World Heritage Day

World Heritage Day

Question: On April 18th, 2017, ‘World Heritage Day’ was celebrated across the world. How many of India’s current sites are included in the World Heritage List?
(a) 36
(b) 78
(c) 35
(d) 32
Answer- (c)
Related facts:

  • On April 18th, 2017, World Heritage Day or International Day for Monuments and Sites was celebrated across the world.
  • The aim to celebrate this day is to enhance awareness of the importance of world heritage sites and to attract people’s attention to protect and conserve them.
  • In 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) based in France, announced April 18th as the “World Heritage Day”, approved by the General Assembly of UNESCO in 1983.
  • Idea behind the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day was originated at a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia on April 18th, 1982.
  • In present total 35 sites of India is included in the World Heritage list.
  • Out of which 27 are of cultural category, 7 belong to natural and 1 is from mixed category.

Reference:
http://www.icomos.org/en/9-uncategorised?start=21
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/visakhapatnam/world-heritage-day-a-call-to-all-to-save-our-past/articleshow/58210971.cms
https://twitter.com/AkashvaniAIR/status/854186629979754496
http://www.icomos.org/en/what-we-do/focus/18-april-international-day-for-monuments-and-sites/events2013

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