Prakash Javadekar Current Affairs - 2019

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National Film Heritage Mission Project reviewed by I&B Minister

Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar reviewed Ministry’s prestigious project of National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM) and various activities undertaken under the project in a meeting held at National Film Archives of India (NFAI) in Pune, Maharashtra.

Key Highlights

Minister notified that film condition assessment work of nearly 1.32 lac film reels has been completed and now preventive conservation work will start soon and after that Digitisation work will start.

Once restoration work is completed, this treasure of Indian Films can be made available to Film Lovers all across world with help of Information Technology (IT).

For safely storing of this National Treasure, there was a need of space thus Government is setting up new preservation facilities (vaults) at 3 acres of land given by Film Institute of India where films can be stored safely.

The heritage Jaykar Bungalow adjoining to NFAI building is restored completely and will be inaugurated next month.

About National Film Heritage Mission

It is a film condition assessment project by I&B Ministry under which almost 1.32 lakh film reels at National Film Archive of India (NFAI) will be assessed and preserved for future use, as per global standards.

It seeks to preserve, conserve, digitize and restore India’s cinematic heritage.

Government has allotted budget worth Rs.600 crore for this project.

Nodal agency for implementation of this project is NFAI.

Features: NFHM will undertake-

  • Film condition assessment and preventive conservation of around 150,000 film reels
  • Digitization of around 3500 films, picture & sound
  • Restoration of around 2000 landmark films of Indian cinema
  • Construction of Preservation and Conservation facilities (vaults), training and workshops
  • Creating a comprehensive Web-based End to End IT solution

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Centre distributed free DD set-top boxes in J&K

Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, along with Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) governor Satyapal Malik distributed Doordarshan (DD) Free Dish Set Top Boxes to people living in border areas of Jammu and Kashmir region in Srinagar.

Key Highlights

At an event organized by Doordarshan Kashir, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister launched a spectrum of initiatives for state along with distribution of 30,000 free DD set-top boxes. DD Kashir is a regional subsidiary television station of Doordarshan.

The Set Top Box will be provided free of cost and audience will be able to view over 100 channels for free.

DD Kashir launched a news bulletin titled Dogri News for Jammu region on channel, which will be telecasted every day at 6.15 PM on channel on digital mode.


In small areas and districts where there is no mobile connection, no internet and no television this new step will help in providing information and making them aware.

The DD Free Dish service will help even those people who are living in remote and distant areas of J&K and further aims to cover even those areas in country where TV has not reached so far.

Dogri News Bulletin on satellite medium will help Dogri language reach people across the world. It will also give J&K’s composite culture and literature a boost as Kashmiri, Dogri and Ladakhi languages will be available on same channel.

DD DTH service

Doordarshan’s DTH service also known as DD Free Dish was launched in 2004. It and has been upgraded from time to time. At present it has capacity is 104 SDTV channels along with 40 Radio channels.

DD Free Dish has emerged as an empowering tool for masses and now it has reached more than 34 million households in India.

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