Which of the following cities has become the first ever “SCO Tourism and Cultural Capital”?
Correct Answer : a ) VaranasiExplanation :
PM Modi attended the 22nd SCO Summit held at Samarkand, Uzbekistan from 15 to 16 September 2022. India will host the next SCO Summit in 2023.
Varanasi has been nominated as the tourism and cultural capital of SCO during 2022-23.
SCO was formed in 2001 in Shanghai, China. India is a member of SCO along with seven other members- China, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Varanasi or Benaras is known as the Cultural capital of India. It is located in Uttar Pradesh. Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in this city.
Hence, option (a) is correct.