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India’s first dedicated ‘Khadi Mall’ to be soon be set up by Jharkhand government

India’s first dedicated ‘Khadi Mall’ will soon be set up by the Jharkhand government to boost market for khadi and khadi made products. The land in the Heavy Engineering Corporation (HEC) campus will be made available to the Khadi Board to develop the country’s first Khadi mall. The artisans would be provided technological aid for ..

Kandaangi

Kandaangi or Chettinad cotton saree is the traditional sari of the Chettinad region in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu. It is characterised by its silk-like texture, contrasting border and body colours with intricate designs along the border. It has unique pattern with bold checks, stripes and contrasting hues that reflects dramatic and spontaneous use of ..

UP government signs pact with Amazon India for khadi products sale

The Khadi and Village Industries Board of Uttar Pradesh has signed a pact with Amazon India to facilitate online selling of Khadi products. As part of an MoU, Amazon India will educate, train and enable rural khadi artisans to directly sell their products to Amazon.in customers across the country under the brand of UP Khadi. ..

2017-CGS-19: Current Affairs for UPSC Mains

Model Questions GS-II: International Relations OBOR Summit In May 2017, China organized a two days grand summit (Belt and Road Forum) to show off its plans to build a great network of trade routes under its One Belt-One Road (OBOR) umbrella. The OBOR is part of its so called “Silk Road Diplomacy”. Meaning of OBOR ..

World celebrates 2017 National Handloom Day (NHD)

The National Handloom Day (NHD) is celebrated every year in India on August 7 to give an impetus to the sector and encourage the use of handmade loom. The 7th of August has been chosen to celebrate the day due to its special significance in India’s history. It was on this day that the Swadeshi ..

PMEGP to continue with double fund allocation in 12th Plan

The Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), will persist in the 12th Five-Year Plan (2012-17). The MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) Ministry declaration held that the scheme to persist with a double fund allocation. Scheme was established in 2008, with a total plan expenditure of Rs 4,735 Crore for 4 years (2008-09 to 2011-12). ..

News Today Update

Super-sovereign reserve currency:Zhou Xiaochuan, governor of China’s central bank, has proposed to create a super-sovereign reserve currency as part of reform in the international monetary system. Zhou’s remarks came ahead of the G20 summit in April 2009 , when leaders across the world and large international organizations congregated to discuss reforming of the international monetary ..