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Supreme Court say to center “If There’s No Regulatory Mechanism For TV, Create”.



The authorities is silent on the motion taken in opposition to TV channels in a case linked to media reporting on the Tablighi Jamaat gathering at a Delhi mosque in violation of virus restrictions, the Supreme Court mentioned at this time, stressing on the necessity of a “regulatory mechanism”.

“The government is silent on the action that has been taken and the power it has to regulate the TV channels. If there is no regulatory mechanism, create one or else we will hand it over to outside agency. Regulation cannot be left to the NBA (News Broadcasters Association),” Chief Justice SA Bobde mentioned at this time, including that the highest court docket isn’t glad with the center’s affidavit which was shared within the prime court docket, the second in the previous couple of weeks.

Today’s listening to got here practically a month after the highest court docket berated the federal government for having a junior officer file what it known as an “extremely offensive and brazen” response.

“First, you did not file a proper affidavit and then you filed an affidavit which did not deal with the two important questions. This way it cannot be done Mr Mehta… we are not satisfied with your reply. We asked you tell what action taken. But not a whisper in your affidavit,” the bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde instructed Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, underlining that the federal government didn’t take care of the Cable TV Act in its response because it highlighted that “applicability of Cable TV Act in controlling media has a great consequence in this country”.

“Tell us what’s the present legal regime you have… you haven’t told anything,” the highest court docket mentioned. The Solicitor General instructed the court docket {that a} contemporary affidavit might be filed.

The center has defended the media on this case and mentioned in its response to the Supreme Court that there was “no instance of bad reporting”.

The Supreme Court final month pulled up the center on its affidavit and mentioned it “must tell us instances of bad reporting” and what motion had been taken. “Freedom of speech is one of the most abused freedoms in recent times,” Chief Justice SA Bobde had mentioned through the listening to final month.

The prime court docket has been listening to petitions for motion in opposition to the media for “spreading hatred” over the Tablighi meet at Markaz Nizamuddin earlier this yr.

The assembly in March generated an enormous controversy because it grew to become a coronavirus super-spreader with many circumstances throughout the nation linked to those that had attended the gathering.

The authorities has instructed the court docket that it has blocked over 740 hyperlinks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, which linked coronavirus with faith.

Last month, the federal government was requested to file one other affidavit by the Secretary of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, on the petition looking for motion in opposition to some TV channels.

“You cannot treat this court the way you are treating it. Some junior officer has filed the affidavit. Your affidavit is evasive and says petitioner shows no instance of bad reporting. You may not agree but how you can say there is no instance of bad reporting shown,” the Chief Justice had questioned.


For Tiwan & Korean firms Uttar Pradesh emerging as favoured investment hotspot.



As foreign firms expressed intent to invest in UP in a big way, Yogi govt has decided to bring out ‘UP Electronic Manufacturing Policy – 2020’ in August 2020, which is aimed at developing the Electronics sector in all parts of the state.

In a significant milestone for Yogi govt, Electronics Manufacturing Sector has achieved the five-year target in just 3 years by garnering an investment of Rs 20,000 and about 3 lakh employment generation. Many companies from China, Taiwan and Korea are making a beeline to invest in the Electronics sector in Uttar Pradesh and some of those have already arrived in a big way. Recently, Samsung relocated its plant in India from China.

Under the stewardship of Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as hotspot destination for multi-national companies mainly from China, Taiwan and Korea. Electronics Manufacturing sector is drawing maximum investment as many firms have shown keen interest in setting up their bases in the state.

”The target of Rs 20,000 crore of investment and employment of three lakh was set to achieve till 2022 but could be achieved two years in advance as as many as 30 investors were attracted by the policies of the government to invest in Electronics sector in the state till 2020,” Industrial Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) Alok Tandon said.

He said, “the new ambience developed by the state government has resulted in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway area has a well-distinguished Electronics manufacturing hub where many units are coming up. We are receiving intents from several companies regularly as the Electronics Sector is beaming with the activities in the times to come.”

An Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC), designated as TEGNA cluster, is also being set up in NCR where foreign companies like Oppo, 3 Indian companies and 4 Taiwanese companies are setting up their units with an expected investment of Rs 2000.

Buoyed by its success, Yogi government decided to bring out ‘UP Electronic Manufacturing Policy – 2020’ in August 2020, which aimed at developing the Electronics sector in all parts of the state. Uttar Pradesh government, in view of the successful investment scenario in the sector, has also upwardly revised the target to bring fresh investments of Rs 40,000 crore and further generate 4,00,000 employments in the next 5 years.

Under the 2020 policy, 3 Electronics Manufacturing Clusters – an Electronic City near Jewar Airport on Yamuna Expressway, Defense Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (DEMC) in Bundelkhand and a Medical Electronic Manufacturing Cluster in Lucknow-Unnao-Kanpur zone – have been proposed to be established.

Besides, in order to attract investors in establishing manufacturing industries in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal region, various financial incentives have been envisaged in the new policy.

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