2019 saw highest number of tourists in Bihar
Bihar tourism was taking baby steps with about 61 lakh tourists, including foreigners, visiting the state in 2001. Two decades on, it has taken a giant leap with 3.5 crore footfall in 2019 — a nearly six-fold jump.
the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya and the Nalanda ruins —are two of the most sought after destinations.
Several tourism circuits, to provide a well-defined entry and exit points to prominent cities, have been created in order to provide a seamless travel experience to tourists. Some of the most sought-after tourism circuits in the state are Buddhist circuit and Sikh circuit.
Defence Expo in Lucknow was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The number of participating foreign companies has also increased to 172 from the previous figure of 160.
The main theme of the DefExpo India 2020 is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’ and the focus will be on ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’.
The sub-theme of the exhibition is ‘Digital Transformation of Defence’ to highlight the future digitalization of the industry and align with the concept of the future battlefield. Manufacturing for the aerospace and defence sector through the application of newer technologies is also being focused. In addition to exhibiting products and technologies, Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and industry are showcasing the land, naval, air and internal security systems.
DefExpo app was released by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh on December 27, 2019, which is available on Apple App Store and Android Play Store. The main features of the app are to ‘inform, engage and feedback’. It provides detailed information about the day-to-day events; participating exhibitors; DPSUs, guest speakers of seminars/webinars; publications i.e., electronic brochures and e-books; maps and directions of the venues and city weather.
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