Festive current affairs

Festive current affairs

Question 1
Who addressed the world's largest financial technology festival Fintech in Singapore?
A
Queen Maxima
B
Halimah Yacob
C
Shri Narendra Modi
D
Sopnendu Mohanty
Question 1 Explanation: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the world's largest financial technology festival Fintech in Singapore. Addressing the gathering, Prime Minister stated Fintech is a celebration of belief in the spirit of innovation and power of technology. Mr Modi is the first Head of Government to deliver his address at Singapore in the event. About 30 thousand people attended the keynote address of Mr. Modi at this Festival.






Question 2
Where was the 6th edition of Yuva Natya Samaroh, a theatre festival of five young directors held?
A
Mumbai
B
New Delhi
C
Kolkata
D
Pune
Question 2 Explanation: 
Sahitya Kala Parishad, Department of Art, Culture and Languages, Government of Delhi, organized the sixth edition of five-day long Yuva Natya Samaroh at Kamani Auditorium in New Delhi. The event will conclude on 26th December. It is a theatre festival of five young directors with some of the best modern, mythological as well as Parsi style drama. The festival will start with the famous and well-discussed story by Mithileshwar titled Babuji and directed by Rajesh Singh while the Parsi play Safed Khoon directed by Samiruddin (Javed Sameer), will be presented on the last day of the festival.
Question 3
The Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was celebrated in which of the following state?
A
Odisha
B
Sikkim
C
Himachal Pradesh
D
Manipur
Question 3 Explanation: 
Manipur's Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was concluded at Ukhrul district. The festival was spread over multiple venues. The festival was sponsored by the department of tourism, Manipur to spread awareness about conservation of the endangered Shirui Lily and promote the district of Ukhrul as a tourist destination in Manipur. The festival was also supported by NEC and aims to promote afforestation and sustainable tourism efforts in the state.






Question 4
The 6th Women Of India Organic Festival 2019 was held in which city?
A
New Delhi
B
Bhopal
C
Chandigarh
D
Kolkata
Question 4 Explanation: 
The 6th 'Women of India Organic Festival 2019 will be hosted by Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) at Leisure Valley in Chandigarh from 12th to 14th January to celebrate and promote women farmers and entrepreneurs in the organic sector from the remotest parts of India. The purpose of the festival is to encourage Indian women entrepreneurs and farmers to connect with more buyers and thus, empower them through financial inclusion, while promoting organic culture in India. Over 100 women are coming together at Leisure Valley, which will become the epicentre of an organic extravaganza. The Festival will showcase over 1, 000 varied organic products, including fabric, wellness, grains, seeds, jewellery, bakery items and a lot more.
Question 5
The 52nd Boori Boot Yollo festival 2019 is celebrated by which tribe of Arunachal Pradesh?
A
Apatani
B
Mishmi
C
Nyishi
D
Singhpo
Question 5 Explanation: 
The 52nd Boori Boot Yollo festival 2019 has recently celebrated by the Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. The fest is observed in the month of February every year to welcome spring and a successful harvest.






Question 6
President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in .....
A
Jaipur
B
Pune
C
Lucknow
D
Gandhinagar
Question 6 Explanation: 
President of India Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the Festival of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (FINE) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 10th Biennial National Grassroots Innovation awards were also distributed by the President on the occasion. The event will provide a platform to the innovators for building the linkages with potential stakeholders whose support can improve the prospects in the coming years for the betterment of the society. FINE is a unique initiative of the Office of the President of India to recognize, respect and reward grassroots innovations and foster a supportive ecosystem. President Kovind awards National Grassroots Innovators. For innovations in new varieties of agriculture crops, Prakash Singh Raghuvanshi from Uttar Pradesh has been awarded lifetime achievement award.
Question 7
Royal Thai Embassy organised the 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand festival in .....
A
Jaipur
B
Ahmedabad
C
New Delhi
D
Surat
Question 7 Explanation: 
The 3rd edition of Namaste Thailand festival, organised by the Royal Thai Embassy with an aim to strengthen bilateral ties and increase cultural exchange between India and Thailand, began at Select Citywalk in New Delhi. The festival will feature stage performances by Thai artists.






