Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicUNESCO

Topic: UNESCO

UNESCO recognition of Durga Puja a big feat. But it was no easy journey for India

Creating the idol for puja is more than just mixing sand and clay. It circumscribes the emotions and efforts of all artisans.

Mangroves are unique, extraordinary and under threat. ‘Floating plantation’ can save them

UNESCO, Thailand's AIT and Australia's UNSW are looking to advance the innovative technology of planting floating mangroves that can function as a new source of energy.

Weaving Jamdani — a 40-inch piece of saree that lived through Partition

Both men and women made Jamdani, a saree that came out of the Dhaka muslin industry and was brought to India by Persian craftsmen.

UNESCO World Heritage Site tag for Telangana’s Ramappa temple soon? TRS party celebrates

UNESCO recognition for once-neglected historical Ramappa temple will help in its conservation & boost tourism, local economy, feels Y Sathish Reddy of Telangana Rashtra Samithi party.

‘Floating’ bricks, sandbox tech: Engineering skill behind 13th C Telangana temple’s UNESCO tag

The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple, also known as the Ramappa Temple, in Telangana was last week inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 39th such site in India.

Harappan-era city Dholavira in Gujarat conferred with UNESCO World Heritage Site tag

Dholavira is the second site to be included in the world heritage list this month after the Ramappa Temple at Palampet in Telangana's Warangal.

Only 22% women in AI jobs — The gender gap in science and technology, in numbers

Women are still under-represented in fields such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, finds a UNESCO report.

IIM-A decision to demolish historic dorms ‘cultural vandalism’ — experts write to institute

Architects, historians and organsiations within India and abroad write to IIM-Ahmedabad, urging institute to conserve the dorms designed by American architect Louis Kahn.

Conspiracy theories made a comeback during Covid, but you can stop their viral spread

The pandemic has given rise to many new conspiracy theories – and UNESCO wants to educate people to identify and debunk them.

In India, over 32 crore students hit by Covid-19 as schools and colleges are shut: UNESCO

More than 157 crore students across 191 countries severely impacted by closure of educational institutions due to coronavirus, says UNESCO report.

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Longest CJI only served for seven years. Real changes need continuity in leadership

CJI UU Lalit made the Supreme Court stand on a better footing in just 73 days. With a longer tenure, he would have been able to achieve more for the judiciary at large.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.