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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science every year on the 11th day of February.  The year 2021 marked the 6th International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day was celebrated under the theme “Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19″. Highlights The event was ..

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Mt Trishul: Indian Mountaineering Foundation approves winter climbing

The Indian Mountaineering Foundation recently approved a three-member team of mountaineers led by Arjun Vajpai for winter climbing expedition to Mount Trishul. In India, the mountaineering expeditions are taken up only during pre-monsoon and post-monsoon period. For the first time, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation has approved the concept of winter mountaineering. Arjun Vajpai Arjun Vajpai ..

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Singapore’s Hawker culture gets UNESCO recognition

The UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has recently recognized “Hawker” culture of Singapore and has included it under the list of intangible cultural heritage. The list also includes Chinese Calligraphy, Yoga and Flamenco. Hawker Centre A Hawker Centre in Singapore stalls variety of local and other Asian Cuisines. They were set up ..

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UNESCO’s 2020 State of Education for India Report

The UNESCO recently launched the State of Education for India report (SER). The report highlights the vision of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) included in India’s new national education policy 2020. UNESCO has developed a Strategy for TVET (2016-21). The strategy is in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goal and Education 2030 ..

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UNESCO Prize on Creative Economy

UNESCO is to launch an international prize in the creative economy field in the name of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. The UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International prize is to be launched from November 2021. 2021 has been declared as ‘International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development’ by UNESCO. Currently there are only twenty-three ..

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