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Exercise :: Festivity - Latest Current Affairs

  • Festivity - Latest Current Affairs

Historic Esala Maha Perehera festival begins in __________.

A. Myanmar
B. Nepal
C. Bangladesh
D. Sri Lanka

Answer: Option D


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.


The Shirui Lily Festival 2018 was celebrated in which of the following state?

A. Odisha
B. Sikkim
C. Himachal Pradesh
D. Manipur

Answer: Option D


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.


Which state celebrates Utkal Dibasa on April 1st?

A. Odisha
B. Rajasthan
C. Chhattisgarh
D. Jharkhand

Answer: Option A


Utkala Dibasa is celebrated on 1st April every year to mark the formation of Odisha as a separate province on 1st April 1936. Odisha separated from the combined Bengal-Bihar-Orissa province on that day. Various government and non-government organisations conducted programmes to mark the occasion. This day is a restricted holiday in Odisha. Utkala Gaurav Madhusudan Das, Utkalamani Gopabandhu Das, Maharaja Shri Ramachandra Bhanjadeo, Maharaja Shri Krushna Chandra Gajapati, Raja Baikunthanath Dey, Fakir Mohan Senapati, Gangadhar Meher, and Gourishankar Ray were instrumental in the formation of Odisha.


The theme of the 9th edition of Women's Film Festival 2018 is?

A. Take Freedom
B. Learn to Live
C. Meet with Yourself
D. Travelling Women

Answer: Option D


The 9th edition of the Women's Film Festival (WFF-2018) will be organized by the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) from 9 to 11 March at NFAI Pune. The theme of the fest is 'Travelling Women'. It will open with Sidney Pollack's Out Of Africa, featuring Meryl Streep. The festival will feature other acclaimed films including Away We Go, Under the Tuscan Sun, and Wild. The closing film is Eat Pray Love, starring Julia Roberts. On March 8, NFAI will also host a special event "Parikathe til Rajkumari", and screen audiovisual clips paying tribute to women in Indian cinema, from the birth of Indian cinema till the 1960s. The festival to mark the 2018 International Women's Day will screen Balu Mahendra's Tamil film Moondram Pirai, in remembrance of actress Sridevi.


Which of the following hosts its first ever jazz festival?

A. Saudi Arabia
B. Yemen
C. Afghanistan
D. Iran

Answer: Option A


On 22nd to 24th February 2018, Saudi Arabia conducted the Groovz Jazz Festival, its first ever jazz festival, at the Riyadh Intercontinental Hotel, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Groovz Jazz Festival was conducted for 3 days. Nearly, 2,000 people attended this festival. The concert was organized by Time Entertainment. A divided seating arrangement was provided separately for men and women. Family areas were also provided. Both local and international artistes performed at the festival. Bands from Riyadh, Beirut and New Orleans performed at the festival.