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NASA funds programme to produce videos to teach Hindi through Indian scientific innovations

The videos focus on scientific innovations at various sites like Amer Fort Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, the rust-resistant Iron Pillar of Delhi, UNESCO Heritage site Qutub Minar, the Chand Bawri steps well and headquarters of the Jaipur Foot, a prosthetic given free to impoverished amputees in 80 countries across the world.

Jun 18, 2019, 11:50 AM IST

Police intensify probe into vandalism at Hampi

A carved stone pillar at Hampi was allegedly damaged by miscreants and the video of it has gone viral on social media. 

Feb 03, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Miscreants allegedly damage pillar in UNESCO world heritage site Hampi; Karnataka Police initiate probe

Bellary Superintendent of Police (SP) Arun Rangarajan said that there are likely four-five people involved in the incident. 

Feb 02, 2019, 18:06 PM IST

News 100: Top stories at this hour

This segment of Zee News brings top news stories of the day. Watch this video to know the latest news headlines.

Jan 22, 2019, 14:26 PM IST

Unesco names Rio as World Capital of Architecture for 2020

The UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020.

Jan 19, 2019, 11:30 AM IST

Celebrating 70th World Teacher's Day

Paying our respects to the teachers who play a pivotal role in our lives, we celebrate today, the 70th 'World Teacher's Day'.

Oct 05, 2018, 13:01 PM IST

Another biosphere reserve from India included in the world network

India has 18 Biosphere Reserves and with the inclusion of Khangchendzonga, the number of internationally designated WNBR has become 11, with 7 Biosphere Reserves being domestic Biosphere Reserves.

Aug 08, 2018, 23:39 PM IST

Jaipur walled city proposed as next UNESCO heritage site

There are a total of 37 World Heritage sites in the country at present. 

Jul 31, 2018, 17:35 PM IST

Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing: SC on poor maintenance of Taj Mahal

Questioning the logic behind submitting a draft report, the SC asked UP government if it expected the court to vet it for them.

Jul 26, 2018, 14:57 PM IST

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic, Art Deco buildings get UNESCO World Heritage tag

This is the third such honour for the metropolis after the Elephanta Caves and the majestic Victoria Terminus.

Jun 30, 2018, 22:12 PM IST

Mouni Roy, Elli AvrRam and Gauahar Khan's latest dance videos will keep you glued—Watch

Mouni can be seen doing the classical dance with much ease and elan. 

Apr 30, 2018, 11:40 AM IST

International Mother Language Day 2018: Did you know one language disappears every 2 weeks?

Did you know one language disappears on average every two weeks?

Feb 21, 2018, 08:51 AM IST

Visit to Taj Mahal to get expensive from April 1, tickets to be valid for three hours only

From April 1, tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to pay more. The government has increased the entry fee for the iconic Taj Mahal to Rs 50 from Rs 40. It is also introducing a Rs-200 charge for those who want to visit the main mausoleum of the heritage site.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:12 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath visits Gorakhnath temple, offers prayers

The Chief Minister visited the Gorakhpur temple, where he is also the head priest, and offered his prayers. 

 

Jan 02, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India's cultural heritage

India's Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted on Thursday by the international organisation said.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:56 PM IST

Taj Mahal second best UNESCO world heritage site after Angkor Wat: Survey

The Taj Mahal is the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey.

Dec 06, 2017, 16:45 PM IST

UNESCO elects French-Jewish woman Audrey Azoulay as its next Director General

A day after the US and Israel announced they were withdrawing from the Unesco alleging anti-Israel bias in the organisation, it elected Audrey Azoulay, a French-Jewish woman of Moroccan descent, as its next Director-General.

Oct 14, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US, accuses it of distorting history

After US, Israel too will withdraw from UNESCO.

Oct 12, 2017, 23:06 PM IST

US to withdraw from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.

Oct 12, 2017, 18:50 PM IST

US seen withdrawing from UN's cultural agency: Diplomats

Paris-based UNESCO will pick a new chief this week to try to revive its fortunes. 

Oct 12, 2017, 16:21 PM IST