Match the following questions with explanation- Series 17- Mass Communication

Concept/organization Related Activity
PIL Court of Law
PIB Press
NIC Information collection and analysis
IB Policing

Keywords- PIL, PIB, NIC, IB.

Asked in Paper II- June 2011

Explanation- Series 17

Public Interest Litigation (PIL)

  • PIL is directly filed by an individual or group of people in the Supreme Court and high courts and judicial member.
  • It is a way of using the law strategically to effect social change.
  • In simple words, PIL means litigation filed in a court of law for the protection of ‘ Public Interest’ such as pollution, terrorism, road safety, constructional hazards etc.

Press Information Bureau (1919)

  • It is the nodal agency of Government of India.
  • The current director general is Sitanshu Ranjan kar.
  • Its headquarter is in National Media Centre, New Delhi.

Intelligence Bureau (IB)

  • Intelligence Bureau (IB) is India’s Internal Intelligence Agency was formed in 1887.
  • Arvind Kumar is the current director of the IB, who took over from Rajiv Jain on 26 Jan 2019.
  • RAW deals with foreign intelligence (previously both internal and external) while IB handles internal intelligence of our country.

National Informatics centre (NIC)

  • NIC is the premier science and technology organization of the Government of India in Informatics services and ICT applications.
  • The NIC was established in 1976.
  • Headquarter- Delhi
  • Almost all Indian government websites are developed and managed by NIC.
  • NIC is a part of the Indian Ministry of Electronics and ICT department.

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