Jaipur Current Affairs, GK & News

Pink City-Jaipur receives World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO

On February 5, 2020, the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, received World Heritage Certificate from the UNESCO. The UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay visited India to present the certificate. Highlights The World Heritage Certificate was presented to Jaipur for the efforts of the people of the pink city towards preserving its cultural heritage. Jaipur’s Parkota ..

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138 Monuments identified as Must-See Monuments by ASI

The Union Minister of State (independent charge) of Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply at the lower house of the parliament, Lok Sabha on Monday, 9th December 2019 informed that the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) has identified 138 monuments from across the country as Must-See Monuments and the information thereof is ..

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Madhuri Vijay wins JCB Prize for Literature 2019

US based-Indian author Madhuri Vijay has won the JCB Prize for Literature 2019 for her debut novel ‘The Far Field’ at Rambagh Palace in Jaipur. It is the most expensive Indian award for writing. She also received a cash prize of Rs 25 lakh, along with a sculpture by Delhi artist duo Thukral & Tagra ..

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in India

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 with the objective to promote creative aspects of various cities around the world; and to nurture and sustain their cultural traditions. UCCN Cities The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work ..

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UNESCO designates Hyderabad as Creative City of Gastronomy

On the occasion of World Cities Day (WCD-2019), UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been designated as Creative City of Films and Creative City of Gastronomy, respectively. By joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), the cities pledge to share their best practices and develop partnerships involving public and private sectors as well ..

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