What is the Prasar Bharati Act all about?

What is it? The twin objectives of the Prasar Bharati (Broadcast Corporation of India) Act of 1990 are crystallised in Section 12 of the law. Section 12 (3)(a) mandates that Prasar Bharati ensure that “broadcasting is conducted as a public service.” Again, Section 12 (3)(b) reinforces that the purpose of Read More …

The terrapin races against extinction in the wild

Context: A small group of one of India’s most-threatened turtles, the northern river terrapin, is finding refuge in four breeding ponds in the Sundarbans in West Bengal, under an ambitious plan to repopulate the species in the wild. Other Facts: The terrapin is one of five freshwater turtles among the Read More …

A look inside the electronic voting machine

Can the EVM be rigged or tampered with? We look at the technical and institutional safeguards that the Election Commission claims are in place to prevent electoral malpractice. Addressing common concerns Is it technically possible to manipulate the EVM? A look at some frequently raised concerns Can EVMs be hacked? Unlike Read More …