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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres .(Reuters)

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by Covid-19 closures

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST
In addition, the UN chief said at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education “in their critical preschool year.”
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)
Mr Erdogan is now trying to push, under the garb of restoring past historic glory, majoritarian political measures(AP)

Why Erdogan is wrong on Hagia Sophia | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 06:49 PM IST
To push his majoritarian Islamist politics, he is reversing Turkey’s rich history
Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)
Between the two extremes of the elite private and government schools lie many low-cost private and public schools which suffer from varying level of deficiencies in education technology and pedagogy(AFP)

Covid-19: How tech can ensure equity in education

By Alok Mishra
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:40 PM IST
Blended online learning can remove barriers, and take education to girls, marginalised groups and remote areas
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)
Doping, conceptual illustration.(Getty Images/Science Photo Libra)

Govt to constitute National Compliance Platform against Doping in Sport

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 07:02 PM IST
The panel will have Indian Olympic Association President and National Anti-Doping Agency Director General as its members. The NADA DG will be the member secretary of the 10-member panel.
The district administration in Chhatarpur said that barriers will help them get information about the migrant labourers returning to their native villages from other states.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)
The district administration in Chhatarpur said that barriers will help them get information about the migrant labourers returning to their native villages from other states.(Himanshu Vyas/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh town puts barriers to regulate entry of people

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Anupam Pateriya | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Chhatarpur reported its first Covid-19 case on May 20, almost two months after the outbreak in Madhya Pradesh.
Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare.(Instagram)
Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare.(Instagram)

Shakespeare Day 2020: Lesser-known facts, famous quotes by the Bard of Avon, William Shakespeare

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 09:14 AM IST
One of the most prolific and iconic writers in the English language and also the world’s greatest dramatist, William Shakespeare was born this day in 1564. UNESCO also marked this day as World Book and Copyright Day.
Representational image.(HT file)
Representational image.(HT file)

Over 154 crore students hit by schools,colleges closure due to COVID-19; girls to be worst hit: UNSECO

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2020 02:15 PM IST
UNESCO has called for policy-makers and practitioners to look into lessons from the past crises to address the challenges faced by girls as the governments of various counties prepare for “indefinite” school closures.
In the face of the ongoing global crisis, the theme of ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’ is even more important.(Unsplash)
In the face of the ongoing global crisis, the theme of ‘Shared Cultures, Shared Heritage, Shared Responsibility’ is even more important.(Unsplash)

World Heritage Day 2020: Significance, history and how to celebrate

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 10:40 AM IST
Every year, April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day to promote cultural heritage via activities which are undertaken by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).
Facebook on Monday launched an online resource guide for educational communities on how to collaborate and continue the learning process using Facebook products, tools and programmes while also providing information related to COVID-19 from authentic sources.(REUTERS/file)
Facebook on Monday launched an online resource guide for educational communities on how to collaborate and continue the learning process using Facebook products, tools and programmes while also providing information related to COVID-19 from authentic sources.(REUTERS/file)

Facebook launches online resource guide for educational communities

Gurugram | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2020 06:22 PM IST
Facebook on Monday launched an online resource guide for educational communities on how to collaborate and continue the learning process using Facebook products, tools and programmes while also providing information related to COVID-19 from authentic sources.
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins.(Unsplash)
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins.(Unsplash)

World tourist trap Italy turns into a coronavirus no-go zone

Rome | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2020 10:55 AM IST
Tourists from across the world flock daily to Italy to marvel at its art-filled cathedrals and Roman ruins. But the rolling hills of Tuscany and the ancient city of Pompeii have looked almost abandoned since the coronavirus pandemic turned the Mediterranean country into a strict no-go zone.
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.(Unsplash)
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.(Unsplash)

World Poetry Day: History, significance and why is it celebrated

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Poetry speaks for all and touches our hearts. The poignant art of expression is celebrated worldwide on March 21 as World Poetry Day.
A teacher sits in an empty classroom after Tamil Nadu state government ordered the closure of primary schools across the state amid coronavirus fears, in Chennai, India.(REUTERS)
A teacher sits in an empty classroom after Tamil Nadu state government ordered the closure of primary schools across the state amid coronavirus fears, in Chennai, India.(REUTERS)

Due to covid-19, over 850 million students worldwide not at school: UNESCO

Paris | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2020 06:27 PM IST
Calling it an “unprecedented challenge” for education, UNESCO said schools had been closed in 102 countries, with partial closures in 11 more -- and there would be more closures.
Rewant and Karishma Ruia at one of their receptions.
Rewant and Karishma Ruia at one of their receptions.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: Heaven Can Wait

Hindustan Times | By Malavika Sangghvi, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 12:12 AM IST
One of the casualties of coronavirus has been the grand post wedding celebrations planned by Madhu and Ravi Ruia for their recently married son Rewant and daughter-in-law Karishma, in Al-ʿUla, Saudi Arabia
The plan is to construct a heritage street on the periphery of Qila Mubarak; and (below) a view of the busy and narrow lanes in the periphery of the historic palace in Patiala.(HT FILE)
The plan is to construct a heritage street on the periphery of Qila Mubarak; and (below) a view of the busy and narrow lanes in the periphery of the historic palace in Patiala.(HT FILE)

Formalities over for Patiala’s 256-year-old Qila Mubarak to get heritage look

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh, Patiala
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 10:24 PM IST
FOLLOWING the AMRITSAR PLAN: Punjab government has mooted a plan to get the palace added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites
Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond.(www.pradagroup.com)
Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond.(www.pradagroup.com)

Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project, The Sea Beyond

Milan | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 01:51 PM IST
Italian fashion house Prada is helping to fund a United Nations program that will enlist high school students from 10 cities to spread awareness about how humans impact the world’s oceans.
Two women drove an SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing.(AP Photo)
Two women drove an SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing.(AP Photo)

Women drive into Beijing’s Forbidden City, spark outrage

Beijing | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 09:56 AM IST
The sprawling, nearly 600-year-old former imperial palace in the centre of the Chinese capital, says it welcomed 19 million visitors last year, all of whom had to enter on foot.
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)
This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive.(Nabil Bahgat/UNESCO)

This is how Aragoz and other folk puppets are keeping heritage of Egyptian satire alive

Cairo | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2020 02:34 PM IST
The squeaky-voiced puppet, with a wooden head, red conical hat, thin painted moustache and a bright red cloth cloak, was recognised by UNESCO in 2018 as part of the planet’s intangible cultural heritage.
HT Image
HT Image

Punjab and Haryana HC gives chief architect 4 weeks to draw up parking plan

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 01:05 AM IST
The multi-level underground parking lot is to come up opposite the HC; the current parking space only has a capacity for 800 cars
Thai massage has several benefits.(Unsplash)
Thai massage has several benefits.(Unsplash)

UNESCO Heritage: Know the surprising benefits of the ‘cultural heritage’ Nuad Thai massage

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 03:57 PM IST
The Intangible Cultural Heritage list recognises traditional practices. A new list is released every year.

Full-fledged see-through train to run on Kalka-Shimla track soon

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rachna Verma, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2019 01:31 AM IST
The Railways, which had introduced a single see-through coach last year, has now successfully made six more Vistadome coaches to run on the track.
HT Image
HT Image

Heritage panel okays 3-tier underground parking for Punjab and Haryana high court

HT Correspondent | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Chandigarh administration will need UNESCO’s permission to undertake construction work
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.(HT file)

HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal launches draft ‘Industry Guidelines on Digital Learning’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 16, 2019 02:29 PM IST
The draft guidelines have been developed by UNESCO and Delhi-based MGIEP in response to the Vizag Declaration on digital learning adopted at TECH 2018.
Ananya Agarwal noted that Pakistan, in 2018, ranked 14th on the fragile state index.(Twitter ANI)
Ananya Agarwal noted that Pakistan, in 2018, ranked 14th on the fragile state index.(Twitter ANI)

‘DNA of terrorism, nearly failed state’: India hits out at Pakistan at UNESCO

Paris | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 01:12 AM IST
Pakistan is home to all shades of darkness; from extremist ideologies and darker powers of radicalisation to the darkest manifestations of terrorism, Ananya Agarwal told the panel.
While 31,549 foreigners visited Chandigarh in 2016, the figure increased to 39,681 in 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)
While 31,549 foreigners visited Chandigarh in 2016, the figure increased to 39,681 in 2018.(HT FILE PHOTO)

25% increase in foreign tourists in Chandigarh since UNESCO heritage tag

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Vivek Gupta, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 07:04 AM IST
City can see a larger tourist inflow, but lacks aggressive tourism campaign unlike states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat
The Flor a Fountain at Fort, Mumbai, underwent restoration work between July 2017 and October 2018.(HT Photo)
The Flor a Fountain at Fort, Mumbai, underwent restoration work between July 2017 and October 2018.(HT Photo)

3 Mumbai heritage structures win UNESCO awards for conservation

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Eeshanpriya M S, Mumbai
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:13 AM IST
The three structures from Mumbai are among four from India to bag the UNESCO awards. The fourth structure to have made it to the list of awardees is the Vikram Sarabhai Library at the Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad.
Security drill in Mamallapuram ahead of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.(HT PHOTO)
Security drill in Mamallapuram ahead of the informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.(HT PHOTO)

Ahead of Modi-Xi summit, TN declares Mamallapuram off-limits for tourists

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By MC Rajan
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 07:46 PM IST
The coastal of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu has been put under security lockdown ahead of the second Modi-Xi informal summit beginning October 11.
Goats walk by a car on a road near Kato Meria village in Samothraki island.(AP)
Goats walk by a car on a road near Kato Meria village in Samothraki island.(AP)

Thousands of goats munch Greek island into crisis

SAMOTHRAKI, Greece | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2019 12:23 PM IST
Goats outnumber human inhabitants 15-fold and they are munching stretches of Samothraki into a moonscape.
Teachers today are also facilitators and mentors for their students.
Teachers today are also facilitators and mentors for their students.

World Teacher’s Day 2019: Significance, history, date and theme

Hinsutan Times, Delhi | By Neharika Prakash
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:24 PM IST
Teachers are the unsung heroes whose contribution in making us who we are isn’t appreciated enough. The effort a teacher puts in to ensure that a child’s mind shapes up the right way needs to be acknowledged.
The British Council handles education-related matters
The British Council handles education-related matters

‘The UKIERI Mobility Programme aims to double the number of UK students studying in India’

By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2019 12:58 PM IST
The UK government recently announced revisions in the post-work visa policy. Barbara Wickham, Country Director, British Council India explains the implications of this move.
The Ramnagar Ramlila began on Thursday, September 12. The Kshir Sagar tableau was recreated in Ramnagar pokhra or pond.(HT Photo)
The Ramnagar Ramlila began on Thursday, September 12. The Kshir Sagar tableau was recreated in Ramnagar pokhra or pond.(HT Photo)

Ramnagar Ramlila: All about the 200-yr-old cultural extravaganza

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 11:28 AM IST
Large number of pepole, including many foreigners, arrive annually to watch the huge processions and performances at Ramnagar Ramlila.
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