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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple Wins UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017


The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple of Srirangam in Tamil Nadu won UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Merit 2017 for the cultural heritage conservation program.

It is first temple from Tamil Nadu to win the prize from the UN body. The two key parameters that made the temple most eligible to win the award are its traditional method of renovating temple premises as well as re-establishment of rainwater harvesting and historic drainage system in preventing flooding.

Important Takeaways from Above News for IBPS PO Mains Exam-

  • Irina Bokova is the Present Director-General of UNESCO.
  • UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France.
Source- UNESCO


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