Tourism Current Affairs - 2020

India attends BRICS Culture Ministers Meet

On September 4, 2020, the Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel attended the 5th BRICS Culture Ministers Meet. It was held under the chairmanship of the Russian Federation. Highlights During the meet, India proposed the following To explore options of hosting Digital Online Exhibition. To extend full cooperation of Read More…

78 new routes under UDAN 4.0

On August 27, 2020, the Ministry of Civil Aviation sanctioned 78 new routes under 4th round of regional connectivity scheme (RCS). So far 766 new routes have been sanctioned under the scheme. Highlights The fourth round of UDAN scheme was launched in December 2019 focusing on North Eastern Regions, Islands and Hilly states. The operation Read More…

India’s longest ropeway on Brahmaputra to open for public in Guwahati

On August 24, 2020, the State Minister of Assam, Siddhartha Bhattacharya inaugurated India’s longest ropeway across river Brahmaputra. Highlights The ropeway is to cut short the travel time by almost an hour. It is 2 km long and the distance is covered in 7 minutes. One-way ride is to cost Rs 60. The ropeway has Read More…

Kamath Panel constituted by RBI to restructure loans

The Reserve Bank of India has constituted a panel under former ICICI bank CEO K V Kamath. The panel will make recommendations on financial parameters that are to be considered to structure loans that are impacted by COVID-19. About the committee The Committee will recommend financial parameters that are required to be factored in the Read More…

United Nations warns of “Hunger Crisis”

The United Nations recently has warned of “hunger pandemic” due to COVId-19. Apart from COVID-19, the other factors that are to contribute to the crisis include wars in Syria, crisis in Lebanon and desert locusts destroying crops in East Africa. Highlights The COVID-19 outbreak according to the organization is to starve more than 130 million Read More…