Q. With reference to ‘Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Satellite Television Channels in India, 2022’ consider the following statements:
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2.It allows a news agency to get permission for ten years instead of the current one year.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1: The statement is incorrect. The guidelines have made it mandatory for all TV channels to undertake public service broadcasting for a minimum period of thirty-minutes a day on themes of national importance and of social relevance. However, there are certain categories that have been already exempted and exemption has also been kept open to be updated. The exemption may also apply to wildlife channels and foreign channels, besides live telecasts in the case of sports channels.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. It allows a news agency to get permission for five years instead of the current one year.

Source: The Indian Express