Saturday, 13 August 2016

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

Dear Readers,

Today, we are discussing the state Karnataka.

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 Karnataka


Karnataka is a tapestry of colours, cultures, flavours, landscapes, timelessness and heart stopping beauty. It’s a place where vibrant worlds seamlessly meld into one another every few hundred kilometers. Sedate plains suddenly rise to dizzying mist covered hilly heights, and then plunge with careless abandon in a white-watered freefall to become languid rivers that flow past cities where time has stopped altogether. And cities where time rushes a relentless rush to keep up with the world; cities that sometimes escape into the deep quietude of thick forests and sometimes, stretches their arms wide open to embrace the sea. Host to some of India's largest and most powerful dynasties, the state has across the centuries, carried a legacy of art and culture. Its geography - making it, by all means, a 191,791 square kilometre trail of whimsy.

Capital City - Bangalore

Chief Minister - Sri. Siddaramaiah
Governor - Sri. Vajubhai Rudabhai vala
District – 29
Population (2011) - 61,130,704
Official language - Kannada                                                          
Nicknames/Special titles of cities:
City          
Special Names
Bangalore
Silicon Valley of India
Coorg
The Scotland of India
Mangalore
Rome Of The East

Folk Dance:
Somana Kunita
Dollu Kunitha
Kunitha
Kodagu
Jaggahalige Kunita
Karadimajal

Beaches::
Suratkal
Malpe
Kaup
Marawanthe
St. Mary's island

Important Festivals:
Festivals
Note
Mahashivaratri
Mahashivaratri, which is celebrated in February, is about worshiping Lord Shiva, whose appeal is strong and persistent in equal measure among all sections of the society.
Makara Shankranti
Makara Shankranti is the harvest festival, a new year and the festival of rejoicing and celebrations embracing the entire household friends and neighbors.
Kambala
A Traditional Celebration in Rural Karnataka.
Mysore Dasara Walking Tour
Mysore Dasara is the Nada habba or state festival of Karnataka.

River
RIVER
DAM
Kaveri
Thungabhadra Dam
Hemavati 
Alamatti dam
Tungabhadra
Dodda Aalada Mara
Ghataprabha
Hidakal Dam

Nature:
Magod Falls

The mesmerising Magod Falls are located 80km from Karwar. Here, the Bedthi River takes two distinct leaps to hurtle from a height of 650ft.
Kundadri

Located on Theerthahalli-Agumbe road, about 12km from Theerthahalli, Kundadri Hill is a gigantic monolithic rock formation.
Hebbe Falls
Hebbe Falls is located at a distance of 8km from Kemmanagundi. An exhilarating trek along a steep and narrow path leads you to these sprightly falls.
Onke Abbe
Yet another waterfall near Agumbe, where the water apparently loves a steep tumble, the word "Onake" means a pounding stick which is used to pound grains in villages.
Kudremukh
The Kudremukh (Horse Face) Range gets its name from the unique shape of its main peak.

Important Mountains:
 

Madikeri
Chikmagalur
Mullayanagiri Peak
Kodachadri
Kudremukh Peak

Heritage Site:
Name
Remarks
Halebeedu
Halebeedu, before it became Halebeedu or the destroyed city, was the second capital of the Hoysalas and went by the name Dwarasamudra.
Bangalore Palace
Bangalore Palace

Modelled on the lines of the Windsor Castle in England, the Bangalore Palace flaunts turreted parapets, battlements, fortified towers, and arches.
Bijapur
The one-time capital of the Adil Shahi kings (1489-1686), Bijapur is dotted with mosques, mausoleums, palaces, fortifications, watchtowers and strong gateways, with the massive Gol Gumbaz dominating the landscape for miles around.
Kolar

The once-capital of the Ganga Kingdom is also a place worth exploring. Visit the famous Kolaramma Temple, originally built by the Gangas and later renovated by the Cholas.
Badami
The capital of the mighty Badami Chalukyas might have shrunk into a few scenic square kilometres in terms of touristy value. But Badami still retains its majesty.
Pattadakal
Once the destination of kings, Pattadakal was where kingdoms were bestowed upon heirs apparent.
Bellary Fort
The Bellary Fort was built on top of the Ballari Gudda or Fort Hill, during Vijayanagar times by Hanumappa Nayaka. Hyder Ali took possession from the Nayakas in 1769, got the fort renovated and modified with the help of a French engineer.
Aihole
Known as the cradle of temple architecture, Aihole is an experience of time travelling, by all means. A quiet village where centuries-old temples have been let alone to grow old in peace, history rests in equanimity at this former capital of the Badami Chalukyas.


Important stadium: 

Stadium
City
M. Chinnasawami Stadium
Bangalore
Visvesvaraya
Mandya

Major Airports:

S. No.
Name
City
1.
Kempegowda International Airport
Bangalore
2.
Mangalore International Airport
Mangalore
3.
Bellary Airport
Bellary

Constituency of Cabinet Minister:
S. No.
Name of Minister
Constituency
Ministry
1.
D. V. Sadananda Gowda
Bangalore North
Minister of Statistics and Programme Implementation

HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER STATIONS
Name
River
Ghatprabha Hydroelectric Project
Ghataprabha
Bhadra Hydroelectric Project
Bhadra
Mallapur Hydroelectric Project
Tungbhdra
Seshadhri Iyer (Sivasamudram) Hydroelectric Project
Cauvery

Temple:

Yellamma Temple
Dharmasthala
Basavakalyan
ISKCON Temple
Gangadeshwara Temple
Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Adventure:
Water Sports
White Water Rafting
Rock Climbing



Keep Visiting Bankersadda for More Such States!!






All the very best BAians 




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