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Indian Girls Beat Japan 4-1 in the Asian Champions Trophy Beginner

The Indian eves will next face China on May 16.

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DONGHAE CITY (South Korea): In Women’s Hockey, India began their title defence of the Asian Champions Trophy with a 4-1 win over Japan in South Korea on May 13.

Navneet Kaur scored a hat-trick for the defending champions, with Anupa Barla being the other goal scorer in the rain-hit match. Aki Yamada scored Japan’s only goal.

Japan has proved to be a very difficult opponent to crack for the Indian girls in the recent times.

In the 2013 Asian Champions Trophy Final, Japan had beaten India in the Final to win the trophy.

In the 2016 edition held in Singapore where India eventually won the title for the first time, Japan had held India to a 2-2 draw and had beaten finalists China in the league stage of the tournament.

India had lost 0-2 to Japan in last year’s Hockey World League Round Three in July but avenged that loss in the Asia Cup where they defeated Japan, who were the defending Champions and hosts of the Tournament.

The Indian eves will next face China on Wednesday.

Besides India, Japan, China and hosts South Korea, Malaysia is the other team taking part in the tournament.

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Shashank Manohar Elected Unopposed as ICC Chairman for the 2nd Term

Manohar resigned from the post last year but was persuaded by the ICC board to retake the helm.

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DUBAI (United Arab Emirates): India´s former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Shashank Manohar has been re-elected chairman of the International Cricket Council for another two years, the sport´s world governing body said Tuesday.

Manohar, who became the ICC´s first independent chairman in 2016, was elected unopposed for a second term after a tenure marked by broad reforms.

According to the election process, ICC Directors were each allowed to nominate one candidate, who had to be either a present or a past ICC Director. Nominees with the support of two or more Directors would have been eligible to contest an election.

However, given that Manohar was the sole nominee for the position, the independent Audit Committee Chairman, Edward Quinlan, who has been overseeing the election process, declared the process complete, and Manohar the successful candidate.

He was the sole nominee for the position.

As chairman, he spearheaded efforts to restructure the ICC to curb the dominance of cricket´s three wealthiest nations, Australia, India and England.

The 60-year-old former head of the Indian board successfully revised the ICC´s governance and pushed for the appointment of its first independent female director.

Manohar said that ICC plans to launch a global strategy for the sport:

Over the next two years, we can look forward to launching a global strategy for the sport in partnership with our members so we can grow the game and ensure more of the world can enjoy cricket. The sport is in good health but we are the guardians of the game and we must continue to work hard to maintain that,” Manohar said in an ICC statement.

Manohar resigned from the post last year but was persuaded by the ICC board to retake the helm.

 

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I&B Ministry to Establish Web Portal for Promotion of Audio-Visual Services

The portal will help potential production companies looking to shoot in India to, among other things, obtain permissions.

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NEW DELHI: The Film Facilitation Office is in the process of establishing a dedicated web portal that will disseminate information on filming locations and the facilities available in India for production/post-production.

Accordingly, the portal will help potential production companies looking to shoot in India to obtain permissions, explore potential benefits (tangible and non-tangible) and obtain an overview of various locations in India that could benefit the storyline of the film under consideration.

Application:

The portal will facilitate the acceptance of the application for shooting feature films / TV & Web Reality shows and series and/or TV & Web shows and series in India, along with online payments and issuing permissions. Foreign Audio Visual Agencies intending to shoot documentary films / AV commercials in India would link to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Web portal.

Locations: 

The portal would also provide information on locations and link to all State portals. It would capture detailed information pertaining to a particular location, resources or facilities available in a standardized format that would include basic location description, map, the best time to shoot, connectivity, photographs, digital walk tour, permissions required, previous movies shot etc.

Enlisting of Information:

The portal would provide information on all Co-production treaties, shooting guidelines of various Central and State agencies, permission process, link to all trade associations.

Resources and Facilities Directory: 

The portal would have a holistic database of the resources available in the Indian film industry including DOP, cast, crew, casting agents, line producers, service/facility providers as well as producers. This would not only help build reliability for the Indian producers who shoot abroad but also enhance their profile internationally, thus leading to greater international tie-ups and engagements. It will also link all trade associations like Producers Guild, FFI, CII, FICCI, etc.

Co-production of Films: 

Financial incentives will be provided to filmmakers for production of films under Audio Visual Co-production treaties with other countries. Support for funding will be taken from the dedicated corpus funds. Policy guidelines for optimum and effective use of funds are being prepared.

These are main activities to be undertaken by the Films Wing of the Ministry of I&B, Gov. of India, as a Champion Sector (Audio-Visual Services).

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World Television Awards 2018 Presented at Asia Media Summit

The awards were given in three categories including humanity, science and environment.

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NEW DELHI: Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore presented the World Television Awards 2018 at the concluding session of two-day 15th Asia Media Summit in New Delhi.

The awards were given in three categories including humanity, science and environment.

The theme of the two-day Summit was  ‘Telling Our Stories – Asia and More‘.

An array of issues including media business models in a new era and emerging technologies in broadcasting were discussed during the two-day long summit.

Over 300 representatives and delegates from 41 nations attended the summit.

The summit was inaugurated by Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday.

Addressing the function, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has developed two-way communication through social media.

The minister also said that it is time for Asia to write its own stories of success and achievements.

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