wiki:Chronicle/1960

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'1960: Key Events

  • Bombay State is divided into Maharashtra and Gujarat. Steel production starts at the Durgapur plant.
  • Indian Navy’s first aircraft carrier, the INS Vikrant, is commissioned in Belfast.
  • The National Museum opens in New Delhi.
  • The government implements the 1951 Film Committee recommendation and starts the Film Finance Corporation to give low- interest loans to selected projects.
  • In the late 60s, the FFC emphasises the financing of the independent sector.
  • The Film Institute is started at Pune, on the former Prabhat Studio premises; the Institute for Film Technology is started in Madras.
  • The Hindustan Photo Film Manufacturing Co. starts making b&w X-ray film.
  • Mughal-e-Azam, the most expensive feature to date, is completed.
  • Ranadheera Kanteerava is the first big Kannada hit, establishing its star, Rajkumar.
  • Shri Venkateshwara Mahatyam inaugurates N. T. Rama Rao’s political persona of the ‘living god’.
  • The weekly tabloid Movieland is launched in Madras.
  • Gandhian Sarvodaya workers start a series of protests against indecent film posters and hoardings.