UNESCO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India-Israel Water Attache: Key Facts

Published: October 24, 2020

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 ..

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UNESCO World Heritage Site in Peru: Giant Cat Drawing found

Published: October 21, 2020

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. ..

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September 28: International Day for Universal Access to Information

Published: September 28, 2020

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 ..

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International Literacy Day is being observed across globe today

Published: September 8, 2020

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 ..

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UNESCO to revamp Lebanon’s heritage buildings

Published: August 29, 2020

Recently UNESCO under the leadership of Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO announced the launch of new initiative “Beirut” named on the capital city of Lebanon. The said initiative will revamp the country’s damaged heritage sites and buildings. Background 4 August 2020 had been the worst day of the year for Lebanese people when a large ..

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