National Press Day Commemorated On 16 November

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16 November 2021 Current Affairs:Every year on November 16th, National Press Day is held to honour India’s free and responsible press.

Highlights:
♦ The Press Council of India began working as a moral watchdog on this day, ensuring that the press maintains high standards and is neither influenced or threatened. 
♦ It also marks the establishment of the Press Council of India.
♦ The First Press Commission was established in 1956 with the goal of forming a Press Council to preserve India’s press freedom.
♦ The Press Council of India was created on July 4, 1966. It went into effect on November 16, 1966. 
♦ As a result, every year on November 16th, National Press Day is observed.

Press Council of India:
♦ Under the Press Council Act of 1978, the Press Council of India was established in 1966.
♦ In order to protect the press’s independence, it exercises authority over state instruments as well. It assures that the Indian press is not influenced by outside events.
 

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