Cultural heritage: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

TATA group to construct New Parliament Building

The TATA Group of Companies have won the bid to construct a new Parliament building. Total cost for the project is Rs 861.90 crores. It is expected to be completed in 21 months. Key Facts The TATA Group had the lowest bid. The L and T had a bid of Rs 865 crores. Construction Plan The ..

2nd BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 held in Odisha

The 2nd Seven-nation BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise, 2020 was recently inaugurated at Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha by its Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The Exercise is hosted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the nodal agency. The theme of the exercise is- “Response to a cultural heritage site that suffers severe damage in an earthquake” ..

UNESCO ties up with Rajasthan to promote its Intangible Cultural Heritage

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 ..

India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF-2019) organized by Sahapedia in partnership with UNESCO

The 2nd edition of India Heritage Walk Festival (IHWF-2019) is a one-of-its-kind month-long festival covering 37 cities has started from February 2. It is organized by Sahapedia in partnership with UNESCO. The fest is also supported by the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC). This festival offers the opportunity to discover the hidden gems linked to ..

Rajasthan government decides to hold convention on preserving heritage properties in Bharatpur

The Rajasthan government has decided to hold convention on preserving heritage properties & promoting heritage tourism in Bharatpur on September 13-14, 2018. Organised by the Indian Heritage Hotels Association (IHHA), the convention on ‘Revitalising India as a Heritage Destination’ will witness national and international experts speak on preservation of heritage buildings, museums and promoting lesser-known ..