Donald Trump appoints Indian-American Ajit Pai as FCC chairman

Posted on:27 Jan 2017 09:43:31
Donald Trump appoints Indian-American Ajit Pai as FCC chairman
27 January 2017 Current Affairs: President Donald Trump has appointed Ajit Pai to head the powerful US communications regulatory agency, becoming the third Indian American picked for key positions in his administration. 

Pai, 44, will be the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the federal authority regulating cellphone spectrum and services, radio, television, phone, internet and satellite and cable. 

The FCC also has a major role in controlling the content of television and radio, a sensitive issue given Trump’s contentious relations with the media. 

The agency sets and enforces certain norms on content like obscenity in TV and conditions like having a certain amount of local news content for stations to keep their licences. 

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