Question 8
The 462nd Kandoori festival 2019 has celebrated in which of the following states?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Kerala
C
Karnataka
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 8 Explanation: 
In Tamil Nadu, the 462nd annual Kandoori festival 2019 has started at nearby Nagore Dargah, a famous Muslim pilgrim centre in Nagore. The 14-day long festival began on 6th February after the holy flag was brought in a procession and hoisted. The Kandoori festival is held to commemorate the death anniversary of 16th century saint Hazrath Syed Shahul Hameed Quadir Wali, who migrated from his native Manickapur near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and lived in Nagore till his death. As per tradition, one of the five flags was brought from Singapore. The main event of the festival-'Sandanakoodu'(sandal pot) procession- will be held on February 15.
Question 9
Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) was as the "State Festival"of .....
A
Jharkhand
B
Punjab
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Arunachal Pradesh
Question 9 Explanation: 
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Pema Khandu declared Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) as the "State Festival"at Seijosa in East Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh. Pakke Paga Hornbill Festival (PPHF) is only conservation festival of Arunachal Pradesh. The PPHF festival was celebrated first time in 2015 to recognize the role played by the resident Nyishi tribe in conserving hornbills in the Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR).






Question 10
Which Indian city will host the first ever India China Film Festival strengthening the cultural understanding amidst?
A
Mumbai
B
New Delhi
C
Pune
D
Hyderabad
Question 10 Explanation: 
A three day India China Film Festival is set to begin in New Delhi from 22nd of December this year culminating on 24th of December. In order to strengthen and deepen cultural understanding between the two countries, the film festival is being organized during the first India-China High-Level Mechanism on Cultural and People-to-People Exchanges. Jackie Chan's 2012 action movie "CZ12"will open the India-China Film Festival here. The three-day Festival will be organized at Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and the Indian Government. The duo cultural and people-to-people exchanges will probably be encouraged by way of this initiative. A total of seven films including four Chinese and three Indian Films will be screened during the Festival. The opening film of the Festival will be 'CZ12' also known as 'Chinese Zodiac'.
Question 11
The 462nd Kandoori festival 2019 has celebrated in which of the following states?
A
Andhra Pradesh
B
Kerala
C
Karnataka
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 11 Explanation: 
In Tamil Nadu, the 462nd annual Kandoori festival 2019 has started at nearby Nagore Dargah, a famous Muslim pilgrim centre in Nagore. The 14-day long festival began on 6th February after the holy flag was brought in a procession and hoisted. The Kandoori festival is held to commemorate the death anniversary of 16th century saint Hazrath Syed Shahul Hameed Quadir Wali, who migrated from his native Manickapur near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and lived in Nagore till his death. As per tradition, one of the five flags was brought from Singapore. The main event of the festival-'Sandanakoodu'(sandal pot) procession- will be held on February 15.






Question 12
The third Dwijing Festival begins in the state of;
A
Arunachal Pradesh
B
Assam
C
Nagaland
D
Mizoram
Question 12 Explanation: 
In Assam, the third Dwijing Festival has begun on the bank of Aye river at Chirang district. Around 15 lakh tourists will participate in the festival. Assam PHE minister Rihon Daimary inaugurated the festival in presence of several dignitaries. Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal will attend the event. Adventure sports, food mart, cultural events, traditional games are being organized in the 12-day long event. Participants from Thailand, Bhutan and Bangladesh have reached the festival.
Question 13
Which city is the venue of the 2019 Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF)?
A
Lucknow
B
Kolkata
C
Pune
D
New Delhi
Question 13 Explanation: 
The Indian Panorama Film Festival (IPFF) has started at Siri Fort Auditorium II, New Delhi from 4th January. The 10-day Festival is being organized by the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B). The directors of the opening feature film 'Olu' and of the opening non-feature film 'Kharvas' viz. Shri Shaji N Karun and Shri Aditya Suhas Jambhale were presented at the inauguration of the fest. All the films selected under the Indian Panorama section in the 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI-2018) will be screened during the Festival. The entry for the Festival is free and seating is on the first-come-first-served basis.






