Question: On June 30th, 2018 which Indian site has been included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list?
- Historical fort of Allahabad
- Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai
- Ahmedabad city
Click here to see the AnswerAnswer – Option: 2
- During June 24 to July 4, 2018, the 42nd meeting of the World Heritage Committee of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was organized in Manama, Bahrain.
- During the session, the Committee inscribed 19 siteson the World Heritage List (13 cultural sites, three natural and three mixed sites, i.e. both natural and cultural).
- The World Heritage List now numbers 1092 sites in 167 countries.
- It is known that before this Ahmedabad city was recognized as the first global heritage city of India in the cultural category in the 41st meeting of the Committee on World Heritage Site of UNESCO held in Karkow Poland, in July 2017
- Ahmedabad was the first Indian and third city in Asia to be included in this list.
- Presently, 37 sites in India have been included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, out of which are 29 are in cultural category, 7 in natural category and 1 in mixed category.
Source: The Hindu
Source: UNESCO World Heritage List