Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicI&B ministry

Topic: I&B ministry

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.

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.

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.

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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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.