Question 14
Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival in .....
A
Manipur
B
Nagaland
C
Meghalaya
D
Rajasthan
Question 14 Explanation: 
Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated 19th Hornbill Festival in Nagaland on 55th Nagaland Statehood Day. In 1963, Nagaland attains its statehood and was declared as the 16th state of the Indian Union, by Dr. Sarvapelli Radhakrishnana, the then President of India. The fest aims to display the rich traditions and the vibrant culture of Nagaland through colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games, and ceremonies. US Ambassador to India Kenneth I Juster was invited as the guest of honour.
Question 15
The unique Chapparam (Chariot) festival 2018 has started in which of the following state?
A
Karnataka
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Kerala
Question 15 Explanation: 
The unique Chapparam (Chariot) festival was celebrated with traditional rituals and festivities in the famous Madurai Meenakshi temple, in Tamil Nadu. The fest symbolizes the importance of preserving all kinds of food and fodder. The festival is also an auspicious occasion when the God and Goddess measure out food for all living beings. In it, both Goddess Meenakshi and her spouse Lord Sundareswarar circumambulate the four main streets around the temple. Cooked rice, which is distributed among devotees, are taken home and preserved because it signifies prosperity for the whole year. Another specialty of the festival is that the chariot of Goddess Meenakshi is pulled by lady devotees alone.






Question 16
What is the theme of the 12th edition of Aero India 2019?
A
The Runway to a Million Opportunities
B
The Runway to a Billion Opportunities
C
The Runway to a Trillion Opportunities
D
The Runway to Unlimited Opportunities
Question 16 Explanation: 
The 12th edition of the India's premier air show - Aero India 2019 will be held at Air Force Station at Yelahanka in Bengaluru from February 20 to 24. The Ministry of Defence has lined up programmes for Start-Ups Day, Women's Day, Daily Students' Day, Drone Olympics and photography contests as sideshows to make it an interactive affair. More than 350 exhibitors will be accommodated in five hangers at the Air Force Station. This year, the aero show is themed 'The Runway to a Billion Opportunities', to communicate India's value proposition in addressing the immense opportunities in the aerospace and aviation sectors in the country today.
Question 17
The 3rd edition of the 3-day festival "Words in the Garden"based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held in .....
A
Rajkot
B
Porbandar
C
New Delhi
D
Ahmedabad
Question 17 Explanation: 
The 3rd edition of the 3-day festival "Words in the Garden"based on the life and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi was held at India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi. This year's title of the event was "Bapu Ki Dilli"as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary and celebrated the life and ideology of Bapu the father of our nation through plays, recitals, readings, discussions and more. It began with the screening of 1996 film "The Making of the Mahatma"directed by Shyam Benegal which explores Gandhi's participation in South Africa's freedom struggle. The festival explored themes with contemporary relevance inspired by Bapu's ideologies - 'Significance of non-violence today' and 'Sustainable Living'.






Question 18
Historic Esala Maha Perehera festival begins in .....
A
Myanmar
B
Nepal
C
Bangladesh
D
Sri Lanka
Question 18 Explanation: 
In Sri Lanka, the ten-day festival of the historic Esala Maha Perehera began in Kandy with a grand procession. The procession set off from the biggest Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka, Sri Dalada Maligawa at an auspicious time. The Esala Perahera is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers and lavishly decorated elephants.
Question 19
2018 Military Literature Festival was held in .....
A
Pune
B
Hyderabad
C
New Delhi
D
Chandigarh
Question 19 Explanation: 
The 3-day Military Literature Festival (MLF) 2018, commenced at Lake Club in Chandigarh. The festival is a joint initiative of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Sing, Punjab Governor VP Singh Badnore and The Western Command, Indian Army. First session on 'Role of Cross Border Operations & Surgical Strikes', Second session on the 'Contribution of India towards the First World War', Third session was on sessions 'Two Battles For Survival - Ferozshah 1848 and Chilianwala 1849', and 'Indian Cavalry Charges of the First World War and the Gallipoli Campaign'.






