Prelims 2023

Q23. Consider the following statements:

Statement-I: 7th August is declared as the National Handloom Day.
Statement-II: It was in 1905 that the Swadeshi Movement was launched on the same day.

Which one of the following is correct in respect of the above statements?

a. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I
b. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is not the correct explanation for Statement-I
c. Statement-I is correct but Statement-II is incorrect
d. Statement-I is incorrect but Statement-II is correct

Question from UPSC Prelims 2023 GS Paper

Explanation : 

Correct Answer: a. Both Statement-I and Statement-II are correct and Statement-II is the correct explanation for Statement-I

National Handloom Day is observed on 7th August every year to honor the handloom weavers and the rich handloom traditions of India. This day was chosen as it commemorates the launch of the Swadeshi Movement in 1905, which aimed at reviving domestic products and production processes, including handlooms.

The Swadeshi Movement played a significant role in promoting the handloom industry and encouraging the use of Indian handloom products.

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