha superannuates on May 31.
The month of March will go in history as the month of Government’s great U-turn. The proposal to punish journalists engaged in fake news had witnessed massive national uproar, and being mindful of the public opinion going against the government, the PMO had to ask the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (MIB) to withdraw the order.
Space is likely to put over half a trillion USD at stake, as per industry estimates. The digital paradigm in the broadcast media industry is expected to restructure the entire business model. In the digital age, user experience has moved away from being content driven to ‘on-demand’ delivery, offered in a device of consumer choice. Hence, industry’s focus has shifted to:
The massive data leak has brought down share prices of Facebook to half. While the reputation of the biggest social media house is at stake, and many old timers with Facebook called up users to delete their accounts to safeguard their data, Mark Zuckerberg has already apologized to the US Congress and taken personal responsibility over the Cambridge Analytica scandal for “not doing enough” to protect his social media platform’s 87 million users’ private data from being misused, sold, looted or leaked for nefarious purposes such as affecting the results of an election.
First announcing a proposal to punish journalists engaged in fake news, then taking it back due to national uproar and PMO intervention; then proposing to regulate online media, followed by a fresh proposal to install chip in new television set-top boxes (STBs) to ascertain accurate viewership data – the journey towards gagging media and keeping an eye on people’s activities, even their TV watching habits, doesn’t seem to stop with the government.
ANGACOM, Exhibition and Conference for Broadband, Cable &Satellite, has released its conference agenda which has been completely new structured and extended to 34 expert panels for 2018. The event will take place in Cologne/Germany from 12 to 14 June 2018. Following the slogan ‘Where Broadband meets Content’ key topics will equally address the latest developments in the broadband and media markets.
The government on March 14 got the Budget for fiscal year beginning April 1 passed in Lok Sabha. In Budget 2018, basic income tax rates and the slabs have been kept unchanged. From a new long-term capital gains tax on stocks and equity mutual funds to relief for senior citizens on interest income - the changes announced in Budget 2018 are many. However, the Budget 2018 failed to do much for taxpayers as well as the salaried class. It is important for all tax payers to be aware of the tax proposals of this year’s Union Budget as they are going to impact our earnings as well as the day-to-day lives from the upcoming financial year (2018-2019). Here are 10 key changes from 1st April 2018 which must be noted.
March 2018 has been the month of leakages and theft. While the Aadhaar data sale in black markets was still under scanner, the Indian politics was caught red-faced with the BBC’s Channel 4 News disclosure of Facebook data theft by a British consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). It was accused of using data for helping various political parties and candidates to influence voters to win elections (the biggest example was Donald Trump); the data were harvested from 50 million Facebook profiles.
What does a ball do? It moves when it is hit. There are many ways to extend the time limit of a case; moving from court to court, judge to judge is one way, though no one can complain as the judiciary is over-burdened with millions of pending cases. But who will shed a tear on consumers’ interests getting eroded in the dance of a case?
TDSAT Seminar held in Mumbai focused on post Digitisation developments in the Industry, particularly the regulated challenges in the converged communication environment. As reported earlier, TDSAT’s domain of adjudication has been increased including Cyber and Online disputes and Airport Sector.
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