UNESCO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021
10 November: World Science Day for Peace and Development
Published: November 11, 2019
Ever year 10th of November is celebrated as World Science Day for Peace and Development. It was established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001 with the objective of highlighting important role and importance of science in society and in our daily lives as well as the need to engage wider ..
UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in India
Published: November 2, 2019
UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 with the objective to promote creative aspects of various cities around the world; and to nurture and sustain their cultural traditions. UCCN Cities The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work ..
Topics: City of Music • Creative Cities • Creative Cities Network • Creative economy • Creative industries • Creativity • Hindustan Times • Human behavior • Jaipur • Sustainable Development Goals • UNESCO • UNESCO • Urban planning
Mumbai and Hyderabad included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network
Published: November 2, 2019
On October 30, 2019, 66 cities were designated by UNESCO as Creative Cities. The cities are named creative based on their mission to place creativity and creative economy at the core of their urban development to make their city safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal From ..
UNESCO designates Hyderabad as Creative City of Gastronomy
Published: November 1, 2019
On the occasion of World Cities Day (WCD-2019), UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been designated as Creative City of Films and Creative City of Gastronomy, respectively. By joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), the cities pledge to share their best practices and develop partnerships involving public and private sectors as well ..
Topics: Chennai • City of Film • City of Music • Creative Cities Network • Creative city • Geography of India • Geography of Uttar Pradesh • Jaipur • Smart cities in India • States and union territories of India • UNESCO • Varanasi
Four Indian sites win UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards
Published: October 15, 2019
Four sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The awards were announced in Penang, Malaysia on 14 October 2019. This year marks the 20 years since the institution of awards. Key Highlights In this year’s awards, 16 projects from 5 countries namely– India, Bhutan, China, New Zealand ..
Category: Art & Culture Current Affairs