The government said industry bodies have voluntarily decided not to show food and beverage advertisements concerning children.
Smriti Irani said that action is taken against TV channels as per uplinking and downlinking guidelines whenever any violation of the codes is established.
A team of technical experts drawn from IITs and IIMs and working for the office of I&B minister kept a watch on public sentiment on various other announcements in the Budget, sources said.
“With ability to produce a diverse range of products, India has the potential to become the one-stop sourcing destination for brands and retailers of ASEAN nations,” the minister highlighted.
She cited examples of Ram Manohar Lohia, Vasant Sathe and K M Munshi, who had written for either of the magazines.
On December 11, the ministry banned condom ads between 6 am and 10 pm on the grounds that it had received complaints regarding their impact on children.
Amitabh Bachchan who has been felicitated by the ‘Indian Film Personality of the Year Award’ at IFFI, has described the evening as one that he shall never forget.
The veteran actor, who is the BJP’s MP from Patna Sahib, also asked why Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan were quiet on the row over Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film
The jury members requested Irani to initiate a conversation so that the remaining films are not forgotten in the midst of this controversy.
While the government is all set to open International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa on November 20 and I&B Minister Smriti Irani is at the helm of it preparing for the gala, Shabana Azmi lashed out at her too and suggested everyone should boycott the festival.
Naidu also urged the media to stay away from paid news and making “credibility” a casualty in the pursuit to sensationalise news.
The I&B Ministry has taken it upon themselves to decide the films that will be screened under the India Panorama Section at IFFI, Goa. They dropped Ravi Jadhav’s Nude and Sanal Kumar Sasidharan’s S Durga without consulting the 13-member jury.
The statement comes in the wake of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, calling the note ban a “tragedy”.
Ekta Kapoor and Smriti Irani made the most of their time together at the ITA Awards event. Smriti said she will always be grateful to Television as it gave her a platform to enter Indian political space. Ekta Kapoor has also shared a picture with Smriti Irani on social media.
“I’m the biggest example of being a common man and still having made it (in the film industry). After being a gold medallist from drama school, was it easy for me to come to the city of Mumbai and roam around for three years? Why should life be easier for anyone?”