Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Static Awareness: An Insight Into The Indian States (ODISHA)

Dear Readers,
Today, we are discussing the state Odisha



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 challenge. 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 Odisha.


As its name suggests, Odisha is situated in the very heart of India.  It is surrounded by West Bengal to the north-east and in the east, Jharkhand to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west and Andhra Pradesh to the south. 


Capital city: Bhubaneswar


Chief Minister:  Shri Naveen Patnaik

Governor: Dr. S. C. Jamir

High Court : Cuttack  

The Acting Chief Justice: Justice Vineet Saran

Number of Districts: 30

Population : 36,706,920 (11th)

Area : 155,707 km² (9th)

NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES

Sl.No.
NATIONAL PARKS AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES
Important Remarks
1
Similipal
Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district
2
Bhitarkanika
Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District. The park is home to Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.
3
Satkosia Gorge
Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district.
4
Hadgarh
Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.
5
Nandankanan Zoological Park
A midst the natural beauty of natural forest adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandankanan lies in the vicinity of Kanjia lake.

Important Dams, Rivers and Lakes:

Dams

Sl.No.
Dam
River
Nearest City
1.
Hirakud Dam
Mahanadi River
Sambalpur
2.
Jalaput Dam
Machkund River
Nearby Ondra Gadda it becomes the boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
3.
Patora Dam
Jonk River
18 km from Nuapada in Nuapada district.
4.
Rengali Dam
Brahmani River
Power station is situated near village of Rengali of Talcher in Angul district.

Rivers

Sl.No.
River
1.
Mahanadi
2.
Brahmani
3.
Budhabalanga
4.
Rushikulya


Lakes


Sl.No.
Lake
Located in/near
1.
Chillika Lake
Southern part of the Orissa coastal plane
2.
Anshupa Lake
Opposite Banki in Cuttack district
3.
Kanjia Lake
Northern outskirts of Bhubaneswar

Important Power generation plants:

Sl.No.
Plant/Project
1.



2.
Talcher Thermal Power Station (TTPS),  Angul district

IB Thermal Power Station, near Jharsuguda town in Jharsuguda district


Airports:

Biju Patnaik International Airport                                       Bhubaneswar    

Folk Dances:

Sl.No.
Folk Dances
Remarks (if any)
1.
Odissi Dance
Odissi, also known as Orissi, is one of the eight classical dance forms of India.
2.
Danda Jatra
Danda Jatra is one of the most important traditional dance festivals organized in different parts of South Odisha
3.
Chhau dance
Chhau dance is a genre of Indian tribal martial dance which is popular in the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal.
4.
Dalkhai dance
Though Dusserah is the occasion of Dalkhai the most popular folk-dance of western Orissa.
5.
Tribal dances
The Tribals who constitute about one fourth of the total population of Orissa have very many dances of secular.

Tribes:
  • ·         Sauras
  • ·         Kondhs
  • ·         Santals
  • ·         Bondas
  • ·         Bhumias
  • ·         Gonds
  • ·         Oraons
  • ·         Koyas 
  • ·         Didayees
  • ·         Holuva
  • ·         Gadaba
  • ·         Matia
  • ·         Dharua
  • ·         Paraja
  • ·         Bathudi
  • ·         Kolha

Important Regional Festivals:

Sl.No.
Festival Name
Remarks
1.
Chandan Yatra
Chandan Yatra also known as Gandhalepana yatra is the longest festival observed at Jagannath temple at Puri, India.
2.
Durga Puja Odisha
Worship to the goddess of power is celebrated by the entire Hindu fraternity in general and Bengalis in particular in the form of Durga puja.
3.
Puri Rath Yatra
Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha
4.
Dola Purnima
Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival of Orissa.
5.
Deva Snana Purnima
Snana Purnima is the day the deities are bathed by 108 pitchers of water brought from the well near Sitala temple in the precincts of the Jagannatha temple.

Important Temples/Archeological Monuments/Sites:




Sl.No.
Temple/ Archeological Monument/ Site
Located in/near
1.
Jagannath Temple
Puri
2.
Konark Sun Temple
Konark
3.
Brahmeshwar Temple
Brahmeshwar
4.
Mukteswar Temple
Bhubaneswar
5.
Parasurameswar Temple
Bhubaneswar
6.
Rajarani Temple
Bhubaneswar


Nick Names/Special Titles of Cities:


Sl.No.
City
Nick Name
1.
Bhuvaneshwar (Orissa)
Temple City

Sport Stadiums/Arena:


Sl.No.
Stadium/Arena
Sport-Purpose
City
1.
Barabati Stadium 
International cricket
Cuttack
2.
Kalinga Stadium
Tennis Court
Bhubaneswar, Khordha
3.
Veer Surendra Sai Stadium
Cricket Stadium
Sambalpur

Constituency of Cabinet Ministers:

Sl.No.
Name
Constituency
Ministry
1.
Jual Oram 
Sundargarh constituency
Minister of Tribal Affairs

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