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

National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India launched

Published: April 18, 2020

On April 18, 2020, the Union Minister of culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel launched the National List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The list is to include 13 elements that are already included in UNESCO Representative list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Highlights The initiative is a part of Vision 2024 of Ministry of Culture. ..

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April 18: World Heritage Day

Published: April 18, 2020

Every year April 18 is observed as the World Heritage Day. The day is also celebrated as the International Day of Monuments and sites. Highlights The World Heritage Day is celebrated to create awareness about diversity, heritage and vulnerability of the monuments and heritage sites. The World Heritage sites are defined as man-made areas or ..

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World Poetry Day observed on March 21

Published: March 21, 2020

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 every year across the world. During the UNESCO’s session held in Paris, in 1999, it was decided that 21 March shall be celebrated as World Poetry Day. One of the prime objectives of the Poetry Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetry and to provide opportunity ..

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7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Published: March 8, 2020

Bangladesh observed the anniversary of the historic 7th March Speech of its founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. About the Speech The historic speech was delivered by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The speech was a de facto declaration of Bangladesh’s independence from ..

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Rajasthan Legislative Assembly passes Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Published: March 5, 2020

The Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly to declare the entire Walled City area in Jaipur as a ‘no construction zone’. Under the new Act, the state government will get the right to declare a particular area of the urban bodies of the state as No-construction zone to ..

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