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1. InB Minister M Venkaiah Naidu says that new film Institute will be set up in Itanagar
Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu announced that a Film Institute will be set up in Itanagar. Talking to newspersons in Guwahati yesterday, Mr Naidu said that the institute will start functioning from a temporary campus with an introduction of 10 week short term course from 15th of May this year.
He said that an investment of 200 crore rupees is proposed to be made for the institute.
2. Vijay Mallya arrest and bail
Appx amount of fraud
The liquor baron Vijay Mallya was arrested in UK yesterday and got bail in three hours on various cases. He owes banks and Service Tax Department a total of about Rs 9,000 crore including the principal loan amount, interest and penalties.
3. Hindi may become must in CBSE schools
Students of schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Kendriya Vidyalyas (KVs) may have to compulsorily study Hindi till Class X with recommendations of a parliamentary panel in this regard getting the President’s nod.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has also been instructed to form a policy in consultation with the State governments to make the language compulsory
4. Financial journalism programme launched
Bloomberg News and the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ) have launched India’s first co-branded financial journalism post-graduate programme, designed to equip students with new, essential skills needed in a modern global newsroom.
5. Australia visa cut to hit Indian IT workers
The Centre said it was studying the implications of the Australian government’s decision to scrap a visa programme that benefited Indians, and warned that the move could have an impact on negotiations on the free trade agreement — Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements (CECA) — between both countries.
6. AIADMK party symbol case: Police issue lookout notice against Dinakaran,
A lookout notice has been issued by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police early Wednesday morning against ousted AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran.
The Delhi Police fear that Dinakaran may leave the country. He is under investigation in a case of bribery wherein the Delhi Police have charged him with attempting to bribe an Election Commission official to obtain the two leave symbol for the Sasikala faction of the AIADMK.
7. LK Advani, MM Joshi to face criminal conspiracy charges, here are some reactions : SC Verdict
The Supreme Court, on Wednesday, decided that top BJP leaders LK Advani, MM Joshi and Uma Bharti among others will face the criminal conspiracy charges in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had appealed to the court against dropping of charges against them.