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Which of the following dance forms is performed during harvesting season in West Bengal state of India ?

A)

Pulikali


B)

Karakattham


C)

Dollu Kunitha


D)

Tusu Dance



Correct Answer :

Tusu Dance


Explanation :

Tusu Dance is a folk dance popular in West Bengal state of India. It is mostly practiced in group and men and women equally participate in this dance. It is performed during the harvest festival to celebrate the coming crop.

It is basically performed in the month of Pausa, during the Gregorian months of December and January. The dance is basically related to the Tusu Parab (Tusu Festival), which is celebrated on the day of Makar Sankranti.

Which of the following festivals in Arunachal Pradesh involves the sacrifice of fowls, eggs and animals to the Gods?

A)

Dree


B)

Solung


C)

Reh


D)

Losar



Correct Answer :

Dree


Explanation :

Dree festival, a few rites are performed to worship and appease Gods and Goddesses, who protect the crops, and ensure well-being of man. These divinities include Tamu God, Metii God, Sky God and Danyi Piilo (sun and moon). They are worshipped by offering sacrifices of eggs, fowls and animals. The divinities associated with Dree are collectively knows as 'Dree or Dri uyi' (Gods).

Which of the following is the only classical dance of india having links with Muslim culture and represents a unique synthesis of Hindu and Muslim genius in art ?

A)

Bharatanatyam


B)

Kathak


C)

Kathakali


D)

Kuchipudi



Correct Answer :

Kathak


Explanation :

Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kathak (North, West and Central India), Kathakali (Kerala), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Odissi (Odisha), Manipuri (Manipur), Mohiniyattam (Kerala), and sattriya(Assam).

Kathak has emerged as a distinct dance form. Being the only classical dance of India having links with Muslim culture, it represents a unique synthesis of Hindu and Muslim genius in art. Further, Kathak is the only form of classical dance wedded to Hindustani or the North Indian music.

Which of the following dance forms was introduced by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer Mahapurusha Sankaradeva ?

A)

Mohiniyattam


B)

Odissi


C)

Sattriya


D)

Manipuri



Correct Answer :

Sattriya


Explanation :

The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century A.D by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva.

Sattriya is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kathak (North, West and Central India), Kathakali (Kerala), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Odissi (Odisha), Manipuri (Manipur), Mohiniyattam (Kerala), and sattriya(Assam).

How many coastal state are in India?

A)

9


B)

10


C)

11


D)

12



Correct Answer :

9


Explanation :

There are 9 states and 4 union territories along the coastline of India.
States:
Gujarat(1600km), Maharashta(720km), Goa(160km), Karnataka(320km), Kerala(576km), Tamil Nadu(952km), Andhra Pradesh(976km), Odisha(482km), West Bengal(157km)

Union Territories:
Diu Daman(37km), Puducherry(39km),Andaman Nicobar(1962km), Lakshadweep(132km)

The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Indian State of?

A)

Jammu & Kashmir


B)

Sikkim


C)

Arunachal Pradesh


D)

Odisha



Correct Answer :

Arunachal Pradesh


Explanation :

The Dibang wildlife sanctuary is one of the eight wildlife sanctuaries and it is located nearby Anini district, Arunachal Pradesh.

The headquarters of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is located at?

A)

Chennai


B)

Bengaluru


C)

Dewas


D)

Koraput



Correct Answer :

Bengaluru


Explanation :

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was incorporated on 23 Dec 1940, an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company, headquartered in Bangalore (Bengaluru), India.

'Kanchipuram' is in which of the following states?

A)

Andhra Pradesh


B)

Orissa


C)

Kerala


D)

Tamil Nadu



Correct Answer :

Tamil Nadu


Explanation :

Kancheepuram district also known as Kanchi, is situated on the northern East Coast of Tamil Nadu and is adjacent by Chennai city.

NITI Aayog stands for _____.

A)

National Institution for Training Information


B)

National Institution for Transforming India


C)

National Institution for Transition India


D)

National Institution for Take India-forward



Correct Answer :

National Institution for Transforming India


Explanation :

NITI Aayog, National Institution for Transforming India, Government of India.
The NITI Aayog serves as the apex public policy think tank of the Government of India, and the nodal agency tasked with catalyzing economic development.

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