DEATH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. BR AMBEDKAR: MAHAPARINIRVANA DIWAS

Nation pays homage to the Architect of the Indian Constitution, Bharat Ratna, Baba Saheb Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar on his  Mahaparinirvan Diwas. He died on December 6, 1956. The day is observed as Mahaparinirvan Diwas.          Babasaheb Dr…

France’s Audrey Azoulay re-elected for a second term as UNESCO chief

The UN cultural agency UNESCO  re-elected France’s Audrey Azoulay as its director-general for a second mandate. LEARNING FROM HOME/ WITHOUT CLASSES/ BASICS UNESCO In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by…

Srinagar joins UNESCO network of creative cities: Basics Explained

Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, was among 49 cities worldwide to join the UNESCO creative cities network (UCCN). The 49 cities were added to the network of 246  in recognition of “their commitment to placing culture and…

Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for ‘The Promise’

South African writer Damon Galgut won the prestigious Booker Prize for fiction on Wednesday with “The Promise,” a novel about one white family’s reckoning with South Africa’s racist history. Galgut took the prize on his third time as a finalist,…

India re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council

India, was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council for a sixth term. A total of 18 member countries were elected.             The other countries elected the council are United States, United Arab Emirates,…