Goa GK, a brief overview

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Goa GK, a brief overview
Goa GK, a brief overview

Check out the “Goa GK a brief overview, Here we include a quick overview about Goa like its  Rivers, Dams, Festivals, GI tagged Products,  Current Chief Ministers & Governors, protected areas of Goa  and State Symbols. Later we will be covered each of this points in details.

Goa GK, a brief overview

❖ Formation History of Goa
• On 19 December 1961, the Indian Army invaded with Operation Vijay resulting in the annexation of Goa, and of Daman and Diu islands into the Indian union.

• Goa, along with Daman and Diu, was organised as a centrally administered union territory of India.

• On 16 January 1967 a referendum was held in Goa, to decide the future of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu.

•  The referendum offered the people of Goa a choice between continuing as a union territory or merging with the state of Maharashtra and the majority chose the former.

• On 30 May 1987, the union territory was split, and Goa was made India’s twenty-fifth state, with Daman and Diu remaining a union territory.

• State Hood Day ➞ 30 May
• Capital ➞ Panaji (Panjim)
• Area ➞ 3702 km^2
• Chief Minister ➞ Pramod Sawant (BJP)
• Governor ➞ P.S. Sreedharan Pillai

• Official Language ➞ Konkan

❖ Symbols of Goa
• State Animal ➞ Gaur (Bos Gauru)
• State Bird ➞ Flame-throated bulbul
• State Tree  ➞ Matti Terminalia crenulata
• State Flower ➞ Jasmine

• State Fruit ➞ Cashew
• State Fish ➞ Grey mullet/Shevtto in Konkani (Mugil cephalus)
• Motto: Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu mā kaścid duḥkhamāpnuyāt
(May everyone see goodness, may none suffer any pain)

❖ Border  States of Goa
• Maharashtra
• Karnataka

❖ Important Nick Names of Goa
• Pearl of the Orient , Tourist Paradise

✪ Lok Sabha: 2 seats
✪ Rajya Sabha: 1 seats
✪ Density: 394 / km2
✪ Sex Ratio: 973 /1000
✪ Literacy Rate: 88.70%

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Feni
• Khola Chilli
• Harmal Chilli
• Khaje
• Moira banana

❖ Major Tribal Communities of Goa
• Gowdas
• Kunbis
• Velips
• Dhangars

➲ High Court: Bombay High Court, Goa Bench
➲ Chief Justice: Dipankar Datta

❖ Famous Festivals of Goa
• Shigmo
• Sao Joao Festival
• Three Kings Feast
• Feast of St. Francis Xavier
• Goa Carnival
• Ganesha Chaturthi aka Chovoth
• Christmas

❖ Folk Dance of Goa
• Talgati, Goff, Tonya Mel, Mando, Kunbi dance, Suvari, Dasarawadan, Virabhadra, Hanpeth, Gauda Jagar, Ranmae, Figadi, Ghode Modi, Lamp Dance, Romat or Mell, Morullem, Bhandap, Dhangar Dance, Dekhnni

❖ National Park (NP) of Goa
• Mollem National Park

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries of Goa
• Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary, 1967
• Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, 1968
• Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, 1969
• Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, 1988
• Madei Wildlife Sanctuary, 1999
• Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, 1999

❖ World Heritage Site Goa
• Churches and Convents of Goa

❖ Key Industries of Goa
• Fishing, agriculture, tourism, and pharmaceuticals, Mining (iron ore and manganese), iron and steel industries.

❖ Rivers of Goa
• Mandovi River
• Zuari River
• Sai River
• Terekhol River
• Mapusa River
• Baga River
• Colval River
• Harmal River

❖ Important Dams in Goa
• Amthane Dam (Amthane Nala River)
• Anjunem Dam (Gunuleni Nala River)
• Panchwai Dam (Zuari River)
• Salaulim Dam (Sangauem River)

Also Read Basic GK for the following States

Andhra Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh Assam
Chhattisgarh Goa Bihar
Gujarat Haryana Himachal Pradesh
Jharkhand Karnataka Kerala
Madhya Pradesh Maharashtra Manipur
Meghalaya Mizoram Nagaland
Odisha Punjab Rajasthan
Sikkim Tamil Nadu Telangana
Tripura Uttar Pradesh Uttarakhand
West Bengal Ladakh Chandigarh
Jammu and Kashmir Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman Diu
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Puducherry
Delhi Lakshadweep

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