“We wanted to do four animation films for a programme called ‘Prevention of Violence against women and children’. We, being an NGO, had budget constraints. We took quotes from other agencies but hardly found anything within our budget. When we approached Filmboard, they asked our budget upfront and sourced people accordingly. Plus, we had a one-person contact, and there was no need to talk to 10 people for different services,” she said. … [Read more...] about Filmboard can show you how to stick to your budget while making ad, short films
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Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time. … [Read more...] about Lockdown not an attack on coronavirus, but on poor: Rahul Gandhi
There were also personal reasons. “Real life circumstance is keeping us away from fans,” Snyder said. “We can’t go to conventions. We can’t do signings.” So the rewards emphasized access to the creators and a sense of community. “It’s about meeting us, taking a class with us, getting a sketch.” … [Read more...] about Comic book flourish on crowdfunding sites, drawing big names
Khan wants to break the glass ceiling of Hockey India, a tightly controlled body run by Norman and Batra, the last named once known in the Indian Capital as the Man Friday of late Finance Minister and top BJP leader Arun Jaitley. Batra has grown through the ranks, he is certainly not an easy pushover. He is a long ranger, one of the most powerful persons in Indian sports. He is the president of Indian Olympic Association (IOA), president of Federation Internationale De Hockey (FIH) and a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He became Hockey India president in 2014 after serving the body as its secretary. … [Read more...] about Hockey India, a poor cousin of BCCI, rocked by a cricket-like power struggle
Is sustainable mining the keyword?India’s National Mineral Policy 2019 had also emphasised that mining operations shall not ordinarily be taken up in identified ecologically fragile and biologically rich areas. It had noted that the government shall identify such areas that are critically fragile in terms of ecology and declare as ‘in-violate areas’ or ‘no-go areas’ out of bounds for mining and with a view to reducing pollution, carbon footprint and operational costs, use of renewable sources of energy at mining sites will be encouraged through appropriate incentives.It had even suggested an inter-ministerial mechanism to decide the limits on the extent of mining activities that should be permitted including a detailed study for assessing the ceiling of annual excavation of minerals, considering the availability of mineral resources, the carrying capacity of the region, and the macro-environmental impact on the region while also “keeping in mind the … [Read more...] about Whose minerals are they anyway?