UNESCO Current Affairs - 2020

What is the importance of Kosi Mahasetu Bridge?

On Sep 18, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to dedicate the Kosi Rail mahasetu to the nation. He will also inaugurate 12 other rail projects that are related to passenger facilities for the benefit of the state of Bihar. About the bridge Maha Setu Bridge is 1.8 km long and provides a short route Read More…

Supreme Court: Held HC order against Andhra Government English Medium Move

On September 3, 2020, the Supreme Court refused to stay Andhra Pradesh High court Order to strike down the decision of making English the medium of education in Government Schools. The court quoted Section 29 of the Right to Education Act, 2009. According to the section, the medium of instruction should be in the child’s Read More…

India-Nepal sign MoU

On June 15, 2020 India and Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding to improve infrastructure of the Pashupatinath temple complex. Highlights The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Federal Affairs ministry of Nepal and Indian Embassy. Under the agreement, India has pledged to extend financial assistance of Rs 2.33 crores. The project is to Read More…

June 6: Russian Language Day

Every year, on June 6, the United Nations celebrated Russian Language Day. This was established by the UNESCO in 2010. Why June 6? The Russian Language Day is celebrated on the birth day of Aleksandr Pushkin. He was a Russian Poet and is considered as the father of modern Russian literature. Aleksandr Pushkin The poet Read More…

May 16: International Day of Light

Every year, on May 16, International Day of Light is celebrated by UNESCO. The day is being celebrated to mark the first successful operation of LASER in 1960. The first successful LASER operation was done by an engineer and physicist Theodore Maiman. Highlights The day celebrates the role of light in art, culture, science, sustainable Read More…