Page-9 of Varanasi Current Affairs, GK & News

Deendayal Hastkala Sankul: Government launches trade facilitation centre for handicrafts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Deendayal Hastkala Sankul, a trade facilitation centre and Crafts Museum for handicrafts at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The centre and Crafts Museum was proposed by Union Finance Minister in his 2014-15 Budget speech to develop and promote handlooms, handicrafts and silk products. Deendayal Hastkala Sankul The centre will facilitate weavers/artisans/exporters in ..

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3rd G20 Framework Working Group meeting held in Varanasi

The third edition of G20 Framework Working Group (FWG) meeting was held in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The two-day meeting took place under the G20 German presidency, and was co-hosted by the Union Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). It was inaugurated by Shaktikanta Das, Economic Affairs Secretary and Dinesh Sharma, special secretary ..

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PM adopted Nagepur village in his Varanasi Constituency under SAGY

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has selected Nagepur village in his Varanasi Constituency of Lok Sabha in Uttar Pradesh under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). Earlier in the first phase of SAGY, PM had adopted Jayapur village in Sevapuri Assembly segment of Varanasi in 2014. Nagepur village is mainly dominated by backward castes has been ..

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Varanasi and Jaipur designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network

Two Indian cities for first time have been designated as members of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network (UCCN). Two cities are Varanasi City (Uttar Pradesh): It has been added in the City of Music category of network. Jaipur City (Rajasthan): It has been added in the City of Crafts and Folk Art category of network. It was ..

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Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service flagged off

Nepal and India on 5 March 2015 launched a direct bus service linking cultural cities Kathmandu and Varanasi. Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service was launched under the ambit of Motor Vehicle Agreement between India and Nepal signed during 18th SAARC Summit. Key facts Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu bus service seeks to promote religious tourism and people-to-people contact between both countries by ..

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