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News in Short - 27-July-2021

Multilingual actress Jayanthi dies

Date: 27 July 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Veteran actress Jayanthi passed away in Bengaluru due to age-related ailments. She was 76. She made her full-fledged acting debut with the Kannada movie Jenu Goodu in 1963.
  • She has more than 500 movies to her credit as an actor in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam film industries.
  • She is one of the rare actors in the down South to feature in the films of major superstars. She portrayed major characters in notable number of movies.

BS Yediyurappa resigns as Chief minister of Karnataka

Date: 27 July 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • BS Yediyurappa stepped down from the office of Karnataka Chief Minister. He will meet Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot to submit his resignation.
  • Yediyurappa announced the decision at the event to commemorate the second anniversary of the BJP government.
  • Yediyurappa took oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka after the dramatic collapse of JDU and Congress government in Karnataka in 2019.

Great Barrier Reef escapes downgrade from UNESCO list

Date: 27 July 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has deferred its decision to downgrade the status of Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef after the Australian government managed to garner enough international support to get the decision postponed.
  • The World Heritage Committee had recommended that the reef’s status be downgraded to “in danger,” citing the damage caused to it due to climate change.
  • Once a heritage site is downgraded to “in danger,” it is just one step away from losing all World Heritage standing.
  • Australia was first informed in 2014 that the downgrading of the reef to this listing was being considered, prompting the federal government to respond by developing a long-term initiative called the “Reef 2050 Plan.”

Ramappa temple of Telangana added in UNESCO World Heritage site list

Date: 27 July 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple in Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • The temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, and other small temples within the complex were constructed by Kakatiya rulers Rudradeva and Recharla Rudra between the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • Built with sandstone and a sandbox foundation, the temple has decorated beams and columns made of granite. The temple’s unique feature is its tower or Vimana, which is in the shape of a pyramid.