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1 day ago
Unesco Director General seeks global debate on AI

Beijing, July 18 (IANS) Unesco Director General Audrey Azoulay on Wednesday called for a worldwide debate on the consequences of large-scale use of artificial intelligence (AI). Azoulay, who is on an official visit to China, said AI raises questions, as it opens up the possibilities in the areas such as military, security and individual freedoms, Efe news reported. We need to hav...

5 days ago
China's new world heritage site limits visitors

Beijing, July 14 (IANS) Mount Fanjingshan, China's latest entry on the Unesco World Heritage List, has been asked to limit visitors in an effort to protect the site. According to a plan by the Guizhou provincial government, the mountain has been limited to not more than 23,480 visitors per day, reports Xinhua news agency. Logging, quarrying and construction projects, other than f...

10 days ago
Sisodia lauds team visiting UNESCO sites on public transport

New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met a team of 20 individuals who travelled to seven UNESCO sites within 12 hours by using public transport and praised their efforts to showcase that the mode of travel is safe and accessible. The team members, between the age group of five years to 45 years, started their tour of UNESCO World heritage sites on Sunday fr...

11 days ago
Kovind leaves for Delhi after two-day Goa visit

Panaji, July 8 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday held a meeting with top Goa government officials and high court judges before he left for Delhi at the end of his two-day visit to the coastal state. Kovind also visited the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO world heritage site in the popular Old Goa Church complex and the Mangueshi Temple in Mardol, nearly 35 km from Panaji.

11 days ago
Breaking faith barriers, Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps

Jaipur, July 8 (IANS) For centuries, their creations have been used in sombre processions to commemorate and reconstruct the narrative of the 7th century Battle of Karbala in Islamic history. But now, these artists, mostly Shia Muslims, make Hindu wedding mandaps, replicating the design of the shrine of Prophet's grandson Imam Hussain Ali, who was killed in that war. Hundreds of couples ...

13 days ago
President on two-day visit to Goa from Saturday

Panaji, July 6 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind will arrive in Goa on Saturday on a two-day visit, his first to the coastal state as President. On Saturday morning, he is scheduled to address the 30th annual convocation of the Goa University at the university grounds located on the outskirts of the capital. Later in the day, he will attend a civic reception hosted by the state g...

14 days ago
How waste management is helping Vietnamese women earn a living

Hoi An (Vietnam), July 5 (IANS) With over 20 million tourists visiting per year, this port city -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site -- produces approximately 27,000 tonnes of urban waste per year. Most of the solid waste here, the country's first eco-city -- known for its pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs -- was once finding its way into the ocean, streams and landfills, threatening ...

15 days ago
Great Barrier Reef bleaching could accelerate by 2034

Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Australia's Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest coral reef system, could suffer a bleaching event every two years by 2034 under the current level of greenhouse gas pollution, according to a study published on Thursday. Limiting temperature rise above pre-industrial levels to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius is critical for the survival of reefs worldwide, said t...

15 days ago
Traffic on Kalka-Shimla track restored

Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -- a world heritage site -- was disrupted for over two hours on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh owing to landslides following rainfall, an official said. Traffic on the rail line was restored after clearing of the muck and huge boulders that had blocked the tracks, a railway official told IANS. Landslides were reported at...

16 days ago
Landslides hit rail traffic on Kalka-Shimla track

Shimla, July 4 (IANS) Rail traffic on the Kalka-Shimla track -- a world heritage site -- was disrupted on Wednesday in Himachal Pradesh owing to landslides following rainfall, an official here said. Nobody was injured. Traffic on the rail line would be normalised soon. Work on clearing the muck and huge boulders that has completely blocked the tracks is on, a senior railway official told...

17 days ago
China's Mount Fanjingshan added to Unesco List

Manama, July 2 (IANS) Mount Fanjingshan, situated in China's southwestern province of Guizhou, was inscribed to the World Heritage List on Monday at the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain. The mountain has demonstrated its aesthetic value as a natural heritage site, home to a diversity of high quality forests, mountain scenery, wetlands, waterfalls as well as a total of 450...

19 days ago
Mumbai's famed Victorian Gothic and Art Deco on Unesco Heritage list

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The famed 'art district of south Mumbai' comprising Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles has been named as the latest - and India's 37th - entrant to the coveted World Heritage Sites list, a Unesco announcement said on Saturday. The decision came on Saturday morning at the ongoing 42nd session of Unesco World Heritage Committee, from June 24-July 4, currently un...

19 days ago
Mumbai's famed Victorian Gothic and Art Deco on Unesco Heritage list

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The famed 'art district of south Mumbai' comprising Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles has been named as the latest entrant to the coveted World Heritage sites list, said an announcement by Unesco on Saturday. The decision came on Saturday morning at the ongoing 42nd session of Unesco World Heritage Committee, from June 24-July 4, currently underway in Bahrain...

19 days ago
Mumbai's famed Victorian Gothic and Art Deco on Unesco Heritage list

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) The famed Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of south Mumbai have been named as the latest entrants to the coveted World Heritage Sites list, said an announcement by Unesco on Saturday. The decision came at the ongoing 42nd session of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's World Heritage Committee currently underway in Bahrain till July 4.<...

21 days ago
Sonakshi joins Unesco to promote safe, secure cyberspace for kids

Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined forces with Unesco to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters to ensure they are not targeted for bullying, abuse, exploitation and more through the internet. A post on the official Twitter handle of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's New Delhi cluster office read on Thursday: So...

22 days ago
Identify and track, CRPF's policy for Amarnath pilgrims

Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) After last year's attack on an unescorted bus of Amarnath pilgrims, the CRPF has this year adopted an identify and track policy for vehicles ferrying devotees to the annual cave shrine pilgrimage in Kashmir Himalayas beginning on Thursday. To ensure identification, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), primarily responsible for the security of the pilgrims, in...

24 days ago
Unesco urged to probe Great Barrier Reef deforestation

Sydney, June 25 (IANS) Four Australian non-profits have urged the Unesco to probe the government over its failure to conserve the Great Barrier Reef against deforestation, a letter revealed on Monday. The Wilderness Society, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)-Australia, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the Australian Marine Conservation Society had raised their concerns in the lette...

28 days ago
Summer solstice draws crowds of merrymakers to Stonehenge

Stonehenge (United Kingdom), June 21 (IANS) The Earth's northern hemisphere welcomed its longest day of the year on Thursday and hundreds of people gathered at Stonehenge in southern England to celebrate the solstice and the coming of summer. Stonehenge, a neolithic stone circle on a plain by the Avon river dating back as far as 3000-2000 BC, has in Western culture become synonymous with...

1 month ago
Our mission is to take Indian crafts, skills to the world: Shyamal-Bhumika

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) This is an exciting year for Shyamal and Bhumika Shodhan as they plan to reach out to more brides in India and abroad. They designer couple also aspires to take Indian crafts and skills to the world as they feel India has been the textile hub of the world for time immemorial. After Ahmedabad and Mumbai, we opened our third flagship store at the DLF Emporio in Ca...

1 month ago
International Yoga Day: India's new global narrative

India's soft power and its new global outreach became apparent after the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 responded positively to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion that June 21 every year be commemorated worldwide as International Yoga Day. The date was recommended by Modi since it marks the longest day in the northern hemisphere. Many believe that it marks the d...

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