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Exercise :: Festivity - Latest Current Affairs

  • Festivity - Latest Current Affairs
1. 

The 462nd Kandoori festival 2019 has celebrated in which of the following states?

A. Andhra Pradesh
B. Kerala
C. Karnataka
D. Tamil Nadu

Answer: Option D

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.

2. 

The 52nd Boori Boot Yollo festival 2019 is celebrated by which tribe of Arunachal Pradesh?

A. Apatani
B. Mishmi
C. Nyishi
D. Singhpo

Answer: Option C

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.

3. 

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

Answer: Option B

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.

4. 

Historic Esala Maha Perehera festival begins in __________.

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

Answer: Option D

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.

5. 

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

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.