Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Static Awareness: An Insight Into The Indian States

Dear Readers,

In SBI Clerk Mains, everyone got shocked seeing a good number of static questions other than Current Affairs and Banking Awareness. Well, this simply means what SBI is expecting and keeping up to the expectation, you will have to be ready for any kind of challenege. It is quite tough to chose what to study and what not to. Friends, its not easy to prepare current affairs, banking awareness and static awareness all at once and that too a week or two before exam. So friends, we are starting a series that will help you learn static general awareness in a state wise manner. Its classified in this way so that you can remember all the important things about that state. Today, we are discussing the state UTTARAKHAND.

Uttarakhand was formed on 9th November 2000 as the 27th State of India, when it was carved out of northern Uttar Pradesh. In January 2007, the name of the state was officially changed from Uttaranchal to Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand has two regions namely Kumaon and Gharwal.

Capital city: Dehradun

Chief Minister: Harish Rawat

Governor: Dr. Krishna Kant Paul

High Court: High court of Uttarakhand, Nainital

Chief Justice: K. M. Joseph (source Supreme Court website)

International Borders: China (Tibet) in the north and Nepal in the east

State Day Celebration: 9th November

Highest mountain peaks:
Rank (in world)
Rank(in India)
Peak Name
District
23
2
Nanda Devi
Chamoli
29
3
Kamet
Chamoli
76
10
Abi Gamin
Chamoli
92
11
Mana
Chamoli
97
12
Mukut  Parbat
Chamoli
--
--
Chaukhamba
Uttarkashi-Chamoli
--
--
Trisul
Bageshwar
--
--
Hardeol
Pithoragarh

National Parks:
Name of National Park
Special Species (if any important)
Important Remarks
Jim Corbett National Park
Bengali tiger
---
Valley Of Flowers National Park
snow leopard, Himalayan musk deer
UNESCO world heritage site
In Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
Nanda Devi National Park
---
In Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve
Gangotri National Park
---
river Ganga is in the premises, Goumukh glacier
Rajaji National Park
---
got its name from Sri C. Rajgopalachariwho was affectionately referred to as 'Rajaji'. He was first reciptent of BharatRatna

Important Dams:
Sl.No.
Dam
River
Nearest City
Purpose/Project
Remark
1.
Tehri Dam
Bhagirathi
Pratapnagar
Irrigation+ Hydroelectric
Highest Dam in India
2.
Lakhwar Dam
Yamuna
Dehradun
Irrigation+ Hydroelectric
---
3.
Koteshwar Dam
Bhagirathi
Pratapnagar
Hydroelectric
---
4.
Ramganga Dam
Ramganga
Lansdowne
Irrigation+ Hydroelectric
Located within the Jim Corbett National Park.

Important Rivers:
Sl.No.
River
Remarks
1
Ganga River
Primary Source- Gangotri Glacier
2
Bhagirathi River
Headstream of Ganga,Primary Source-  Gangotri and Khatling glaciers
3
Alaknanda River
Headstream of Ganga, Primary Source-  Satopanth and BhagirathKharak glaciers
4
Kosi River

5
Yamuna River
largest tributary river of the Ganga, Primary Source- Yamunotri Glacier

Important Lakes:
Sl.No.
Lake
Located in/near
1
Bheemtal Lake
Bheemtal
2
Devaria Tal
Ukhimath
3
Naini Lake
Nainital
4
Hemkund
Chamoli
5
Maneri
Uttarkashi

Important Power generation plants:
1. Chibro Power Plant
2.Khodri Power Plant
3.Chilla Power Plant

Airports:
1. Jolly Grant Airport - Dehradun
2. The Pant Nagar Airport- Pantnagar of Udhamsinghnagar district
3.NainiSaini Airport (Pithoragarh Airstrip) – Pithoragarh

Folk Dances:
1. Choliya Dance – Kumaon region
2. LangvirNritya
3. PandavNritya - Gharwal region
4. Ramola
5.Shotiya Tribal Folk Dances-Bhotiyatribals

Important Regional Festivals:
Sl.No.
Festival Name
Remarks
1.
BasantPanchami
celebrates the coming of the spring season.
2.
Nanda Devi Raj Jat Yatra
main deity of worship is Goddess Nanda Devi.
3.
MakarSankranti
marks the change of season and is considered to be very auspicious.
KumaonHoli
4.
Janopunya
people of Kumaon celebrate the RakshaBandhan and the Janopunya on the same day
5.
KumbhMela
in Haridwar
6.
Kandali Festival
in  Pithoragarh district - festival coincides with the blooming of the Kandali plant, which flowers once every twelve years.

Important Temples/Archeological Monuments/Sites:
Sl.No
Monument/Temple/Sites
Located in
Remarks
1
Kedarnath Temple
Kedarnath
near the Mandakini river

2
Badrinath Temple
Badrinath-Chamoli district
one of the four Char Dham
3
Yamunotri Temple
Uttarkashi district
source of river Yamuna
4
Gangotri Temple
Uttarkashi district
source of river Ganga
5
Ram Jhulla and LakhmanJhulla
Rishikesh
iron suspension bridge situated at Muni Ki Reti across Ganga River
6
Har Ki Pauri
Haridwar
famous ghat on the banks of the Ganga
7
Gurudwara Sri Hemkunt Sahib
Chamoli District

8
PatanjaliYogpeeth
Haridwar

9
Nanda Devi Temple
Almora

10
Naina Devi Temple
Nainital

11
SilgurDevta temple
Punah village-Dehradun
in news (May 2016)Mob attacks BJP MP for visiting the temple with Dalits

Nick Names/Special Titles of Cities:
Sl.No.
City
Nick Name
1
Dehradun
School capital of India
2
Mussoorie
Queen of the Mountains
3
Rishikesh
City of Sages
Yoga City

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