Heritage Sites - General awareness questions on current affairs

1)   ASI has received UNESCO World Heritage Status for which of the following tourist sites?

a. Ajanta Caves
b. Ellora Caves
c. Taj Mahal
d. All of the above
Answer  Explanation 

ANSWER: All of the above

Explanation:
ASI or Archaeological Survey of India has received approval for the following sites for UNESCO World Heritage status:

  • Ajanta Caves (1983)
  • Ellora Caves (1983)
  • Agra Fort (1983)
  • Taj Mahal (1983)
  • Sun Temple, Konarak (1984)
  • Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  • Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  • Group of Temples, Khajuraho (1986)
  • Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  • Group of Monuments, FatehpurSikri (1986)
  • Group of Temples, Pattadakal (1987)
  • Elephanta Caves ( 1987)
  • Great Living Chola temples at Thanjavur, Gangaikondacholapuram and Darasuram (1987 & 2004)
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  • Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  • Qutb Minar Complex, Delhi (1993)
  • Prehistoric Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  • Champaner-Pavagarh Archaeological Park (2004)
  • Red Fort Complex, Delhi (2007)
  • Hill Forts of Rajasthan
  • Rani ki Vav (2014)
  • Mountain Railway of India ( Darjeeling,1999), Nilgiri (2005), Kalka-Shimla(2008)
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  • Under Protection of Bodhgaya Temple Management Committee
  • Mahabodhi Temple, Bodhgaya (2002)
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  • Under Protection of Ministry of Environment & Forest
  • Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  • Manas Wild Life Sanctuary (1985)
  • Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  • Sunderban National Park (1987)
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988, 2005)
  • Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu
  • Great Himalayan National Park (2014)