UNESCO World Heritage Site
Golconda Fort, located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Telangana, is a historically significant fortress that dates back to the 11th century. Built by Kakatiya ruler Pratāparudra using mud walls, the fort was later handed over to the Bahmani Kings by ..
Nalanda Mahavira is a World Heritage Site. It has stupas and viharas. Also, there are remains of monastic and scholastic institutions belonging to the third century BCE. The Archaeology Survey of India recently reported that two 1,200-year-old idols were found ..
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs
A UN panel recommended the listing of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site that is “in danger”. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem, having over 2,900 ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned that several world heritage sites may become glacier-free by 2050. What are the findings of the UNESCO survey? A survey of 18,600 glaciers at 50 World Heritage Sites found that ..
The Centre has approved the proposal to redevelop three major railway stations across India. Key facts The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Modi, has given a go-ahead for a proposal concerning the redevelopment of three major railway stations – ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
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 ..