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1. The three-day-long traditional Neermahal Jal Utsav concluded with eye-catching boat race and swimming competitions at Rudrasagar lake. It is located in which state?
    A. Assam B. Tripura C. Manipur D. Jammu and Kashmir E. Uttarakhand

2. What is the name of annual festival which will be celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir?
    A. Jhiri Mela B. Kheer Bhawani Mela C. Mela Bahu Fort D. Sudh Mahadev Mela E. None of these

3. Who has been inaugurated the exhibition titled “Unknown Masterpieces of Himachal folk Art” in New Delhi?
    A. Prahalad Singh Patel B. Narendra Modi C. Amit Shah D. Prakash Javadekar E. Pralhad Joshi

4. Singhey Khababs Sindhu festival was celebrated in ____.
    A. Arunachal Pradesh B. Assan C. Nagaland D. Jammu and Kashmir E. Bihar

5. ‘Bihu’ is a folk dance of which of the following States in India?
    A. Assam B. Kerala C. Punjab D. Odisha E. None of these

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
• Rudrasagar Lake is located in Tripura
• Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb flagged off the boat race.
• Neermahal is a water palace built in the middle of Rudrasagar lake by Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya in 1930 as his summer resort is inspired by the Mughal style of architecture.
2. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
Annual festival of Kheer Bhawani Mela on Zeasht Ashtami was celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). Hundreds of Kashmiri Pandit devotees assembled and prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple in Ganderbal district in J&K. It is one of the biggest religious functions of the Kashmiri Pandits. The day marks the commencement of annual pilgrimage.
3. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
The Minister of State (I/c) of Culture & Tourism, Govt. of India Shri Prahalad Singh Patel,inaugurated the exhibition titled "Unknown Masterpieces of Himachal Folk Art”, at National Museum, new Delhi.
The Exhibition is being jointly organized by the National Museum and Home of Folk Art, Gurugram in which more than 240 artifacts will be on display. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight the Folk art tradition of Himachal Pradesh. It will remain open for public till 31st of next month.
4. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• Singhey Khababs Sindhu Festival celebrated on the bank of Indus River in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.
• The festival presents the Indus River as a symbol of the multi-dimensional cultural identity of India that got its name from the Indus River.
• Folk songs and dances are performed and local handicrafts and ethnic foods are being exhibited before the tourists during the festival.
5. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
Bihu denotes set of three different cultural festivals of Assam and celebrated by the Assamese diaspora around the world.
1. Which of the following cities hosted the Madhya Dakshini Festival 2019?
    A. Darjeeling B. Kolkata C. Gangtok D. Guwahati E. None of these

2. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture Prahlad Singh Patel has inaugurated ‘2019 Shirui Lily Festival’. It is celebrated in which state?
    A. Nagaland B. Tripura C. Mizoram D. Manipur E. Meghalaya

3. What is the Capital of Tunisia?
    A. Tripoli B. Tunis C. Rabat D. Hammamet E. Nabeul

4. UNESCO India and the Rajasthan government's tourism department today signed a partnership agreement to promote community-based responsible tourism based on the rich intangible cultural heritage of the state. Which of the following National Park is not situated in Rajasthan?
    A. Ranthambore National Park B. Desert National Park C. Darrah National Park D. Keoladeo National Park E. Vansda National park

5. What is the currency of Czech Republic?
    A. Dinar B. Euro C. Koruna D. Krone E. Dollar

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) of Ministry of Culture, Government of India has organized a Madhya Dakshini Festival 2019 in four venues of Guwahati, Assam.
• Around 100 folk artists from Central India, states from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh has performed vibrant and colourful folk dances showing the rich cultural heritage of India.
• The Cultural Festival was organized at Shilpgram of NEZCC at Panjabari, Guwahati.
2. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism & Culture Prahlad Singh Patel has inaugurated ‘2019 Shirui Lily Festival’ (3rd) at Shiru Vangayan Ground of Ukhrul in Manipur.
• The festival featured demonstrations of the age-old traditions and culture of the inhabitants of the district of Ukhrul.
• This initiative will provide an opportunity to youth outside the region to develop a positive perception of North-East.
• Mr Patel along with N. Biren Singh (Manipur Chief Minister) jointly inaugurated the Strength of Unity Statue as a mark of opening the third edition of the four-day state festival.
3. Answer - Option B
Explanation -
• Tunis is the capital city of Tunisia.
• It sits along Lake Tunis, just inland from the Mediterranean Sea’s Gulf of Tunis.
• It’s home to a centuries-old medina and the Bardo, an archaeology museum where celebrated Roman mosaics are displayed in a 15th-century palace complex.
4. Answer - Option E
Explanation -
• All except E are situated in Rajasthan. Vansda National park is situated in Gujarat
• Vansda National Park, also known as Bansda National Park is situated in the Vansda tehsil, Navsari District of Gujarat State, India on the bank of Ambika River.
5. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast. The capital of Czech Republic is Prague. The currency of Czech Republic is Koruna.
1. The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage for 2019 was observed by the United Nations on which date to recognize the need to preserve audio-visual links to the past?
    A. 25th October B. 26th October C. 27th October D. 28th October E. 29th October

2. The World Development Information Day is being observed every year on which date to inform and motivate young people?
    A. 21st October B. 22nd October C. 23rd October D. 24th October E. 25th October

3. Maharaj Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport is located in which city?
    A. Guwahati B. Dispur C. Imphal D. Agartala E. Shillong

4. Gorumara National Park is located in which state?
    A. Sikkim B. Assam C. West Bengal D. Jharkhand E. Madhya Pradesh

5. On which river bank Charminar is situated?
    A. Musi B. Kosi C. Kaveri D. Krishna E. Ganga

Answers and Explanations
1. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
• The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, observed by the United Nations on 27th October, recognizes the need to preserve audio-visual links to the past.
• The Theme of 2019 is 'Engage the Past Through Sound and Images'.
• The General Conference of UNESCO approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audio visual Heritage in 2005 as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audio-visual material for future generations.
• Audio visual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the history of the 20th and 21st centuries
2. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• The World Development Information Day is being observed every year on 24th October to inform and motivate young people.
• In 1973, The United Nations General Assembly decided to institute a World Development Information Day coinciding with United Nations Day on 24th October.
3. Answer - Option D
Explanation -
• Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport is located in Agartala, Tripura.
• Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb inaugurated daily Air-Asia flights from Agartala to Imphal (Manipur), Guwahati (Assam), Delhi and Kolkata (West Bengal) at Maharaj Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala.
4. Answer - Option C
Explanation -
• Gorumara National Park is a National Park in northern West Bengal, India.
• Located in the Dooars region of the Himalayan foothills, it is a medium-sized park with grasslands and forests.
• It is primarily known for its population of Indian rhinoceros
• It is situated on the banks of rivers Murti and Raidak in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal.
5. Answer - Option A
Explanation -
The Charminar ("Four Minarets"), constructed in 1591, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
• Charminar has been a historical place with Mosque on the top floor for over 400 years and also known for its surrounding markets.
• It is where many famous festivals are celebrated, such as Eid-ul-adha and Eid-ul-fitr .
• The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river.
• It is listed as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official "List of Monuments" prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India.
• The English name is a translation and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar or meenar, translating to "Four Pillars"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches.

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