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Palau first country to ban sunscreen to protect Coral Reefs

The Pacific Island, Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals. The country has banned common ingredients used in cosmetics including oxybenzone. Highlights The order of the ban was passed in 2018. However, it comes into effect from January 1, 2020. The Rock Islands in the Palau is ..

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Ecuador declares State of Emergency after Oil Spills in waters off Galapagos Islands

Located in the South America continent, the Republic of Ecuador has declared a state emergency on Sunday 22nd December 2019 after a ship carrying 6000 gallons (2,500 liters) of diesel oil sank near the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Galapagos Islands. From continental Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are located 906km towards the west.  The accident ..

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ASI identified 138 monuments as ‘Must See Monuments’: Govt

The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel, informed Parliament that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has identified 138 monuments as ‘Must See Monuments’. This information has been made available on ‘Must See’ portal of ASI. World Heritage Sites (WHS) in India & ‘Must See’ List WHS is a landmark or area selected ..

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Tourism Minister inaugurates 1st-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar

Prahalad Singh Patel, Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism, inaugurated first-ever architectural LED illumination at Qutb Minar, the 12th-century monument, in New Delhi. Now with bottom to top illumination, the architectural beauty of historic Qutb Minar will display its historic majesty after sunset. This step towards promotion of tourism is in line with ..

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Jaipur listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Walled City of Jaipur, known for its iconic architectural legacy and vibrant culture, made an official entry into UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Site list. The decision was taken at 43rd session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee, underway in Azerbaijan from June 20 up to July 10. During this ..

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