Art & Culture - Current Affairs for July, 2016
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▼ Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga National Park has been inscribed as the Mixed World Heritage site [07-20-16]
Khangchendzonga National Park, Sikkim has been inscribed as India’s first Mixed World Heritage Site on UNESCO World Heritage List by fulfilling the nomination criteria under both national and cultural heritage.
- The 40th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee granted approval to the inscription of this Indian site on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- The IUCN and ICOMOS are two advisory have given a positive recommendation for the 21 member UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
- KNP has one of the widest attitudinal ranges of any protected area worldwide.
- Park has an extraordinary vertical sweep of over 7 km within the area of only 178,400 ha and comprises unique diversity of lowlands, valleys and world’s third highest peak, Mt. Khangchendzonga
- Numerous lakes and glaciers include the 26 km long Zemu glacier dot these barren high altitudes.
- KNP is home to numerous endemic and rare as well as threatened animal, avian and plant species
- With this inscription, the number of Indian sites on the World Heritage List has become 35
▼ Khasi people lived in the region since 1200 BCE: Researchers [07-13-16]
A new study of pre-historic megaliths and tools indicate that Meghalaya’s Khasi drive has been residing in the state since 1200 BCE.
- The study was conducted on the megaliths and tools discovered in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district.
- A megalith is a large stone that forms part of a prehistoric monument.
- The excavation at Lummawbuh is the first one of a Neolithic site in Meghalaya.