Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicMinistry of Information and Broadcasting

Topic: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

India bans 22 YouTube channels for ‘peddling lies’ about security, foreign policies

The I&B Ministry said they used templates and logos of TV new channels to look authentic, some social media accounts were coordinated from Pakistan.

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’.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.