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Newton: India’s official entry to Oscars 2018

The Film Federation of India (FFI) has selected Hindi film Newton, a black comedy on foibles of democracy to represent India in Best Foreign Language category at 90th Academy Awards (Oscars) to be held in February 2018. It was unanimously chosen by FFI’s selection committee, headed by Telugu producer C V Reddy from 26 entries received this year.

Newton

The movie has been directed by Amit Masurkar. It stars Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi and Raghubir Yadav. The film is political satire revolving around an honest election officer’s (Newton Kumar) attempt to conduct a free and fair poll in naxal-controlled town in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh. It showcases rookie government clerk’s best efforts to conduct free and fair voting despite odds stacked against him mainly with apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

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NITI Aayog, International Road Federation ink SoI for Intelligent Transportation Systems

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog and International Road Federation (IRF), Geneva have signed Statement of Intent (SoI) to cooperate in field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).

The objective of SoI is to create National Platform, involving all relevant Union Government stakeholders, Indian and foreign companies active in sector. It will also create platform for relevant technical experts for developing National ITS Policy. The national platform will provide coherent and consistent National ITS Policy.

National ITS Policy

ITS Policy will be covering Traffic Management, Parking Management, Electronic Enforcement of Traffic Rules and Regulations, Fleet Management and Monitoring, Innovation in the field of ITS and Education in field of ITS.

Its objective will be to contribute to reduce urban traffic congestion, improving situation around parking of vehicles in cities, improving road safety, and improving security of passenger and goods traffic. It will be also covering domains such as traffic and parking management, enforcement, and security.

International Road federation (IRF)

The IRF is global non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation with mission to encourage and promote development and maintenance of better, safer and more sustainable roads and road networks. It was founded in 1948. Its motto is Better Roads. Better World. It is headquartered in Washington, DC, United States.

IRF seeks to promote social and economic benefits of sustainable and environmentally sound road transport infrastructure at all levels of society. It helps to put in place technological solutions and management practices that provide maximum economic and social returns from national road investments. It provides a wide base of expertise for planning road development strategy and policy for governments and financial institutions in all aspects of road policy and development.

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