Prakash Javadekar: News

Prakash Javadekar is an Indian politician who represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Previously, he has served as the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Minister of Information and Broadcasting between 2014-2021. Javadekar was born on January 30, 1951, in Maharashtra and completed his education at the University of Pune. During his college days, he was actively involved in politics and was a member of ABVP. Javadekar participated in student movements against the government during the Emergency declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Following this, Javadekar was appointed as the National Secretary in Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, and later he was promoted to the General Secretary position. After BJP won in the 2014 Indian General Election, Javadekar was appointed Minister of State for Environment, Forest, and Climate Change by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also led the Indian delegation to the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Javadekar has also written several books and presented more than 300 articles in several newspapers on contemporary issues.

01 Apr 2021


Rajinikanth awarded the 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award; PM congratulates 'Thalaiva'

The 51st Dadasaheb Phalke Award has been conferred upon superstar Rajinikanth.

23 Mar 2021


All people aged over 45 can be vaccinated from April

The central government will open its nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive to all persons above the age of 45 from April 1, 2021, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Tuesday.

11 Mar 2021

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut meets Prakash Javadekar; discusses discrimination against 'outsiders'

Kangana Ranaut, who is known for voicing her opinions on multiple topics including nepotism and discrimination against outsiders in Bollywood, met Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday.

01 Mar 2021


'PUBG' just one of many violent, explicit mobile games: Javadekar

Many mobile games are "violent, explicit and addictive," and PUBG was just one example, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Sunday, announcing a government plan to set up a center of excellence in gaming and other related areas to promote Indian cultural ethos.

25 Dec 2020


Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

22 Dec 2020


India's leopard population increased in 4 years since 2014: Javadekar

Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday released the Status of Leopards in India 2018 report which states India's leopard population increased from 8,000 to over 12,500 between 2014 and 2018.

04 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

Hyderabad GHMC election results: TRS leads, BJP finishes second

The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) emerged as the single-largest party in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) election results, as it won 55 out of total 150 seats.

Cabinet clears crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank's merger with DBS Bank

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the amalgamation of the crisis-hit Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) with DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL), the Indian arm of Singapore's DBS Bank.

17 Nov 2020


Government considering common code of conduct for TV channels

The central government is considering a new code of conduct for television channels, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.

11 Nov 2020


Digital news, streaming platforms to be regulated by I&B Ministry

Online news portals and content providers, like Netflix and Amazon Prime, will now be regulated by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, a notification issued on Wednesday read.

31 Oct 2020

Shashi Tharoor

After Pakistan minister's Pulwama admission, PM Modi hits at opposition

From Kevadia, Gujarat, where he went to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the opposition for their stand on the Pulwama attack, after a minister from Pakistan admitted his country's hand in the dastardly crime.

29 Oct 2020


Rs. 1cr fine, 5-years prison: Centre brings law against pollution

Days after it apprised the Supreme Court that it would bring a law to deal with the annual menace of air pollution, the Centre on Wednesday got President Ram Nath Kovind to sign an ordinance, that allows the setting up of a commission to look into the air quality in NCR.

21 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves bonus for government employees; 30 lakh to benefit

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a bonus pertaining to the year 2019-2020 for 30.67 lakh central government employees, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

06 Oct 2020


50% occupancy, staggered show-timings: SOPs for re-opening cinema halls released

Shut since March as a part of coronavirus-linked restrictions, cinema halls across India will re-open from October 15. And, on Tuesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar released Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the same.

26 Sep 2020


Stubble burning: Kejriwal approaches Centre over IARI's new tech

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to the Centre over the issue of stubble burning, which poses a recurring headache for people in parts of North India, particularly the national capital.

02 Sep 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves Mission Karmayogi for major reforms in civil service

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved Mission Karmayogi, a scheme designed to bring post-recruitment reforms in civil services.

23 Aug 2020

Union Health Ministry

Centre issues SOPs for resumption of film and TV shooting

Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced standard operating procedure (SOP) for resuming film and television production.

