Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: NFDC

‘Mooknayak’: Modi govt plans documentary to showcase B.R. Ambedkar to the world

Govt believes this will also help strengthen India’s soft power in the world by showcasing the Constitution as a progressive, forward-looking document.

After Modi govt order, CBI opens enquiry against NFDC, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee

CBI launches preliminary enquiry after I&B ministry allegations of financial embezzlement at NFDC, including 'undue' payments to Kashyap, Banerjee.

Ailing Air India working on Lufthansa-style makeover for its in-flight entertainment

Air India plans to introduce iPads, pre-loaded with films and documentaries, to its business and first class passengers on international flights.

NFDC may not be shut after all as I&B ministry comes up with a fresh merger plan

Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.

NFDC chief’s sacking shocks film industry, officials say internal audit sealed her fate

While Nina Lath Gupta was considered a top performer, NFDC under her allegedly flouted rules and favoured select media groups.

I&B ministry terminates senior NFDC officer for irregularities & not following procedure

The I&B ministry relieved managing director Nina Lath Gupta on the basis of an audit report commissioned three years ago.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.


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.