Question 20
Which of the following film was the India's lone entry at the Rome Film Festival 2018?
A
Mare Pyare Prime Minister
B
Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran
C
Raazi
D
Sui Dhaaga
Question 20 Explanation: 
India was partner country at Videocitta 2018 in the Rome Film Festival 2018, which was held from 18th to 28th October. The Indian delegation at the Film Festival was lead by Ashok Kumar Parmar, Joint Secretary of Ministry of I&B. The agenda of the Indian delegation was to showcase Indian films' heritage, ease of film shooting in India, promoted film shooting locations in India, International Film Festival of India, Indian Cinema from different regions, Audio Visual Co-Production between India and Italy. This year, "Mare Pyare Prime Minister"was the India's lone entry in Rome Film Festival. The film revolves around four children living in a Mumbai slum. One of them wants to build a toilet for his single mother and makes an appeal to the Prime Minister.
Question 21
Who inaugurated the India Pavilion at Videocitta, 2018 in Rome Film Festival?
A
Shri Kalraj Mishra
B
Shri Birender Singh
C
Shri Ashok Kumar Parmar
D
Smt Harsimrat Kaur Badal
Question 21 Explanation: 
Joint Secretary (Films), Ministry of I&B Shri Ashok Kumar Parmar inaugurated the India Pavilion at Videocitta, 2018 in Rome Film Festival. India was partner country at Videocitta 2018, an event focussing on Virtual Reality, Video gaming, Animation, Film Making, etc. was organized along with Rome Film Festival and the International Audio Visual Market.






Question 22
Who won the "Woman's Voice Award"at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF)?
A
Melvin Vermeer
B
Ranjani Murali
C
Alexia Kombou
D
Laura Gray
Question 22 Explanation: 
US Based Indian poet Ranjani Murali was awarded the "Woman's Voice Award"at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF). The Objective of the award is to recognize and encourage creative writing by women in India. The Award carried a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh along with a citation. Ranjani Murali's second book "Clearly you are ESL"won the Great Indian Poetry Collectives (GIPCs) Editor's choice award. Her first book "Blind Screens"was published in July 2017.
Question 23
The 52nd Boori Boot Yollo festival 2019 is celebrated by which tribe of Arunachal Pradesh?
A
Apatani
B
Mishmi
C
Nyishi
D
Singhpo
Question 23 Explanation: 
The 52nd Boori Boot Yollo festival 2019 has recently celebrated by the Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. The fest is observed in the month of February every year to welcome spring and a successful harvest.






Question 24
Where was the Indo-Japan Business Council's Business Festival held?
A
New Delhi
B
Kyoto
C
Pune
D
Tokyo
Question 24 Explanation: 
Indo-Japan Business Council's Business Festival recently held in Pune. The Indo-Japan Business Council (IJBC), hosted KONNICHI WA PUNE - a first of its kind business festival in Pune. The festival was aimed to boost investment, promote businesses and cultural exchange between India and Japan.
Question 25
Which coutry will organise the 2019 Gita festival?
A
Sri Lanka
B
Nepal
C
Mauritius
D
Maldives
Question 25 Explanation: 
Mauritius Acting President Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory announced that Mauritius would organise a Gita festival in February 2019. A delegation from India has also been invited for the event. He made this announcement at the inauguration of a three-day international seminar organised as part of the international Gita festival in Kurukshetra, Haryana.






