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    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Rome.

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    2 Odisha villages recognised by UNESO for Tsunami readiness
    National

    2 Odisha villages recognised by UNESO for Tsunami readiness

    Two coastal villages in Odisha -Venkatraipur and Noliasahi- have been recognised as tsunami ready by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. This is the first time that any state in India is getting recognition.

    United Breweries Limited and Inclusive India Foundation Provide Relief Kits for Amphan Super Cyclone Victims in Sunderbans, West Bengal
    Business

    United Breweries Limited and Inclusive India Foundation Provide Relief Kits for Amphan Super Cyclone Victims in Sunderbans, West Bengal

    On May 20, 2020, Amphan Super Cyclone caused widespread damage in West Bengal specifically in the Sundarbans area. Winds at the speed of 160 to 170 kilometres per hour, tore through the region causing devastating damage to the life, property, and eco-system. Sundarbans, a vast mangrove forest area is a protected UNESCO world heritage site and also home to the poorest people in West Bengal.

    Amitabh Bachchan 'moved to tears' as Poland's Wroclaw University students recite Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala'
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    Amitabh Bachchan 'moved to tears' as Poland's Wroclaw University students recite Harivansh Rai Bachchan's 'Madhushala'

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently getting treated for coronavirus in a Mumbai hospital, on Tuesday said that he is "moved to tears," as Poland's Wroclaw city organised a recitation of his father and legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan's iconic poem 'Madhushala.'

    UNESCO chief calls for prosecution of Indian journalist's killers
    International

    UNESCO chief calls for prosecution of Indian journalist's killers

    United Nations, July 1 UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay has asked Indian authorities to prosecute the killers of journalist ...

    Trump threatens to permanently cut off WHO funding
    International

    Trump threatens to permanently cut off WHO funding

    US President Donald Trump has threatened to permanently cut funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) and also hinted ...

    Sense and sensitivity
    National

    Sense and sensitivity

    He remembers that it was in the year 2010, when his mother became partially sighted, that he started looking ...

    Silver casket with St Xavier's remains needs repairs: Goa Church
    National

    Silver casket with St Xavier's remains needs repairs: Goa Church

    The Church in Goa, with help from the the state government, is planning to send an ornate 17th century silver casket holding the 'relics', or the remains, of Spanish saint Francis Xavier to Italy for restoration."The Italian experts have told us that the casket is severely damaged due to its age and non-repairs and if it is not restored within ten years, it will disintegrate and would be beyond repair," Fernandes said, adding that the relics would remain at the Goa Church, when the casket is sent to Italy for repairs.Fernandes said, that he had sought help from the state BJP-led coalition government for assistance in transporting the casket to Italy for repairs and its passage back to Goa.

    World Book Day celebrated online amid COVID-19 lockdown: Unesco
    International

    World Book Day celebrated online amid COVID-19 lockdown: Unesco

    The COVID-19 pandemic and the global response to it have severely limited public celebration of this year's World Book Day but online activities continued to promote the power of reading which the UN believes should be leveraged more than ever at a time of lockdown, the Unesco said.

    Grammy awardees, musicians perform online concert on 50th Earth Day, convey message of 'solidarity'
    National

    Grammy awardees, musicians perform online concert on 50th Earth Day, convey message of 'solidarity'

    To keep up with the ongoing situation when the world is fighting against COVID-19, an online concert was performed by Grammy award winners and musicians from their respective homes on Earth Day on Wednesday to convey the message of 'solidarity'.

    Come together and pledge to protect earth and it's natural beauty: Shubman Gill
    Cricket

    Come together and pledge to protect earth and it's natural beauty: Shubman Gill

    As the world observes the golden jubilee of Earth Day, India batsman Shubman Gill on Wednesday urged everyone to 'come together and pledge to protect the earth and its natural beauty'.

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