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UNESCO calls for conservation of cultural heritage in Afghanistan

The United Nations' cultural agency has called for protection of the rich and diverse heritage of Afghanistan.

Aug 20, 2021, 09:58 AM IST

Afghanistan Crisis: UNESCO declares right to education will be assured for all Afghans

UNESCO has provided technical assistance to strengthen education in Afghanistan since 1948, according to a statement.

Aug 20, 2021, 07:09 AM IST

Guess which Welsh area is joining the Taj Mahal as UNESCO World Heritage Site?

It will now become the UK's 32nd World Heritage Site and the fourth in Wales among the 1,149 across the globe, including the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids of Egypt.

Jul 28, 2021, 19:11 PM IST

After Telangana's Ramappa Temple, now Harrapan city Dholavira in Gujarat gets UNESCO's World Heritage site tag

Reacting to the development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he was 'absolutely delighted' by this news and also shared some of his pictures when he visited Dholavira as the Chief Minister of Gujarat.

Jul 28, 2021, 07:33 AM IST

Telangana's 13th-century Ramappa Temple gets UNESCO's World Heritage site tag - See pics

The Ramappa temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva. 

Jul 26, 2021, 08:45 AM IST

UNESCO confers World Heritage tag on Telangana's Ramappa temple

The Rudreswara temple, also known as the Ramappa Temple, was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya empire by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva. 

Jul 25, 2021, 23:42 PM IST

Madhya Pradesh's Satpura Tiger Reserve, Bhedaghat in tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites

The six picked sites, other than the two in Madhya Pradesh, are Riverfront in the historic city of Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, serial nomination of Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra, Hire Benkal, Magalighic site, Karnataka and Temples of Kanchipuram. 

May 20, 2021, 21:30 PM IST

World Heritage Day 2021: History, Theme and Significance

The theme for this year’s World Heritage Day is Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures.

Apr 18, 2021, 12:06 PM IST

Apple eliminates gender bias, introduces two new voices to its virtual assistant Siri

"We're excited to introduce two new Siri voices for English speakers and the option for Siri users to select the voice they want when they set up their device," Apple said in a statement on Wednesday (March 31).

Apr 01, 2021, 19:24 PM IST

NEP 'very crucial' for development of students, says UNESCO

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal held a virtual meeting with Azoulay in New Delhi and discussed key issues of mutual importance including NEP, India’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mar 26, 2021, 16:33 PM IST

World Radio Day 2021: Know its significance, this year’s theme and other interesting facts

This edition of World Radio Day is divided into three main sub-themes — Evolution, Innovation, and Connection. Radio has remained the most resilient and effective mode of communication, which is, till date, used by the majority for receiving information. 

Feb 13, 2021, 10:37 AM IST

International Literacy Day 2020: Know the significance, theme and importance

This year the theme has been kept keeping in concern the global Covid-19 pandemic, and it focuses on “Literacy teaching and learning in the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.”

Sep 08, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

UNESCO says World Heritage Committee to review Hagia Sophia

"It is regrettable that the Turkish decision was not the subject of dialogue nor notification beforehand," the United Nation`s cultural body said in a statement.

Jul 11, 2020, 01:14 AM IST

Pakistan - a DNA of terrorism: India's reply over false propaganda on Kashmir at UNESCO

India on Thursday gave a befitting reply to Pakistan over its false claims and propaganda on Jammu and Kashmir, saying the cash-strapped nation itself is "a DNA of terrorism".

Nov 15, 2019, 06:45 AM IST

India slams Pakistan over comments on Ayodhya verdict, Kashmir at UNESCO meet

India on Wednesday (local time) lambasted at Pakistan`s juvenile propaganda over the Supreme Court`s historic verdict on Ayodhya land dispute and Kashmir`s transformation into union territories, saying the `fabricated lies is interference in India`s internal affairs.`

Nov 14, 2019, 07:29 AM IST

Watch: PM Modi addresses the Indian community people in Paris

Modi-Modi Chants at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. PM Modi addresses the people of the Indian community in Paris. PM Modi said, ''There is no place of corruption in New India.'' Let's Listen in...

Aug 23, 2019, 15:54 PM IST

I am not from those who forget their promises: PM Modi

I am not from those who forget their promises: PM Modi said during addressing at UNESCO HQ in Paris.

Aug 23, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

New steps being taken not because 'Modi hai to Mumkin hai', but due to 130 crore Indians, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Indian diaspora on Friday afternoon in France from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters as the first leg of his three-nation visit comes to an end.

Aug 23, 2019, 14:15 PM IST

Leaders hail UNESCO's move of listing Jaipur as World Heritage Site

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed their happiness over Jaipur being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday.

Jul 07, 2019, 00:07 AM IST