Handloom Current Affairs - 2020

August 7: National Handloom Day

Every year, the Government of India celebrates National Handloom Day on August 7. The day is celebrated to honour the handloom weavers in the country. Also, the day highlights handloom industry in India. Highlights August 7 was first declared as National Handloom Day in 2015. The main objective is to create awareness about importance of Read More…

GI Tag provided to Telangana’s Telia Rumal and Jharkhand’s Sohrai Khovar painting

The Government of India recently provided GI Tag to Telia Rumal of Telangana and Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand. Highlights The application for the Sohrai Khovar painting of Jharkhand was made by Sohra Kala Mahila Vikas Sahyog Samiti. The application for the Telia Rumal of Telangana was made by the Consortium of Puttapaka Handloom Cluster. Read More…

Surajkund Mela-International Crafts Fair organized by Haryana with HP as theme state

On February 1, 2020, President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the 34th Surajkund International Crafts Fair. The fair is being organized by the Haryana Government in Faridabad. Around 20 countries and the states of India are participating in the fair. Highlights The partner country of the fair is Uzbekistan. The theme state of the fair Read More…

Microsoft launches e-platform under Project ReWeave to help Handloom weavers

Microsoft India launched a new e-commerce platform ‘re-weave.in’ under project ReWeave to aid handloom weavers. Benefits of e-commerce platform The e-commerce platform would provide the following benefits: The e-commerce platform would connect artisans to the buyers directly enabling them to expand to newer customers and markets. Provide a platform to showcase signature collections created by Read More…