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Indian Culture Portal

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I- Culture

In News

  • Culture Minister unveiled a portal on Indian culture which brings together all the cultural resources of the country on one platform i.e. www.indianculture.gov.in
  • The Indian Culture Portal is a part of the National Virtual Library of India project, funded by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. 
  • The portal has been created and developed by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. 
  • Data has been provided by organisations of the Ministry of Culture (such as the National Archives of India, Gandhi Smriti and DarshanSmriti, Archaeological Survey of India and Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) and curated by Indira Gandhi National Open University.
  • The portal currently has details on 90 lakh items, including manuscripts, archives, research papers, audio books and folk tales with some of them dating back to 4000 years

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