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

August 23: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition observed

Published: August 24, 2020

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition has been observed on 23rd August by UNESCO. The Member States of UNESCO organizes the events every year on the date, inviting young people, educators, artists, and intellectuals for participation. What is the significance of the day? The purpose of celebrating this ..

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Indra Mani Pandey is India’s new Permanent Representative to UN

Published: July 2, 2020

On July 1, 2020, diplomat Indra Mani Pandey was appointed as India’s next permanent representative to the United Nations. Highlights Indra Mani Pandey is a 1990 Indian Foreign Officer and is currently serving as an additional secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He has so far served in Indian missions in Cairo, Islamabad, Kabul, ..

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India-Nepal sign MoU

Published: June 16, 2020

On June 15, 2020 India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve infrastructure of the Pashupatinath temple complex. Highlights The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federal Affairs ministry of Nepal and Indian Embassy. Under the agreement, India has pledged to extend financial assistance of Rs 2.33 crores. The project is to ..

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June 6: Russian Language Day

Published: June 6, 2020

Every year, on June 6, the United Nations celebrated Russian Language Day. This was established by the UNESCO in 2010. Why June 6? The Russian Language Day is celebrated on the birth day of Aleksandr Pushkin. He was a Russian Poet and is considered as the father of modern Russian literature. Aleksandr Pushkin The poet ..

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May 16: International Day of Light

Published: May 16, 2020

Every year, on May 16, International Day of Light is celebrated by UNESCO. The day is being celebrated to mark the first successful operation of LASER in 1960. The first successful LASER operation was done by an engineer and physicist Theodore Maiman. Highlights The day celebrates the role of light in art, culture, science, sustainable ..

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