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Bihar Astronomical Observatory in UNESCO list

106-year-old astronomical observatory at the Langat Singh College, Muzaffarpur in Bihar has been added to UNESCO World heritage observatories list. This observatory is first of its kind in eastern part of India. About the Astronomical Observatory: The Astronomical Observatory in Muzaffarpur was established in 1916 give detailed astronomical knowledge to students. Prof Romesh Chandra Sen ..

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Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala

The Hoysala Temples of Belur, Halebid and Somnath Pura in Karnataka will be nominated for World Heritage List for the year 2022-2023 from India. Key Points Since April 15, 2014, the ‘Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala’ are on UNESCO’s Tentative list. The temples stand testimony to the rich cultural and historical heritage of India. Nomination ..

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Nordic “clinker boats” in UNESCO Heritage List

United Nations’ culture agency, UNESCO, added the Nordic “clinker boats” to its Heritage List, in December 2021. Highlights The wooden sailboats have allowed peoples of northern Europe to spread influence, trade and sometime war across continents and seas, for thousands of years. Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway jointly sought the UNESCO designation. The term ..

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Harappan city of Dholavira inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list

On 27th July, 2021, Dholavira the Harappan city which is located in the Kutch district of Gujarat has been named as the 40th Indian site inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list.  Dholavira is the first Indus Valley Civilisation site in India that has been included in the list. Highlights The decision to induct this site ..

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Maharashtra seeks World Heritage Site Tag for 14 Forts

Maharashtra Government has prepared and submitted a tentative serial nomination for 14 forts of the state, to get World Heritage Site tag. What are those forts? Maharashtra has listed 14 sites including Shivneri fort, Raigad Fort, Torna fort, Rajgad Fort, Lohagad, Mulher fort, Ankai Tankai forts, Salher Fort, Rangana Fort, Ankai Tankai Forts, Kasa Fort, ..

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India-Nepal sign MoU

On June 15, 2020 India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve infrastructure of the Pashupatinath temple complex. Highlights The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federal Affairs ministry of Nepal and Indian Embassy. Under the agreement, India has pledged to extend financial assistance of Rs 2.33 crores. The project is to ..

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