Comparing the years 2017 and 2018, when the number of domestic tourists registered a growth of 11.9% (1657.55 million to 1854.93 million), growth in number of foreign visitors was registered at 7.4% (26.89 million to 28.87 million). The travel and tourism sector is the third largest foreign exchange earner for India. Statistically, India’s tourism revenue in terms of foreign exchange earnings increased from $20.24 billion in 2014 to $28.59 billion in 2018.
The tourism sector is also a good source of employment. Data shows that this sector accounted for 8% of the total employment opportunities generated in the country in 2017, providing employment to around 41.6 million people and the number is expected to rise to 52.3 million by 2028.
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India is the largest off-shoring destination for Information Technology (IT) companies across the world.
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AHSI hosts Bicentennial Flower Show and World Regional Rose Convention 2020
The Agri Horticultural Society of India (AHSI) recently celebrated its bicentenary year by hosting the Bicentennial Flower Show and the World Regional Rose Convention 2020.
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The Indian Railways (IR) has been going through a rough financial patch for the last few years.
US-Iran Hostility: India Feels Heat Of Crude Oil Price Hike
The geopolitical tension triggered by the killing of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) top military leader Qasem Soleimani and the subsequent retaliatory missile attacks on American military bases in Iraq by Iran has brought many countries including India to the edge.
Landmark Judgements To Stop Animal Cruelty
Some of our judges are now beginning to understand what animal cruelty does to a nation and act on it.
Opportunities And Challenges In The Aviation Sector
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India Needs To Learn A Lesson From Brexit
The verdict given by the people of the United Kingdom in 2016 in favour of quitting the European Union (EU) is popularly known as ‘Brexit’. People who voted for Brexit argued that it was because of the adoption of erratic neo-liberal policies that had led to livelihood crises.
US-China Trade War Continues: Global Implications
The ongoing US-China trade war had its origin in 2012. It began then as a “cold war”, well before Donald Trump became the US President.
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
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An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her
THE DANGAL IN THE JUNGLE, PART 1
YOU KNOW YOU’RE SOMEBODY WHEN YOU’VE APPEARED ON AN INDIAN DANGAL POSTER — IN OTHER WORDS, IN A WRESTLING ADVERTISEMENT.
WOUNDS AND THE WOMB
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E8 Caste and the Indian Tech Ivies
IIT grads are highly sought after in Silicon Valley. Are they bringing deep-rooted prejudices with them?
I was happily married, happily employed, just plain happy. Until the accident
IN SEASON Chickpeas (GARBANZO BEANS)
Chickpeas appear in early recordings in Turkey well over 5000 years ago. India produces the most chickpeas worldwide but they are grown in more than 50 countries. An excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, B vitamins, and some minerals, they are a nutritious staple of many diets. The name chickpea comes from the Latin word cancer, referring to the plant family of legumes, Fabaceae. It is also known by its popular Spanish-derived name, the garbanzo bean. Kidney beans, black beans, lima beans, and peanuts are other familiar foods found in this legume family.
When the Signal Goes Out
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