Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Current Affairs

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting joins SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of SDGs

Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has joined SDG Media Compact aimed at advancing awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is among more than 30 organisations from across the world that have come together to form global media compact.

SDG Media Compact

SDG Media Compact is initiative of United Nations, in collaboration with UN Foundation. It is alliance of news and entertainment media and it is committing to work with United Nations to foster public discourse and spur action on SGDs.

It seeks to inspire media and entertainment companies around the world to leverage their resources and creative talent to advance SDGs adopted by all world leaders at UN in 2015. It encompasses more than 100 media and entertainment outlets.

It is inclusive and aims to embrace media companies from all regions and all platforms. Collectively, its founding members comprise of audience in billions spanning over 80 countries on four continents and many more companies are expected to join.

Participating organizations in the Compact will have opportunity to create content partnerships with UN, whereby international organization will increase its efforts to source and share high-value media content and newsworthy opportunities relating to SDGs.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

SDGs are 17 global non-binding goals featuring 169 targets to be implemented from 2015 to 2030. These goals and targets are set of ambitious objectives across the three dimensions of sustainable development viz. economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability, underpinned by good governance.

Month: Categories: International Current Affairs 2018


65th National Film Awards

The 65th National Film Awards for year 2017 were announced by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on 13 April 2018. Assamese film Village Rockstars won the award in the Best Feature Film category. Baahubali 2: The Conclusion directed by S. S. Rajamouli was selected as the Best Popular film providing wholesome entertainment. Shekhar Kapur was the head of the Jury this edition of awards feature films.

Awards in various categories are as follows

Dada Saheb Phalke Award: Vinod Khanna

Best Feature Film: Village Rockstars (Assamese)

Best Director: Jayaraj for Bhayanakam (Malayalam)

Best Actress: Sridevi for ‘Mom’

Best Actor: Riddhi Sen for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Director: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’ (Malayalam)

Best Action Direction: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Choreography: Ganesh Acharya for ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’

Best Special Effects: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Special Jury Award: Nagar Kirtan (Bengali)

Best Lyrics: Muthurathinam

Best Music Direction: AR Rahman for ‘Katru Veliyidayi’

Best Make-up Artist: Ram Rajak for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Costume: Gobinda Mandal for ‘Nagar Kirtan’

Best Production Design: Santosh Rajan ‘Take Off’

Best Editing: Rima Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Sound Design: ‘Walking With The Wind’

Best Audiography (Location Sound): Mallika Das, Village Rockstar

Best Location Sound Recording: Mallika Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Screenplay Original: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Best Screenplay Adapted: Bhayanakam

Best Cinematography: Bhayanakam

Best Female Playback Singer: Sashaa Tirupati for ‘Kaatru Veliyidayi’

Best Male Playback Singer: K.J Yesudas for song ‘Poy Maranja Kalam’ from ‘Viswasapoorvam Mansoor’

Best Child Artist: Anita Das for ‘Village Rockstar’

Best Children’s Film: ‘Mhorkya’

Best Film on Environmental Conservation: ‘Irada’

Best Direction: Jayaraj for ‘Bhayanakam’

Best Feature Film on National Integration: Dhappa (Marathi)

Best Debut Film of Director: ‘Sinjar’

Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment: ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’

Best Regional Films Special Mention:

Marathi: Mhorkya

Malayalam: Take Off

Best Regional Films:

Hindi: Newton

Ladakh: Walking With The Wind

Lakshadweep: Sinjar

Tulu: Paddayi

Marathi: Kachcha Limboo

Malayalam: Thondimuthalum Driksakshiyum

Kannada: Hebbettu Ramakka

Bengali: Mayurakshi

Assamese: Ishu

Telugu: Ghazi

Gujarati: Dhh

Odiya: Hello Arsi

National Film Awards

The National Film Awards are most prominent film award ceremonies in India. It was established in 1954. Since then awarded annually. Winners in different categories of these awards are selected by national panel of Juries appointed by Union Government. These awards are presented by the President of India in the official ceremony.

Month: Categories: Awards Current Affairs 2018