Mecca: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

India First Country to make the entire process for Haj Pilgrims Digital

Published: December 2, 2019

The Minister of Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister of Hajj and Umrah of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad Saleh bin Taher Benten have signed a bilateral agreement for the Indian Haj Pilgrims for the year 2020 on Sunday, December 1, 2019, in Jeddah. The bilateral annual Haj 2020 agreement has made the entire process ..

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Air India allows Hajj Pilgrims to carry Zamzam Water on Flight

Published: July 11, 2019

Air India has allowed pilgrims returning from Saudi Arabia after Haj to carry holy water from Zamzam within permissible baggage allowance. Baggage allowance on all Commercial flights operating out of Saudia Arabia is uniformly 40 kg for everyone. Special 5kg allowance is given to those passengers who may carry Zam Zam (holy water). This special ..

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Saudi Arabia raises India’s Hajj Quota by 30,000

Published: June 29, 2019

In a significant step, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj quota by 30,000 thus lifting the figure to 200,000 per year (from 170,000). This move will pave the way for more Indians to go for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi kingdom. Key Highlights Background: In 2018, Saudi Arabia increased India’s Haj ..

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India’s Haj Quota Increased

Published: June 28, 2019

In a major boost for Indian Muslim citizens, Saudi Arabia has increased India s Haj quota by 30,000. Now, India can send 200,000 Muslims for Haj every year. India had earlier raised its demand for more seats in the Haj Quota in PM Modi s bilateral talks with Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin ..

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14th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit held in Mecca

Published: June 3, 2019

The 14th summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia was hosted by Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. Key Highlights of Summit Agenda: The official agenda of meeting was to address ‘current issues in Muslim world’ and ‘recent developments in a number of OIC member states. Also, ..

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