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The libraries division of the ministry of culture will hold a two-day ‘festival of libraries’ on August 5 and August 6. ... The two-day festival will also see the launch of the National Ranking Framework for national, state, district and local level libraries and institutional and individually owned libraries. The survey will be used for ranking and felicitation of the libraries and individuals’ involvement in management of libraries, across the country.
In a significant move to combat film piracy and overhaul the age-based certification system, the Lok Sabha achieved unanimity in passing the Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill 2023. This milestone legislation received approval with a strong voice vote, brushing aside protests from members of the Opposition who were preoccupied with the ongoing Manipur ethnic strife. The Bill had already cleared the hurdle in the Rajya Sabha on July 27, prior to this momentous Lok Sabha approval.
Art and culture significantly contribute to India’s sustainable development goals, fostering social, economic, and environmental development. By integrating art and culture into society, they promote positive change, social inclusion, empowerment, innovation, and the conservation of natural and cultural heritage.
The Standing Committee on External Affairs has reiterated its recommendation to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to constitute a coordination committee on soft power projection and cultural diplomacy with other line ministries and departments in a report tabled in both Houses of Parliament Friday.
Ministry of Culture is responsible for the Culture Working Group (CWG) meetings under India’s G20 Presidency. CWG is organizing four meetings in Khajuraho (M.P), Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Hampi (Karnataka) and Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). In every meeting, region specific cultural event/ programme is being organized by the Ministry of Culture. ODOP (One District One Product) gifts of the States are also being given to the visiting delegates.
In a remarkable initiative to revive and preserve the 2000-year-old technique of shipbuilding known as the ‘stitched shipbuilding method’, the Ministry of Culture and the Indian Navy have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).