Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting (IB), Prakash Javadekar, on Sunday, while addressing a press conference at Delhi, said that the Central government would soon issue guidelines regarding the content of digital platforms.
This would also include the OTT platforms such as Netflix, Hotstar, Amazon Prime and others. The minister said that IB was receiving a lot of complaints regarding the content on digital platforms.
Talking about the issue, he said, We have received a lot of complaints against some serials available on OTT platforms. Films and serials released on OTT platforms and digital newspapers do not come under any specific law.
He further stated that the Press Council Act and the Cable Television Networks Act could not regulate OOT platforms and hence it was a necessity to come up with spate guidelines for content on OTT platforms and digital news.
Adding to this, Javadekar said, As COVID-19 cases are declining, we will allow cinema halls to operate in full occupancy from February 1 while following all COVID-19 related protocols.
In the past, content on OTT platforms had sparked major controversies in India. Balaji Telefilms Supremo Ekta Kapoor, was accused of defaming the Indian Army through a series, which aired on ALT Balaji (OTT platform). Also, activists demanded to set a limit on adult content, which was used in abundance on OTT platforms.
Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur
Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.
Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.
Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta.
India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha
Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.
Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.
Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.