18 April 2014 Current Affairs

World Heritage Day Across The World On 18 April 2014

The World Heritage Day was observed across the World on 18 April with the theme “Heritage of Commemoration”. At present, there are 981 World Heritage Sites spread across 160 countries (listed till January 2014). The heritage site across the world reflects the rich diversity of the world’s cultural heritage. In context of India, the UNESCO on this day put 15 additional sites located across the country in its tentative list of world heritage sites. Earlier, India had submitted a list of 33 sites to UNESCO and this addition of 15 more sites in the tentative list means that in future 48 sites of India are in the race being listed in the list of Heritage sites.

‘ Earth-like ‘ Planet ‘ Kepler-186f ‘ Discovered By NASA

Using NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope, astronomers have discovered the first Earth-size planet, named Kepler-186f. The planet is located in the habitable zone and is a part of the Kepler-186 system, which is located about 500 light-years from Earth in the constellation Cygnus.The discovery of Kepler-186f confirms that planets the size of Earth exist in the habitable zone of stars other than our sun.


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