Odisha GK a brief overview

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Odisha GK a brief overview
Odisha GK a brief overview

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

Odisha GK a brief overview

❖ History
◗ Orissa, a state of Oriya speakers, was established as a province of British India on 1 April 1936. The English name Orissa was changed to Odisha on 4 November 2011.

• State Hood Day ➞ 1 April
• Capital ➞ Bhubaneswar

• Area ➞ 155,707 km2
• Odisha ranks 8th in terms of area.

• Largest City➞ Bhubaneswar
• No. of  Districts ➞ 30

• Chief Minister ➞ Naveen Patnaik
• Governor ➞ Ganeshi Lal

• Official Language ➞ Odia

❖ #Symbols of Odisha
• State Animal ➞ Sambar
• State Bird ➞ Indian Roller
• State Tree  ➞ Sacred Fig
• State Flower ➞ Ashoka
• State Fish ➞ Mahanadi mahseer
• State Food ➞ Pakhala
• State Sweet ➞ Rasgullas

Seal of Odisha
Seal of Odisha (By Amreshm – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46567991)

❖ Border States
• West Bengal
• Jharkhand
• Chhattisgarh
• Andhra Pradesh
• Telangana

❖ Important Nick Names
✪ Bhubaneswar
• IT City Of East India
• Sports Capital Of India
• The Temple City

✪ Brahmapur
• Silk City Of Odisha

✪ Cuttack
• Dominant City Of Ancient India
• Gateway Of East India
• Linguistic Dominant Of East
• Millennium City
• Silver City

✪ Deogarh
• City Of Waterfalls

✪ Puri
• Holy Capital
• Spiritual capital Of Odisha

✪ Rourkela
• Industrial Capital Of Odisha
• Steel City Of Odisha

✪ Sambalpur
• Cultural Capital Of Odisha
• Diamond City

✪ Lok Sabha: 21 seats | Rajya Sabha: 10 seats
✪ Density: 270 / km2 | Sex Ratio: 978 /1000 | Literacy Rate: 73.45%

➲ High Court: Orissa High Court
➲ Chief Justice: Justice S. Muralidhar

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Kandhamal Haladi
• Odisha Rasagola
• Kotpad handloom garments
• Odisha Ikat
• Pipli embroidery
• Konark sculpture carvings
• Pattachitra
• Khandua sari
• Gopalpur Tussar cloth
• Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics
• Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics
• Bomkai Saree & Fabrics
• Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics
• Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda
• Ganjam Kewda Rooh
• Ganjam Kewda Flower
• Odisha Pattachitra (Logo)
• Araku Valley Arabica Coffee (Along with Andhra Pradesh)

❖ Major Tribal Communities of Odisha
• Kondh
• Sauras
• Bonda
• Santhals
• Gonds
• Bhumias
• Oraons
• Koyas
• Parajas
• Gadava

❖ Famous Festivals of Odisha
• Kumar Purnima
• Ratha Yatra
• Raja Parba
• Bali Jatra
• Nuakhai
• Gajalaxmi Puja
• Dhanu Jatra

❖ Important Folk Dance of Odisha
• Laudi Khela
• Ghumura Dance
• Ruk Mar Nacha or Chhau dance ( Mayurbhanj District of Odisha)
• Goti Pua
• Dalkhai
• Karma Naach
• Jhumair
• Keisabadi

❖ Ramsar Wetlands in Odisha
• Bhitarkanika Mangroves
• Chilika Lake

Odisha GK a brief overview
Odisha GK a brief overview

❖ Famoues Lakes of Odisha
• Chika Lake
• Ansura Lake
• Kanjira Lake
• Balimela Reservoir

❖ Hills of Odisha
• Devagiri hill
• Garhjat hills
• Niyamgiri hill
• Gandhamardan hills

❖ List of  National Park in Odisha
• Bhitarkanika
• Simlipal

❖ List of Tiger Reserves in Odisha
• Similipal Tiger Reserve (1973–74)
• Satkosia Tiger Reserve (2008–09)

