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Important Facts For Prelims


  • 18 Feb 2020
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Recently, the Ministry of Minority Affairs has informed that India has made the Haj 2020 process completely digital.

Key Points

  • India has become the first country in the world which has made the entire Haj 2020 process 100% digital.
  • The online facilities include application procedure, E-Visa, Haj mobile app, “E-MASIHA” health facility and “E-luggage pre-tagging” providing all information in India itself regarding accommodation/transportation in Makkah-Madinah, Saudi Arabia.


  • E-MASIHA (E-Medical Assistance System for Indian Pilgrims Abroad) is an online system to create and maintain the complete health database of Indian pilgrims.
  • It also provides doctors’ prescriptions, medical treatment as well as medicine disbursals, and has been developed to deal with any emergency in Makkah-Madinah.

Source: PIB

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