World Heritage Day: INTACH Bengaluru organises events online

“We have also tried to include INTACH’s different areas of interest — architectural heritage, conservation, history, documentation and intangible heritage. I am also quite excited about the heritage quiz, which I think will be a first of its kind, and is a fun way to introduce people to heritage. The conversation on April 18 will […]

Slovak UNESCO sites want to help fire-damaged Notre Dame

Read also:Slovakia mourns with Paris over the tragedy in Notre Dame Read more Sights acting like sisters“The admission fees will not make a big difference,” said Viktor Mydlo, spokesperson for Ružomberok, as quoted by MY Liptovské Noviny. “However, I believe all the sights should act like siblings now and help.”

Canada’s Haida Gwaii archipelago: kayaking to the edge of the world

Wandering through the forest, among the centuries-old sitka spruce and western red cedar, Pincock points out a cut wedge in a trunk. The Haida, in search of ancient cedar to carve into totem poles or canoes, tested the tree to see if it was rotten – cedars rot from the inside out. Even if it […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Pakistan, World Bank in talks for $200 million loan

They have also recommended that the National Action Plan should revolve around prevention, detection and response since the country is already beyond prevention of primary case. They have suggested that strategies should focus on detection, response and prevention of future cases.

World Cup 2022: Thousands of migrant workers going unpaid, says Amnesty International

“As confirmed by Amnesty International, the report does not concern FIFA World Cup sites. The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has also confirmed that the contractors referenced in the report have never been engaged on FIFA World Cup projects in Qatar.”

Turkey’s Covid-19 infection rate rising fastest in the world

A government donation campaign has also been criticised, after it became clear that employees at some companies with ties to the ruling party, and civil servants, had had to make compulsory donations from their salaries, while fundraising efforts by opposition-controlled metropolitan city councils in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir had been shut down.

Qatar World Cup 2022: Amnesty hits out at UK silence on human rights

“This is an exciting time for Qatar’s vision, and the UK has the opportunity to be a strategic partner to ensure all these events are as successful as possible for spectators, competitors and organisers alike,” Hands wrote, saying Britain had a “world-leading capability in delivering global sports events”.

Fifa faces ‘tough decision’ over Qatar World Cup if human rights abuses continue

Ruggie’s report was welcomed by Sharan Burrow, general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation and a trenchant critic of the lack of progress by Qatar on the migrant workers issue. “This report makes clear that Fifa must act decisively. Equally Qatar, which fails massively to meet the standards set out in the report, must […]

Indonesia’s 2020 state revenue forecast to decline 10 percent due to COVID-19

– Indonesia’s state revenue is expected to decline significantly this year as the government rolls out tax incentives, including corporate income tax cuts, amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has triggered declines in commodity prices and business output.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on April 6 that the state revenue would amount to 1.76 quadrillion IDR […]

World leaders, British royal family pray for PM Boris Johnson’s speedy recovery

“This horrific virus does not discriminate. Anyone can get it. Anyone can spread it. Please #StayHomeSaveLives,”said May, who was the second premier to have resigned over the Brexit crisis. Her resignation led to Johnson being elected as leader of the ruling Conservative party and subsequently the prime ministership.