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Indra Mani Pandey is India’s new Permanent Representative to UN

On July 1, 2020, diplomat Indra Mani Pandey was appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the United Nations. Highlights Indra Mani Pandey is a 1990 Indian Foreign Officer and is currently serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has so far served in Indian missions in Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul, ..

Old City of Sana’a

The UNESCO expressed concern about the extensive damage caused by the recent heavy rains in the Old City of Sana’a in Yemen. About the Situation The Old City of Sana’a was recently ravaged by heavy rains and flash floods. This is in addition to the ongoing conflict in the region, the lack of resources plaguing ..

World Heritage Day

The World Heritage Day or the International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on April 18th to promote awareness about heritage of humanity. About The World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on 18th of April. It was designated in 1983 by the General Assembly of UNESCO to promote the awareness about diversity of ..

World Poetry Day observed on March 21

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 every year across the world. During the UNESCO’s session held in Paris, in 1999, it was decided that 21 March shall be celebrated as World Poetry Day. One of the prime objectives of the Poetry Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetry and to provide opportunity ..

7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Bangladesh observed the anniversary of the historic 7th March Speech of its founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. About the Speech The historic speech was delivered by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The speech was a de facto declaration of Bangladesh’s independence from ..

Rajasthan Legislative Assembly passes Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly to declare the entire Walled City area in Jaipur as a ‘no construction zone’. Under the new Act, the state government will get the right to declare a particular area of the urban bodies of the state as No-construction zone to ..

UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1991, with an objective of gaining global support for preserving the diversity of languages, with special focus on indigenous languages. This year, UNESCO has declared ‘Languages without borders’ as the theme for International Mother Language Day 2020. In India, ..

World Radio Day, 2020 observed on February 13

The proclamation of UNESCO member states was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 to celebrate February 13 as the World Radio Day. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Radio and Diversity’. The day celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of radio and access to information. This year, the day is ..