Prakash Javadekar Current Affairs - 2019

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FM transmitters to be set up in Sashastra Seema Bal premises

Government of India has approved seven projects for setting up of FM transmitters in premises of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) for strengthening FM coverage along Indo-Nepal border. The information in this regard was presented by Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar to Lok Sabha.

The FM transmitter project would be installed in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Uttarakhand, precisely for:

  • Bihar- Bathnaha (Araria), Narkatiaganj (West Champaran) and Sitamarhi
  • Uttar Pradesh- Gadaniya (Lakhimpur Kheri), Nanpara (Bahraich) and Maharajganj
  • Uttarakhand- Champawat

About Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)

It is one of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in India and is currently under administrative control of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Prior to 2001, SSB was known as Special Service Bureau (SSB).

Pune’s iconic Jayakar Bungalow restored

The renovated Jayakar Bungalow, a classic heritage site situated inside the premises of National Film Archives of India (NFAI) in Pune, Maharashtra was inaugurated by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting.

During the inauguration a special booklet ‘Parampara: An ode to Jayakar Bungalow’ that chronicles the history of bungalow along with the story of its restoration was also released.  A special feature of booklet is the experiences shared by some of renowned film artists including.

About Jayakar Bungalow

The historical building is classified as a Grade I Heritage structure, which was built in 1945. It has a distinct Tudor style of architecture.

It was once home to Mukundrao Ramrao Jayakar who was a barrister and first vice-chancellor of University of Pune. It was then acquired by Indian law society, before it was handed over to Archives.

The bungalow is part of glory of Pune city and film researchers will certainly benefit from the site.

The bungalow is situated inside NFAI’s Pune campus and comprises of digital film library (where researchers can access NFAI’s rich database), 3 film review rooms, and some antique articles of value. It has been renovated with an outlay of Rs.3 crore.