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Art & Culture:

Mawmluh Cave

Recently, Mawmluh Cave in India has been listed as UNESCO’s one of the ‘First 100 IUGS International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) Geological Sites’ in the world.The cave is located in which of the following north east State?

Bhoota Kola Ritual

Consider the following statements with reference to the Bhoota Kola Ritual of South India:

  1. It is an annual folk ritual of Tulu-speaking people in Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka.
  2. It is a “non-vedic” ritual where Bhootas or Daivas (guardians and ancestors) are worshipped.
  3. It has influenced Yakshagana folk theatre.

Choose the correct statement(s) from the options given below:

British Indian Association

With reference to the British Indian Association, consider the following statements:

  1. British Indian Association was established in 1851 in Kolkata with Radhakanta Deb as its first President.
  2. The first general secretary of the association was Debendranath Tagore.
  3. The Association ceased operations in 1954 when the Zamindari system was abolished in India.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?

Shumang Leela

Shumang Leela, a traditional theatrical art form, belongs to which of the following state of India?

Mandala Art

With reference to the Mandala Art, consider the following statements:

  1. Mandala art is a geometric design that holds a great deal of symbolism only in Buddhist cultures.
  2. Basically mandalas are circles contained within a square and arranged into sections that are all organized around a single, central point.
  3. Mandalas are typically produced on paper or cloth and drawn on a surface with threads, fashioned in bronze, or built-in stone.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are incorrect?

Indian Festivals

1. Consider the following pairs:

Pair I - Pair II

1. Bahuda Yatra - Jagannath Temple

2. Bonalu Festival - West Bengal

3. Hemis Festival - Manipur

Which of the pairs(s) given above is/are incorrectly matched?

​Dwishatabdi Mahotsav Of Newspaper

Recently, Prime Minister participated in the Dwishatabdi Mahotsav of a newspaper in Maharasthra and released a postage stamp to commemorate the occasion. The name of the newspaper is:

Stupas In Buddhism

Consider the following statements with reference to the different kinds of Stupas in Buddhism:

  1. Sharirik Stupa encloses the mortal remains of various Buddhist figures such as Sariputra.
  2. Paribhogika Stupa enshrines the objects which have been used by the Buddha such as robe, bowl or walking staff.
  3. Uddesika Stupas were erected just for worshipping and contained no relics.

Choose the correct statements from the options below:

Ambubachi Mela

Ambubachi Mela, a festival celebrated with Shakti rites, is celebrated in which of the following states of India?

Shirui Lily

In which of the following north-eastern states of India, the festival Shirui Lily, is being celebrated in the month of May every year?

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