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The grading will determine whether they can participate in an event: Huff Post
The Ministry of Culture has come up with an absurd policy.
According to an Indian Express report, the culture ministry has decided to rate artistes and writers across the country. The ratings will determine which events they will be sent to.
Under a pilot project, the ministry has already graded 185 artists into three categories — O (outstanding), P (promising), W (waiting), the report said.
The ministry has issued a notice saying only “applicants placed in the Outstanding and Promising Categories will be selected for participation” in festivals.
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The state government of Rajasthan, led by Vasundhara Raje, has decided to remove poems and short stories by Urdu writers Ismat Chugtai and Safdar Hashmi from the Hindi textbooks.
According to media reports, short stories like ‘Ek din ki badshahat’ and ‘Ajmer ki sair’ will be omitted from Class 5 books. Similarly, ‘Haleem chala chand par’ and ‘Soot ka reshma’ from Class 4 books and ‘Chand ke khatir’ from Class 3 books, will be removed.