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Friday, December 04, 2020



PK Vasudevan Nair (1947-2020): Man pivotal for Ahmedabad Walled City’s UNESCO heritage tag dies

November 24, 2020 2:01 am

Before the 600-year-old walled city of Ahmedabad was noticed by the world, Nair worked on re-building some of its monuments, especially the minarets that were destroyed in the earthquake on January 26, 2001.

UN reforms important to create a sustainable future: Dr Anantha Duraiappah

October 28, 2020 4:27 pm

Youth need to be at the core of decision-making for a more collaborative approach by the UN, said Dr Anantha Kumar Duraiappah in response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s take on UN’s approach in the pandemic

UNESCO to convene special session of global education meeting next month

September 25, 2020 2:18 pm

UNESCO on October 22 is convened with an aim to protect and promote education at a time when education financing is at considerable risk of being left behind in the governments' domestic budgets

UNESCO recognises two Odisha villages as Tsunami Ready

August 06, 2020 10:30 pm

With it, Odisha became the first state in the country to have such villages and the country the first in the Indian Ocean region to achieve the honour from the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.

Changes to Istanbul's Hagia Sophia could trigger heritage review – UNESCO

July 10, 2020 1:09 pm

The World Heritage site was at the centre of both the Christian Byzantine and Muslim Ottoman empires and is today one of Turkey’s most visited monuments.

Women under represented in school textbooks, shown mostly in traditional roles: UNESCO report

June 29, 2020 2:29 pm

The report also takes note of the revision of many textbook images to remove gender stereotypes by the Maharashtra State Bureau of Textbook Production and Curriculum Research in 2019.

NCERT, UNESCO launch e-Raksha competition for students, teachers, parents

June 03, 2020 5:23 pm

The competition will be divided into three categories - category 1 will be for school students above the age of 10, category 2 for college students above the age of 17 and category 3 will be for parents, teachers and guardians.

New task forces to help 2.7 million teachers in India hit by COVID-19 lockdown

May 28, 2020 8:55 pm

The data reveal the scale of the challenge as teachers are forced to adapt to remote learning when many lack the training needed

COVID-19 crisis : Nearly 13 per cent museums around the world may never reopen

May 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Professions related to museums, their operations and their outreach could also be seriously affected.

Why January 24 is celebrated as 'Education Day' globally

January 24, 2020 9:22 am

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring January 24 as ‘International Day of Education'


Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

January 09, 2019 7:03 am

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon

15 Indian contenders for UNESCO's World Heritage List

July 06, 2016 6:29 am

There are 46 Indian sites on UNESCO's tentative list as contenders for future World Heritage Sites. Here are 15 of them.

World Heritage Day: Beautiful pics of world heritage sites in India

April 18, 2018 11:04 am

World Heritage Day 2018: India has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by UNESCO. Here are pictures of some of these stunning sites, including the Humayun's Tomb, Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.


Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.