Art & Culture Current Affairs MCQs
11. Which French food product has been recently awarded the UNESCO heritage status?
[D] Escargots de Bourgogne
Correct Answer: B [Baguette]
The French baguette has been recently awarded the UNESCO “intangible cultural heritage status”.
As per the National Federation of French Bakeries, more than six billion baguettes are baked every year in France. It is a bread with crusty exterior and soft middle and is an essential part of French life.
12. Which state/UT is the host of ‘International Gita Mahotsav-2022’?
[A] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Haryana]
Indian President Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the International Gita Mahotsav (IGM)-2022 in Kurukshetra in Haryana.
This year, Nepal is the partner country, while Madhya Pradesh is the partner State of the event. The President also launched ‘Nirogi Haryana’, a health check-up scheme, and an e-ticketing system of public road transport facilities.
13. Which Indian state hosts the Silchar-Sylhet Festival?
[A] West Bengal
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Assam]
Assam’s Silchar town is hosting the two-day Silchar-Sylhet Festival, to celebrate the linguistic and cultural ties between the Barak Valley region of Assam and the Sylhet segment of Bangladesh.
The Festival also coincides with the 75th year of India’s independence and the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistan.
14. Which Union Ministry organised the Swar Dharohar festival?
[A] Ministry of Culture
[B] Ministry of Tourism
[C] Ministry of MSME
[D] Ministry of External Affairs
Correct Answer: A [Ministry of Culture]
Ministry of Culture, Government of India in collaboration with Swar Dharohar Foundation inaugurated “Swar Dharohar Festival” under Kalanjali.
It is a Music, Art and Literature Festival which was organised to showcase the iconic art and culture of India and, the rich literary Art and Heritage of Indian States.
15. Beypore Uru is a flagship product of which state?
[D] West Bengal
Correct Answer: C [Kerala]
The Kozhikode District Tourism Promotion Council of Kerala has applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the famous Beypore Uru (boat).
It is a wooden ship or a sailing vessel handcrafted by skilled artisans and carpenters in Beypore, Kerala. The Beypore boats are a symbol of Kerala’s trade relations and friendship with the Gulf countries.
16. U Kiang Nangbah, whose death anniversary was observed recently, was a freedom fighter from which state?
[C] Arunachal Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Meghalaya]
Leaders and people of Meghalaya paid rich tribute to the Freedom Fighter U Kiang Nangbah on his 160th death anniversary.
U Kiang Nangbah had revolted against the British when Khasi-Jaiñtia Hills region were not part of India. He was hanged publicly at in Jowai town on December 30, 1862.
17. Which state organises the world’s largest open-air theatre ‘Dhanu Yatra’ festival?
[C] West Bengal
Correct Answer: B [Odisha]
The ‘Dhanu Yatra’ festival, considered to be the world’s largest open-air theatre, began in the Western Odisha town of Bargarh.
The ‘Dhanu Yatra’ came into existence in Bargarh in 1947-48 as part of the celebration of the country’s Independence. It is celebrated annually and episodes related to Hindu God Krishna is presented through folk art forms.
18. What is the name of the annual state-level Youth Festival organised in Kerala?
[B] Kerala Sahavu
[C] Malayala Manorama
[D] Mallu Magic
Correct Answer: A [Keralotsavam]
Keralotsavam is the state-level Youth Festival of Kerala. It is coordinated by Kerala State Youth Welfare Board.
Palakkad emerged the overall champions of the state-level sports competitions held as a part of Keralotsavam. Kozhikode and Kannur stood in the second and third positions. The government provides support for setting up training grounds in all village panchayats.
19. ‘Koregaon Bhima war memorial’ is located in which state?
[A] Tamil Nadu
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Maharashtra]
The 205th anniversary of the Bhima-Koregaon battle was observed recently as lakhs of Ambedkarites from across Maharashtra and the country congregated at the memorial.
The ‘Koregaon Bhima war memorial’ is located in Perne village in Pune. People pay floral tributes to the bravery of the Mahar soldiers who fought against the Peshwa forces in the 1818 battle.
20. Which city is the host of the ‘VIRAASAT’ festival organised by the Ministry of Textiles?
[D] New Delhi
Correct Answer: D [New Delhi]
The second phase of the Sari Festival ‘VIRAASAT’- celebrating 75 hand-woven Saris of India is hosted at Handloom Haat, Janpath, New Delhi.
The Ministry of Textiles is organizing the festival, while the first phase was held in December 2022. Handloom saris drawn from several exotic locations of India including Jamdani, Ikat, Pochampally, Chanderi, Lalitpuri and Patola are on display and sale at the exhibition.
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