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries in Odisha
• Badrama Wildlife Sanctuary, 1962
• Bhitarkanika Wildlife Sanctuary, 1975
• Satkosia Gorge Wildlife Sanctuary, 1976
• Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1978
• Nandankanan Wildlife Sanctuary, 1979
• Baisipalli Wildlife Sanctuary, 1981
• Kotgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1981
• Chandaka Elephant Sanctuary, 1982
• Khalasuni Wildlife Sanctuary, 1982
• Balukhand-Konark Wildlife Sanctuary, 1984
• Kuldiha Wildlife Sanctuary, 1984
• Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
• Lakhari Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 1985
• Nalbana Bird Sanctuary, 1987
• Sunabeda Tiger Reserve, 1988
• Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary, 1997
• Karlapat Wildlife Sanctuary, 1992
• Kapilasa Wildlife Sanctuary, 2011
• Tikarpada Wildlife Sanctuary

❖ Biosphere Reserves located in Odsiha
• Simlipal Biosphere Reserve

❖ World Heritage Site in Odisha
• Sun Temple, Konârak

❖ Key Industries in Odisha
• Iron, steel, ferroalloy, aluminium, handloom, mining, IT and ITeS, electronics and tourism

❖ Major Rivers of Odisha
• Baitarani River
• Bhargavi River
• Bhede River
• Brahmani River
• Budhabalanga River
• Chitroptala river
• Daya River
• Devi River
• Dhamra River
• Ib River
• Kadua River
• Kathajodi River
• Kharkai River
• Koina River
• Kuakhai River
• Kushabhadra River
• Mahanadi
• Malaguni River
• Nagavali River
• Ong River
• River Kolab
• Rushikulya
• Sabari River
• Sankh River
• Sileru River
• South Karo River
• South Koel River
• Subarnarekha River
• Surubalijora
• Tel River
• Telen River
• Vaitarani River
• Vamsadhara River

❖  Important Dams of Odisha
• Hirakud Dam (Mahanadi)
• Indravati Dam ( Indravati)
• Kala Dam (Kala river)
• Kolab Dam (Kolab river)
• Lower Indra Dam (Indra river)
• Mandira Dam (Sankh river)
• Patora Dam (Jonk river)
• Rengali Dam (Brahmani river)
• Sunei Dam (Sono river)
• Jalaput Dam (Machkund river)
♦ Machkund river forms boundary between Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

❖ Important waterfalls of  Odisha
• Barehipani Falls (Mayurbhanj district)
• Khandadhar Falls (Sundergarh district)
• Joranda Falls (Mayurbhanj district)
• Duduma Falls (Border of Koraput & Visakhapatnam districts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh states)
• Khandadhar Falls (Kendujhar district,)

• Koilighugar Waterfall (Jharsuguda district)
• Badaghagara Waterfall (Kendujhar district)
• Sanaghagara Waterfall (Kendujhar district)
• Phurlijharan (Kalahandi district)

❖ Seaports of Odisha
• Port of Dhamara
• Port of Gopalpur
• Port of Paradip

❖ Important Headquarters and Research Centre located in Odisha
• East Coast Railway zone – Bhubaneswar,Odisha
• National Rice Research Institute – Cuttack, Odisha
• Central Institute of Freshwater Aquaculture – Bhubaneswar,Odisha

❖ Major Stadium of Odisha
• Barabati Cricket Stadium – Cuttack
• KIIT Cricket Stadium – Bhubaneswar
• Veer Surendra Sai Cricket Stadium – Sambalpur
• Biju Patnaik Hockey Stadium- Bhubaneswar
• Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Gymnastics Stadium – Cuttack
• East Coast Railway Cricket Stadium- Bhubaneswar

❖ Thermal Power Plants in Odisha
• Talcher Super Thermal Power Station – Kaniha, Angul, Odisha

• Sterlite Jharsuguda Power Station – Jharsuguda, Odisha

• Angul Thermal Power Station – Angul, Odisha
• National Aluminium Company Captive Power Plant – Angul, Odisha
• Kamalanga Thermal Power Plant- Dhenkanal, Odisha
• Ib Thermal Power Station- Jharsuguda, Odisha
• Hirakud Captive Power Plant – Sambalpur. Odisha


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