UNESCO

Son of soil who feels its pulse

Chief Minister MK Stalin, Minister P Moorthy, and Madurai MP S Venkatesan lauded Sudharsan.

published on : 29th January 2023

Heritage tag sought for Ahom burial mounds in Assam

Out of the 386 Moidams explored so far, 90 royal burials at Charaideo are the best preserved, representative, and most complete examples of this tradition.

published on : 22nd January 2023

Safety audits to be conducted across Kerala to curb crimes against women

Audits to identify unsafe places; launched as part of UNESCO’s ‘Orange the World’ campaign

published on : 10th December 2022

Crunch time: UN puts baguette on cultural heritage list

“It is important that these craft knowledge and social practices can continue to exist in the future,” said Azoulay, a former French culture minister.

published on : 30th November 2022

Chile ceramics, Colombian wisdom get UNESCO heritage status

The rapidly disappearing skill required to make black pottery in Chile and the ancient knowledge of Colombian Indigenous groups are intangible cultural heritage practices.

published on : 30th November 2022

Australia argues against 'endangered' Barrier Reef status

Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek said the report was a reflection on Australia's previous conservative government, which was voted out of office in May elections after nine years in power.

published on : 29th November 2022

Great Barrier Reef risks 'in danger' World Heritage listing

The Australian Marine Conservation Society said the reef supported 60,000 jobs and generated Aus$6 billion ($4 billion) in revenue every year.

published on : 29th November 2022

CM Mamata Banerjee likely to officially announce two new districts on Tuesday

The district of Sundarbans is likely to have around 13 blocks of South 24 Parganas while Basirhat may have six of North 24 Parganas.

published on : 28th November 2022

UNESCO honours Qutb Shahi era baolis’ restoration

Unesco has recognised the conservation of six baolis (step wells) located inside the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park at Golconda with an Award of Distinction.

published on : 28th November 2022

Odisha govt to seek UNESCO heritage tag for Rath Yatra

Govt has asked SJTA to suggest seven names for advisory committee 

published on : 28th November 2022

Two conservation projects in Telangana bag UNESCO awards

The conservation project at Golconda created a renewed appreciation for the continued relevance of heritage-based solutions for sustainability. 

published on : 27th November 2022

Three-year-wait for Thanjavur residents prolongs as Rs 5.83 crore Sivaganga Park project drags on

For, the city corporation is yet to complete the `5.83-crore project even after it has overshot the deadline by almost two years.

published on : 24th November 2022

Study finds link between online and offline violence against women journalists

The report is the result of a three-year study covering 15 countries and is the most geographically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse scoping of online violence against women journalists to date

published on : 7th November 2022

Most murders of journalists go unpunished: UNESCO

UNESCO called for 'all necessary measures to ensure that crimes committed against journalists are properly investigated and their perpetrators identified and convicted.'

published on : 2nd November 2022

A glimpse of Hampi through light & sound

The administration plans to organise the show on all days of the week, depending on public response.

published on : 2nd November 2022

New cultures of peace

A culture bereft of peace is no longer democratic. A reinvented UNESCO is part of the Satyagraha of the future.

published on : 12th October 2022

Hampi: Govt officials flout rules at Unesco site

In a classic case of enforcers of law becoming lawbreakers, government officials are using heavy vehicles inside Unesco-protected tourist site Hampi.

published on : 7th October 2022

Horrendous that WB govt which 'banned' Durga Puja is taking credit for UNESCO honour: MoS Lekhi 

Earlier this month, Banerjee had led a rally celebrating the inclusion of 'Durga Puja in Kolkata' in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Resource, infrastructure crunch impact AI expansion in India's education sector: UNESCO report

The report bizarrely claimed that the high pupil-teacher ratios and lack of professionally qualified teachers in the Indian education sector might be addressed by AI-powered tools.

published on : 22nd September 2022

Odisha: KISS wins UNESCO International Literacy Prize

Founded in 1993 with just 125 students by Samanta, KISS has grown to become the first such institution for tribal children in the world.

published on : 9th September 2022
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