Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicI&B ministry

Topic: I&B ministry

Grievance redressal board, Rs 500 cr fine, key features of new personal data protection draft bill

Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, based on principles such as 'lawful' use of personal data by organisations & usage of data 'for the purposes for which it was collected'.

With new govt order, Zee can no longer broadcast 10 of its regional channels on DD Free Dish

In an order Friday, the I&B ministry said Zee accessed DD Free Dish’s vast audiences without paying necessary auction fees. This comes after competitors raised the issue with govt.

Run ‘public interest’ announcements for 1 hr daily or face penalty — Modi govt tells pvt radio

Released on 6 July by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, govt advisory says the announcements will be dictated by the central and state governments.

Govt media advisory body gets new name, Central Bureau of Communication. Aim is ‘uniformity’

Bureau of Outreach and Communication, which comes under I&B ministry and provides 'communication solutions' to govt bodies, was renamed via gazette notification issued Tuesday.

I&B Ministry announces year-long celebrations to mark birth centenary of Satyajit Ray

In recognition of his legacy, 'Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Cinema' has been instituted from 2021 to be given at the International Film Festival of India.

2 months after polls, National Film Awards still not on Modi govt to-do list, no date yet

The jury for 66th National Film Awards has still not decided on the final list of winners.

Not govt staff, minister Javadekar wants consultants to fill up 15,000 DD and AIR posts

The minister has made it clear after taking charge of the ministry that no regular government staff needs to be hired for these vacant positions.

Modi govt’s I&B to-do list — regulating platforms like NaMo TV, Netflix & online news

The I&B ministry has drawn up a plan, under which the new Modi govt will bring in fresh regulation and amend old Acts.

Why National Film Awards were delayed — spurt in politician biopics, divided industry

I&B ministry believes that with a divided industry, any award will spark controversy, could get Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu to give away awards.  

National Film Awards will be declared after Lok Sabha elections, says I&B ministry

In a statement issued Wednesday, the ministry said it will declare the awards after the election process is over and the model code of conduct concludes.

On Camera


People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, during a commemoration of the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter, Reuters

China protests a ‘grey rhino’ moment for Xi Jinping. And it will only get stronger

Chinese agitators aren’t shying away from connecting demands to lift Covid restrictions with broader political appeals.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.