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Explained: What is the Mawmluh Cave in Meghalaya that is on UNESCO’s 'First 100 IUGS Geological Sites' list?
India

Explained: What is the Mawmluh Cave in Meghalaya that is on UNESCO’s 'First 100 IUGS Geological Sites' list?

Mawmluh Cave is located about 60 km away from Shillong and was first explored by a British official named Lieutenant Yule in 1844. It is the fourth longest cave in the Indian subcontinent with a total length of seven kilometres of cave passages

What is the tension between Japan and South Korea over centuries-old silver, gold mines?
World

What is the tension between Japan and South Korea over centuries-old silver, gold mines?

Japan believes that lengthy history and the artisanal mining techniques used there merit recognition on UNESCO's World Heritage List. But in Seoul, the focus is on the use of conscripted Korean labour during the Second World War, when Japan occupied the Korean peninsula

Planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are five best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the state
Lifestyle

Planning a trip to Rajasthan? Here are five best UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit in the state

If you are a nature lover, Rajasthan won’t return you with bare hands. The view of lakes and the desert will take you on a tour of the imagination. Lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine is one of the reasons which brings thousands of tourists every year to the land of heritage.

Russia-Ukraine war: UN says over 150 cultural sites targeted and destroyed
World

Russia-Ukraine war: UN says over 150 cultural sites targeted and destroyed

UNESCO has been helping Ukraine authorities to mark landmarks with the distinctive 'blue shield,' meaning they are protected under the 1954 Hague convention on culture in armed conflicts, of which both Russia and Ukraine are signatories

Centre's use of ICT in school education receives UNESCO's recognition
Education

Centre's use of ICT in school education receives UNESCO's recognition

The initiative called PM eVIDYA unifies all efforts related to digital/online/on-air education to enable multi-mode access for imparting education by using technology to minimise learning losses

International Jazz Day 2022: All you need to know about celebrations, history and significance
World

International Jazz Day 2022: All you need to know about celebrations, history and significance

The day focuses on developing respect greater appreciation not only for the music, but also for its contribution in building more inclusive societies.

World Art Day: All you need to know about history and significance
World

World Art Day: All you need to know about history and significance

The main purpose of this day is to boost recognition of diverse art forms and to highlight artists' contributions to environmental sustainability

Boys at greater risk of repeating grades, failing to complete education than girls, finds UNESCO report
India

Boys at greater risk of repeating grades, failing to complete education than girls, finds UNESCO report

The report titled 'Leave no child behind: Global report on boys' disengagement from education' pointed out that no less than 132 million boys of primary and secondary school age are out of school

Ukraine crisis: UNESCO says education system of countries should have crisis-sensitive policies
World

Ukraine crisis: UNESCO says education system of countries should have crisis-sensitive policies

The report comes amid a fierce Russian military offensive in Ukraine, with the toll on civilians rising as Moscow seeks to pound cities into submission from entrenched positions

World Water Day: Reminding the world the importance of conservation
World

World Water Day: Reminding the world the importance of conservation

The prime goal of the day is to motivate people to conserve water and support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals which includes the aim of providing water and sanitation to every person by 2030

Round, substantial and velvety: Italy woos UNESCO with ’magical’ espresso coffee rite
Photos

Round, substantial and velvety: Italy woos UNESCO with ’magical’ espresso coffee rite

Italians knock back some 30 million espressos a day, from Venice to Sicily, in porcelain cups or little glasses, with or without a splash of milk and see each one as a gesture of friendship

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022: History, theme and significance of this day
World

International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2022: History, theme and significance of this day

This year, the theme for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is 'Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us'

Karnataka's Hoysala Temples Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites: What are heritage sites and how they are selected
India

Karnataka's Hoysala Temples Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage Sites: What are heritage sites and how they are selected

The Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka have been selected as India’s nomination for UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites for the year 2022-23.

2021 saw repeated school closures hampering education system, experts worried for this year
India

2021 saw repeated school closures hampering education system, experts worried for this year

From education teams at World Bank to UNESCO, experts have been warning against school closures now citing long term losses. However, governments are stuck in making the tough choice between health and education for kids

World Arabic Language Day 2021: All you need to know about significance, history and theme
World

World Arabic Language Day 2021: All you need to know about significance, history and theme

Arabic first emerged in the northwest Arabian Peninsula, with very early manifestations of the language dating back to as early as the 8th century BCE.

Durga Puja gets 'Intangible Heritage' tag: What UNESCO list is and what other festivals have been recognised?
India

Durga Puja gets 'Intangible Heritage' tag: What UNESCO list is and what other festivals have been recognised?

The decision was taken at the sixteenth session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is being held from 13 to 18 December

World Philosophy Day 2021: All you need to know about day celebrating importance of philosophy
World

World Philosophy Day 2021: All you need to know about day celebrating importance of philosophy

The day promotes an academic exchange of philosophy for the development of human thought.

India re-elected to UNESCO executive board for 2021-25 term with 164 votes
India

India re-elected to UNESCO executive board for 2021-25 term with 164 votes

The board consists of 58 member-states each with a four-year term of office

International Day for Tolerance 2021: Importance of day for fostering mutual understanding
World

International Day for Tolerance 2021: Importance of day for fostering mutual understanding

The day began as an initiative to affirm that tolerance is an appreciation of the world’s cultures and also recognises human rights and the freedom of others.

Srinagar joins UNESCO network of creative cities; all you need to know
India

Srinagar joins UNESCO network of creative cities; all you need to know

Minister Narendra Modi hailing the inclusion as a "fitting recognition" for the vibrant cultural ethos of the old city