{Updated} Kerala GK & GS Questions and Answers

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Kerala is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. It was formed on 1 November 1956 following the States Reorganisation Act by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi)

 

Updated Kerala GK Questions and Current Affairs

Administrative Structure

Kerela was managed as a democratic socialist welfare economy after the independence. From the 1990s, liberalisation of the mixed economy allowed onerous Licence Raj restrictions against capitalism and foreign direct investment to be lightened, leading to economic expansion and an increase in employment. In the fiscal year, 2007–2008, the nominal gross state domestic product (GSDP) was ₹1,624 billion (US$23 billion).

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Thiruvananthapuram
2. Administrative HQ Thiruvananthapuram
3. Chief Ministers Pinarayi Vijayan
4. Governor P. Sathasivam
6. State Animal Indian elephant
7. State Bird Great hornbill
8. State Flower Golden shower
9. State Tree Coconut
10. No. of District 14
11. Loksabha Seats 20
12. Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) NA
13. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 140
14. Major Airport
  • Trivandrum International Airport
  • Cochin International Airport
  • Calicut International Airport
  • Kannur International Airport
15. Railway Stations
  • Thiruvananthapuram Central
  • Ernakulam Junction
  • Kozhikode
  • Kollam Junction
  • Thrissur
  • Palakkad Junction
  • Kannur
  • Shornur Junction
16. Official Language Malayalam
17. Time Zone IST (UTC +5:30)
18. Postal Code Different according to area
19. Vehicle Code KL —
20. Judiciary Kerala High Court
21. Seal Logo of Kerala

Kerala State GK for History

Kerala has pretigious history records, The maritime spice trade monopoly in the Indian Ocean stayed with the Arabs during the High and Late Middle Ages. However, the dominance of Middle East traders was challenged in the European Age of Discovery. After Vasco Da Gama’s arrival in Kappad Kozhikode in 1498, the Portuguese began to dominate eastern shipping and the spice-trade in particular.

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

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 1 November 1956
2. Capital Formation 1947
3. Largest city Thiruvananthapuram
4. Also Known as The Land of Parasurama
5. Ruled By Chera Dynasty, Ay Dynasty, Ezhimala kingdom
6. Major Historical Events

Structure and Physiographic divisions (Geography)

S.No Description Summary
1 Total Area 38,863km² ( 15,005/ sq mi)
2 Population 3,33,87,677
3 Rank of the state Area Rank:- 22nd

Population Rank:-13th

4 Population Density 860/km²
5 State Bounded By
  • Karnataka
  • Tamil Nadu
5 Soil & Minerals
  • Loam, Laterite, Alluvial, Chernozem
  • Minerals: Ilmenite, Rutile, Limeshell, Dimension Stone (Granite), Gemstones,  Zircon, Monazite, Fire Clay, Tile and Brick Clay, Silica Sand, Lignite, Limestone,  Sillimanite, Gold, Iron ore, Bauxite, Graphite, China Clay etc
7 Major Crops
  • coconut
  • rubber
  • tea
  • coffee
  • pepper
  • cardamom
  • areca nut
  • ginger
  • nutmeg
  • cinnamon etc.
8 Forest Area  38,863 sq. km.
9 Climate
  • humid tropical wet climate
  • tropical wet and dry climate
10 Rivers
  • Periyar River
  • Bharatapuzha River
  • Chalakudy River
  • Pamba River
  • Chaliyar River

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11 Major Dam
  • Walayar Dam
  • Parambikulam
  • Kakki
  • Thunakkadavu Dam
  • Idukki Dam
  • Peruvaaripallam Dam
12 Major Flora
  • Acacia catechu
  • Alpinia galanga
  • Biophytum spp.
  • Crateva Magna
  • Hydrocotyle Asiatica
  • Gloriosa superba
  • Phyllanthus amarus
  • Piper longum and many more
13 Major Fauna
  • Indian elephant, Bengal tiger, Indian leopard, Nilgiri tahr, common palm civet, and grizzled giant squirrels
  • Reptiles:- king cobra, viper, python, and mugger crocodile
  • Birds:- Malabar Trogon, the great hornbill, Kerala laughing thrush, darter and southern hill myna

Arts & Culture

S.No Description Summary
1 Dance
  • Kathakali
  • Chavittunatakom
  • Thullal
  • Kottiyattom
  • Bharat Natyam
  • Oppana
  • Mohiniyattam
  • Kakkarissi Natakom
  • Kolkkali
2 Music
  • Classic Music of Kerala
  • Carnatic Music
  • Vadakkanpattu
  • Lullabies
  • Mappilapattu
  • Panchari melam
  • Panchavadyam
3 Major Festival
  • Thrissur Pooram
  • Makaravilakku
  • Chinakkathoor Pooram
  • Nenmara Vallangi Vela
  • Utsavam.
4 Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Idli, Vada
  • Puttu
  • Appam
  • Idiyappam
  • Appam
  • Payasam
  • Pappadam
  • Rasam
  • Sambhar
  • Sadhya
  • Chicken Curry
  • Beef fry, Fish Curry
5 Traditional Dress Men

  • Mundu
  • Kara
  • White shirt
  • Jubba

Women

  • Neriyathum
  • Mundu
  • Saree

The Economy of Kerala

S.No Description Summary
1 State GDP  7.73 lakh crore (US$ 110 billion )
2 Growth rate  7.4%
3 Per capita income  1,63,475 (US$ 2,300)
4 GDP per capita rank  7th
5 Major Industries
  • IT and ITeS
  • Handloom
  • Handicrafts
  • PSUs
  • Handicrafts
  • Bamboo Industry
  • Coir Industry
  • Cashew Industry
  • Marine Products
6 Major Imports
  • Oil Petroleum
  • Gold
  • Silver
7 Major exports
  • Spices
  • Natural Rubber
  • coconut
  • Cashew
  • Rubber
  • Rice
  • Fertilizers and Chemicals

Education

Kerala is the most literate state in India, The Kerala school of astronomy and mathematics was established in 14 to the 16th century which is the oldest educational Institution in Kerala. According to the 2011 census, Kerala has 93.91% literacy compared to the national literacy rate of 74.04%.In January 2016, Kerala became the first Indian state to achieve 100% primary education through its literacy programme Athulyam.

Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate (2011)  93.91%
2. Male 96.02%
3. Female 91.98%
4. No. of School 12,644 (Lower Primary, Upper Primary, High School)
5. Affiliation Board ICSE, CBSE, NIOS, Kerala State Education Board
6. No. of University 19 Approx (Central 2, State 13, Deemed 3,
6. Colleges in Kerala 485 Approx (Engineering, Medical, law, Management, Institute of National Importance )

Educational Institution in Kerala

Heritage Sites in Kerala

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Alleppey
  • Wayand
  • Cochin
  • Munnar
  • Vagamon
  • Idukki
  • Kannur
  • Palakkad

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2 Major Monuments
  • Dutch Palace
  • Jewish Synagogue
  • Anjuthengu Fort
  • Hill Palace
  • Fort Kochi
  • St. Francis Church
  • Thalassery Fort
  • Bekal Fort
  • Krishnapuram Palace
  • Bolghatty Palace
  • Padmanabhapuram Palace
  • Palakkad Fort
3 National Park
  • Anamudi Shola National Park
  • Mathikettan Shola National Park
  • Eravikulam National Park
  • Periyar National Park
  • Silent Valley National Park
  • Pambadum Shola National Park
4 Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Idukki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kurinjimala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Chimmony Wildlife Sanctuary

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