#UNESCO

Baripada (Odisha), May 27 (PTI) Two months ago, a video of a forest officer dancing in joy had gone viral on social media as rain brought much-needed relief to the fire- ravaged Similipal ...

Kolkata, May 25 (PTI) Visva-Bharati University has sought the cooperation of Bolpur Municipality in West Bengal's Birbhum district for the removal of an "unauthorised" market from the campus ...

~ Program offers learners a chance to study 1-year online, followed by an opportunity to complete their course on-campus abroad in the subsequent year; thus, making foreign education much more ...

.Baghdad, Iraq
The marshlands of Iraq were included in UNESCO'S world heritage sites list in 2016. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • The marshland is reputed to be the home of the biblical Garden of Eden
  • It previously faced destruction at the hands of dictator Saddam Hussein
  • 70% of Iraq's industrial waste is dumped directly into rivers or the sea

World Press Freedom Day is observed to raise awareness regarding the importance of freedom of the press. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • World Press Freedom Day is celebrated on May 3 every year
  • It was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly on May 3, 1993
  • This year the theme of World Press Freedom Day is ‘Information as a Public Good’

Dance increases fitness and endurance. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • International Dance Day is observed every year on April 29 around the world
  • The day is mainly celebrated to spread awareness about the benefits of dance and why it is important
  • Dance has many benefits, including improvement in condition of lungs and heart

Dance improves the conditions of heart and lungs, it also increases endurance and fitness. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • International Dance Day is celebrated every year on April 29
  • The day is observed to spread awareness about the art of dance
  • Dance is often used to treat psychological, physical and behavioural issues

UNESCO, bookface challenge for World Book Day 2021. (Photo Credit- representative image/Unsplash)

  • World Book Day is celebrated on April 23, every year
  • World Book Day is organised by UNESCO
  • This year World Book Capital will be Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia

The day was declared in UNESCO's general conference in 1995. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • World Book Day is celebrated every year on April 23
  • It is organised by UNESCO to promote the idea of reading and publishing
  • The day was first celebrated on April 23, 1995

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Tourists walk under umbrellas at Taj Mahal during a hot day in Agra. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • World Heritage Day is also known as International Day for  Monuments and Sites
  • This year, the theme is 'Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures'
  • The day is observed on April 18 every year