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Taj Mahal

It was in 1631 that the lady of Taj, Mumtaj Mahal died during birth of their 14th Child Gauhara Beghum. After 1 year of her death, construction of Taj Mahal Began. It was completed in 1648 and surrounding buildings were finished in next 5 years. The Taj Mahal was finished in nearly 18 years from ..

Taj Mahal makeover

The Taj Mahal was cleaned up using various remedies ahead of the US President Donald Trump’s visit. The historical monument has been degrading due to the effects of pollution. What is ‘Fuller’s Clay’ that was used on the Taj Mahal? Fuller’s Clay is commonly called ‘Multani Mitti’. It is an absorbent clay material mainly composed ..

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US President Donald Trump visits India: Signs Defence Deals

On February 24, 2020, the US President Donald Trump visited India. He was accompanied by his wife, the first lady, Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. Along side his visit, India and US signed defence deals worth 3 billion USD. Highlights The President was welcomed by PM Modi in a traditional way at ..

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First digital exhibition on Indian Heritage inaugurated

On January 15, 2020, the State of Culture and Tourism minister launched a month long exhibition on Indian Heritage in New Delhi. The exhibition was launched in digital space and will stay online till February 15, 2020. Highlights This exhibition is first of its kind in the country. The visitors of the exhibition will find ..

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World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site is one which as an “Outstanding Universal Value”. As per the guidelines under the World Heritage Convention, Outstanding Universal Value signifies “cultural and/or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity.” Categories Cultural Heritage. Natural Heritage. ..

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2019 World Heritage Day (WHD)

The World Heritage Day (WHD) is celebrated every year on April 18 to promote the cultural heritage across the world. The 2019 theme is ‘Rural Landscapes’. It is also a day of international solidarity in favor of strengthening and safeguarding heritage world-wide. The day also aims to seek recognition for the people involved in preserving ..

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