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October 27: World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2020

Every year the World Day for Audio Visual Heritage is celebrated on October 27 by UNESCO to increase the awareness of significance of the audio visual documents. This year the day is celebrated under the theme Theme: Your Window to the World Highlights The initiatives such as World Day for Audio Visual Heritage, UNESCO project ..

India-Israel Water Attache: Key Facts

Israel is to establish a “Water Attache” in India. It is to operate from January 2021 under the Israel Embassy in India. The Water Attache division will share Israel’s best practices, technologies and water management in agriculture sectors. Also, Israel is to soon appoint an honorary Consul to the North-East.  Its objective is to increase ..

UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru: Giant Cat Drawing found

The Peruvian archaeologists have uncovered a 37 metre long cat on the famous Nazca lines of Peru. It is a world known UNESCO Heritage site. Key highlights The Nazca lines consists of hundreds of gigantic geoglyph that date back more than 2000 years. The newly discovered cat Geoglyph is older than the ones discovered earlier. ..

September 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information

Every year, the United Nations celebrates International Day for Universal Access to Information on September 28. This year the day focuses on the right to information in the times of crisis. Highlights The day is celebrated to highlight the advantages of having statutory, constitutional policies to provide public access to information and build trust. Programmes ..

International Literacy Day is being observed across globe today

International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 across the countries. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance of literacy. It emphasises on the need for intensified efforts towards more literate societies. International Literacy Day-2020 Theme for 2020 is- Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. 2020 edition also ..