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I&B Minister Jaitley launches DD News mobile app, e-book of I&B Ministry, e-version of India 2015

Information and
Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Arun Jaitley recently launched the mobile application of
DD News
and said the audience was extremely keen to have a comprehensive view
of issues and events.

Jaitley said
there were multifarious channels of information dissemination and objective
presentation of news should never become a casualty.

Information and
Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Arun Jaitley recently launched the mobile application of
DD News
and said the audience was extremely keen to have a comprehensive view
of issues and events.

Jaitley said
there were multifarious channels of information dissemination and objective
presentation of news should never become a casualty.

There was space
for news based on facts and correct information in a news scenario which was
competitive, event-based and anchor-driven, he said.

The minister
said the launch of the application by DD News was an important milestone for
Prasar Bharati as it catered to the information needs of a pan-India audience.

The application
will provide DD News a platform to instantly communicate news on a 24×7 basis
and it has added a new dimension to its profile, he said, adding that the
application will address the needs of viewers who sought information through
the mobile phone.

The new mobile
application of DD News will make live TV, news feed and top videos available on
smartphones.

Officials said
the mobile application has a user-friendly interface and is available even in
poor network conditions. Both Android and i-Phone versions of the application
are available.

The minister
also launched an e-book of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry and
e-version of India-2015 and Bharat-2015 — reference annuals brought out by the
Publications Division. They said e-version of the India/Bharat-2015 was aimed
at providing better reading experience to the public.

“It was
imperative to constantly and consistently improve the ongoing efforts to go
digital,” he said.

Referring to the
e-book, he said it captures the achievements and initiatives of the ministry in
the last one year and presents the content in a multi-media and reader-friendly
format with pictures and embedded videos.

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