Pilgrimage Sites: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

PRASAD Scheme: Tourist Facilitation Centre at Guruvayur, Kerala inaugurated

Published: November 4, 2020

On November 4, 2020, the Union Minister of State (IC) for Tourism and Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the “Tourist Facilitation Centre” at Guruvayur, Kerala. The centre was constructed under the PRASAD Scheme of Ministry of Tourism. Key Highlights The centre was constructed at a cost of Rs 11.57 crores. The centre was constructed ..

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Ravi Chopra Committee: SC Orders violated in Chardham Project

Published: October 6, 2020

The Supreme Court appointed Ravi Chopra Committee has alleged that the Chardham road project has violated court order. What is the issue? The Supreme Court had ruled that width of roads constructed under Chardham project shall be 5.5 metres. This was ruled based on the recommendation of Ministry of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) for ..

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Kushinagar Airport declared International Airport

Published: June 25, 2020

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet chaired by PM Modi approved the proposal to declare the Kushinagar airport in Uttar Pradesh as international airport. Highlights The airport was given international importance to increase domestic and international tourism in the region. Around 200 to 300 devotees from Cambodia, Japan, Burma and Thailand are offering prayers ..

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St Antony’s Shrine Festival in Katchatheevu Island

Published: March 10, 2020

More than 3,000 devotees were transported to the Katchatheevu Island of Sri Lanka for the annual St Antony’s Shrine Festival. The Katchatheevu Island The Katchatheevu Island is located in the Palk Strait. It is located between Rameswaram of Tamil Nadu and Neduntheevu of Sri Lanka. It is an uninhabited island under the administration of Sri ..

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