Sources from Brasilia stated that UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have named the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as the World Capital of Architecture for 2020. Meanwhile having defeated Paris and Melbourne, Rio will be the first city to receive the title under a program launched together by UNESCO and the International Union of Architects (UIA) in November 2018.
Reportedly Unesco Assistant Director General for Culture Ernesto Ottone Ramirez said "The World Capital of Architecture initiative underscores the common commitment of UNESCO and the UIA to preserve architectural heritage in the urban context”. Furthermore "Through the range and quality of its activities, the World Capital of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro will demonstrate the crucial role of architecture and culture in sustainable urban development."
Moreover as one of the oldest cities in Brazil, Rio has a mix of modern and colonial architecture, with world renowned sites like the statue of Christ the Redeemer and contemporary constructions like the Museum of Tomorrow. Apparently the city is also home to works of renowned architects such as Oscar Niemeyer, who also designed the capital city of Brasilia.
Karnataka received excessive rainfall this year According to sources in the last 24 hours, 27 districts, 142 taluks and 549 hoblis received excess rainfall, as per data compiled by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC). Meanwhile at least two deaths were reported due to the excess rainfall in Koppal district.
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