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History Of World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day 2022: What Is ‘Rethinking Tourism’?

Every year 27th September is celebrated as World Tourism Day to promote tourism with different themes. Initiated by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), World Tourism Day is celebrated in different host countries every year.

HIGHLIGHTS

• World Tourism Day 2022 theme is ‘Rethinking Tourism’
• The theme is based on the revival of tourism post COVID-19

Why Is The Theme Of World Tourism Day 2022?

World Tourism Day 2022

The world has come out safe from the COVID-19 situation which was quite demoralizing for the tourism industry. During the two-year lockdown period, it was the tourism sector that received a major setback due to travel restrictions. The theme ‘Rethinking Tourism’ underlines the need to redevelop the tourism sector in the post-pandemic world.

What Is The Significance Of World Tourism Day?

World Tourism Day educates people about the significance tourism has in the interaction between cultures, communities, societies, and countries. Also, it has socio-economic benefits for countries. And it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the tourism sector supports different industries like air travel, hospitality, transportation, food, and gifts. This year, the event is hosted by Bali and the representatives of UNWTO … Read the rest

Anna mani birthday

Happy 104th Birthday To The “Weather Woman Of India” Anna Mani

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to the Indian physicist and meteorologist Anna Mani whose birthday is today. She was one of India’s first female scientists who enabled the country to make accurate weather forecasts.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Anna Mani was called the “Weather Woman of India”
• She was a disciple of Nobel Laureate Sir CV Raman
• She pioneered the research of indigenous weather instruments in India

Who Was Anna Mani?

Born on 23 August 1918 at Peermade, Kerala to a Syrian Christian family, Anna Modayil Mani was a bright student since her childhood. After high school, she did an Intermediate Science course at Women’s Christian College (WCC). She continued her learning at the Presidency College, Madras from where she completed her Bachelor of Science with honours in physics and chemistry.

How Did She Start Her Career?

After completing her graduation, she taught … Read the rest

World Photography Day 2022

World Photography Day 2022: See The Pandemic Lockdown Through The Lens

Every year 19th August is celebrated as World Photography Day to commemorate the invention of Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce. They developed a photographic process named “Daguerreotype” that changed the world of photography forever.

HIGHLIGHTS

• World Photography Day celebrates the invention of the Daguerreotype
• It is a process that paved way for the modern-day digital photography
• Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce developed the process in 1837

History Of The World Photography Day

People used to create pictures with their hands. They used to produce images on canvas with colors. But everything changed in 1837 when Frenchmen Louis Daguerre and Joseph Nicephore Niepce developed a photographic process called “Daguerreotype”. They created an image with rich details on a sheet of copper and coated it with a thin sheet of silver. And no negative was used in the process. It became the first permanent image with a camera. The image produced was accurate and the process was inexpensive.

In 1839, the French Academy of Sciences announced the process of the Daguerreotype. Soon the French government patented the invention and gifted it free to the world. … Read the rest

International Youth Day 2022

What Is The Hidden Message In The International Youth Day 2022 Theme?

International Youth Day 2022 will be celebrated on the theme of ‘ Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World For All Ages ‘. The message is to highlight the importance of a collective effort by people of all ages to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) by the year 2030.

HIGHLIGHTS

• International Youth Day highlights the contribution of youth to the development of society
• It addresses the problems youth face in different societies, especially in developing countries
• The first International Youth Day was celebrated on 12 August 2000

What Is the International Youth Day 2022 Theme?

International Youth Day 2022

Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating A World For All Ages is the theme given for International Youth Day 2022. The theme has a hidden message for people of all ages. It says that every generation needs to take action to achieve the desired goals. The world wants to achieve all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs) by the year 2030.

What Is The Significance Of International Youth Day?

Significance Of International Youth Day

International Youth Day spreads awareness about the challenges of the youths around the globe. Young people, especially in developing countries face challenges with health, justice, … Read the rest

India Ki Udaan’ On 75 Years of Independence

Google Shows ‘India Ki Udaan’ On 75 Years of Independence

Google Arts & Culture is celebrating 75 years of Independence with a vibrant online project named ‘India ki Udaan’. The project draws from rich archives and features artistic illustrations to highlight the milestones the country has achieved in its journey of 75 years.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Google unveiled the “India ki Udaan” project to celebrate 75 years of independence
• It also announced the Doodle4Google contest for 2022 for students of classes 1-10
• Winners of the contest will see their artwork on the Google homepage in India on November 14
• Google will select four group winners and 15 finalists and give them exciting prizes
• The tech giant will also create a special doodle on ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ to encourage people’s participation

What Is ‘India ki Udaan’ Project?

India Ki Udaan’ On 75 Years of Independence

Available on the website of Google Arts & Culture, the project is a tribute to India’s rich cultural history. It features iconic moments since independence for the country to relive, experience, and be inspired.

Published in English and Hindi, the project contains a wealth of knowledge created by 10 artists. There are over 120 illustrations, 21 stories, and exhibitions from various … Read the rest

Musical Instrument of Oskar Sala

Google Doodle: See Oskar Sala Playing His Mixture-Trautonium

Today’s Google Doodle is dedicated to Oskar Sala, the German innovative electronic music composer and physicist who electrified the world of music with his musical instrument called a mixture-trautonium. Today is his 112th birthday and Google has dedicated an artistic Doodle to Oskar Sala.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Oskar Sala developed mixture-trautonium with which he can produce different sounds or voices simultaneously
• He began creating music at the age of 14
• He created electronic music for many movies and television and radio programs
• He was called a one-man orchestra due to his exceptional music composing skills

Who Was Oskar Sala?

Born in Greiz, Germany in 1910 to a singer mother and ophthalmologist father with musical interest, Oskar Sala inherited music from his parents. At 14, he started playing instruments like the violin and piano. But it was a trautonium that caught his attention and he made developing the instrument the objective of his life.

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