India nominates GARBA to be inscribed on UNESCO's intangible heritage list.

  • India has nominated Garba to inscribe on UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list for 2022.
  • Last year, Durga Puja was also listed on the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage representative.
  • India was elected by UNESCO to serve on the distinguished Intergovernmental Committee of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in July.
  • Kalbelia dance was listed in UNESCO’s representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Uttar Pradesh govt planning to build India’s first education township.

  • The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to build an education township in the state, will be developed on the idea of Single Entry, Multiple Exit (come like a blank paper and carry multiple skills).
  • Aim: To enhance quality education in the state.
  • This will provide high-quality education to the youth and equip them with a variety of professional skills in a single place.
  • The similar education township concept has already exist in the city of Pittsburgh, USA.

ADB to provide $96.3 million loan to Himachal Pradesh.

  • India has signed USD 96.3 million (Rs 769 crore) loan agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for safe drinking water and improve water supply and sanitation services in Himachal Pradesh.
  • This agreement was signed between the multilateral lending agency and the central government.
  • The project will buildup the capacity of the Jal Shakti Vibhag of the Government of Himachal Pradesh and gram panchayat village water and sanitation committees.
  • ADB established: 1966

HM Amit Shah chaired the 23rd meeting of Central Zonal Council in Bhopal.

  • HM Amit Shah has chaired the 23rd edition of Central Zonal Council meeting in Bhopal.
  • Issues: connectivity, power, sharing of river water and other matters of common interests.
  • The meeting was attended by CMs, ministers and senior officers of the member states.
  • The Central Zonal Council comprises Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
  • Five zonal councils in the country were set up in 1957 under Section 15-22 of the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

Royal Enfield partners with UNESCO to promote cultural heritage of India.

  • Royal Enfield and UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) have been partnered to promote and safeguard the Intangible Cultural Heritage of India.
  • UNESCO has been running a movement to identify, document and preserve the Intangible Cultural Heritage of India.
  • India is one of the 178 countries, who had adopted the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, for decades.

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