Information and Broadcasting

Sansad TV-Rajya Sabha mandatory, says Centre to multi-system, cable operators

The Central government recently notified Sansad TV-Rajya Sabha as a ‘news and current affairs’ channel. The advisory further says that violation will invite action.

published on : 30th November 2021

Efforts on to make TV content more inclusive as Centre seeks feedback from public

In August 2019, the ministry had decided to implement ‘accessibility standards for persons with disabilities’ in television programmes being shown by the channels.

published on : 6th November 2021

Railway, I&B ministries launch one-stop permission website to ease process of filming on trains

This website aims to make the process of getting permission to film across railways premises more efficient.

published on : 2nd November 2021

Delhi HC issues notice on plea against Crypto Currency advertisement, seeks standardized disclaimers

The plea stated that crypto-assets are inherently riskier than traditional equity investment products in the share market, mutual funds as well as all other forms of financial products.

published on : 14th July 2021

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar inaugurates virtual 'India Pavilion' at Cannes Film Festival 

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said the ministry has opened up a facilitation office to give approvals to international filmmakers to release their films in India.

published on : 6th July 2021

Screenwriter unions send letter to government regarding proposal to amend Cinematograph Act 

Among other things. the draft Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2021 proposes to empower the Central government to order recertification of an already certified film and penalise film piracy. 

published on : 4th July 2021

It's terrifying and sad: Radhika Apte on scrutiny of OTT platforms

Apte said that apart from providing diverse content to the audience, the OTT platforms serve as a bridge between artistes and makers, both domestic and international.

published on : 26th March 2021

I&B Ministry urges private TV channels to refrain from using 'Dalit'

The advisory urges channels that they may refrain from using the term 'Dalit' while referring to people belonging to Scheduled Castes.

published on : 4th September 2018

Population Foundation of India praise government's clarification on condom ads

They said that instead of restricting the debate to matters like explicit contents, it should be widened to larger issues like protection and knowledge of HIV-AIDS.

published on : 24th December 2017

With kids in mind, Information and Broadcasting ministry pulls out condom ads from prime time TV

The ministry has issued a directive that such ads can be shown on TV only from 10 pm till 6 am on TV, following complaints.

published on : 11th December 2017

They teach journalism but teachers at IIMC now barred from criticising government

The Central Civil Services Conduct (CCS) rules, which prohibit criticism of the government, will now be applicable on the faculty of the IIMC.

published on : 12th August 2017

Indu Sarkar row: Political biopics have become 'radioactive', says Siddharth Roy Kapur 

Kapur said that most filmmakers are self-censoring and losing out on quite a few interesting stories that should be told.

published on : 28th July 2017

NDA declares Venkaiah Naidu as its candidate for Vice-Presidential poll

Naidu, 68 and a former BJP President, had earlier met PM Modi and spoke with BJP President Amit Shah, the sources said.

published on : 17th July 2017