Centre sought public feedback on the Cinematograph Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which will help the government act on complaints and seek re-certification of a film. As per the guidelines, categories would include U, or universal, U/A 7+ , U/A 13+, and U/A 16+, besides an A rating for content restricted to adults. So far there are U, U/A, and adult.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Iran's new president Ebrahim Raisi. "I look forward to working with him to further strengthen the warm ties between India and Iran," tweeted PM Modi. Raisi ran for President in 2017. As a champion of hardworking Iranians, he carried that theme into his 2021 campaign, in which he made limited promises.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be holding an all-party meeting in Jammu & Kashmir next week, said an official from his office. and added the schedule for it has been tentatively fixed. It will be the first of its kind after the Centre stripped Jammu & Kashmir of its semi-autonomous status in August 2019 and split it into two Union territories.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced a monthly pension of Rs 4,000 under the Mukhyamantri Bal Seva Yojana to help children who lost their parents to COVID-19. "At least 174 children have lost bread-earners of the family," said CM. The government has also arranged for the education of such children, including those above 18 years of age.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has instructed the crime branch to investigate the unearthing of spurious Favipiravir tablets and other Covid-19 related drugs. The Drug Controller of Odisha had seized a huge cache in Cuttack on June 10. Stocks of fake medicines were seized from Balangir, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Rourkela, and Bhubaneswar too.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the Centre’s invitation for the bid to extract hydrocarbons in Tamil Nadu’s Cauvery basin. He added that the Cauvery basin is a protected agricultural zone and the bedrock of the state's food security. The fragile zone supports the livelihood of millions of farmers.