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  • Art and Culture - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

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.

2. 

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.

3. 

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.

4. 

Who is to receive the 2019 Munin Barkotoki Literary Award?

A. Monoranjan Bori
B. Abhinandan
C. Suresh Menon
D. K.L. Savalkar

Answer: Option A

Explanation:

The Munin Barkotoki Memorial Trust has selected young poet Ankur Ranjan Phukan and short story writer Monoranjan Bori for the Munin Barkotoki Literary Award 2019. The award recognized the manuscripts Ankur Ranjan Phukan's Khando-ta and Monoranjan Bori's Moh-jokh. The award aims to encourage young and promising writers in the Assamese

5. 

Which city organized the Bandana Sen Library Awards for the first time?

A. Lucknow
B. Kolkata
C. New Delhi
D. Bhopal

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

For the first time ever, the Bandana Sen Library Awards was presented at the India International Centre, New Delhi. The heads of over 100 schools and their library teams attended the event. The award ceremony was organized by OneUp Library, Bookstudio, and Learning Lab.