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CLIx project of TISS bags another international award

The project done in collaboration with Tata Trust and MIT has been awarded Open Education Consortium (OEC) Award for Excellence 2019.

Narendra Modi UNESCO address HIGHLIGHTS: India will achieve most climate change goals set for 2030 before 2021, says PM

PM Modi said, "I want to tell you that India is now surging ahead, the mandate we got is not merely for running a govt but for building a new India."

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No scope for 'temporary' in India, PM Modi tells diaspora in France on Article 370 dilution

PM Modi also said that in 'new India' action is being taken against corruption, nepotism, the loot of people's money and terrorism.

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Draft NEP labels disabled as ‘divyang’ and considers its duty is over.

Darjeeling toy train’s heritage tag under threat, UNESCO to send team

As per UNESCO guidelines, Reactive Monitoring teams are sent in when a World Heritage Site is in danger and may require to be removed from the prestigious global list.

Telling Numbers: Counting children living with disabilities, in or out of school

78,64,636 children living with disabilities in India, making up 1.7% of the total child population. Proportion among boys (1.81%) than girls (1.58%).

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Explained: What is Mumbai's legendary Esplanade Mansion, and why are its occupants in SC?

The Esplanade Mansion building was once the Watson's Hotel, named after owner John Watson. Among the unverified legends about the erstwhile hotel, and one that is popular among its tenants, is the one about how the restaurant did not allow entry to Indians, including Jamsetji Tata.

Workshop held as Srinagar awaits UNESCO stamp

If the nomination comes through, Srinagar will become the fourth Indian city — after Varanasi (Music), Jaipur (Crafts and Folk Art) and Chennai (Music) — to become part of the network of 180 cities.

India’s Zoroastrian heritage showcased at cultural festival to mark spring in Italy

Intangible heritage preserves culture and celebrates diversity of communities. As UNESCO recognises the threat to each culture or location’s intangible cultural heritage, the challenge is to preserve these practices.

UNESCO celebrates 150 years of Chemistry's periodic table

The UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization kicked off the "International Year of the Period Table of Chemical Elements" on Tuesday with a ceremony including a Nobel chemistry laureate and Russia's science minister.

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

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

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

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.

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15 Indian contenders for UNESCO's World Heritage List

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

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Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

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.

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