Tourism Current Affairs - 2020

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5th International Tourism Mart begins in Imphal, Manipur

The fifth International Tourism Mart has begun in Imphal, Manipur. It will be held between 23– 25 November 2016. The event has been organized by the Union Ministry of Tourism in association with the North Eastern States and West Bengal. Key Facts North East region of India has immense tourism potential because its varied topography, rich flora, Read More…

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Google ties up with ASI for virtual tour of monuments

Technology giant Google has tied up with Archaelogical Survey of India (ASI) for 360 degree virtual tour of 280-odd monuments across the country. ASI has given its permission to Google for creating the virtual tour of the monuments which would be available in the Google maps. Some of the major monuments are Taj Mahal, Victoria Read More…

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Union Government approves Rs.114 crore worth projects under HRIDAY Scheme

The Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved projects worth Rs.114 crore under HRIDAY scheme for improving infrastructure facilities around core heritage sites in five cities. These five cities are: Varnasi (Uttar Pradesh), Amritsar (Punjab), Dwaraka (Gujarat), Puri (Odisha) and Warangal (Telangana). Projects in these districts were selected based on recommendation of inter-Ministerial HRIDAY National Read More…

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27 September: World Tourism Day

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September to raise awareness about the importance of tourism. Significance of the day: To foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. 2016 Theme: ‘Tourism for all – promoting universal accessibility’. It seeks Read More…

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Union Government approves 500 crore rupee projects for development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir

The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. The projects were approved by Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee for the scheme as part of Development Package of Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan. Key Facts The new projects are envisaged Read More…

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Union Government approves Rs 450 crore for five states under Swadesh Darshan scheme

The Union Government has approved 450 crore rupees for Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Sikkim under the Swadesh Darshan scheme. It was approved by the Union Tourism Ministry for the development of Heritage circuit in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Ramayana Circuit in Uttar Pradesh, North East Circuit in Sikkim and Coastal Circuit Read More…

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