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Tahiti Pristine Coral reef

The scientists have recently discovered a coral reef along the coast of Tahiti. The reef is two miles long and is unaffected by anthropogenic activities and climate change. About the coral reef The coral reef was discovered during a dive expedition. The expedition was supported by UNESCO. The corals discovered were six feet in diameter. ..

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Nordic “clinker boats” in UNESCO Heritage List

United Nations’ culture agency, UNESCO, added the Nordic “clinker boats” to its Heritage List, in December 2021. Highlights The wooden sailboats have allowed peoples of northern Europe to spread influence, trade and sometime war across continents and seas, for thousands of years. Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway jointly sought the UNESCO designation. The term ..

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Expansion of Orang National Park

The Assam Government has recently decided to increase the size of Orang National Park. The park is to be expanded thrice. About the Expansion plan The State is to add 200.32 square kilometre to the Orang National Park. The area to be added consists of Brahmaputra river. It also includes sandbars and islands of the ..

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Hindi descriptions of India’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

January 10 is celebrated as the World Hindi Day. On the World Hindi Day of 2022, the World Heritage Centre announced that it is to provide Hindi descriptions of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India. WHC operates under UNESCO. World Hindi Day It is also called Vishwa Hindi Divas. It is celebrated on January ..

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Measures to conserve Western Ghats

Union Environment Ministry has extended measures to conserve the ecologically sensitive Western Ghats. It will be delayed by another six months. Deadline to notify new rules have been extended till June 30, 2022. Key Facts Earlier deadlines were set to expire on December 31, 2021. On December 31, environment ministry issued a notification to amend ..

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Haiti’s freedom soup added to UNESCO Cultural Heritage List

On December 16, 2021, the United Nations cultural agency, UNESCO placed a traditional Haitian soup called ‘Joumou Soup’ in the intangible cultural heritage list. Highlights Haitian soup is widely considered as a symbol of India’s independence. Joumou soup is much more than a dish. It tells the story of heroes & heroines of Haitian independence ..

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