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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.
All India Radio broadcasting house | Twitter

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.
NaMo TV being shown on Tata Sky | ThePrint

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.
Doordarshan Bhawan | Commons

I&B ministry tells DD & AIR to ensure level-playing field for all parties after EC rap

I&B ministry tells Prasar Bharati to ensure DD News does not betray 'preferential' or 'disproportionate' treatment to any particular political party.
Doordarshan Bhawan | Commons

DD and AIR set to launch news channels, digital platform ahead of Lok Sabha elections

From a 24x7 radio news stream to a revamped global English news channel, the Prasar Bharati-run public broadcasters are set for a fresh direction.
NFAI

Govt’s film preservation project in ‘total disarray’, says I&B-appointed inquiry panel

Panel pulls up the National Film Archives of India, but itself hasn’t met since August 2018, raising questions over the seriousness of the project.
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‘Concerned’ Press Council tells Modi govt to stop delaying accreditation of journalists

Press Council asks I&B Ministry to reconstitute Central Press Accreditation Committee within a month, and include journalists’ unions in the panel.
Netflix open on a laptop | Twitter

The meeting at which Netflix is said to have agreed to self-regulate in India

Netflix is said to have committed to look at global best practices and come up with a solution to self-regulate after meeting Modi govt officials.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.
RBI

RBI reschedules Monetary Policy Committee meeting, new dates to be announced soon

The panel was scheduled to meet for three days beginning 29 September for RBI's bi-monthly monetary policy review. RBI did not give any reason for rescheduling the meet.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.