Sunday, 10 July 2016

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

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 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 MAHARASHTRA.

India's third-largest and second-most populous state, Maharashtra is an expansive canvas showcasing many of India's iconic attractions

 
Capital – Mumbai


·         Chief Minister - Devendra Fadnavis

·         Governor - C. Vidyasagar Rao

·         Maharashtra Day: 1st May

·         Folk dance of Maharashtra: Lavani

·         Bombay High Court is the High Court of the state of Maharashtra

·         The Chief Justice - Mr. Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani

·         Total Number of districts: 36

·         The Arabian Sea makes up Maharashtra's west coast. Maharashtra consists of two major relief divisions. The plateau is a part of the Deccan tableland and the Konkan coastal strip abutting on the Arabian Sea.

The list of important Rivers and Dams of Maharashtra:

S.No
Rivers
Important Dams
Remark
1
Godavari River
The Jayakwadi Dam (Aurangabad)
The Godavari River is the second longest river in India 
2
Tapti River
Bisalpur Dam near (Deoli in Tonk district)

3
Bhima River
Ujjani Dam (Solapur)
its large water reservoir known as the Bhadalwadi Lake is one of the largest wetlands in India
4
Narmada River

also called the Rewa, is a river in central India and the fifth longest river in the Indian subcontinent
5
Koyna River
Koyna Dam (Koyna Nagar, Satara district)
It is the largest dams in Maharashtra
6
Painganga River
Isapur Dam (Yavatmal, Nanded region)
It is one of the largest water reservoir in Maharashtra with the total height of 57 m.
7
Pench river
The Totladoh Dam (Nagpur)
It is a gravity dam

The list of important Lakes of Maharashtra in India:

S.No
Lakes
City
Remark
1
Lonar Lake
Lonar in Buldhana district
It was created by a meteor impact during the Pleistocene Epoch and it is the only known hyper velocity impact crater in basaltic rock anywhere on earth.
2
Venna lake
Mahabaleshwar

3
Rankala Lake
Kolhapur District
 It is the oldest of all lakes in Maharashtra
4
Upvan Lake
Thane
 is famous for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival.
5
Ambazari lake
Nagpur
It is the largest lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake.
6
Vihar Lake
Vihar village
on the Mithi River within the precincts of the Borivali National Park, also called the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, in North Mumbai.

Major Airports in Maharashtra: 

S.No
Name of Airports
City
1
Aurangabad Airport
Aurangabad
2
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
Mumbai
3
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport
Nagpur

Important Thermal, Nuclear & Hydroelectricity Power Plants:

S.No.
Name of Power Plant
Type
Location
Remark
1
Bhira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant India
Hydroelectric
Bhira

2
Koyna Hydro Power Plant
Hydroelectric

It is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India
3
Ghatghar Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Ahmednagar district

4
Bhivpuri Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Mumbai

5
Khopoli Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Raigad district

6
Bhira Tail Race Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Patnus

7
Tillari Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Dodamarg Taluka

8
Vaitarna Hydroelectric Power Plant
Hydroelectric
Vaitarna

9
Bhandardara Hydroelectric Power System
Hydroelectric
Bhandardara

10
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station
Thermal
Chandrapur district

11
Tiroda Thermal Power Station
Thermal
Tirora in Gondia district
a coal-based thermal power plant
12
RattanIndia Amravati Thermal Power Project
Thermal
Amravati district
a coal-based thermal power plant
13
Bhusawal Thermal Power Plant
Thermal
Bhusawal city of Jalgaon district

14
Kaparkheda Thermal Power Station
Thermal
Nagpur district

15
Parli Thermal Power Plant
Thermal
Parli Vaijnath in Beed district

16
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.A.P.S.)
Nuclear
Tarapur
Tarapur is the largest nuclear power station in India

Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary:

S.No
Name
Location
1
Chandoli National Park 
Sangli District
2
Gugamal National Park 
Amravati District
3
Nawegaon National Park              
Gondia district
4
Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National Park    
Mumbai city
5
Tadoba National Park
Chandrapur district

The list of important Stadiums in Maharashtra:

S. No.
Stadium
City
1
DY Patil Stadium (Football stadium)
Navi Mumbai
2
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (cricket stadium)
Nagpur
3
Wankhede Stadium (cricket stadium)
Mumbai
4
Cooperage Football Stadium (Football stadium)
Mumbai
5
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (cricket stadium)
Pune
6
Mahindra Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)
Navi Mumbai
7
Fr. Agnel Stadium (Football stadium)
Mumbai
8
PCMC Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)
Pimpri-Chinchwad
9
B.P.T. Ground (Football stadium)
Mumbai

Nicknames/Special titles of cities:

S. No
City
Special names
1
Nagpur
Orange City
2
Pune
Oxford of the East
Queen of Deccan

3
Nashik
Wine capital of India
Grape city of India
California of India
4
Mumbai
City of Seven Islands
Financial Capital of India
City of Dreams
City of Slums and Skyscrapers
Gateway of India
Hollywood of India
Maximum City
5
Solapur
Textile City of India
Manchester of India
6
Kolhapur
City of Wrestlers

The list of important Festivals of Maharashtra:

S.No.
Festivals
1
Gudhi Padwa
2
Pola
3
Ganesh Chaturthi
4
The Banganga Festival
5
The Ellora Festival

The list of important Monument, Palace and Forts:

S.No.
Monuments

1
Gateway of India
Mumbai City
2
Shri Mahalakshmi Temple
Kolhapur
3
Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir
Prabhadevi, Mumbai
4
Trimbakeshwar
Nashik
5
Bhimashankar
Pune
6
Mahalaxmi Temple
Mumbai
7
The Karla Caves
Lonavala
8
Elephanta caves
Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai
9
Shaniwarwada
Pune
10
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Museum in Mumbai
11
Raigad Fort
Raigad district
12
Panhala fort
Kolhapur
13
The Rajabai Clock Tower
South Mumbai


Constituency of Cabinet Ministers:

Sl.No.
Name
Constituency
Ministry
1.
Ramdas Athawale
Rajya Sabha MP
Social Justice & Empowerment (MoS)
2.
Piyush Goyal
Rajya Sabha MP
Power (MoS, Independent Charge)
Coal ((MoS, Independent Charge)
New and Renewable Energy ((MoS, Independent Charge)
Mines (MoS, Independent Charge)
3.
Anant Geete
Raigad
Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
4.
Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Chandrapur
Home Affairs(MoS)
5.
Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Nagpur
Road Transport and Highways Shipping


Important Tribes of Maharashtra:
·         Bhil
·         Gond-Madia
·         Katkari
·         Koli
·         Oraon
·         Warli






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