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World Science Day 2020: What you should know about this year's theme, day's history and significance
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World Science Day 2020: What you should know about this year's theme, day's history and significance

According to UNESCO, the day aims to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in the world of science and underscores role scientists play in understanding the planet

At least 11 million girls across the globe may never return to schools due to COVID-19: UNESCO
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At least 11 million girls across the globe may never return to schools due to COVID-19: UNESCO

During her visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, UNESCO head Audrey Azoulay said that for many countries, 'closure of schools have led to losses'

World Teachers' Day 2020: UN chief thanks educators for 'crucial role'; 'teachers leading in crisis' is this year's theme
India

World Teachers' Day 2020: UN chief thanks educators for 'crucial role'; 'teachers leading in crisis' is this year's theme

The day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 International Labour Organization and UNESCO recommendation, which sets benchmarks regarding the responsibilities and rights of teachers as well as standards for their preparation and further education, recruitment, employment

Once Hyderabad aristocracy's favoured weave, how 'Telia Rumal' gained new lease of life post-Independence
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Once Hyderabad aristocracy's favoured weave, how 'Telia Rumal' gained new lease of life post-Independence

Hailing from a family of weavers in Puttapaka, Gajam Goverdhana has dedicated 50 years of to the Telia Rumal and filed for the recently secured GI tag in 2015.

Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown
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Coronvirus Outbreak: Nandita Das films a short to raise awareness on domestic violence during lockdown

Titled Listen To Her, the 7-minute video showcases how the lockdown called in several countries has made life for women in toxic relationships harder.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Calicut University teams up with UNESCO to launch guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities
Health

Coronavirus Outbreak: Calicut University teams up with UNESCO to launch guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities

UNESCO has joined hands with the University of Calicut in Kerala to launch a set a guidelines for parents and caregivers of children with disabilities.

International Jazz Day 2020: Herbie Hancock to host virtual concert to celebrate during COVID-19 lockdown
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International Jazz Day 2020: Herbie Hancock to host virtual concert to celebrate during COVID-19 lockdown

International Jazz Day is celebrated on 30 April. According to the United Nations, it aims at creating awareness around the world of the virtues of jazz as a force of peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people, as well as an educational tool.

World Book and Copyright Day 2020: Publishers, writers plan interactive sessions, launch literary games to celebrate amid coronavirus lockdown
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World Book and Copyright Day 2020: Publishers, writers plan interactive sessions, launch literary games to celebrate amid coronavirus lockdown

Each year, celebrations take place all over the world on World Book Day to recognize the scope of books in bridging gap between cultures and generations.

On International Day for Monuments and Sites 2020, ICOMOS urges people to focus on shared culture, heritage and responsibility
India

On International Day for Monuments and Sites 2020, ICOMOS urges people to focus on shared culture, heritage and responsibility

ICOMOS has chosen Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility as the theme for International Day for Monuments and Sites 2020 to highlight global unity in the face of the coronavirus pandemic

World Art Day 2020: Occasion marks Leonardo Da Vinci's birth anniversary, aims to create awareness about diversity of artistic expression
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World Art Day 2020: Occasion marks Leonardo Da Vinci's birth anniversary, aims to create awareness about diversity of artistic expression

The day was adopted by the International Association of Art, a partner of UNESCO, to create awareness of creative activity worldwide.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook launches online resource tool for educators, joins hands with UNESCO for guidance
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Facebook launches online resource tool for educators, joins hands with UNESCO for guidance

Facebook has partnered with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO for its first phase.

Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel sinks off Galapagos Islands; Ecuador concerned over recovery, places barriers to prevent spread of possible leaks
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Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel sinks off Galapagos Islands; Ecuador concerned over recovery, places barriers to prevent spread of possible leaks

Ecuador’s environment minister, Raul Ledesma, said on Monday that a situation involving a sunken barge in the Galapagos Islands which was carrying 600 gallons of diesel is under control

Venice braces for unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week; authorities declare state of emergency
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Venice braces for unprecedented third major flooding in less than a week; authorities declare state of emergency

With seawater due to swamp the already devastated historic city where authorities have declared a state of emergency

India accuses Pakistan of having the 'DNA of terrorism' in response to Islamabad's false claims on J&K at UNESCO meet
India

India accuses Pakistan of having the 'DNA of terrorism' in response to Islamabad's false claims on J&K at UNESCO meet

'Pakistan's neurotic behaviour has resulted in its decline to a nearly failed state with its weak economy', said Ananya Agarwal, who led the Indian delegation to UNESCO

Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary Midway Atoll littered with decomposing carcasses of seabirds with bellies full of plastic
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Iconic Pacific bird sanctuary Midway Atoll littered with decomposing carcasses of seabirds with bellies full of plastic

Flying into the uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, Midway Atoll appears out of the vast blue Pacific as a tiny oasis of coral-fringed land with pristine white sand beaches that are teeming with life

WADA's first president Dick Pound lays out agency's three significant achievements ahead of its 20th anniversary
Sports

WADA's first president Dick Pound lays out agency's three significant achievements ahead of its 20th anniversary

In spite of the problems that Pound sees in cleaning up the sport, the Canadian is genuinely proud of the work and achievements of WADA, especially the World Anti-Doping Code

UNESCO includes Mumbai, Hyderabad in network of 'Creative Cities' on occasion of World Cities Day
India

UNESCO includes Mumbai, Hyderabad in network of 'Creative Cities' on occasion of World Cities Day

UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been included in its network of 'Creative Cities' on the occasion of World Cities Day 2019 on Thursday.

Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle; blaze brought under control after spreading to more than 51,667 square feet of complex
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Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle; blaze brought under control after spreading to more than 51,667 square feet of complex

A fire ripped through a historic castle in Japan on the southern island of Okinawa, spreading throughout the World Heritage site's complex, local authorities said.

During second informal India-China summit, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping agree to take concrete measures to address $57 billion trade deficit
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During second informal India-China summit, Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping agree to take concrete measures to address $57 billion trade deficit

Prime Minister Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday agreed to set up a new mechanism for matters relating to trade and investment and felt the two countries should cooperate on important regional and global issues at the informal summit.

International Literacy Day 2019: Its origin, why is it celebrated and this year's theme to create awareness
India

International Literacy Day 2019: Its origin, why is it celebrated and this year's theme to create awareness

International Literacy Day 2019: Every year International Literacy Day is celebrated on 8 September globally to raise awareness and remind people of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.