Articles about UNESCO

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

27 Jul 2021

Harappan-era city Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

Dholavira, a Harappan-era metropolis in Gujarat, has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the organization said on Tuesday.

Five stunning cities in Austria you must visit

03 Feb 2020

Five stunning cities in Austria you must visit

Despite its small size, Austria is one of the most amazing travel destinations in Europe.

Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

10 Dec 2019

Five lesser-known hidden gems of Malaysia you should visit

Offering a delightful mix of natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure, Malaysia counts among one of the most-visited countries in Asia.

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

12 Oct 2019

PM Modi promotes plogging; picks garbage at Mamallapuram beach

In a similar vein with the much-publicized Swachh Bharat Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was seen picking up trash at the Mamallapuram beach in Chennai on Saturday.

Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

05 Sep 2019

Why is Teachers' Day celebrated; when was it first observed

Across the globe, Teachers' Day is celebrated on different dates. Internationally, teachers are commemorated on World Teachers' Day on October 5.

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

24 Aug 2019

PM Modi conferred with 'Order of Zayed', UAE's highest civilian-honor

PM Narendra Modi, who is in the UAE as part of a three-nation tour, was honored with the Gulf nation's highest civilian award on Saturday.

Five countries to explore, if you want to travel solo

05 Aug 2019

Five countries to explore, if you want to travel solo

Whether your friends are too busy to join you or you want to cut your social life for a while to seek inner peace, solo travel is never a bad idea.

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

22 Jul 2019

Top five honeymoon destinations in Asia

Just like weddings, honeymoons are also a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for that very reason, they must be unforgettably special.

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

14 Jul 2019

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway's UNESCO 'World Heritage' status now under threat

The UNESCO "World Heritage" tag of the 140-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR), also popularly known as the toy train, is under threat due to the Indian authorities' continuing failure to conserve the same.

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

12 Jun 2019

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

06 Jun 2019

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

Paris stunned as 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral goes up in smoke

16 Apr 2019

Paris stunned as 850-year-old Notre-Dame cathedral goes up in smoke

A colossal fire swept through the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark, Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris yesterday, causing the Gothic spire to collapse and threatening to destroy the entire masterpiece and its precious artworks.

Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj

01 Jan 2019

Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj

Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest gatherings in the world, sees pilgrims from across the world come and cleanse all their sins in UP's Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad).

Winter is Coming: Baramulla-Banihal train-ride will remind you of 'GoT'

21 Dec 2018

Winter is Coming: Baramulla-Banihal train-ride will remind you of 'GoT'

'Winter Is Coming' - these three words bring images of the snow-covered land of Winterfell from the popular HBO series Game of Thrones, in our heads.

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

10 Dec 2018

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

02 Dec 2018

Tourists to enjoy Railways' first hop-on-hop-off service on Kalka-Shimla route

A train journey in the hilly areas makes the moments memorable. The new service by Indian Railways will give another level of excitement to tourists visiting Shimla.

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

03 Nov 2018

Killing of journalists should not be new normal: UN chief

On "The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists", marked annually on November 2, the UN Chief, Antonio Guterres said the killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is "outrageous" and should not become the "new normal".

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

25 Sep 2018

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

The Supreme Court has extended time, till November 15, for Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a vision document on protecting the Taj Mahal from pollution.

'Super 30' founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

14 Sep 2018

'Super 30' founder Anand Kumar stresses teaching in mother tongue

Mathematician and Super 30 founder Anand Kumar today stressed on the need for teaching children in their mother tongue Hindi.

Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

09 Sep 2018

Egypt: Court hands 5-year jail term to UNESCO award-winning photojournalist

An Egyptian court on Saturday handed a five-year jail sentence to a prominent photojournalist, Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, who had earlier this year received the UNESCO's World Freedom Prize.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

23 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

The Indian soil has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers- thus resulting in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

UAE based father-son duo on India trip create world record

16 Aug 2018

UAE based father-son duo on India trip create world record

An Abu Dhabi-based man and his five-year-old son on an India tour have set a Guinness world record for visiting the maximum number of UNESCO world heritage sites in less than 12 hours using public transport.

