Madrid Current Affairs, GK & News

Madrid’s Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro Park added to World Heritage List

Buen Retiro Park and Paseo del Prado of Madrid, Spain have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Highlights With this announcement the total number of World Heritage Sites in Spain goes up to 49 which is the third-highest globally only after Italy and China. Before the addition of these two sites none of the ..

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‘Barrier-Free Tourism Project’ of Kerala honoured by UNWTO

The Barrier-Free Tourism Project implemented by Kerala Tourism Department in Thrissur district has received the special mention honour as “Emerging Global Destination” in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Accessible Destination Awards 2019.  The tourism director of Kerala, P Bala Kiran received the conferment during the awards ceremony conducted in the capital city of ..

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UNWTO World Tourism Barometer Released

UNWTO released its comprehensive report on global tourism titled ‘UNWTO World Tourism Barometer report’ on Monday 20th January 2020. According to the report which is seen as a barometer of global economic health, 1.5 billion international tourist arrivals were recorded in the year 2019 around the globe, which makes it the slowest rate since 2016 ..

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CCPI Index, COP25: India among top 10 countries

On December 10, 2019, at the COP25, the Climate Change Performance Index was presented. The Index measures renewable energy share, emissions and climate policies of 57 countries and the European Union. Highlights: India India ranked 9th in the ranking provided. The ranking was to the “high category”, where the countries have ambitious 2030 targets. The ..

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India attended the Madrid Climate Conference

The Minister of Environment Shri Prakash Javadekar represented India at the Madrid Climate Conference. The United Nations Climate Change Conference is being held in Madrid between 2nd December, 2019 and 13th December 2019. The COP25 (25th Conference of Parties) was to be held in Chile. However, Chile government cancelled COP25 due to the protests that ..

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