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Maharashtra GK 2021

Maharashtra is the 3rd largest state in India. It is one of the iconic attractions of India. The below-given article gives information about Maharashtra GK 2021 Questions and Current Affairs for Maharashtra. Aspirants applying for SSC and state-level jobs for Maharashtra may have a look.

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1. History
2. Geographical Structure
3. Dams
4. Lakes
5. National Parks
6. Administrative Structure
7. Languages
8. Religion
9. Arts & Culture
10. Temples
11. Economy
12. Nicknames of cities
13. Thermal, Nuclear & Hydroelectricity Power Plants
14. Stadiums
15. Education
16. Monument, Palace and Forts
17. Tribes

18. Maharashtra GK Important Questions

Maharashtra GK Questions and Current Affairs

History

The Maurya Empires ruled Maharashtra state in the 3rd and 4th centuries BCE. Maharashtra state around 230 BCE, the state came under the rule of Satavahana dynasty for 400 years. Below is the tabular description of the history of Maharashtra.

S.NoDescriptionAnswer
1.Founded on1 May 1960
2.Capital Formation1960
3.Largest cityMumbai
4.Ruled ByMaurya Empire, Satavahana dynasty, Western Satraps, Gupta Empire, Gurjara-Pratihara, Vakataka, Kadambas, Chalukya Empire, Rashtrakuta Dynasty, Western Chalukya The Yadava rule.
5.Major Historical EventsQuit India Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1942.

Geographical Structure

Maharashtra is India’s state, located in the western and central part of the Indian subcontinent and has a long coastline stretching 720 km along the Arabian Sea. It has a famous hill station in western Ghat. Below in this table, we have described all the essential Geographical structure of Maharashtra.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Total Area307,713 km2(118,809 sq mi)
2Population112,374,333
3Rank of the stateArea wise:- 3rd Population wise:- 2nd
4Population Density370/km2 (950/sq. mi)
5State Bounded ByThe Arabian Sea to the west Karnataka and Goa to the south Telangana and Chhattisgarh to the east Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north The Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the north-west.
5Soil & Mineralsblack-cotton soil Red soil Laterite soils Morand soils pather soils
7Major CropsOnion Banana Mandarin orange Tomatoes Pomegranate Alphonso Mango Seedless grape
8Forest Area61,939 km2(23,915 sq mi)
9ClimateTypical monsoon climate, with hot, rainy, and cold weather seasons
10RiverKrishna Bhima Godavari Tapi-Purna Wardha-Wainganga Koyna River Mula River Pravara River Girna River
12Major  FloraAbutilon Indicum Bombax ceiba Cheilocostus speciosus Corynandra elegans Danthonidium Drosera indica Entada rheedii Eriocaulon bolei Hubbardia Indopoa Mangifera indica Saraca asoca
13Major FaunaTiger Leopard Gaur Sloth bear Sambar Four-horned antelope, Blue bull Chital Barking deer Mouse deer Small Indian civet Golden jackal Jungle cat Striped hyena Hare

Dams

Below you can get the List of Dams in Maharashtra. Name of Dams and Location is as follows…

Names of DamsRiverLocation of Dams
Koyna DamKoyna RiverMaharashtra, India
Mula DamMula RiverRahuri, Maharashtra, India
Panshet DamAmbi RiverVelhe Pune District, Maharashtra
Mulshi DamMula RiverPune District, Maharashtra, India
Bhandardara DamPravara RiverAhmednagar District, Maharashtra
Vaitarna DamVaitarna RiverPalghar Mumbai, Maharashtra
Jayakwadi DamGodavari RiverJayakwadi, Maharashtra, India
Ujani DamBhima RiverUjani, Madha Taluka, Solapur District
Pawna DamPavana RiverPune District, Maharashtra, India
Girna DamGirna RiverMalegaon, Nashik, Maharashtra
Kolkewadi DamVashishti RiverMaharashtra, India
Yeldari DamPurna RiverYeldari, Maharashtra, India
Radhanagari DamBhogawati RiverRadhanagari, Maharashtra, India

Lakes

S.No.LakesCityRemarks
1.Lonar LakeLonar in Buldhana districtKnown hypervelocity impact crater in basaltic rock anywhere on earth.
2.Venna lakeMahabaleshwar
3.Rankala LakeKolhapur DistrictIt is the oldest of all lakes in Maharashtra.
4.Upvan LakeThaneIt is famous for hosting the Sanskruti Arts Festival.
5.Ambazari lakeNagpurIt is the largest lake in the city. Nag River of Nagpur originates from this lake.
6.Vihar LakeVihar villageOn the Mithi River

National Parks

S.No.NameLocation
1.Chandoli National ParkSangli District
2.Gugamal National ParkAmravati District
3.Nawegaon National ParkGondia district
4.Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National ParkMumbai city
5.Tadoba National ParkChandrapur district

