18 November 2016 Current Affairs: The National Press Day is celebrated on November 16, 2016 to remember the day on which the Press Council of India started which is also coincides with Golden Jubileeof Press Council of India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred excellence in journalism awards and ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ to veteran journalist S. Nihal Singh on the occasion of National Press Day. It is followed Seminars have been organized by the Press Council in New Delhi
The Press Council decided be extended to South East Asia and other regions of the sub-continent to promote peace and fair and fearless journalism.
PCI also sign a bilateral agreement with the Bangladesh Press Council and is also planning to sign an MoU with Myanmar.
It was also set up to preserve the freedom of the press and to maintain and improve the standards of newspapers and news agencies in India
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