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Copper and brass crafts of Punjab’s ‘Thatheras’ on UNESCO heritage list

The traditional brass and copper craft of utensil making among the Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Punjab is being inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, 2014. It was announced at UNESCO’s 9th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) for the Safeguarding of Intangible Heritage in Paris, France. Key facts ..

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India and UNESCO ink Letter of intent (LoI) to cooperate in reducing disaster risks

India and the UNSECO have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for better cooperation in the field of reducing disaster risks and capacity-building In Earth Sciences. The LoI was signed between Ministry of Earth Sciences and UNESCO in the presence of Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Irina Bokova, ..

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Mangroves in Sunderbans losing capacity to soak up CO2: Research

As per a latest research financed by the Union government and headed by noted marine scientist Abhijit Mitra, the Sunderban’s huge mangrove forest is rapidly losing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, from the atmosphere due to increase in the salinity of water, unchecked deforestation and pollution. As per ..

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Over 1 million children in India are out of school: UN report

As per a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report, India, Indonesia and Pakistan each have more than a million children out of school. According to the UNECO report: Globally, around 58 million kids aged 6 to 11 are out of school. This shows little overall improvement since 2007. India had 1.4 million ..

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"Incheon": The World Book Capital for 2015

International committee of experts representing the book industry and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named the city of Incheon in the Republic of Korea as the World Book Capital for the year 2015. The committee attributes the title to a city which has devoted itself to promote books and reading and ..

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India nominates 6 Rajasthan forts and Himalayan park for World Heritage Sites status

India has sent seven entries which include six hill forts in Rajasthan and the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh to seek World Heritage Sites status given by UNESCO. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee at its meeting in Cambodian capital Phnom Penh next month will decide on giving the status to them. Which are the ..

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