Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Chronicle/1957

Feb 29, 2012, 12:20:56 PM (10 years ago)
Lawrence Liang



  • Chronicle/1957

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     1''''1957: Key Events''' 
     3* The first Communist ministry is formed in Kerala, led by E. M. S. Namboodiripad.  
     5* Food prices increase by 50% since 1955, forcing the government to import wheat commercially from Australia and to accept aid under the controversial PL 480 agreement with the USA.  
     7* The Indian Navy purchases the British aircraft carrier Hercules.  
     9* All-India Radio starts its ‘light entertainment’ Vividh Bharati channel, later becoming its commercial channel, emphasising film-based entertainment. 
     11* Jagte Raho wins first prize in Karlovy Vary and Aparajito in Venice; Kabuliwala receives a special mention for music in Berlin.  
     13* Mother India is released.  
     15* Pardesi is the first Indo-Soviet co-production.  
     17* Raw stock is declared an essential commodity and its import is centrally controlled. Dealers are forced to declare their stocks.  
     19* The Cinematograph Bill, intended to start a national film board, production bureau and film institute, is withdrawn.  
     21* Chidananda Das Gupta, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and others start the Indian Film Quarterly.