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National Tourism Awards

Current context: National Tourism Awards was conferred by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, on the occasion of the World Tourism Day on 27th September 2019.
National Tourism Awards 
  • For the 1st time, India is hosting the World Tourism Day event.
  • The theme of the event is “Tourism and Jobs: a better future for all”.
  • The events aim to highlight the contribution of the tourism sector and address global challenges outlined in the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
  • The Best State Award for overall growth in the tourism category was given to Andhra Pradesh.
  • The award in the Adventure Tourism category was given to Goa and Madhya Pradesh.
  • The award for best film promotion friendly state was awarded to Uttarakhand.
  • Telangana won the award for the best state in the innovative use of IT category.
  • Since 1980, the World Tourism Day is being celebrated on 27th September and on this day the Statutes of the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO entered into force.

Question: 

Q.1 Which state has won the National Tourism Awards as the Best State Award for overall growth in tourism category?
a. Maharashtra
b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Madhya Pradesh
d. Uttarakhand
National Tourism Awards National Tourism Awards Reviewed by Neha Verma on September 27, 2019 Rating: 5

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