NaViGate Bharat Portal

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Recently, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting launched four portals — Press Sewa, National Register for LCOs, CBC, NaViGate Bharat.

About NaViGate Bharat Portal

  • The ‘National Video Gateway of Bharat (NaViGate Bharat) is developed by the New Media Wing of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • It is a unified bilingual platform which hosts videos on the entire gamut of Government’s development-related and citizen welfare-oriented measures.
  • It empowers citizens by providing a single platform with an interactive user interface to search, stream, share, and download videos related to various Government schemes, initiatives, and campaigns, with filter-based advanced search option.
  • The portal eliminates the hassle of searching for official and reliable information from multiple sources, providing a one-stop platform for media and the general public.

Key facts about Press Sewa Portal

  • It is developed under the Press and Registration of Periodicals Act, 2023 (PRP Act, 2023) by the Press Registrar General of India (PRGI - erstwhile RNI).
  • This portal aims to simplify the cumbersome registration procedures that were prevalent under the colonial PRB Act, 1867.
  • Key features
    • Online Application: Publishers can file applications for title registration online, using Aadhar-based e-signatures.
    • Probability Meter: Indicates the likelihood of title availability.
    • Real-time Tracking of applications status: Accessible through an intuitively designed dashboard.
    • Dedicated DM Module: Enables District Magistrates to manage applications received from publishers in a centralized dashboard.

Other portals

  • National Register for Local Cable Operators (LCOs):
    • It is the first step to bring registration of LCOs currently with Post Offices spread across the country under a Centralised Registration System.
    • A web form has been designed to collect information from local cable operators for the purpose of National Register.
  • Central Bureau of Communication (CBC):
    • It is a vital unit within the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, established on December 8, 2017, through the amalgamation of the erstwhile Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP), Directorate of Field Publicity (DFP), and Song & Drama Division (S&DD).

Q1) What is Cable television?

It is generally any system that distributes television signals by means of coaxial or fibre-optic cables. The term also includes systems that distribute signals solely via satellite. 

Source: Ministry launches 4 new media-related portals to streamline services