Current Questions

Indian Art & Culture:

Rogan Painting

In which of the following state, Rogan painting, art of cloth printing, is being practiced?


Channapatna Toys

In which of the following states, wooden toys known as Channapatna toys are being manufactured?


Indian Council For Cultural Relations (ICCR)

Consider the following statements with reference to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations(ICCR):

  1. ICCR was founded in 1950 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.
  2. It publishes six quarterly journals which are published in five different languages.

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Nagara School Of Temple Architecture

Consider the following statements with reference to the Nagara School of Temple architecture:

  1. In the Nagara style, the temple is generally constructed on an upraised platform called jagati.
  2. Mandapas are present in front of the Garbhagriha.
  3. Nagara style doesn’t usually have elaborate boundary walls or gateways (South Indian temples often sport magnificent Gopurams).
  4. Nagara School is further subdivided into different schools based on region like Odisha, Khajuraho, Solanki, etc.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the options given below:


Monasteries

Consider the following pairs:

Famous Shrine Location

  1. Tabo Monastery and Temple Complex :Spiti Valley
  2. NakoMonastery :Kinnaur
  3. Alchi Temple Complex : Ladakh

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?



Madhubani Paintings

Consider the following statements with reference to the Madhubani paintings:

  1. Madhubani art has four distinctive styles: Bharni,Tantrik, Godna and Kohbar.
  2. The themes of these paintings are chiefly nature and mythological events.It revolves around Hindu deities like Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Durga, Rama, and Saraswati.

Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct? Choose the correct answer from the codes given below:


Tangam Language

Consider the following statements with reference to the Tangam Language:

  1. Tangam is an endangered Sino-Tibetan language of the Tani subgroup spoken in Arunachal Pradesh state in North-East India.
  2. It has been marked ‘critically endangered’ by the UNESCO World Atlas of Endangered Languages (2009).

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Ashadhi Bij | Sajibu Cheiraobai | Losoong

Consider the following statements:

  1. Ashadhi Bij festival is associated with the beginning of rains in the Kutch region of Gujarat.
  2. Sajibu Cheiraobai is celebrated by Meiteis (an ethnic group in Manipur) which is observed on the first day of Manipur lunar month Shajibu.
  3. Losoong, also known as Namsoong is the Sikkimese New Year.

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Raja Parba

In which of the following state, Raja Parba or festival is being celebrated?


Konark Sun Temple

Consider the following statements with reference to the Konark Sun Temple:

  1. The temple is attributed to king Narasimhadeva I of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty about 1250 CE.
  2. It is a classic illustration of the Odisha style of Architecture or Kalinga Architecture.
  3. It was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1986.

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