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The six winners of Infosys Prize 2019 were felicitated with a pure gold medal, a citation and prize money of USD 100,000, which were presented by Bharat Ratna & Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science 1998 winner, Prof. Amartya Kumar Sen on Tuesday, 7th January 2020 at Bengaluru. First awarded in the year 2008, the ..
The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg has been honoured as one of four winners of the 2019 Rights Livelihood awards for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts. The award is known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize. Ms. Thunberg shares the award with Brazilian indigenous leader Davi Kopenawa of ..
The International Museum Day (IMD) is observed every year on May 18 to raise awareness about the importance of museums as means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. The 2019 theme is ‘Museums as Cultural Hubs: The Future of Tradition’.
Scientists have discovered fossils of a new human species ‘Homo luzonensis’ in a jungle Callao cave in the Philippines. The teeth and bones which are found have traits of both primitive and modern which were never seen together in one species. It assumes and suggest much remains are to be discovered about human evolution outside ..
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 ..
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