UNESCO Adds 11 New Biosphere Reserves Globally

Syllabus: Environment Conservation Source: UN Context: UNESCO recently added 11 new biosphere reserves worldwide, spanning countries like Colombia, Italy, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea. These reserves, including two transboundary sites, aim to conserve biodiversity and cultural heritage amid global biodiversity and climate challenges.   What are Biosphere reserves?  Biosphere reserves are areas designated by UNESCO to promote the conservation …

UNESCO endorses banning smartphones from schools

Content for Mains Enrichment   Source: TH  Context: UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report 2023 warns against the uncritical adoption of digital technology in educational settings, as there is little robust evidence of its added value in education.   Negative impact of mobile devices on children’s learning:   Recommendations: The report endorses banning smartphones in schools …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 6 February 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 24 January 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions ina your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 12 January 2023

InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to their …

[Mission 2023] INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY 21 December 2022

  InstaLinks :  help you think beyond the issue but relevant to the issue from UPSC prelims and Mains exam point of view. These linkages provided in this ‘hint’ format help you frame possible questions in your mind that might arise(or an examiner might imagine) from each current event. InstaLinks also connect every issue to …

India gets elected to the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

 GS Paper 1 Syllabus: Indian Culture – Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.   Context: India has been elected as a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the 2022-2026 cycle. Background: India has previously served as …

Durga Puja inscribed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list:

GS Paper 1: Topics Covered: Indian art and culture.   Durga Puja inscribed on UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’ list: Context: The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has inscribed ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In total, 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage elements …

UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Topics Covered:Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. UNESCO’s List of Intangible Cultural Heritage What to study? For Prelims: About UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage, Indian entries in the list, about Reggae. For Mains: Significance of the list and the need for conservation.   Context: UNESCO has recognised the “Nuad” Thai massage …