Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicInformation & Broadcasting ministry

Topic: Information & Broadcasting ministry

‘Baseless rumours’ — Bharti Airtel denies govt charge it sold viewership data to news channels

I&B ministry sent show-cause notice to Airtel in March. A few broadcast networks had allegedly cited data from Airtel to claim that their popularity had gone up.

Jolted by bad press, Modi govt drafts plan to show it is ‘responsive, hard-working’

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar and I&B Secretary Amit Khare have been holding video-conferences every day with senior govt officials for over a week now to review negative press.

IFFI goes partially online, Modi govt to set up video platform for delegates to watch films

The virtual platform will also be used for conducting various masterclasses and webinars. It will also have separate interactive models for registrations, auditoriums, and workshops.

System of discipline needed on what is offered to viewers by OTT platforms — top I&B official

Joint secretary in the ministry Vikram Sahay says the govt will be in touch with the industry to work out a regulatory model acceptable to all.

Govt’s OTT move aims to clearly define jurisdiction over content & platforms — I&B secy

I&B secretary Amit Khare said the decision to bring OTT platforms such as Hotstar & Netflix under the ministry was to ensure online and offline content is not treated differently.

Attempts being made to project a nationalist channel as anti-national — Sudarshan TV to govt

I&B ministry sent show cause notice to the channel on 23 September, saying its 'UPSC jihad' show violated the programme code. The channel filed a 950-page reply to the notice.

Govt wants level playing field for print, digital media with FDI: I&B Secretary Amit Khare

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar says govt will soon announce incentives for films & TV hit by Covid, and will also come out with SOP for film and TV shoots.

NaMo TV – the confused channel orphaned by I&B ministry and DTH operators

It's odd that BJP hasn't openly admitted ownership of NaMo TV since many political parties, across India, own TV channels.

On Camera

YourTurn

The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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