The Himalayan Knot | How Royal Enfield and its bikers are documenting the Northeast’s culture

The Himalayan Knot | How Royal Enfield and its bikers are documenting the Northeast’s culture

It is a warm day in the Chirang district of Bongaigaon, a two-hour drive from Guwahati, Assam. We are at the handloom section at the ANT (Action North East) campus. Since last year, Royal Enfield has been collaborating with the NGO — which works for women’s empowerment and to create voluntary action in the Northeast … Read more

India nominates “Maratha Military Landscapes” for inclusion in UNESCO World Heritage List for 2024-25

India nominates “Maratha Military Landscapes” for inclusion in UNESCO World Heritage List for 2024-25

A bird’s eye view of Pratapgad Fort, which is located about 22 kms from Maharashtra’s highest hill station, Mahabaleshwar. File India has nominated the “Maratha Military Landscapes”, a network of forts that showcase the strategic military powers of Maratha rule, for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list for 2024-25. The 12 components of this … Read more

AI-supercharged neurotech threatens mental privacy: UNESCO – ET HealthWorld

AI-supercharged neurotech threatens mental privacy: UNESCO – ET HealthWorld

Paris: The combination of “warp speed” advances in neurotechnology, such as brain implants or scans that can increasingly peek inside minds, and artificial intelligence poses a threat to mental privacy, UNESCO warned on Thursday. The UN’s agency for science and culture has started developing a global “ethical framework” to address human rights concerns posed by … Read more

Experts call for global collaboration on bringing equality to publisher-platform relationship

Experts call for global collaboration on bringing equality to publisher-platform relationship

Leading experts from Canada and the United States have called upon countries around the world, including India, to join hands across borders and replicate Canada’s upcoming news media bargaining code. During the virtual 2nd Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) Dialogue on Friday, the experts exchanged ideas on how to restore fairness to the relationship between … Read more

French baguettes get UNESCO heritage status

French baguettes get UNESCO heritage status

French baguette breads on display at a bakery in Caen, western France | Photo Credit: AFP The French baguette — “250 grams of magic and perfection”, in the words of President Emmanuel Macron, and one of the abiding symbols of the nation — was given UNESCO heritage status on Wednesday. The bread, with its crusty … Read more

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows | CNN

Great Barrier Reef should be placed on the ‘in danger’ list, UN-backed report shows | CNN

CNN  —  The Great Barrier Reef should be added to the list of world heritage sites that are “in danger”, a team of scientists concluded after conducting a mission to the world’s largest coral reef system. In a new UN-backed report released on Monday, the scientists said that the reef is facing major threats due … Read more

Telangana scores a double win at Unesco heritage conservation awards

Telangana scores a double win at Unesco heritage conservation awards

The Venkata Bhavan of Domakonda Fort. | Photo Credit: Arrangement Telangana scored a double win at the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation with a Distinction of Merit for the restoration of the stepwells inside the Qutb Shahi Tombs Complex in Hyderabad and an Award of Merit for the conservation work on the Domakonda … Read more

Premature to talk about recognising Taliban govt: Russian Minister

Premature to talk about recognising Taliban govt: Russian Minister

India and Russia have agreed that it is premature to discuss recognizing the current government in Kabul. The Afghan situation and current developments in the landlocked country figured high on the agenda when visiting Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Vasilyevich Vershinin met senior Foreign Ministry officials. Vershinin, who met Foreign Secretary and other senior officials … Read more

Maharashtra govt seeks World Heritage Site tag for 14 forts; here is how UNESCO usually grants the tag

Maharashtra govt seeks World Heritage Site tag for 14 forts; here is how UNESCO usually grants the tag

The nominations have been accepted in the Tentative Lists that UNESCO considers for giving tags of World Heritage Site. Image: IE In order to seek the World Heritage Site tag for 14 forts in the state, the Maharashtra government has prepared and submitted a tentative “serial” nomination for these sites. All 14 of them belong … Read more