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Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children’s Day. The #GoBlueForChildren global campaign aims to raise awareness about the rights and needs of children and the need of every child to be in school, safe from harm so they can fulfil their potential. To support … Continue reading Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

US school students discuss ways to gun control

             Students  discuss strategies on legislation, communities, schools, and mental health and wellness@SGVSummit WEB DESK A group of students from across the United States who have experienced shootings at their schools have come together in Washington to discuss the way to stop gun culture in the country. The Student Gun … Continue reading US school students discuss ways to gun control

3000-year-old relics found in Saudi Arabia

Jarash, near Abha in saudi Arabia is among the most important archaeological sites in Asir province Excavation teams at Jarash have discovered relics as old as 3,000 years. The site is one of the most important in the history of the Arabian Peninsula JEDDAH Prince Sultan bin Salman, president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism … Continue reading 3000-year-old relics found in Saudi Arabia

Instagram co-founders quit

WEB DESK The 2 co-founders of Instagram have resigned, reportedly over differences in management policy with parent company Facebook. The photo and video sharing service, founded in 2010, was bought by Facebook for one billion dollars in 2012. It now has more than a billion users worldwide. Instagram announced on Monday that chief executive officer … Continue reading Instagram co-founders quit

Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

AMN / NEW DELHI GOVERNMENT OF INDIA has prepared a policy for Eco-tourism in forest and wildlife areas, which will provide livelihood opportunities for the local communities. This will also educate visitors and enhance their understanding of nature. In a statement, Environment Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said, to enhance the capacity of local communities, specialised … Continue reading Policy for Eco-tourism will provide livelihood to local communities

Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

The survey was conducted on 111 cities in the country. Chennai has been ranked 14 and while New Delhi stands at 65.  Rampur ranked lowest of 111 cities. AMN / NEW DELHI PUNE IS BEST CITY TO LIVE IN AS it has topped at the Ease of Living Index finding place in each of the four … Continue reading Living index: Pune best city to live in, Delhi ranks at 65

Jaipur is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition

The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition Our Correspondent / New Delhi The site “The Walled City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India” has been proposed for World Heritage. As per Operation Guidelines 2017, only one site can be nominated by the state party each year. The … Continue reading Jaipur is the next proposed site for UNESCO World Heritage recognition

SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, what it termed, lethargy in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal. It directed the Centre to furnish full details of the steps taken and action required to be taken for protecting the iconic monument. The court also … Continue reading SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting of the joint working group on tourism cooperation between India and Nepal here on Friday. Both sides agreed to jointly promote Buddhist and Ramayana circuits and Adventure tourism. The meeting also decided to set up an … Continue reading India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

China’s Mount Fanjingshan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

WEB DESK Mount Fanjingshan, situated in China’s southwestern province of Guizhou, was inscribed to the World Heritage List today at the 42nd World Heritage Committee meeting in Bahrain. State-run Xinhua news agency reported a total of five natural sites were nominated to the World Heritage List this year. 🔴 BREAKING! Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage … Continue reading China’s Mount Fanjingshan added to UNESCO World Heritage List

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Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

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