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UNESCO adds Durga Puja to its Intangible Heritage list

Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage decided, in its 16th session, to inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Highlights 16th session of UNESCO is being held, starting from December 13, 2021. It will conclude on December 18, 2021. Till now, Durga Puja was ..

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November 21: World Television Day

World Television Day is observed on November 21 across the globe, to highlight the importance of television beyond an electronic tool. The day is not about celebrating the tool, but rather the philosophy represented by Television. Significance of Television Since its invention, Television has been one of the most significant sources of entertainment. It has ..

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India gets re-elected to UNESCO Executive Board

On November 17, 2021, India was re-elected to the executive board of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) for the term of 2021-2025. Key Points India was re-elected with 164 votes. Among Group IV Asian & Pacific States, Japan, Vietnam, Philippines, Cook Islands and China were also elected. UNESCO Executive Board UNESCO Executive Board ..

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November 16: International Day for Tolerance

The International Day of Tolerance is observed every year on November 16. Key Points This day was declared by United Nations with the aim of creating public awareness on dangers of intolerance. The idea to observe this day propelled from the increasing need of ensuring people are aware of negativity that originate from intolerance. Thus, ..

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World Science Day 2021- Theme and Significance

World Science Day for Peace and Development is observed on November 10, every year to highlight importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. Key Points The day highlights the role of science in society and the need to engage public in debates & discussion on important scientific issues. It is observed with the ..

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Srinagar joins UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2021

On November 8, 2021, Srinagar has joined the UNESCO’s network of creative cities. Highlights Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the inclusion of Srinagar as a fitting recognition for vibrant cultural ethos of this old city. UNESCO has designated Srinagar as a creative city of craft and folk arts. Which cities have joined this network? 49 ..

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