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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Swachchta Pakhwara --AIR, Allahabad

AIR, Allahabad organized a oath taking programme on the occasion of starting of Swachchta Pakhwara on 16.01.2017 and undertook a cleanliness drive in the AIR Campus and colony to mark the occasion.

Contributed by :- Shri. B.R.Jaiswal, DDE, AIR, Allahabad,

रांची आकाशवाणी से सुनिए नया कार्यक्रम 'हसीन लम्हे'

आकाशवाणी रांची महीने के दूसरे और चौथे बुधवार व गुरुवार को प्राइमरी चैनल से दिन में 10 बजे और विविध भारती एफएम पर शाम 5.30 से एक नए कार्यक्रम हसीन लम्हे का प्रसारण करने जा रहा है। पहले कार्यक्रम में झारखंड की राज्यपाल द्रौपदी मुर्मू से ली गई भेंटवार्ता और उनकी पसंद केदेशभक्ति गीत शामिल किए गए हैं। साथ ही उनके व्यक्तित्व और सामाजिक दायित्व के विभिन्न पहलुओं को शामिल किया गया है। लगभग 55 मिनट के पहले कार्यक्रम का प्रसारण आकाशवाणी राची (549 किलो ह‌र्ट्ज) से 25 जनवरी को दिन में 10 बजे और विविध भारती एफएम (103.3 मेगाहर्ट्ज़) पर 26 जनवरी को संध्या 5.30 बजे से होगा।

भेंटकर्ता सुनील सिंह 'बादल' और संयोजक कार्यक्रम प्रमुख राजेश गौतम हैं। सुनील बादल ने बताया कि भविष्य में मुख्यमंत्री, पूर्व मुख्यमंत्री, विधानसभा अध्यक्ष, मंत्री, सासद, विधायक, वरिष्ठ अधिकारियों, पत्रकारों, रंगकर्मियों, खिलाड़ियों, साहित्यकारों तथा वैसे सभी चर्चित लोगों की भेंटवार्ताएं प्रसारित की जाएंगी, जिनके जीवन के अनछुए पहलुओं के बारे में लोग जानना चाहते हैं। इनकेअलावा जनहित में सामाजिक सरोकार से जुड़े कुछ अन्य नए कार्यक्रम भी इस वर्ष प्रसारित किए जाएंगे।

स्रोत :-
द्वारा अग्रेषित :- श्री. जैनेन्द्र निगम पीबी न्यूज डेस्क और श्री. झावेंद्र ध्रुव

The spirit of dance

The pursuit of a passion for dance is fraught with risk to lives and livelihood for Afghan dancers, writes Madhavi Puranam. Nooriya Habibi and Obaid Zazai and a team of Attan dancers from Afghanistan are in Hyderabad for the first International Dance Festival mounted by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) with Prasar Bharati, Telangana government and Doordarshan as the organising partners. As they enthusiastically shared about the Afghan culture, you wonder what culture and arts could have survived such destructive times. The horrifying image of the Taliban destroying Bamiyan Buddha statues of central Afghanistan dating back to the 4-5th centuries AD are still vivid; and the havoc wreaked upon a country whose history dates back to fifty thousand years has been a monumental tragedy. Nooriya nods with wisdom beyond her age when she says, “Yes, we risk our lives to pursue our arts and culture.” When asked if she is not afraid, she says defiantly, “For how long can one be afraid? We have to risk something, even if it is our life, to gain something.”

The Afghan dancers of Pashtun origin participate in the ABU festival just to assert that they too have a distinct cultural identity and their spirit is greater than the destruction inflicted, and the sectarian strife cause by some of the countries neighbouring Afghanistan. Of a country of 35 million people, where 70 percent are illiterate, the remaining 30 percent who are literate are predominantly artists and people dealing with cultural activities in one way or the other.Nooriya, a Pashtun girl, who faces severe ostracism for her interest in arts and modelling, is also pursuing her graduation in an environment where women face immense suppression. The army fatigues, which she was sporting albeit with a headscarf, symbolized her indefatigable spirit of breaking free of the shackles. The government official accompanying the Afghan artists, Mohammad Homayoun Feroz, Director of Arts and Literary programs, Radio and Television of Afghanistan (RTA), graciously shared Afghanistan government’s efforts to keep alive the arts and provide encouragement to the artists. He reflected on how an artist with his deep knowledge of the society and its problems strives for peace. Also a filmmaker, Homayoun, shared how arts cater to the higher ideals of mankind. He declared Nooriya as a “Champion” in a society where women hardly get their due. He informed that the matters of arts and culture are monitored at the highest level- President Ashraf Ghani, his advisor, Rahimi, and the Director General of RTA. Obaid Zazai is not only a model but also a costume designer some of whose exotic creations were displayed at the festival. A costume woven in gold was the highlight apart from the exquisite weaves and embroidery and the ethnic jewellery of Afghanistan.

