Indian Culture General Studies MCQs
31. Togalu Gombeyatta is related to which southern state?
[B] Tamil Nadu
[D] Andhra Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Karnataka]
It is a popular shadow theatre in Karnataka. Most of these puppets are small in size. Puppets, however, vary in size depending on their social status, for example, larger sizes for kings and religious figures and smaller for commoners or servants.
32. Navbharat Times is a sister newspaper under which group?
[A] The Times of India
[B] India Today
[D] None of these
Correct Answer: A [The Times of India ]
Navbharat Times (NBT) is one of the largest circulating as well as largest Hindi newspapers for readers in Delhi, Mumbai and Lucknow or Kanpur. It comes from the stables of Bennett, Coleman & Company Limited (BCCL), which also publishes other dailies, including The Times of India, The Economic Times, the Maharashtra Times and magazines such as Filmfare and Femina. NBT is one of the oldest products of the BCCL Group.
33. What is the rank of India in the Press Freedom Index 2020?
Correct Answer: A [142nd]
India has retained its position in the 2021 World Press Freedom Index in 142 of 180 countries. In a report released by the nonprofit organization of journalists — Reporters Without Borders — India continues to rank among the ‘worst’ countries in journalism. The index covers 180 countries and tops Norway again, followed by Finland and Denmark. China is ranked 177th, top Turkmenistan 178, North Korea 179, and Eritrea down.
34. In which region Lokmat is used to publish?
[B] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: A [Maharastra]
Lokmat is a Marathi language newspaper published in the state of Maharashtra. Founded in 1971 by Jawaharlal Darda, it is the most widely read regional language newspaper in India with over 1.8 million readers and the No. 1 Marathi newspaper in the states of Maharashtra and Goa. It is also available in e-paper format. After Marathi, Lokmat was also published in Hindi and English. The name of the Lokmat Hindi newspaper was changed to Lokmat Samachar and the English version was published as Lokmat Times.
35. One can enter the grihastha ashram only after.
Correct Answer: B [Marriage]
In Hindus, marriage is not a matter of the social contract, it is a religious duty, after marriage, only one can enter into the grihastha ashram and the husband and wife need to establish the family, the home or griha.
36. Tilkut is the famous sweet of which state?
[D] Uttar Pradesh
Correct Answer: C [Bihar]
Tilkut or Tilkoot is a type of dish made from sesame seeds and sugar or jaggery. It can often be seen in stations and shops during the winter months. It comes under the category of the popular dish in Bihar. It is used on Makar Sankranti and Sakat Chauth.
37. Where is Litti-Chokha a famous dish?
[A] Uttar Pradesh
[D] Madhya Pradesh
Correct Answer: B [Bihar]
Litti-Chokha has gotten global recognition as Bihari food.
Other dishes that are mainly used in Bihar are sattu (roasted gram flour) and many other dishes like litti, sattu ki roti, etc. In rural areas of Bihar, Dahi Sattu is being consumed with some salt and chillies.
38. Where is savji food famous all over Maharashtra?
[C] West Maharastra
Correct Answer: A [Vidarbha]
Savji food of Vidarbha is famous all over Maharashtra. Savji dishes are very spicy and oily. Savji Mutton Curry is very famous.
39. In which Indian state is the Kunbi saree worn by the women of a tribe?
Correct Answer: B [Goa]
The Kunbi saree is worn by the women of the Kunbi tribe in the state of Goa, India. The Kunbi tribe is considered to be the oldest tribe in Goa.
40. When was the cotton supply association founded?
Correct Answer: A 
The cotton supply association was founded in 1857 in Britain with the objective to encourage cotton production in every part of the world. It also decreased the dependency of Britishers on the USA for raw cotton.