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60th Foundation Day of Doordarshan

Current context: 60th foundation day of Doordarshan was celebrated on 15th September in New Delhi.
60th Foundation Day of Doordarshan 
  • On the occasion, the union minister Prakash Javadekar released Postage Stamp to mark Doordarshan's 60th Foundation Day.
  • A poem penned by Alok Srivastava and rendered in the voice of Amitabh Bachchan was also launched, highlighting the role played by Doordarshan.
  • A Korean Public Service Broadcasting channel, KBS World was launched through which DD India will now be available in the Republic of Korea.
  • Doordarshan is India’s first public service broadcaster that was founded in 1959.
  • In 1965, the first five-minute-long news bulletin was read by Pratima Puri and she interviewed Yuri Gagarin, the first man to travel into outer space.
  • The first coloured broadcast of Doordarshan happened in 1982 which was of Asian Games in Delhi.


Q.1 Recently, the Government has released a postage stamp on the foundation day of which Public Service Broadcasting channel?
a. All India Radio
b. Doordarshan
d. KBS World
60th Foundation Day of Doordarshan 60th Foundation Day of Doordarshan Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 17, 2019 Rating: 5

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