Punjab GK, a brief overview

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Punjab GK, a brief overview
Punjab GK, a brief overview

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

❒ Punjab GK,  a brief overview

❖ History
◗The greater Punjab region was annexed by the British East India Company from the Sikh Empire in 1849.[23] Following widespread religious violence in 1947, the Punjab Province of British India was divided along religious lines into West Punjab and East Punjab.[24] The West Punjab became part of a Muslim-majority Pakistan, while the East Punjab became part of a Hindu-majority India.

• State Hood Day ➞ 1 November

❖ Demography
✪ Lok Sabha: seats) Rajya Sabha ( seats)
✪ Density ➞ 551/ km2 | Sex Ratio ➞ 895/1000 | Literacy Rate: 76.68%

• Capital: Chandigarh
• Largest city: Ludhiana
• Districts: 22

• Area ➞ 50,362 Km^2

♦ 1.53% of India’s total geographical area.  It is the 20th-largest Indian state by area. With over 27 million inhabitants, Punjab is the 16th-largest state by population.

• Chief Minister: Charanjit Singh Channi (INC)
• Governor: Banwarilal Purohit

• Official Language ➞ Punjabi

❖  Symbols of Punjab
• State Emblem: Lion Capital of Ashoka with Wheat stem above and Crossed Swords below)

• State Dance: Bhangra, Giddha
• State Mammal: Blackbuck & Indus river dolphin
• State Bird: Baaz
• State Flower: Gladiolus
• State Tree: Sheesham

❖ Border States and Union Territories  of Punjab
• Himachal Pradesh
• Haryana
• Rajasthan
• Chandigarh
• Jammu and Kashmir

❖  Border Country of Punjab
• Pakistan

❖ Important Nick Names of Punjab
• Land of five rivers
• Breadbasket of India
• Amritsar: City of Golden Temple | Holy City
• Patiala: Royal City

★ #Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Basmati
• Phulkari

➲ High Court ➞ Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh
➲ Chief Justice ➞ Ravi Shankar Jha

❖ Famous Festivals of Punjab
• Baisakhi, Hola Mohalla, Lohori, Guru Nanak Gurpurab, Teeyan, Basant Panchami, Jor Mela or Shaheedi, Chappar MelaTikka or Bhai Dooj,

❖ Folk Dancesof  Punjab
• Gidda or giddhah
• Bhangda or bhangra
• Sammi
• Kikli
• Jhumar
• Teeyan
• Dhamal
• Gatka

❖  Wildlife Sanctuaries of Punjab
• Abohar Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Aishvan Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Bhadson Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Bunerheri Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Dosanjh Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Gurdialpura Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Mehaswala Wildlife Sanctuary
• Bir Motibagh Wildlife Sanctuary
• Harike Lake Wildlife Sanctuary
• Jhajjar Bacholi Wildlife Sanctuary
• Kathlaur Kushlian Wildlife Sanctuary
• Takhni-Rehampur Wildlife Sanctuary
• Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary

❖ Wetland under Ramsar  Convention located in Punjab
• Beas Conservation Reserve
• Harike Wetlands
• Kanjli Wetland
• Keshopur-Miani Community Reserve
• Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary
• Ropar Wetland

❖ Key Industries of Punjab
• Food processing, tractors and auto components, agro-based parts, bicycle and bicycle parts, sports goods, light engineering goods, metal and alloys, chemical products and textiles.

❖ Major Rivers of Punjab
• Sutlej River
• Beas River
• Ravi River
•  Kali River
• Bein River
• Budki Nadi
• Chakki River

❖ Important Dams of Punjab
• Jainti Dam (Soonk River)
• Damsal Dam(Damsal River)
• Siswan Dam (Siswan Khad)
• Ranjit Sagar Dam (Ravi River)
• Shahpurkandi dam (Ravi River)

❖ Famous Lakes of Punjab
• Harike Lake
• Kanjli Lake
• Ropar Lake

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 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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