The young dancers at this inaugural edition of ABU International Television dance festival on January 15,exhibited immense energy and spirit and their friendly and affable nature was endearing. These Pashtun ethnic people danced a form called Attan accompanied by the lively dhol and shehnai. Their swirling movements whose beauty was enhanced by their flowing costumes, pirouettes and the head rotations with their long locks flying in frenzy created magical moments. It is not easy for these young male dancers to pursue their interest despite societal disapproval, dance not being able to offer a living to sustain them, and above all staking their lives for the love of their life. They stood out in quiet dignity with their own distinct identity at the festival where the other participating countries included Azerbaijan, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, India, Maldives, Mongolia, Philippines, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Source and Credit :-
Forwarded by :- Shri. Jainendra Nigam PB News Desk,


Doordarshan is telecasting news related to sports, traffic and meteorological information along with the various programmes besides promoting local culture of Chhattisgarh, said Director of Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Amit Katoch while addressing the two-day Community Radio Awareness Workshop held here on Wednesday. In Community Radio, the telecast of advertisement has been extended for seven minutes per hour whereas the subsidy has been raised from 50 per cent to 75 per cent for basic infrastructure and equipment too, he said.

Kotach said that the Central Government has been providing several facilities to promote Community Radio Stations in remote areas. Deputy Director Inderjeet Grewal informed about the process for opening Community Radio Station. Pooja Murada shared information related to operating Community Radio Station. President of Community Radio Association Ashok Singh too expressed his views on the occasion.

Source and Credit :-
Forwarded by :- Shri. Jainendra Nigam PB News Desk,

Friday, January 20, 2017

Workshop on Digital Payment at AIR, Allahabad

AIR, Allahabad organized a workshop on Digital Payment on 18th January,2017 in which Branch Manager of Cantonment Branch, SBI Smt. Deepmala Vishwakarma was invited. She imparted useful information and tips on Digital payment, usage of new application and its salient features such as Unified Payment Interface(UPI) SBI Pay, SBI buddy(e-wallet),SBI anywhere, SBI quick and told how to use it safely. She also stressed to increase the use of netbanking to make payment cashless and use these applications to make transaction hassle-free. Numbers of officers and employees attended the workshop. The workshop was very informative and proved to be useful for the AIR staff.

Contributed By:B.R. Jaiswal,DDE, AIR, Allahabad,


Staff of AIR Kurukshetra took oath on swachhta on 16.1.2017, participated in cleaning work and loaded solid waste on the vehicles of Municipal Corporation. 

Further went to villages that did commendable on swachhta e.g. to make the village free from defecation in the open and construction of toilets etc. Programmes on such villages on by one are being broadcast. 

Forwarded By:T.N.Kaushal,AD(P)AIR Kurukshetra ,

5 Doordarshan shows from 90s we would like to see make a comeback

In the 1990s, we didn't have cable connections, set-top box, DTH or multiplexes. Then the mode of entertainment was only Doordarshan. This was the time when Bollywood actors started their career and established their name. Today, if the 90s shows are aired again then they will surely be a major hit.

Mowgli (Based on The Jungle Book)

An animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's stories from The Jungle Book, Mowgli was aired on Doordarshan in 1993. With 52 episodes, surely we would like to see its comeback. An animated movie based on the collection was also released earlier this year. The Jungle Book is the story of a boy Mowgli, who gets lost in the Jungle and is later brought-up by Alexandar the wolf and with Kaa (Python), Baloo (blue Bear) and Bagheera (black Panther). We are in 2016, but still the title song 'Jungle Jungle pata chala hai, Chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai' is on our minds.

Shriman Shrimati

Surely, people would love the watch the comeback of the popular family comedy show that was aired in 1995 on Doordarshan. The show was produced by Adhikari Brothers – Gautam and Markand Adhikari. Shriman Shrimati gained popularity due to its simplicity and comic timing of actors.

Alif Laila – Arabian Nights

Directed by Ramanand Sagar, Alif Laila – Arabian Nights was among the most popular shows on Doordarshan in the 90s. The adventurous and action filled drama will rock the screens if it is aired again.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

Dekh Bhai Dekh was a hugely successful family comedy show in the 90s. The show was directed by Anand Mahendroo and produced by Jaya Bachchan, and revolved around the Diwan family and their various experiences.


Entertaining the Indian viewers for over 2 years, the fantasy story of Chandrakanta was based on Devaki Nandan Khatri’s novel of the same name. The 90s generation kids cannot forget the punch line 'Yakku'.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB NewsDesk ,


Consequent to revision in the pay structure of Central Govt. employees, CGHS contribution is going to be enhanced from 01.01.2017 at the following rate :

Level in the Pay Martix                   Contribution per Month          Level 1 to 5                                                                    Rs. 250/-
Level 6                                                                           Rs. 450/-
Level 7 to 11                                                                  Rs. 650/-
Level 12 and above                                                        Rs. 1000/-

Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS
Basic Pay (7th Pay)                                         Ward entitlement
Up to Rs. 47600/-                                                       General
From Rs.47601 to Rs.63100                                       Semi Private
Rs. 63101/- and above                                                Private.

For more details click on the following link.

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Inspiration- You Won’t Believe How Simple It Is to Make Your Home Go Solar Once We Bust These Common Myths!

