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  • Art and Culture - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

Which famous massage has been recently added to prestigious heritage list of UNESCO?

A. Ruad
B. Tuad
C. Suad
D. Nuad

Answer: Option D

Explanation:

Thailand's famous 2000-year-old massage, Nuad Thai was added to UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) prestigious heritage list. Nuad Thai is an intense form of massage in which the body is pulled and rotated well with the help of the thumb, elbow, knees and feet.

2. 

Which of the following NGO along with Indian Embassy is to rebuild 11 heritage sites damaged in Nepal earthquake of 2015?

A. Smile Foundation
B. INTACH
C. SENEH
D. ASSIST

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

Indian embassy, NGO INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) to rebuild 11 heritage sites damaged in Nepal earthquake of 2015. INTACH was established in 1984.

3. 

How many sites have been identified by Ministry of Tourism in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites?

A. 13
B. 17
C. 18
D. 20

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The union government identified some world-class iconic tourist stations in India to attract foreign and domestic tourists.The Budget Announcements of 2018-19, Ministry of Tourism identified 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country for development as Iconic Tourist Sites.

4. 

How many 'Must See Monuments' have been identified by Archaeological Survey of India?

A. 128
B. 138
C. 148
D. 168

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel, informed Parliament that Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has identified 138 monuments as 'Must See Monuments'. This information has been made available on 'Must See' portal of ASI.There are 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, which includes 30 cultural sites, 7 natural sites and 1 mixed-criteria site.

5. 

India's first maritime museum is to be established at which of the following sites?

A. Navinal
B. Amri
C. Lothal
D. Bet Dwarka

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The government is to establish a National Maritime Heritage Museum, at Lothal, a Harappan site on the Saurashtra coast in Gujarat. The move aims to boost the underwater or marine archaeology. Lothal site is one of the oldest ports in India dating to the Bronze Age. National Maritime The Maritime Museum is being set up with technical help from the Portuguese Maritime Heritage Museum. The government has appointed the first Director-General for the museum.