Thursday, 7 July 2016

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

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 RAJASTHAN.

Rajasthan was founded on November 1, 1956, is India's largest state by area It is located on the north-western side of the country.


Capital: Jaipur

Chief Minister:  Vasundhara Raje

Governor: Kalyan Singh

Rajasthan Day: 30th March

Mountain Range: Aravali Range

Desert: Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert. It is the world's 17th largest desert

Folk dance of Rajasthan: Ghoomar

·         Rajasthan High Court Principal Seat Jodhpur and High Court Bench Jaipur are the High Court of the state of Rajasthan

The Chief Justice - Mr. Justice Navin Sinha

Total Number of districts: 33

International Border: Pakistan

The list of important Rivers and Dams of Rajasthan

S.No
Rivers
Important Dams
1
Chambal River
Kota Barrage (Kota) Ranapratap Sagar Dam (Rawatbhata)
2
Banas River
Bisalpur Dam near (Deoli in Tonk district)
3
Luni River

4
Berach River

5
Sabarmati River

6
Narmada Canal


The list of important Lakes of Rajasthan

S.No
Lakes
City
Remark
1
Ana Sagar Lake
Ajmer
Artificial lake
2
Dhebar Lake
Udaipur District
also known as Jaisamand Lake is Asia's second-largest artificial lake
3
Fateh Sagar Lake
Udaipur
Artificial lake
4
Man Sagar Lake
Jaipur
Artificial lake
5
Nakki Lake
Mount Abu in Aravalli range

6
Sambhar Salt Lake
Sambhar Lake Town
India's largest inland Salt Lake
7
Pushkar Lake
Pushkar in Ajmer district


Major Airports in Rajasthan:

S.No
Name of Airports
City
1
Jaipur International Airport.
Jaipur
2
Jaisalmer Airport.
Jaisalmer
3
Jodhpur Airport.
Jodhpur
4
Maharana Pratap international Airport or Udaipur Airport
Udaipur

Important Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectricity Power Plants:

S.No.
Name of Power Plant
Type
Location
Remark
1
Suratgarrh Thermal Power Station
Thermal
Suratgarh
1st Super Thermal plant of Rajasthan
2
Chhabra Thermal Power Plant
Thermal
Baran district
coal fired power plants
3
Rajasthan Solar Project
Solar
Phalodhi village of Jodhpur district

4
Dhirubhai Ambani Solar Plant
Solar
Pokahran in the Jaisalmer district
build by Reliance Power
5
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
Nuclear
Rawatbhata
also Rajasthan Atomic Power Project - RAPP
6
Jawahar Sagar Hydroelectric Power Station India
Hydroelectric
Kota
Located on the Chambal River
7
Mahi Bajaj Sagar Hydro Power Plant India
Hydroelectric
Banswara district
Located on Mahi River


Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

S.No
Name
Location
1
The Ranthambore National Park-
Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan.
2
The Sariska Tiger Reserve
Alwar district
3
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park was formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Bharatpur, Alwar
4
The Desert National Park
Jaisalmer
5
The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
Rajsamand district
6
The Darrah National Park 
Kota

Important Stadiums in Rajasthan

Stadium
City
Sawai Mansingh Stadium (cricket stadium)
Jaipur
Barkatullah Khan Stadium (cricket stadium)
Jodhpur

Nicknames/Special titles of cities:

S. No
City
Special names
1
Jaipur
Pink City
2
Jaisalmer
Golden City of India
3
Udaipur
White City
City of Lakes
Venice of the East
4
Jodhpur
Blue City
Sun City

The list of important Festivals of Rajasthan:

S.No.
Festivals
City
1
Teej Festival
Jaipur
2
Gangaur Festival
Jaipur
3
Desert Festival
Jaisalmer
4
Nagaur Fair
Nagaur
5
Pushkar Fair
Pushkar
6
Marwar Festival
Jodhpur
7
Camel Festival
Bikaner
8
Mewar Festival
Udaipur
9
Elephant Festival
Jaipur

The list of important Monument, Palace and Forts:

S.No.
Monuments

1
Jyotish Yantralaya, also known as Jantar Mantar
Jaipur
2
Hawa Mahal
Jaipur
3
Temples of Galta
Jaipur
4
Sun Temple Galta Hill
Jaipur
5
Amber Palace or Amber Fort
Jaipur
6
Lake Palace
Udaipur
7
Umaid Bhawan
Jodhpur
8
Manak Chowk
Jaisalmer
9
Jagatpita Brahma Mandir
Pushkar, Ajmer

Constituency of Cabinet Minister:

S. No.
Name of Minister
Constituency
Ministry
1
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Jaipur Rural
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoS)
2
Vijay Goel
Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan
Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoS, Independent Charge)
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
3
Shri C.R. Chaudhary
Nagaur-Lok sabha
Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (MoS)
4
Shri P.P. choudhary
Pali-Lok Sabha
Law & Justice Electronics & Information Technology (MoS)
5
Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal
Bikaner-Lok Sabha
Finance
Corporate Affairs (MoS)


Important Tribes of Rajasthan:
·         Minas
·         Bhils
·         Sahariyas
·         Gadiya Lohars

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