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UNESCO

UNESCO {established 16 Nov. 1945} is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its predecessor was International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation (ICIC) which was created in January 1922. Its main objective contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; ..

UNESCO Science Report

Latest edition of UNESCO Science Report (USR) was published on June 11, 2021 which is entitled as “race against time for smarter development”. About USR USR is a flagship publication of UNESCO which is published once every five years. It is a report on science, technology and innovation (STI). Every edition comprises of a chapter ..

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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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International Day of Light: May 16

Every year, the International Day of Light is celebrated on May 16 by UNESCO and several other international organisations. The day celebrates the role of light in science, art, culture, education and sustainable development. This year, in 2021, the International Day of Light is celebrated under the following theme: Theme: Trust Science Why is International ..

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World Book and Copyright Day: April 23

Every year the World Book and Copyrights Day is celebrated on April 23 by UNESCO. UNESCO is United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation. This year, to celebrate the World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO has created “Bookface Challenge”. About World Book and Copyrights Day The first World Book and Copyrights Day was celebrated in ..

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What is Table Mountain National Park?

The Table Mountain National Park is located in Cape Town of South Africa. Recently, a fire caught in the park and is burning it rapidly. More than two hundred fire fighters have been deployed in the region to quench the fire. A vacated vagrant fire may have caused the fire. Vagrant is a person without ..

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