Handicraft Artisans Current Affairs - 2020

Double Layered Khadi masks developed by KVIC

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has developed double layered Khadi masks. The orders for these masks have been procured in large quantities. Highlights The demand for double layered khadi masks is increasing. Recently, an order of 7.5 lakh of these masks were placed with KVIC by Jammu and Kashmir Government alone. These masks have Read More…

Exposure Limits for Urban Cooperative Banks revised by RBI

On March 13, 2020, the Reserve Bank of India revised exposure limits of Urban Cooperative Banks. Earlier the RBI permitted 15% of its capital funds to single borrowers and 40% of its funds to group of borrowers. It has now revised the group of borrower fund limit to 25% of its funds. Highlights Apart from Read More…

GoI to organize more than 100 Hunar Haats in next 5 years

The Ministry of Minority Affairs will organize more than 100 Hunar Haat in the next five years. The move aims to increase employment opportunities to craftsmen, artisans and culinary experts and also to increase their market exposure. Highlights The Ministry will organize Hunar Haats in Chennai, Delhi, Kolakata, Bengaluru, Lucknow, Patna, Dehradun and Indore. The Read More…

India International Trade Fair Begins

The 39th India International Trade Fair is to begin in New Delhi on November 14, 2019. Around 25,000 people are expected to visit the fair. Theme: “Ease of Doing Business” The theme is inspired from India’s 63rd rank in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business. Highlights The Fair is to serve as a convergence Read More…

KVIC’s initiatives to generate employment

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) joined hands with the Goa Government to generate employment opportunities in Goa. They inaugurated a series of initiatives. The initiatives were all first of their kind. There were no spinning and weaving activities in Goa earlier. Highlights Electric potter wheels to 160 families were distributed New Model Spinning Read More…