TNPSC Current Affairs July 9,2017
1. Ahmedabad gets world heritage tag by UNESCO
Ahmedabad is the first Indian City to get the World Heritage tag by UNESCO. Ahmedabad was founded by Sultan Ahmed Shah in 15th century.
Ahmedabad now will join with heritage cities like Paris, Vienna, Cairo, Brussels, Rome, Edinburgh, Bhaktpur (Nepal), Galle (Sri Lanka).
Reason for the Heritage Tag:
The decision was taken on 41st session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO in the Krakow, Poland, which acknowledged the preservation efforts taken by the city to keep its historical Characteristics undamaged.
The historical characteristics includes densely packed traditional houses in gated traditional streets with features such as bird feeders, public wells and religious institutions includes numerous mosques and tombs, also Hindu and Jain temples.
2.G20 praised India’s reforms
Group of Twenty (G20) has acknowledged the steps taken by India for sustainable and inclusive growth as well as support to global economy. It also praised the initiatives taken for promoting ease of doing business, start-up funding and labour reforms by India.
G-20 summit 2017 was held in Hamburg, Germany, which was chaired by Germany
- It is Group of 20 is an international forum which bring together worlds twenty leading industrialised and emerging economies to discuss key issues in the global economy.
- It also accounts of 85 % of worlds GDP and 2/3rd population.
- The G20 countries are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Turkey, UK, US, China, South Africa and European union.
- G20 chairmanship will rotates annually between the nations, in 2016 G20 was chaired by China, this year it is chaired by Germany and in 2018 it will chaired by India.
3.Saint Teresa’s blue bordered sari is intellectual property now.
The Blue-bordered sari of Saint Mother Teresa has now recognised as an Intellectual Property by the Missionaries of Charity.
Intellectual Property attorney Biswajit Sarkar said, Trade Marks Registry, Government of India, has granted the registration of the trade mark for that pattern of blue border of sari,"