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World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site is one which as an “Outstanding Universal Value”. As per the guidelines under the World Heritage Convention, Outstanding Universal Value signifies “cultural and/or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity.” Categories Cultural Heritage. Natural Heritage. ..

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UN Panel Recommendation on Great Barrier Reef

A UN panel recommended the listing of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef as a world heritage site that is “in danger”. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest coral reef ecosystem, having over 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and an area covering some 344,400 square kilometres. It is situated ..

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UNESCO: A Third of Glaciers in Word Heritage Sites will Disappear in 2050

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned that several world heritage sites may become glacier-free by 2050. What are the findings of the UNESCO survey? A survey of 18,600 glaciers at 50 World Heritage Sites found that the glaciers at one-third of these sites will perish because of global warming regardless of ..

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World in 2030: Public Survey Report

The World in 2030: Public Survey Report was recently published by UNESCO. The report was published by the organisation based on the survey held between May 2020 and September 2020. The survey collected responses from more than 15,000 people from all over the world. Key Findings of the Report According to the report, Climate Change, ..

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Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans increase to 96

On May 7, 2020, the Bengal Forest Ministry announced that the number of Royal Bengal Tigers in the Sundarbans has increased to 96 according to the census conducted for the year 2019-20. Highlights In 2017-18, the total count of Royal Bengal Tigers in Sundarbans was 87. It increased to 88 in the 2018-19 census. With ..

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Former Rajya Sabha member and veteran journalist Patil Puttappa passes away

On March 17, 2020, the veteran journalist and Rajya Sabha member Patil Puttappa passed away at the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS). He died due to age related ailments. About Patil Puttappa Puttappa represented the state of Karnataka for two terms. He was a hardcore Kannada activist, popular writer and a journalist. He was ..

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Traditional massage from Thailand gets UNESCO Heritage Tag

Nuad Thai is a traditional Thai massage which has been added to the prestigious Heritage list by UNESCO. Nuad Thai is regarded as part of the art, culture, and science of traditional Thai healthcare, it is a manual therapy and a non-medicinal remedy in which practitioners help in rebalancing the patient’s body structure and energy. ..

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