Editorial Simplified : 15th June

Editorial Simplified : 15th Day of June 2016

This Series of posts covers the essential Editorial from prominent newspapers. The Editorial from the newspapers are compiled by the Subject Teachers form the Academy and provided in notes format so that the aspirants does not waste their precious time in sifting through the newspapers. 

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Editorial : The censor is snipped


Udta Punjab a Punjabi movie was recently marred in controversy due to its conflict with Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) regarding censorship. The editorial examines the situation.

Important points

  • The Bombay High Court ordered that Udta Punjab be granted an ‘Adult’ category certificate and allowed to be screened with only one cut and disclaimer.
  • This order by the Court should act as a reminder for the CBFC that it’s real function is Certification and not Censorship.
  • The CBFC should now learn to allow freedom of expression to creative impulses of present day producers.


  • The reasonable restrictions under Article 19(2) have been routinely invoked to choke free speech in India.
  • But in essence the restrictions with Article 19 were never meant to include such things as finding something in poor taste and against the political opinion.
  • The Chairman of CBFC is seemingly guilty of succumbing to the view that hurt sentiments are basis of ordering extensive cuts.
  • The Shyam Bengal Committee which recently submitted its report on norms relating to film certification recommended that CBFC should be just a certifying body.
  • After Udta Punjab saga, reforming the CBFC has certainly acquired urgency.

Editorial : Microsoft’s new link


Microsoft recently acquired LinkedIn the world’s largest professional network for $ 26 billion. The editorial delves into the deal and new dimensions in the technology sector.

Important points

  • In the 1980’s and 90’s the technology sector was ruled by Microsoft, nearly to the point of monopoly.
  • But over the last few decades the rise of facebook, smartphones etc have dramatically altered the contours of technology sector.
  • Microsoft is now trying to reconcile itself with the new world.
  • The deal to buy Nokia by Microsoft was seen in the same context of reconciliation. But the deal could not reap benefits for Microsoft.
  • The critics are optimistic about LinkedIn purchase.
  • LinkedIn is mainly into professional networking and Microsoft focussing on professional cloud computing. Hence the coming together is expected to give Microsoft a push in the right direction.


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