Why we need sex education in our schools

14 Aug 2018

Why we need sex education in our schools

One of the biggest ironies about our great nation is that despite being home to the second largest population on planet, we're hopelessly shy when it comes to talking about sex.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 national parks to visit in India

12 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 national parks to visit in India

Traveling is about exploring new places, getting some fresh air, seeing the unseen, and doing the undone.

Mumbai: Heritage building Esplanade Mansion in shambles, a disaster-in-waiting

22 Jul 2018

Mumbai: Heritage building Esplanade Mansion in shambles, a disaster-in-waiting

Mumbai's Esplanade Mansion, a 150-year-old building recognized by UNESCO as a heritage structure, is today a monument in shambles and a disaster-in-waiting.

"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

06 Jul 2018

"Chaiyya-Chaiyya" train to get theme-based restaurant, other attractions

The heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR), operating mountain train services to the famous hill resort town of Ooty, is set to get new attractions, including a 'Coachteria', to woo tourists.

UNESCO declares World Heritage Site in South Mumbai

30 Jun 2018

UNESCO declares World Heritage Site in South Mumbai

Mumbai's Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

27 Jun 2018

Yogi gearing up for Kumbh test in 2019

UP CM Yogi Adityanath met top RSS functionaries, including Mohan Bhagwat, in Delhi to discuss the preparations regarding Kumbh Mela.

Bahrain: UNESCO Committee meets to examine new nominations to World-heritage-list

24 Jun 2018

Bahrain: UNESCO Committee meets to examine new nominations to World-heritage-list

Inuit hunting grounds, WWI cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO's famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets today in Bahrain.

Is Taj Mahal turning brown? Scientific study to find out

04 Jun 2018

Is Taj Mahal turning brown? Scientific study to find out

The color of Taj Mahal from yellow to supposed brown has troubled environmentalists; hence, a scientific study will find the exact hue of the monument.

Indians continue to be top foreigners visiting Nepal in 2017

29 May 2018

Indians continue to be top foreigners visiting Nepal in 2017

Indians continued to account for the maximum number of tourists who visited Nepal in 2017, which recorded the arrival of nearly one million foreigners, according to government data.

Get over it, 'Adopt a heritage' scheme actually makes sense

04 May 2018

Get over it, 'Adopt a heritage' scheme actually makes sense

Government's 'Adopt a Heritage' (AaH) project stirred the Internet after Dalmia group signed an MoU to adopt the Red Fort.

'Ranveer On Tour': Swiss train named after Ranveer Singh

01 May 2018

'Ranveer On Tour': Swiss train named after Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh, who is the brand ambassador of Swiss Tourism, has brought hordes of Indian tourists to the country in the last one year.

On #WorldBookDay, know why reading is the best hobby ever

23 Apr 2018

On #WorldBookDay, know why reading is the best hobby ever

There is something so romantic, lovely and satisfying about reading a book which is indescribable.

Kaziranga has more rhinos today than it did in 2015

01 Apr 2018

Kaziranga has more rhinos today than it did in 2015

Kaziranga National Park is currently home to 2,413 one-horned rhinos, 12 more than what it had in 2015, according to the latest census of the species.

The man who spent decades digitally restoring the Ajanta Caves

26 Mar 2018

The man who spent decades digitally restoring the Ajanta Caves

With increasing anthropogenic and natural pressures on the iconic Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra, there's a growing fear that this piece of ancient Indian culture might soon be lost for eternity.

Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

21 Mar 2018

Time to act: Lifestyle hacks to save water at home

About 2 billion people worldwide have no access to safe drinking water. The deepening global water crisis would put at risk assets worth $45 trillion by 2050, found a recent UNESCO report.

Water of India's river-basins to get undrinkable by 2050: UNESCO

20 Mar 2018

Water of India's river-basins to get undrinkable by 2050: UNESCO

The water quality of river basins in South and Central India will suffer high levels of deterioration by 2050, warns a new UNESCO report released ahead of World Water Day on March 22.

Mumbai: UNESCO site Elephanta Caves finally gets electricity

23 Feb 2018

Mumbai: UNESCO site Elephanta Caves finally gets electricity

After 70 years of independence, UNESCO world heritage site Elephanta caves will finally be lit up as electricity reached Gharapuri island on Thursday.

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

05 Jan 2018

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

As per a new diktat by Yogi Adityanath government, along with the national anthem, cinema halls in UP will also show the Kumbh Mela logo before screening a film.