19 Aug 2020

Narendra Modi

Cabinet approves National Recruitment Agency to conduct Common Eligibility Test

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the establishment of a National Recruitment Agency (NRA) to conduct a Common Eligibility Test (CET). This process will help streamline the recruitment process for central government jobs.

India gets new education policy: Here are the highlights

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the new National Education Policy (NEP). The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been renamed the Ministry of Education.

24 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

Union government decides to bring cooperative banks under RBI's supervision

In a move meant to boost depositors' confidence, the Union government has decided to bring all cooperative banks under the supervision of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, after a Cabinet meeting.

01 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

20 May 2020


Anushka served legal notice for casteist slur in 'Paatal Lok'

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma, who is currently basking in the success of her latest production Paatal Lok, has been served a legal notice over a casteist slur used in the show.

03 May 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally nears 40,000; death toll crosses 1,300

India on Saturday reported over 39,000 cases of COVID-19 while the death toll crossed 1,300.

23 Apr 2020


Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

23 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

22 Apr 2020

Union Cabinet

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

Addressing a press conference after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced stricter laws for the protection of doctors and healthcare staff against violence.

19 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

Air, train travel restrictions to continue beyond May 3: Report

A day after Air India opened bookings for flights traveling May 4 onwards, a report said restrictions on air and train travel may continue beyond May 3.

06 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

30% cut in salaries of MPs, including PM, for one-year

In the wake of coronavirus pandemic and its economic repercussions, the Union Cabinet has approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries of all Members of Parliament, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by 30% for a year, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. Pensions will be reduced too.

28 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Doordarshan starts 'Ramayana' and 'Mahabharat' reruns from today; details here

National broadcaster Doordarshan has started airing reruns of the iconic 80s shows Ramayana and Mahabharat.

27 Mar 2020


On public demand, 'Ramayan' to air on Doordarshan again

Ramanand Sagar's iconic television series, Ramayan, which kept all Indian families glued to their television sets every Sunday morning in the late 1980s, is coming back to the small screen.

26 Mar 2020


India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

07 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Asianet, Media One back on air as government lifts ban

The ban on two Malayalam channels, Asianet News and Media One, was lifted on Saturday, ahead of the stipulated 48-hour window.

04 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Is government planning to censor streaming platforms

The clock is ticking fast for streaming platforms in India as the government wants them to finalize a self-regulatory code of conduct in 100 days.

23 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Those indulging in hate speeches should be removed: Manoj Tiwari

The task of ending BJP's dry spell in Delhi was put on Manoj Tiwari, the Bhojpuri actor-turned-politician under whose leadership the saffron party won corporation polls in 2017 and all seven Lok Sabha seats last year.

07 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

Noisy loudspeakers, shouty pamphlets, and divisive statements by politicians took over Delhi in the last couple of weeks, but all of that has now come to an end.

05 Feb 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

New low: Kejriwal's daughter on BJP calling him a 'terrorist'

The Bharatiya Janata Party has invited the fury of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's daughter Harshita. The 24-year-old is quite angry that leaders of the saffron party called her father a terrorist, but she is confident that people of Delhi will re-elect Kejriwal as the CM on February 11.

31 Jan 2020

Gautam Gambhir

BJP releases Delhi poll manifesto; here are the highlights

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday released its poll manifesto for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

29 Jan 2020


Union Cabinet approves Bill allowing abortion at 24 weeks

In a move that will bring a sigh of relief for women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a Bill that will allow abortion at 24 weeks, as opposed to the earlier upper limit of 20 weeks.

Hanging of Nirbhaya's rapists: Javadekar blames AAP's negligence for delay

The four men who raped Nirbhaya in 2012 in Delhi will not be hanged on January 22, and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar sees an Aam Aadmi Party conspiracy in this.

01 Jan 2020


'New Year's gift': LPG prices hiked for fifth straight month

Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder prices were hiked for the fifth consecutive month on Wednesday.

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