Chhattisgarh Current Affairs - 2019

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Hasmukh Adhia Appointed as Chancellor of Gujarat Central University

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the appointment of former finance secretary Hasmukh Adhia as the chancellor of Gujarat Central University. He will hold the post for a period of five years.

Hasmukh Adhia was a Gujarat cadre IAS officer and was appointed as the secretary in the Department of Financial Services after then Chief Minister of Gujarat Narendra Modi took charge as the Prime Minister in 2014.

Central University

Central Universities were established in India under the Central Universities Act 2009. The Act provided for the establishment of one new central university each in Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.

The act also sought to convert  Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyala in Chhattisgarh, Harisingh Gour Vishwavidhalaya in Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) and Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand into Central universities.

The Central Universities were established by the Ministry of Human Resource and Development to address regional imbalances in higher educational facilities in states and 16 states were identified for the establishment of central universities.

Further, through the Central universities Amendment Act 2014 another central university was established at Bihar and another Central University was established in Andhra Pradesh in 2018.

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Prasar Bharati brings 11 more state Doordarshan Channels on Satellite Footprint

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that Prasar Bharati has brought 11 more State DD Channels on the Satellite footprint of India through DD Free Dish. The 11 channels include five from Northeastern states.

11 Channels

The DD channels of the states of Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Uttarakhand have been brought to satellite footprint through DD Free Dish.

Benefits

The state channels represent the aspirations of the people of the state. Satellite network for these 11 channels through DD Free Dish together with increasing visibility of these channels in the regions will also give them an all-India presence.

This all India presence and accessibility to regional broadcast will help promote regional culture and give opportunities to local talent as well.

Prasar Bharati

Prasar Bharati came into existence on 23.11.1997 is a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati Act. Prasar Bharati is the Public Service Broadcaster of India.

Through the Prasar Bharati Act, the objectives of public service broadcasting are achieved by making All India Radio and Doordarshan, which earlier were working as media units under the Ministry of I&B as the constituents of Prasar Bharati.

Free Dish is the Free Direct to Home (DTH) service of Prasar Bharati for receiving TV service directly through satellite with a personal small dish antenna. DTH service does not require a local cable operator for receiving TV service at home.

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