UNESCO world heritage sites Current Affairs, GK & News

UNESCO world heritage sites  Current Affairs, GK & News

UNESCO World Heritage City

Context in Current Affairs: Orchha and Gwalior cities of Madhya Pradesh have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Cities. Orchha city The city is famous for its palaces and temples and was the capital of Bundela Kingdom in the 16th century. The famous places in the city are Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, ..

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GoI: Scheme launched for 100% solarization of Konark Sun Temple and Town

On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy launched a scheme to solarize the Konark town and Konark sun temple completely. Highlights The scheme has been launched to develop the historic Sun Temple in the town of Konark. Also, the scheme will develop the town into Surya Nagri. The development will be ..

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Ajeya Warrior: India-UK to hold joint military exercise

India-UK hold joint exercise called Ajeya Warrior on February 13, 2020. The exercise is being held from 2005. Highlights Around 120 soldiers are to participate in the exercise. This is the fifth edition of the exercise. The countries will hold the exercise in Salisbury Plains. Salisbury Plains The Salisbury plains are located in Chalk Plateau. ..

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Pink City-Jaipur receives World Heritage Certificate from UNESCO

On February 5, 2020, the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, received World Heritage Certificate from the UNESCO. The UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay visited India to present the certificate. Highlights The World Heritage Certificate was presented to Jaipur for the efforts of the people of the pink city towards preserving its cultural heritage. Jaipur’s Parkota ..

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Indian Culture Portal launched

The Union Minister of State(independent charge) for Culture and Tourism, Prahlad Singh Patel launched the Indian Culture web portal in New Delhi on Tuesday, 10th December 2019. The web portal was envisioned by the Ministry of Culture and was completely developed by a team from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. The curation of ..

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