Question 26
The 14th edition of JashneBachpan, a theatre festival for children was held in ....., India.
A
Kolkata
B
New Delhi
C
Mumbai
D
Pune
Question 26 Explanation: 
The 14th edition of JashneBachpan, a theatre festival for children, will see performances from Switzerland, Sri Lanka and Indonesia along with their Indian counterparts in New Delhi. The festival was organized by the National School of Drama's (NSD) Theatre in Education (TIE) Company. The nine-day theatre festival for children saw 21 productions from India and three foreign groups including Sri Lanka (non-verbal), Switzerland (English) and Indonesia (Javanese).
Question 27
The 5th edition of the Women of India Organic Festival will be held in which city?
A
Guwahati
B
New Delhi
C
Pune
D
Agartala
Question 27 Explanation: 
The 5th edition of the Women of India Organic Festival will be held from October 26 to November 4 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi. It is being organised by the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry to promote women organic farmers and entrepreneurs. The move aims to empower women to boost organic culture and promote women organic farmers and entrepreneurs. Over 500 women entrepreneurs from across the country would take part in the fest with their organic products such as cereals, rice, pulses, skin-care products, fabric and jewellery.






Question 28
Darryl D'Monte passed away at age of 74 years in Mumbai. He belongs to which of the following field?
A
Journalist
B
Actor
C
Director
D
Photographer
Question 28 Explanation: 
Darryl D'Monte (7D), the senior journalist and environmental activist, has passed away in Mumbai on March 16, 2019. During his long career, D'Monte worked as the resident editor with leading media organisations such as 'The Times of India' and 'Indian Express' in Mumbai. He also wrote for websites and penned the book 'Ripping the Fabric' on the decline of cotton mills in Mumbai and the resulting challenges.
Question 29
Famed Economist Alan Krueger Passed away recently. He belongs to which country?
A
UK
B
USA
C
Canada
D
Russia
Question 29 Explanation: 
Former White House economist and Princeton University professor Alan Krueger passed away. He was 58 and an American economist. Krueger served as chief economist at the Department of Labor under President Bill Clinton and chair of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2011 to 2013 under former President Barack Obama.






Question 30
Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar died at the age of 63 recently. He was the chief minister of which of the following state?
A
Punjab
B
Goa
C
Meghalaya
D
Mizoram
Question 30 Explanation: 
Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister, has passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Parrikar was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in February 2018. He was an IIT Mumbai graduate in metallurgical engineering and among the first members of BJP in Goa.
Question 31
Superfan Naotoshi Yamada often called as 'Uncle Olympics' dies at the age of 92. He belongs to which country?
A
Thailand
B
Myanmar
C
China
D
Japan
Question 31 Explanation: 
Superfan Naotoshi Yamada, famous in Japan for having been to every Summer Games since 1964, has died aged 92 with an unfulfilled dream of watching the Olympics when it returns to Tokyo next year. A Japanese Olympic mega-fan who attended every summer games since Tokyo in 1964 has died, just over a year before his home city was to host its second Olympics.The Tokyo businessman was a national celebrity in his own right with his repeated, gleeful appearances in Olympic stands.






Question 32
Name the 1971 India-Pakistan war hero and Maha Vir Chakra awardee, who passed away recently.
A
Vikram Batra
B
Mohammad Usman
C
Mohan Narayan Rao Samant
D
Jaswant Singh Rawat
Question 32 Explanation: 
The 1971 India-Pakistan war hero, Captain Mohan Narayan Rao Samant of the Indian Navy, passed away at the Bharatiya Arogya Nidhi Hospital in Juhu at the age of 89 years due to cardiac arrest. He was a native of Pune (Maharashtra).He was an awardee of Maha Vir Chakra for his bravery.He had trained over 400 Bengali college students as maritime commandos in the run up to the 1971 war against Pakistan. In 2012 Bangladesh Govt conferred him the "Friend of Liberation War"honour.
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