Tamil Nadu GK, a brief overview

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Tamil Nadu GK, a brief overview
Tamil Nadu GK, a brief overview

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

Tamil Nadu GK, a brief overview

❖ Formation History of Tamil Nadu
◗ November 1, 1956, is the day on which the present landscape known as Tamil Nadu was carved out from erstwhile Madras Province after States Reorganisation Act, 1956 came into force, redrawing boundaries along linguistic lines.

• State Hood Day:
• Capital: Channai
• Area: 130058 Km^2
• Chief Minister: M.K Stalin
• Governor: R.N Ravi

• Official Language: Tamil
• Additional official language: English

❖ Symbols of Tamil Nadu
• State Animal ➞ Nilgiri Thar
• State Bird ➞ Emerald dove
• State Tree  ➞ Pam tree
• State Flower ➞ Gloriosa lily

• State Fruit: Jackfruit
• State Song: “Invocation to Goddess Tamil

❖ Border States and Union Territories of Tamil Nadu
• Kerala
• Karnataka
• Andhra Pradesh
• Puducherry

❖ Important Nick Names of Tamil Nadu
• Chennai:Gateway of South India
• Chennai:Healthcare Capital of India
• Coimbatore: Manchester of South India
• Erode: Turmeric City of India
• Yercaud: Poor Man’s Ooty
• Madurai: City of Festivals

✪ Lok Sabha: 39 seats
✪ Rajya Sabha: 18 seats
✪ Population Density: 555 / km2
✪  Sex Ratio: 996 /1000
✪ Literacy Rate: 80.09%

★ Geographical Indications tagged Products
• Salem Fabric
• Kancheepuram Silk
• Kancheepuram Silk
• Madurai Sungudi
• Coimbatore Wet Grinder
• Thanjavur Paintings
• Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil
• Thanjavur Art Plate
• East India Leather
• Salem Silk known as Salem Venpattu
• Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees
• Arani Silk
• Swamimalai Bronze Icons
• Eathamozhi Tall Coconut
• Thanjavur Doll
• Nilgiri (Orthodox)
• Virupakshi Hill Banana
• Sirumalai Hill Banana
• Madurai Malli
• Pattamadai Pai (“Pattamadai Mat”)
• Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku (“Nachiarkoil Lamp”)
• Chettinad Kottan
• Toda Embroidery
• Thanjavur Veenai
• Thanjavur Art Plate (Logo)
• Swamimalai Bronze Icons (Logo)
• Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil (Logo)
• Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture
• Erode Manjal (Erode Turmeric)
• Thirubuvanam Silk Sarees
• Kodaikanal Malai Poondu
• Palani Panchamirtham
• Dindigul Locks
• Kandangi Saree
• Srivilliputtur Palkova
• Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai
• Thanjavur Pith Works
• Arumbavur Wood Carvings

❖ Major Tribal Communities of Tamil Nadu
•Kodas, Thodas, Irulas, Kurumbas and Badagas, Kattunayakan and Paliyan.

➲ High Court ➞ Madras High Court
➲ Chief Justice ➞ Munishwar Nath Bhandari

❖ Famous Festivals Tamil Nadu
• Pongal
• Thiruvaiyaru Festival
• Thaipusam
• Natyanjali Dance Festival
• Mahamaham
• Karthigai Deepam
• Mahamaham Festival
• Thiruvaiyaru Festival

❖ Folk Dance of Tamil Nadu
• Bharatanatyam
• Chakkai Aattam
• Devaraattam
• Kamandi or Kaman Pandigai
• Kai Silambu Attam
• Kazhi Attam or Kolattam

❖ Ramsar Wetland of Tamil Nadu
• Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary

❖ National Park of Tamil Nadu
• Guindy
• Gulf of Mannar Marine
• Indira Gandhi (Annamalai)
• Mudumalai
• Mukurthi

❖ Tiger Reserves in Tamil Nadu
• Kalakad-Mundanthurai (1988–89)
• Anamalai (2008–09)
• Mudumalai (2007)
• Sathyamangalam (2013–14)
• Srivilliputhur – Megamalai (2021)

❖ Wildlife Sanctuaries of Tamil Nadu
• Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, 1936
• Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1942
• Point Calimere Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary, 1967
• Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, 1976
• Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve, 1976
• Vettangudi Bird Sanctuary, 1977
• Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1980
• Vallanadu Wildlife Sanctuary, 1987
• Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary, 1988
• Karikili Bird Sanctuary, 1989
• Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary, 1989
• Kanjirankulam Bird Sanctuary, 1989
• Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary, 1991
• Udayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary, 1991
• Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary, 1994
• Vellode Birds Sanctuary, 1997
• Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary, 1999
• Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary, 2002
• Sathyamangalam Wildlife Sanctuary, 2008
• Kodaikanal Wildlife Sanctuary, 2013
• Cauvery North Wildlife Sanctuary, 2014
• Oussudu Lake Bird Sanctuary, 2015
• Megamalai Wildlife Sanctuary, 2016
• Gangaikondam Spotted Dear Wildlife Sanctuary
• Melaselvanoor-Keelaselvanoor Wildlife Sanctuary
• Mundanthurai Wildlife Sanctuary
• Nellai Wildlife Sanctuary
• Theerthangal Wildlife Sanctuary
• Sakkarakottai Wildlife Sanctuary

❖ UNESCO World Heritage Site
•Western Ghats (Shared with Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra)
• Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram
• Great Living Chola Temples
• Mountain Railways of India (West Bengal Himachal Pradesh)

❖ Biosphere Reserves of Tamil Nadu
• Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve [Shared with Kerala & Karnataka]
• Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve
• Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve [Shared with Kerala]

❖ Key Industries of Tamil Nadu
• Iron and Steel (Salem), Locks (Dindigul), Atomic Power (Kalapakkam), Thermal Power (Ennore), Textiles and Paper (Coimbatore)

❖ Important Rivers of Tamil Nadu
• Kaveri, Thenpennai, Palar,  Vaigai River, Noyyal River, Cheyyar River, Then Pennai, Vellar River (Northern Tamil Nadu), Vellar River (Southern Tamil Nadu), Moyar River, Pampar River, Bhavani River, Thamirabarani River, Vaippar River

❖ Important Dams of Tamil Nadu
• Mettur Dam
• Bhavani Sagar Dam
• Amaravathi Dam
• Krishnagiri Dam
• Sathanur Dam
• Mullaiperiyar Dam
• Vaigai Dam
• Manimuthar Dam
• Papanasam Dam

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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