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Question1) Which agricultural festival has been celebrated recently in Odisha and Chhattisgarh?

[A] Nuakhai Juhar

[B] Pongal

[C] Lohiri

[D] Bihu

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: A

Explaination: Correct Answer: A [Nuakhai Juhar]

Notes:

‘Nuakhai Juhar’ is the agricultural festival and one of the most ancient festivals celebrated in Odisha, Chhattisgarh. It is also celebrated in regions of neighbouring states. This festival is celebrated to welcome the new crop of the season.

‘Nua’ means new and ‘Khai’ means eat. During the festival, people worship food and farmers offer their first agriculture produce from their lands to Goddess Samaleswari.

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Question2) Which state is to host a State Dragonfly Festival in association with WWF-India?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Kerala

[C] Rajasthan

[D] Gujarat

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [Kerala]

Notes:

The state of Kerala is set to host the first-ever State Dragonfly Festival named ‘Thumbimahotsavam 2020’.

This is a part of the National Dragonfly festival being organised by the WWF India, Bombay Natural History Society & Indian Dragonfly Society. It also involves the collaboration of NBB, UNDP, UNEP and IUCN- CEC. The official mascot of the festival is named ‘Pantalu’.

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Question3) The Union Culture Ministry has announced the formation of how many new ASI circles?

[A] Three

[B] Five

[C] Seven

[D] Ten

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: C

Explaination: Correct Answer: C [Seven]

Notes:

The Union Culture Ministry has announced the formation of seven new circles of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

This has been announced following the Prime Minister’s call to preserve and register archaeological monuments. The new circles are – Trichy (Tamil Nadu), Raiganj (West Bengal), Rajkot (Gujarat), Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) and Hampi (Karnataka). Earlier there were 29 circles of ASI in India.

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Question4) Onam is the cultural festival of which Indian State/ UT?

[A] Assam

[B] Kerala

[C] Tamil Nadu

[D] Karnataka

Option- ['A', 'B', 'C', 'D']

Answer: B

Explaination: Correct Answer: B [Kerala]

Notes:

Onam is the most important festival celebrated in the state of Kerala. It is also called as “Thiruvonam” and is celebrated at the beginning of the month Chingam of Malayalam calendar.

One important aspect of the celebration is “Onapookolam” which is a floral carpet similar to rangoli that is decorated with flowers and petals. The celebrations also include “Vallamkali” (boat race) and “Onasadaya” (banquet).

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Question5) The “Garba” folk dance that is seen in the news recently, is associated with which state?

[A] Odisha

[B] Madhya Pradesh