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Dolphins are aquatic mammals; belonging to Order Cetacea. Cetus means a whale or a huge fish. There are around 90 living species in Cetacea divided into two groups. First group comprises toothed animals such as dolphins, killer whales; porpoise; sperm whale; beaked whale, narwhal. The second group comprises the whales which have filter feeder system. ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The UNESCO has tied up with the Rajasthan government to promote community-based responsible tourism based on the rich Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of the state. The project will be implemented in the districts of Jodhpur, Barmer, Jaisalmer and Bikaner and seeks to spur the socio-economic growth of selected artist communities. It will focus on intangible ..
Topics: Conservation and restoration • Cultural anthropology • Cultural heritage • Cultural studies • Culture • Culture of Rajasthan • Intangible cultural heritage • Jaisalmer • Jodhpur • Rajasthan • Traditional knowledge • Traditions
International Council on Monuments and Sites launches an initiative to save cultural heritage in flood-devastated Kerala
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) has launched a Kerala Heritage Rescue Initiative to assess damage to rich cultural and built heritage in flood-devastated Kerala. The initiative aims to set up a platform for emergency response to the cultural heritage damaged by the floods in Kerala. It has also set up a Facebook ..
Topics: Australia ICOMOS • Conservation and restoration • Cultural heritage • Culture • Heritage • Historic preservation • Humanities • International Council on Monuments and Sites • International cultural organizations • Museology
UNESCO has inscribed the ancient Indian practice of Yoga in the representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The list is comprised of only those elements which help express it’s diversity and also create awareness of its significance. This is a significant achievement as it will be highly instrumental in helping India to play ..
Topics: Chhau dance • Conservation and restoration • Cultural heritage • Intangible cultural heritage • Jandiala Guru • Law by country • Manipuri Sankirtana • Politics by country • Ruchira Kamboj • Traditional knowledge • Traditions • UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists