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Exercise : Art and Culture - Latest Current Affairs
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1.
When is National Handmade Day celebrated annually?
First Saturday of May
Last Saturday of March
First Saturday of April
Last Saturday of April
Answer: Option
Explanation:
National Handmade Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of April, with the specific date for 2024 being April 6. This day aims to recognize and appreciate artisans who create handmade goods and encourages supporting local businesses by purchasing handmade products.

2.
Which city in Uttar Pradesh is known as the "City of Imarti"?
Lucknow
Kanpur
Jaunpur
Varanasi
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Jaunpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh, is renowned as the "City of Imarti" due to its unique Imarti delicacy, which has a distinct taste and aroma that has been cherished since the British era. The district administration has been working to obtain a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Jaunpur's Imarti, highlighting its cultural significance.

3.
How many new sites from Madhya Pradesh were included in the Tentative UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (WHS)?
Two
Four
Five
Six
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Six new sites from Madhya Pradesh, including Gwalior Fort, Dhamnar Bhojeshwar Mahadev Temple, Rock Art Sites of Chambal Valley, Khooni Bhandara, Burhanpur, and Gond monuments of Ramnagar, Mandla, were added to the Tentative UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites (WHS).

4.
Which state's traditional items, Matabari Pera and Pachra, have been honoured with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag?
Tripura
Assam
Manipur
Meghalaya
Answer: Option
Explanation:
Tripura's traditional items, Matabari Pera and Pachra, have been honoured with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag, marking a significant milestone for local artisans and weavers in the state.

5.
Where is the headquarters of UNESCO located?
London
Paris
New York
Geneva
Answer: Option
Explanation:
The headquarters of UNESCO is located in Paris, France. UNESCO, founded in 1945, is responsible for designating and preserving World Heritage Sites globally. Some of the newly included heritage sites from Madhya Pradesh in the tentative UNESCO list are Gwalior Fort, Dhamnar rock-cut caves, Bhojeshwar Mahadev Temple in Bhojpur, Chambal valley rock art site, Khooni Bhandara-Burhanpur, and Ramnagar and Mandla Gond sites. Audrey Azoulay serves as the current Director-General of UNESCO.