India is one of the sunniest countries in the world, but the adoption of solar power generation by the common man has been very slow. This is in part fuelled by many doubts, often based on groundless misconceptions and myths.With more than 5,000 trillion kWh of solar radiation, and 320 sunny days in a year, India has an abundance of potential for solar power. The Government of India has envisioned a target of generating 100 GW of solar energy, out of the peak demand of 320 GW, by 2022. It hopes to generates 40 GW of such solar energy from residential rooftops, i.e. the end consumer.

To push the uptake of solar energy amongst semi-urban and urban masses, a slew of benefits & incentives are being provided to the end consumers.

1. Central Financial Assistance: Up to 30 % capital subsidy provided by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India on total capital outlay.

2. State Financial Assistance: 15-60 % capital subsidy provided by different State Governments as per their policy on total capital outlay.

3. Net Metering: Produce solar energy from your roof directly in the day and relay excess or unused energy back to your grid against energy credits, to be settled on a yearly basis.

4. Generation-Based Incentive (GBI): State-specific GBI benefits are being provided to the tune of Rs. 1-2/unit of solar energy produced.

Despite such incentives, uptake for solar energy infrastructure by the end-consumer is limited. People presume there are several complexities with going solar, and also have several apprehensions and doubts, based on common myths and misconceptions. However, many of these apprehensions are unfounded, with little basis in reality.Going solar is expensive, and there exists no mechanism for funding or financing.

There are various financing options available to the end-consumer through private and public financial arms. Public and Private sector banks such as the State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, HDFC, and ICICI, to name a few, finance solar energy systems under “home loans/home improvement loans” category, at favourable interest rates of up to 12 %. There are also other institutions in the market that specialise in solar debt financing of up to 70 % of the project cost at 11-14 % interest rates.The key is to ensure that your solar system installer is MNRE-approved, and uses components tested by reputed Indian and international laboratories.Solar Panels take up roof space and render it useless for other purposes

This is a very common concern. A typical 1 kW system needs about 100 sq. ft. of area. The most standard size in a solar plant is 5 kW, and the average roof size of an Indian roof is 900 sq. ft., which means a 5 kW will use up more than 55 % of your roof space. The solution to this is building super-elevated structures from ground or roof level with an elevation of 8-10 ft. on top of which the solar panel mechanism can be put in place. This frees up roof space and does away with the problem of shadowing from buildings that are taller than the client’s own roof.

As per the Central Government’s order, and special order by most of the States, authorities have amended the building by-laws to allow for such elevations for erection of solar systems. In totality, super structures increase the energy generation efficiency, and even leave the roof free for gardening, barbecue, and other outdoor activities.Solar Panels only produce about 80 % of their rated output

This is usually because the solar panels are unable to convert all the incidental sunlight that falls onto them into usable energy. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Hence, not all the solar panels mounted atop your roof get sunlight throughout the day. The solution to this is using a mounting structure for your solar panels that moves with the sun’s movement.We all know how a sunflower moves with the sun’s movement. You can programme this kind of motion into your solar panel frame. This uses an auto-tracking-based system with an actuator and hydraulic motor, as seen in the video below. Auto-tracking-based systems increase the efficiency of any standard solar system by up to 22 % by replicating the sun’s movement.

You need to clean solar panels every 15-20 days, making them a highly labour-intensive asset

Bird droppings, pollution, and moisture are the worst enemies of solar panels and systems. They can reduce a system’s performance if you don’t wash or wipe the panels every 7-10 days. This can be tedious, especially when the panels are atop an elevated structure of 8-10 ft. (like the one proposed earlier).The best solution is installing a timer-based auto-cleaning system that works like a drip system. It automatically cleans your solar panels every day for 15-20 mins. One would think this would waste plenty of water, and that’s normally true. But, you can use a U-shaped funnel-based piping mechanism to collect the water in one place. The mechanism later discharges the water into a tank for other household cleaning activities, or rainwater harvesting. In fact, by covering your roof with solar panels, the overall heat in the house reduces. This saves on AC bills, and keeps the house a little cooler.

As is evident, going solar is a lot easier and more beneficial than people commonly understand. With the multiple assistance options available in the market, going solar is now a great idea. It’s time to put the abundant sunshine in India to good use!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Conference of Engineering heads of six AIR stations, held at AIR Ratnagiri

Conference of engineering heads, of AIR Pune, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangali, Nasik and Satara ,was organised at AIR Ratnagiri on 16th and 17th January 2017. The conference was made corporate like and All the engineering heads presented PPT of their stations' achievements and special technical activities.They also shared their problems. Sh Ashish Bhatnagar ,DDG,AIR,Pune,who chaired this conference, gave valuable suggestions for the improvement of station performance and asked them to share innovative technical ideas which were executed successfully at their stations.

Sh D K Sudame ADE,AIR Pune, S M Padalkar,AE, AIR Kolhapur, A S Suryvanshi AE,AIR Sangali,K B Bendre AE, AIR Satara,D E Patil AE, AIR Nasik and S Y Khade AE, AIRRatnagiri,participated in the conference.

Sh D K Sudame, coordinated the conference  and S Y Khade hosted this conference very nicely. Not only the officers but whole staff of AIR Station got involved and was instrumental in this event.

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