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1. History
2. Geographical Structure
3. Administrative Structure
4. Languages
5. Religion
6. Arts & Culture
7. Temple
8. Stadiums
9. Economy
10. Museum
11. Education
12. Heritage Sites

 Goa GK Questions and Current Affairs

History

Goa was ruled by the Maurya Empire (Ashoka of Magadha) in the 3rd century BC. It was made Indias 25th State on 30th May 1987, the Largest city of Goa is Vasco da Gama. Goa is also termed as Gomanchala, Gopakapattam etc. historical name of Goa is Sindapur, Sandapur and Mahassapatam.In 1510, Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yusuf Adil shah and settle in permanently in Goa and ruled 450 Years(1510-1961).

Below table will tell more about the GK of Goa and Its history.

S.NoDescriptionAnswer
1.Founded on30 May 1987
2.Capital Formation30 May 1987
3.Largest cityVasco da Gama
4.Also Known asKonkan, Pearl City of the Orient
5.Ruled ByMaurya Empire, Bhojas of Goa, Portuguese Colonial
6.Major Historical EventsOn 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. In 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.

Geography Structure

In Goa, the climate is Tropical Monsoon climate under the Koppen climate classification.Goa covers an area of 3,702 square kilometres. It has a coastline of 101 km, Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth-smallest by population. The average temperature of Goa is 30°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Total Area3,702 km² ( 1,429/ sq mi)
2Population14,58,545
3Rank of the stateArea Rank:-29th Population Rank:- 26th
4Population Density394/km²
5State Bounded ByMaharashtra (North)
Karnataka(East and South)
5Soil & MineralsAlluvial and Loamy Iron ore Manganese ore Bauxite
7Major CropsRice pulses (legume) Ragi (Finger Millet) Coconut Cashew nut Areca nut Sugarcane Pineapple Mango Banana
8Forest Area2,219 sq. km.
9ClimateTropical Monsoon Climate
10.Major PortMormugao port
11.BiodiversityHotspotsWestern Ghats
12.Marine Protected AreaChorao Island
13.WaterfallsDudhsagar falls
14Hill RangeWestern Ghats
15Major FloraBamboo Coconut Mangoes Cashew Jackfruit Pineapples Blackberries
16Major FaunaGaur Snake Foxes Kingfisher Mynas Parrots Shrimps, Oyster, Catfish, Jellyfish

River

RiverOriginate fromCity
ZuariHemad-Barshem in the Western GhatsVasco da Gama, Mormugao
MandoviWestern GhatsPanaji, VelhaGoa, Porvorim, Satari,
Cumbarjua, Jamboti
TerekholManohargad in the Western Ghats North Goa district
ChaporaRamghat Pernem and Bardez.
TalponaRavan Dongor in between Nane and Kuske on the Sahyadri MountainsTalpona
The Sal MargaoBenaulim, Navelim, Varca, Orlim, Carmona, Dramapur,
Chinchinim, Assolna, Cavelossim, Mobor

Dams

DamaRiverLengthHeight Open
Amthane DamAmthane Nala450 m (1,476 ft)25.21 m (83 ft)1987
Anjunem DamGunuleni Nala185 m (607 ft)43 m (141 ft)1989
Panchwai DamZuari230 m (755 ft)20 m (66 ft)1989
Salaulim DamSanguem1,004 m (3,294 ft)42.70 m(140 ft)2000

National Park and Wildlife sanctuary

DescriptionSummary
Bondla Wildlife SanctuaryUsgao-Ganjem VP,
Molem National Park‎South Goa
Cotigao Wildlife SanctuaryCanacona Taluka, Khotigao
Mhadei Wildlife SanctuaryValpoi
Netravali Wildlife SanctuaryVerlem
Mahaveer Wildlife SanctuaryMolem
Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary‎Chorão

Administrative Structure

The state is divided into two districts: North Goa and South Goa. Each district is administered by a district collector, appointed by the Indian government. The governor is the constitutional head of the government of Goa, who is appointed by the President of India. The real executive power rests with the chief minister and the cabinet. The political party or the coalition of political parties having a majority in the Legislative Assembly forms the government. Goa has two seats in the Lok Sabha and one seat in the Rajya Sabha.

The head of the bureaucracy of the state is the chief secretary. Under this position, is a hierarchy of officials drawn from the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Police Service, Indian Forest Service, and different wings of the state civil services. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice. Goa has a High Court which has been functioning June 26, 1862, since. All the branches of the government are located in the Panaji.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.CapitalPanaji
2.Administrative HQPanaji
3.Chief MinistersPramod Sawant
4.GovernorSatya Pal Malik
6.State AnimalGaur
7.State BirdYellow-throated Bulbul
8.State FlowerRed Jasmine
9.State TreeTerminalia elliptica
10.No. of District2
11.Loksabha Seats2
12.Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council)
13.Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly)40
14.Major AirportGoa International Airport
15.Railway StationsKarmali Railway Station Kulem Madgaon Pernem Sanvordem Curchrem Thivim Vasco da Gama
16.Official LanguageKonkani
17.Time ZoneIST (UTC +5:30)
18.Postal CodeDifferent according to Area
19.Vehicle CodeGA
20.JudiciaryBombay High Court, Goa bench
21.SealGoa Seal

Languages

S.No.LanguagesPercentage
1. Konkani66.11%
2.Marathi10.89%
3Kannada4.66%
4Urdu2.83%
5Malayalam0.89%
6Telugu0.76%
7 Others3.57%

Religion

As per the government data the maximum people who are Hindu at  66.08% and 33.92 other religion.

