Page-9 of Current Affairs - June, 2014

Gujarat’s Rani-Ki-Vav gets World Heritage site status

Rani-ki-Vav, an 11th century stepwell in the Patan area of Gujarat, has been approved for placement on the World Heritage list by UNESCO. As per the UNESCO’s statement, “the Queen’s Stepwell” was designed as an inverted temple highlighting the sanctity of water.  About Rani-ki-Vav Location: On the banks of Saraswati, Patan, Gujarat. Built by: Queen Udayamati as ..

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Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area added in World Heritage list

India’s Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), has been inscribed on the World Heritage List as per Criterion (X) of UNESCO Guidelines. The Criterion X is “To contain the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of ..

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June 23: World observes International Widows day

International Widows Day was observed across the world on June 23. The Day aims to draw people’s attention towards the condition of widows of all ages and across regions and cultures. Abuse of widows and their children has become one of the most serious violations of human rights and hampers development. Millions of the widows ..

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June 23: United Nations Public Service Day

June 23 was celebrated as the United Nations Public Service Day. The theme for 2014 is “Innovating Governance for Sustainable Development and Well-being of the People”. The day is celebrated to remember the priceless contributions of public servants and administrators with the aim to build a better world for all.

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Andhra Pradesh govt raises retirement age to 60, Telangana staff queue up for transfer to AP

After Andhra Pradesh (AP) CM Chandrababu Naidu raised the retirement age of state government employees to 60, suddenly hundreds of Andhra-origin employees, who were earlier reluctant to move out of Telangana and who have about 2 years of service left, have expressed their wish to work in residuary Andhra Pradesh. Considering the benefits, many Telangana ..

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