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Q:

______ is a palace in Jaipur, built by Sawai Pratap Singh.

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    Lallgarh Palace
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    Umaid Bhavan
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    Hawa Mahal
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    Sajjangarh Palace
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Answer : 3. "Hawa Mahal"
Explanation :

1. Hawa Mahal of Jaipur was built by Sawai Pratap Singh.

2. Hawa Mahal is a five-storey palace, made of red and pink sandstone.

3. The famous 'Palace of the Winds', or Hawa Mahal, is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Jaipur.

4. Apart from this, due to the "Venturi effect", cool air always keeps coming inside the palace through these intricately structured lattice windows, due to which the palace always remains air-conditioned even in the scorching heat.

Q:

In the context of the culture of Uttarakhand, 'Kafuli' is the name of a:

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    Cuisine
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    folk dance
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    festival
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    style of painting
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Answer : 1. "Cuisine"
Explanation :

1. Kafuli is a delicious dish of Uttarakhand prepared with leafy greens like spinach and fenugreek leaves. It is also known as Dhapdi in Garhwal.

Q:

‘Kafuli’ is a delicacy of which of the following states’ cuisine?

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    Punjab
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    Assam
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    Sikkim
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    Uttarakhand
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Answer : 4. "Uttarakhand"
Explanation :

Kafuli is a delicious dish of Uttarakhand prepared with leafy greens like spinach and fenugreek leaves. It is also known as Dhapdi in Garhwal.

Q:

With which of the following garden is the name of Nekchand Saini associated?

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    Shalimar Bagh, Srinagar
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    Rock Garden, Chandigarh
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    Hanging Garden, Mumbai
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    Vrindavan Garden, Mysore
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Answer : 2. "Rock Garden, Chandigarh"
Explanation :

1. The famous Rock Garden is located in Chandigarh.

2. The first rock garden in India has been established in Chandigarh.

3. It was constructed in the year 1957 by Officer Nek Chand.

4. The first rock garden of Chandigarh is also known as Nek Chand Rock Garden.

Q:

Which one of the following is the correct meaning of ziyarat?

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    Pilgrimate to the tombs of sufi saints
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    The practice of revenue farming
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    The death anniversary of a sufi shaikh
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    A form of Islamic divorce
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Answer : 1. "Pilgrimate to the tombs of sufi saints "
Explanation :

1. Sufism emerged as a powerful movement during the medieval period in India.

2. Sufis were so called because of the purity of their hearts.

3. Unity in God, complete self-surrender, charity, worship, human love etc. are the main teachings of Sufism.

5. Ziyarat means pilgrimage to the tomb of a Sufi saint on his death anniversary.

Q:

The ‘Rann Utsav’ is organised in which of the following states of India to promote tourism?

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    Gujarat
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    Rajasthan
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    Punjab
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    Maharashtra
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Answer : 1. "Gujarat"
Explanation :

1. Rann Utsav is a wonderful festival in Kutch, Gujarat.

2. Kutch Mahotsav features various Kutch attractions like White Rann, Mandvi beach, handicraft villages, Kutch textiles made by local artists, remarkable beautiful natural wonders and the heritage of Kutch.

3. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse districts of Gujarat, is a festive land of arts, crafts, music, dance, people and nature.

Q:

Which state of India organizes 'Rann Utsav' every year?

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    Maharashtra
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    Gujarat
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    Madhya Pradesh
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    Rajasthan
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Answer : 2. "Gujarat "
Explanation :

1. Rann Utsav is a wonderful festival in Kutch, Gujarat.

2. Kutch Mahotsav features various Kutch attractions like White Rann, Mandvi beach, handicraft villages, Kutch textiles made by local artists, remarkable beautiful natural wonders and the heritage of Kutch.

3. Kutch, one of the most ecologically and ethnically diverse districts of Gujarat, is a festive land of arts, crafts, music, dance, people and nature.

Q:

In Indus Valley Civilization, Kalibangan is famous for which of the following? 

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    Rockcut architecture
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    Sea port
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    Cotton cultivation
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    Pottery
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Answer : 4. "Pottery "
Explanation :

1. The oldest evidence of plowing the fields has been found from Kalibanga.

2. It is situated on the banks of Ghaggar (Saraswati) river in Hanumangarh district of northern Rajasthan.

3. Kalibanga was excavated in 1960 by B.B. Lal and B.K. Thapar had started it.

4. Evidence of farming is found from Kalibanga, which is the oldest in the world.

5. Evidence of fire altars are found in a row on a raised platform made of raw bricks.

6. It was first discovered by Amla Nand Ghosh in 1952. B. K Thapar and B. B Lal did excavation work here in 1961-69.

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