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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Portals

24th February, 2024 POLITY AND GOVERNANCE

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Portals

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  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched four portals Press Sewa, National Register for LCOs, CBC, NaViGate Bharat —to streamline media-related services under its umbrella.

Four Portals

Press Sewa Portal

  • Online application filing for title registration
  • Aadhaar-based e-signatures
  • 'Probability Meter' for title availability
  • Real-time tracking of application status
  • Intuitively designed dashboard
  • DM Module for District Magistrates
  • AI-based chatbot for user-friendly interactions
  • Aims at complete automation of newspaper registration

National Register for LCOs

  • Comprehensive database of Local Cable Operators
  • Streamlining regulatory processes in cable television sector

Central Bureau of Communication (CBC) Portal

  • Online empanelment system for media (newspaper, periodicals, TV, radio, digital)
  • Ensuring transparency and efficiency

NaViGate Bharat Portal

  • National Video Gateway of Bharat.
  • Dedicated pages for ministries, sectors, schemes, campaigns.
  • Aims to streamline and increase government engagement with media.
  • Foster transparency, and innovation, and improve departmental functioning.


Q. Which ministry is responsible for the recent launch of NaViGate Bharat Portal?

A) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

B) Ministry of Home Affairs

C) Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

D) Ministry of Communications

Correct Answer: A) Ministry of Information and Broadcasting