Articles about Prakash Javadekar
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 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
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.
25 Nov 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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.
29 Jul 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
16 Jan 2020
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.