UNESCO World Heritage Site Current Affairs, GK & News

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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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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Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

The Israeli Armed forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque recently. The fight in the country has been increasing since mid-April. The Hamas in the Gaza Strip attacked Israel for its actions. They were engaged in Air strikes. During the air strikes, Israel used IRON DOMES to defend itself from the missiles launched from Gaza. It was ..

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EAC allows Great Nicobar Plan to advance

The Environment Appraisal Committee (EAC) operating under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change recently recommended for grant of “Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment” studies. Earlier the committee had raised serious concerns against the project. What is the meaning of Terms of Reference for Environmental Impact Assessment? It is a document produced ..

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