Varanasi Current Affairs, GK & News

Varanasi nominated as the first SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital

The temple city of Varanasi was nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital during the recently held SCO Summit. Key facts During the 22nd Meeting of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, Varanasi was nominated as the first-ever SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital for the period ..

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Varanasi: First ‘Cultural and Tourism capital of SCO’

Varanasi City is all set to be declared as the “first Cultural and Tourism Capital of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO)”. Key Facts Varanasi has been showcasing the culture and tradition of India for ages. It will become the cultural and tourism capital of the SCO for year 2022-23, as a part of SCO’s new ..

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MoU for Varanasi Skill India International Centre

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and DP World of UAE so as to develop a Skill India International Centre at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The MoU was signed by Hindustan Ports Private Limited, the Indian unit of DP World. Why was this MoU signed? This MoU ..

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Smart Cities and Academia Towards Action and Research (SAAR)

SAAR was launched by the Smart Cities Mission. SAAR will document the projects implemented by Smart Cities Mission. It is a part of Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav celebrations. Implementing Agency SAAR is mainly implemented by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The other institutes that join the ministry in implementing the project are National Institute ..

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Airports to get facial recognition from 2022

The air passengers can use a face scan as their boarding pass from 2022. The first airports to roll out the facility are Kolkata, Pune, Varanasi and Vijayawada. What is the plan? The NEC Corporation Private Limited has been chosen by the Airport Authority of India to implement the project. The details of face recognition ..

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Gyanvapi mosque-Kashi Vishwanath temple title dispute- Key Facts

On September 9, 2021 the Allahabad High Court put hold on the order of Varanasi court that had asked for a ‘comprehensive archaeological physical survey’ of the disputed Gyanvapi mosque-kashi Vishwanath temple complex. Highlights While staying the order of Varanasi court, Allahabad High Court (HC) underlined that HC “can interfere to keep subordinate tribunals & ..

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