Culture Current Affairs - 2019

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Italy’s Prosecco hills enters UNESCO World Heritage list

Italy’s hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, which is home to world-famous sparkling wine Prosecco, were added by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to World Heritage list. The decision to add hills to list was taken at a meeting of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Baku in Azerbaijan. About Prosecco hills The Conegliano Read More…

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World renowned Chardham Yatra begins in Uttarakhand

The world renowned and much awaited chardham yatra  began in Uttrakhand. The Gangotri and Yamunotri dhams were opened for pilgrims on auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritya (also called ‘Teej’, is an annual spring time festival of Jains and Hindus). About Chardham It literally means four sacred pilgrimage centres. The four pilgrim-destinations are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath Read More…

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IIT Madras researcher develops easy OCR system for Bharati Script

A team of researcher at IIT-Madras headed by Professor V. Srinivasa Chakravarthy, developed a method for reading documents in Bharati Script by using a multi-lingual optical character recognition (OCR) scheme. About Bharati It is a unified script for nine Indian languages which is being proposed as a common script for India. The integrated script includes Read More…

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UNESCO adds Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals in coveted list of intangible heritage

UN cultural agency UNESCO has added six new elements viz. Jamaican reggae, Georgian wrestling and Japanese ritual into its coveted list of “intangible heritage”.  They were added at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage meeting held in Mauritius Six new elements added in list are Chidaoba: It is Georgia’s traditional Read More…

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVAW) is observed every year across the world on 25 November. Observance of this day seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and girls, end violence against women. It also seeks to show that prevention is possible against violence of women. The UN theme for Read More…

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United Nations Postal System issues special postal stamps to mark Diwali celebration

United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) has issued special stamps with Diyas lamps (special event sheet) to commemorate India Hindu festival of Diwali. These stamps are available at UN headquarters post office in New York, US and also online. Key Facts The special event sheet (stamps) issued by UNPA are in denomination of US $1.15. It Read More…

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Karnataka Government approves state flag proposal

Karnataka Government has decided to accept state flag proposed and designed by 9-member committee constituted by state Kannada and Culture department. It will be official flag in place of an unofficial red and yellow flag that is currently used in the state to signify local pride. Key Facts The committee has recommended new tricolour having Read More…

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