S.No.ReligionPercentage
1.Hinduism66.08%
2.Islam25.10%
3.Christianity8.33%
4. Sikhism 0.10%
5.Buddhism0.08%
6.Jainism 0.08%
7.Other or not religious0.2%

Arts & Culture

The Culture of Goa is extraordinary as it remained Portuguese Territory for more than 450 years. The culture of Goa is very interesting as it combines the Eastern and Western styles. Goa is very famous for Goan Carnival and Christmas-New year, its celebration attracts the major number of Tourists.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Folk DanceJagor Natak Tiatr Corridinho Fundi
2MusicMando Ovi Suvari
3Major FestivalChristmas Easter Carnival Shigmo Samvatsar Padvo Chavoth Ladainha festival
4Cuisine (Famous Food)Rice with Fish Curry Vindalho Xacuti Sorpotel Idli and Polle Amboli Kailoleo Ros Omelette
5Traditional DressNav Yari Pano Bhaju Valkal Kashti

Temple

TempleLocation
Shri Saptakoteshwar TempleSouth Goa
Maruti TemplePonda
Mahalaxmi TempleNorth Goa
Mahadeva TempleSanguem, Surla
Shri Shantadurga TempleQuepem, South Goa,
Laxmi Narasimha TempleVeling, Goa
Shri Ramnath TempleRamnathim, Ponda

Stadiums

S.No.StadiumsSportPlace/near
1.Nehru stadiummulti-purpose stadiumPanaji
2.GMC Stadiummulti-purpose stadiumBambolim

Economy

Goa is one of the Indias richest states with the highest GDP per capita– two and a half times that of the country –  the average growth rate of Goa is 8.23% (1990-2000). Goa is one of the few states to achieve rural electrification by 100 per cent. Table Below contains some of the normal questions mostly asked in different Govt. and Private recruitment examinations of Goa.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1State GDP₹0.772 lakh crore (US$11 billion)
2Growth rate9.8% 
3Per capita income₹ 4,58,304
4GDP per capita rank23rd
5Major IndustriesTourism Mining Industry (Iron, bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone and silica) Food Processing IT and ITs Mining Biotechnology Pharmaceuticals fishing
6Major ImportsSugar Wine Spirituous liquors Dates Drugs
7Major exportsIron Ore Marine Products Cashew Pharmaceutical

Museum

CityName
Goa Chitra MuseumBenaulim
Goa Science CentrePanaji
Goa State MuseumPanaji
Naval Aviation MuseumVasco da Gama

Education

Goa state had India’s earliest educational institutions built by the support of Europeans. Medical education in Goa has begun in 1801 at Royal and Military Hospital in the old city of Goa. Goa has Asia’s oldest medical college as Goa Medical College (Since 1845). Goa NIT (National Institute of Technology) and IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). All schools in Goa comes under the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Syllabus is Prescribed by the State Education Department.

 DescriptionSummary
1.Literacy Rate (2011)87%
2.Male90%
3.Female84%
4.No. of School2153 approx
5.Affiliation BoardICSE, NIOS, State Board
6.No. of University1 (Goa University)
6.Colleges in Goa120 approx

Heritage Sites

Goa has a large number of Ancient Monuments spread at different places throughout the state. It has two World Heritage Sites: the Bom Jesus Basilica[59] and churches and convents of Old Goa. Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its white-sand beaches, nightlife, places of worship and World Heritage-listed architecture. It has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, a biodiversity hotspot.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Major Tourist PlacesBasilica Of Bom Jesus Mangeshi Temple Aguada Fort St. Cathedral Reis Magos Fort Chapora Fort Cabo De Rama Fort Baga Beach Calangute Beach Dona Paula 
2Major MonumentsSt. Cathedral Church of Lady of Rosary Church of St Francis of Assisi Basilica of Bom Jesus Church of the Holy Spirit
3National ParkBhagwan Mahavir National Park
4Wildlife SanctuaryThe Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary Molem Wildlife Sanctuary Cotigaon Wildlife Sanctuary Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary Madei Wildlife Sanctuary Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary

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Goa GK Important Questions

Q. What is the area of Goa?

A. 1,429 sq. mi.

Q. UNESCO World Heritage Site Basilica of Bom Jesus was built in which century ?

A. 6th Century

Q. Official Language of Goa?

A. Konkani

Q. Which article in Indian constitution is a special provision for Goa?

A. 371

Q. Which one is the largest city in goa area wise?

A. Panaji

Q. Who is the chief minister of Goa?

A. Pramod sawant

Q. Who was the first Chief minister of Goa?

A. Dayanand Bandodkar

Q. Capital City of Goa?

A. Panaji

Q. Total Number of districts in Goa?

A. Two

Q. Which of the following is primary Industry in Goa?

A. Tourism

Q. Which sea is to the west of Goa?

A. Arabian

Q. Who was the ruler of Goa before it become a part of India?

A. Portuguese

Q. In which year Goa recognised as a state?

A. 1987

Q. Which one is the longest beach in Goa?

A. Colava Beach

Q. Which one is the largest Church in Goa?

A. Se Cathedral

Q. What is the literacy rate of Goa according to 2011 census?

A. 88.70%

Q. Which one is the highest peak in Goa?

A. Sonsogor

Q. Who is the Director general of police in goa?

A. Mukesh Kumar Meena

Q. Who is the Current Governor of Goa?

A. Bhagat Singh Koshyari

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