Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of Information and Broadcasting

Topic: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Why section of PIB officials are peeved with their new boss

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I&B ministry to form to review existing guidelines of the Journalist Welfare Scheme

The 12-member committee will revise the quantum of ex-gratia payment in case of death as well as in other cases under the scheme, the ministry said Thursday.

IAS officer Apurva Chandra appointed as Information and Broadcasting secretary

Chandra, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, is currently Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Tougher piracy controls, Centre’s certification power — what film certification bill changes

The draft, which has been questioned by filmmakers, comes just weeks after the Modi government abolished the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal.

I&B ministry seeks public feedback on changes to how films are certified & punishing piracy

The Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill proposes to fine film piracy with jail term and fine and I&B has asked the general public to send their comments on the draft bill by 2 July.

Wanted for I&B ministry: Pvt companies to execute media campaigns & events for Modi govt

BECIL, a PSU under the I&B ministry, has invited bids from private firms who could be hired by the government as and when needed to plan and run specific campaigns.

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.

‘India not alone to suffer second wave’ — message Modi govt wants to send to repair its image

I&B ministry says its daily meeting are routine and are meant to review functioning of the media units, says it is not aimed at countering any 'adverse media publicity'.

Modi govt irked by ‘misuse of RTI to extract news, discredit’ it. Has a plan to counter it

Govt is set to informally ask senior officials to respond to RTI applications ‘in totality’, and explain all circumstances in detail to eliminate the scope of ‘interpretation’.

Prasar Bharati income nearly halved in 3 yrs over govt ad cut, pro bono campaigns: MPs’ panel

The Parliamentary panel says Prasar Bharati needs to make more efforts to monetise content available with the organisation in order to generate revenues.

On Camera

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File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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