Tag: Unesco

Unesco's Kalinga Prize money increased to $40,000

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to double the prize money of Unesco Kalinga Prize-2017 to $40,000, an official said on Wednesday. The government also decided to double the administrative expenses regarding the prize to $20,000. Following a proposal of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, the increase in the prize money was approved […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
After Sri Lanka attacks, Goa starts beach patrolling

Panaji: After the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Goa Police has started special beach patrols, with armed policemen astride motorcycles who will patrol the beach belt to ward off threats from potential attacks, an official said on Wednesday. “The South Goa district police have stared special motor-cycle patrols in all our beach areas to ward off […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
Jaipur conferred Unesco Heritage Site status

New Delhi: The historic walled city of Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan, received the status of a Unesco World Heritage Site on Saturday. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10. In addition to Jaipur, […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Op-Ed: Why No Odisha Monument In Centre’s List of Iconic Destinations?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has always prided itself on its art and culture. Temples scattered across the state bear testimony to its great architectural tradition. The sun temple at Konark, a marvel of architectural excellence, has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Apart from the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri and the shrine […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
On Birth Anniversary, Mahatma To 'Return To Life' At UNESCO

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi is ‘set to return to life’ in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will “address audience” to explain the Mahatma’s philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium. The 3D hologram will feature in the Ahimsa […]

  • Sunday, 25 April 2021
90% Journalist Killers Not Convicted Between 2006-18: UNESCO

Paris: Almost 90 per cent of those responsible for the killing of 1,109 journalists around the world between 2006 and 2018 have not been convicted, according to a new UNESCO report. According to the report, the Arab States constituted the deadliest part of the world for journalists (30 per cent of global killings), followed by […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
Intangible Cultural Heritage list
Odisha’s Manabasa Gurubara, Chhau & Ravana Chhaya included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Bhubaneswar: Manabasa Gurubara, a traditional ritual of Odisha and two age-old famous performing arts from the State – Chhau dance and Ravana Chhaya were among the 106 items listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India. The list was launched by Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Saturday. Informing about […]

  • Saturday, 17 April 2021
UNESCO Prize For Girls, Women’s Education; Click For Application Process, Other Details

Bhubaneswar: UNESCO has invited nominations for the 2021 edition of UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education which will be awarded to two laureates for outstanding efforts in favour of girls and women’s education. The two laureates will receive an award of US$ 50,000 each. As per the official notification, the nominations should be forwarded […]

  • Sunday, 04 April 2021