India gets a new environment minister, Anil Madhav Dave. Shri Dave is an environmentalist known for his work on the course of the Narmada river. As the new environment minister, his biggest challenge will be to restore people’s faith in the environment ministry, which was more pro-development under his predecessor Prakash Javadekar. The earlier ministry was known for actively passing environmental clearances in the name of doing business more efficiently. According to the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), compared to the previous one, more projects have been cleared under the current government since it came to power in 2014. Around 30 percent of forest lands diverted have been allocated to mining companies.
After Hate Story , Dam appeared in Vikram Bhatt's next film Ankur Arora Murder Case . The film, directed by Sohail Tatari, is based on the true story of a young boy who died in an operating room due to medical negligence. Dam plays a lawyer fighting for justice.  In an interview, she described her role: "It's something very real and close to life and it's a de-glamourised role. It's something that I really enjoyed playing".   After attending a special screening of the film in Mumbai, Indian film critic and journalist Taran Adarsh called Dam and said that she should work more in Bollywood.