UNESCO world heritage sites Current Affairs, GK & News

UNESCO: Liverpool removed from World Heritage status

On 21st July, 2021 Liverpool was removed from the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites after being granted the title in 2004.   Highlights The decision was taken after a secret ballot was done by the UNESCO committee. They voted in favour stripping Liverpool of this status. Liverpool gained its World Heritage status in 2004, ..

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Six Heritage Sites added to India’s UNESCO World Heritage sites Tentative List

The Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel recently announced that around six cultural heritage sites have been added to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. What are the six sites? The following six places have successfully entered the tentative list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Ganga Ghats of Varanasi Temples of Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu Satpura ..

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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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