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- 1 Chhattisgarh GK Questions and Current Affairs
- 2 History
- 3 Geographical Structure
- 4 Administrative Structure
- 5 Religion
- 6 National Parks
- 7 Arts & Culture
- 8 Economy
- 9 Nicknames of Cities
- 10 Wildlife Sanctuaries
- 11 Education
- 12 List of Top Colleges in India
- 13 Heritage Sites
- 14 Other Important Information
- 15 CG GK PDF Questions and Answers
Chhattisgarh GK Questions and Current Affairs
Chhattisgarh is once known to be a part of Madhya Pradesh before 1 November 2000 after that it was separated from M.P. The name ‘Chhattisgarh’ originated due to its 36 forts. It came in existence when the Marathas ruled this region in the 18th century after it was used in an official document of that time.
The following table will tell more about the GK of Chhattisgarh and Its history.
|1.||Founded on||1 November 2000|
|2.||Capital Formation||1 November 2000, Raipur|
|4.||Also Known as||Rice bowl of India|
|6.||Major Historical Events||
Chhattisgarh is the 9th largest state in India. Chhattisgarh covers an area of 1,35,192 square kilometres with a total population over 2.9 Crores. the average temperature of Chhattisgarh is 40°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters.
|1.||Total Area||135,192 km²|
|3.||The rank of the state||Area Rank:-9th
Population Rank:- 17th
|4.||Population Density||210/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|5.||State Bounded By||
|9.||Forest Area||59,772 km²|
|10.||Climate||Tropical Monsoon Climate|
|12.||Major Dam||Name: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango
The capital and largest city of Chhattisgarh in Raipur. Current Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh is Bhupesh Baghel (INC). In ancient times, Chhattisgarh was known as Dakshina Kosala. It becomes popularised during the times of the Maratha Empire and was first used in official documents in 1795.
|3.||Chief Ministers||Bhupesh Baghel (INC)|
|5.||State Animal||Wild Asian buffalo|
|6.||State Bird||Common hill Myna|
|7.||State Flower||Lady’s Slipper|
|11.||Rajya Sabha Seats||5|
|12.||Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly)||90+1|
|16.||Time Zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|17.||Postal Code||Different according to Area|
|18.||Vehicle Code||CG —|
|19.||Judiciary||Chattisgarh High Court|
|Sarnaism or not religious||3.01%|
|Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park||1440.71 Km2|
|Indravati National Park||1258.37 Km2|
|Kanger Ghati National Park||200 Km2|
Arts & Culture
Chhattisgarh has a heritage of robust culture. the state is the storehouse of Performing arts, Literature and crafts. The culture of Chhattisgarh includes various types of traditional Dances, Music, cuisines, traditional dress etc. which includes a lot in general knowledge of Chhattisgarh. Mostly asked in CG SET 2020.
The table below shows some more detailed information about the Arts and Culture of Chhattisgarh
|4.||Cuisine (Famous Food)||
|5.||Traditional Dress||Men: Dhotis and Headgears
The Economy of Chhattisgarh is very good with a nominal GDP of ₹3.62 lakh crore. Chhattisgarh is rich in Tea Production, Agriculture, Agricultural products etc. Agriculture is counted as the chief economic occupation of the state with the product like Pulses, Rice, Millet, Oilseeds, groundnuts, soybeans and Sunflower. State is ranked as the 17th largest tea producing state in India. Chhattisgarh’s success factors in achieving high growth rate are growth in agriculture and industrial production.
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|1.||State GDP||₹3.62 lakh crore (US$51 billion)|
|2.||Growth rate||5.3 % (2019-20)|
|3.||GDP per capita||₹98,281 (US$1,400) (2019–20)|
Nicknames of Cities
|Korba||Power hub of India|
|Jagdalpur||The tourism capital of Chhattisgarh|
|Bhilai||Steel City of India|
|Kanker||Gateway of Bastar|
|S.No.||Name of Wildlife Sanctuary||Year of Notification||Total Area(km²)|
|1.||Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary||1975||551.55|
|2.||Badalkhol Wildlife Sanctuary||1975||104.45|
|3.||Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary||1976||244.66|
|4.||Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary||1983||138.95|
|5.||Bhoramdev Wildlife Sanctuary||2001||163.8|
|6.||Sarangarh-Gomardha Wildlife Sanctuary||1975||277.82|
|7.||Pamed Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary||1985||262.12|
|8.||Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary||1978||430.36|
|9.||Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary||1974||553.36|
|10.||Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary||1978||608.53|
|11.||Udanti Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary||1985||247.59|
The overall growth in the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh has been become possible by the consistent efforts of the Chhattisgarh government. Chhattisgarh has Medical colleges, Engineering Colleges, NITs also several colleges for Ayurveda Courses like (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc)
Below table represents some information about the current education of Chhattisgarh.
|1.||Literacy Rate||84.05 %|
|4.||No. of School||318 approx|
||CBSE(State), CBSE (Central), CISCE,|
|6.||No. of University||
|6.||Colleges in Chhattisgarh||73|
List of Top Colleges in India
Chhattisgarh is rich in heritage, the state has many ancient monuments, Buddhist sites, palaces, waterfalls, caves, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples, rock paintings and hill plateaus. These sites offer a unique and standby experience to visitors. Some of the details related to tourist places, Monuments, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are enlisted below.
|1||Major Tourist Places||
Other Important Information
|Water Falls||Name: Teerathgarh Falls
Height: 91 metres (299 ft)Name: Chitrakoot waterfall
Height: 200 metres
|Power Plant||Name: Sipat Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,980 Mw
Name: Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,600 Mw
|Thermal Power Plant||
|Famous Temple||Amarkantak Temple|
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