UNESCO World Heritage Site Current Affairs, GK & News

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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National Tourism Day

Every year the National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the growth aspects of tourism sector. Also, the day aims to spread the impact of tourism sector on the economic development of the country. Theme of National Tourism Day, 2022 Rural and Community centric tourism History ..

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Census in Kaziranga National Park

The Kaziranga National Park is a Tiger Reserve and a World Heritage site. The park recently conducted its water fowl census. About the census The census is conducted in the 52 wetlands in the parks. In 2021, the bird count increased to 93,491. It was 34,284 in 2020. The bird count has increased by 175% ..

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Nizamuddin Basti Project gets two UNESCO Heritage Awards

The UNESCO recently presented two Heritage Awards to the Nizamuddin Basti Project. The project was awarded for its conservation efforts. It was awarded with the Special Recognition for Sustainable Award and Award of Excellence. What is Nizamuddin Basti Project? The project restored more than 20 historic monuments located around 14th century Sufi Saint Hazrat Nizamuddin ..

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Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation wins Earth Guardian Award

The Parambikulam Tiger Conservation Foundation (PaTCoF) has won the “Earth Guardian Award” which was instituted by the NatWest Group. Key Points PaTCoF is a non-profit organisation under forest department which seeks to facilitate conservation of tiger and biodiversity in the Parambikulam tiger reserve. Eight winners of the award were felicitated by secretary general of “UN ..

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Toy-train safari launched on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway route

The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has launched a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train Safari on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Route. Key Points Toy-train safari will run from Siliguri junction to Rongtong station in West Bengal. This is the NRF’s second attempt to attract tourists and improve tourism business in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). Existing direct ..

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