Articles about UNESCO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.