Administrative Structure

Maharashtra state consists of Amravati Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division, Nashik Division, Pune Division, and Its 36 districts. Each district under the administrative control of a District Collector. Below is the table, we have served you with the latest Administrative Structure of Maharashtra.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1.CapitalMumbai(Summar)
Nagpur (Winter)
2.Largest CityMumbai
3Administrative HQMumbai
4.Chief MinistersUddhav Thackeray
5.GovernorBhagat Singh Koshyari
6.State AnimalGiant Squirrel
7.State BirdGreen Imperial (Yeollow footed Green) Pigeon
8.State FlowerJarul
9.State TreeMango tree
10.No. of District36
11.No. of Division6
12.Loksabha Seats48 seats
13.Vidhan Sabha Seats289 (288 Elected + 1 Nominated)
15.Major Railway StationAkola Junction railway station Badnera Junction railway station Bhusaval Junction railway station Daund Junction railway station Diva Junction railway station Hotgi Junction railway station Kalyan Junction railway station Murtizapur Junction railway station Nagpur railway station Pachora Junction railway station Pune Junction railway station Wardha Junction railway station
16.Official LanguageMarathi
17.Time ZoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
18.Postal Code400001-445103
19.Vehicle CodeMH–
20.JudiciaryBombay High Court

Languages

LanguagePercentage
Marathi68.93%
Hindi12.89%
Urdu6.71%
Gujarati2.11%
Telugu1.18%
Others8.18%

Religion

ReligionPercentage
 Hinduism79.83%
Islam11.54%
Jainism1.25%
Christianity0.96%
Sikhism0.2%
Other0.16%

Arts & Culture

Maharashtra state is known “the land of the scholar” and popular for its caves. Let us check out the Complete information about Maharashtra Culture and Tradition, which the Maharashtra people follow.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Folk DanceDhangari Gaja. Koli Dance. Lavani Dance. Povadas Dance. Tamasha.
2Traditional MusicLavani Povada Bhaleri
3 Major FestivalGanesh Chaturthi Banganga Festival Bhaubeej Elephanta Festival Ellora Festival Ganga Dashahara Jiviti Puja Kalidas Festival Nag Panchami
4Cuisine (Famous Food)Pav Bhaji Vada Pav Puran Poli Misal Pav Modak Ragda Pattice Bharli Vangi Sreekhand Poha Aamti (Maharashtrian Dal) Kairi Cha Panha
5Traditional DressMen
1. Dhotar
2. Pheta
Women
1. Nauwari Saadi or Lugda
2. choli

Temples

TemplesLocation
Shirdi Sai TempleShirdi
Ganpatipule TempleRatnagiri district
Shani ShingnapurShirdi
Trimbakeshwar TempleNasik district
Ganeshgule Beach & TempleRatnagiri district
Bhimashankar TempleGhat region of Sahyadri hills
Ghrushneshwar / Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga TempleAurangabad district
Anjarle Beach & Ganesh TempleRatnagiri district
Yamai Devi TempleSatara district

Economy

Maharashtra’s economy is mainly dependent on industries and agriculture. The state contributes about 25% of its industrial output and 23.2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) (2010–11).

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1State GDP₹32.24 lakh crore (US$450 billion)
2Growth rate‎6% (2018-19)
3Per capita income₹ 1,93,750 (US$ 10,587)
4GDP per capita rank1st
5Major IndustriesTextile Pharmaceuticals Petrochemicals Heavy chemicals Electronics, Automobiles, Engineering, Food processing, Plastics IT and ITeS, Auto and auto components Oil and gas, Gems and jewellery, Banking Financial services and insurance (BFSI)
6Major Importsfoodgrains mutton beef poultry fish milk packaged goods
7Major exportsRice Jwari and Bajri Cotton Sugarcane, Turmeric, and several oilseeds including groundnut, sunflower and soybean. Mangoes Bananas Grapes and Oranges are the main ones
8GDP by sectorsAgriculture 11.9% Industry 33.6% Services 54.5% (2016-17)

Nicknames of cities

S.No.CitySpecial-Names
1.NagpurOrange City
2.PuneOxford of the East Queen of Deccan
3.NashikThe wine capital of India Grape city of India California of India
4.MumbaiCity of Seven Islands Financial Capital of India City of Dreams City of Slums and Skyscrapers Gateway of India Bollywood of India Maximum City
5.SolapurTextile City of India Manchester of India
6.KolhapurCity of Wrestlers

Thermal, Nuclear & Hydroelectricity Power Plants

S.No.Name of PlantTypeLocationRemark
1.Bhira Pumped Storage Hydro Power Plant IndiaHydroelectricBhira
2.Koyna Hydro Power PlantHydroelectric It is the largest completed hydroelectric power plant in India
3.Ghatghar Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricAhmednagar district
4.Bhivpuri Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricMumbai
5.Khopoli Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricHydroelectric
6.Bhira Tail Race Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricPatnus
7.Tillari Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricDodamarg Taluka
8.Vaitarna Hydroelectric Power PlantHydroelectricVaitarna
9.Bhandardara Hydroelectric Power SystemHydroelectricBhandardara
10Chandrapur Super Thermal Power StationThermalChandrapur district
11.Tiroda Thermal Power StationThermalTirora in Gondia districta coal-based thermal power plant
12.RattanIndia Amravati Thermal Power ProjectThermalAmravati districta coal-based thermal power plant
13.Bhusawal Thermal Power PlantThermalBhusawal city of Jalgaon district
14.Kaparkheda Thermal Power StationThermalNagpur district
15.Parli Thermal Power PlantThermalParli Vaijnath in Beed district
16.Tarapur Atomic Power Station (T.A.P.S.)NuclearTarapurTarapur is the largest nuclear power station in India

Stadiums

S.No.StadiumCity
1.DY Patil Stadium (Football stadium)Navi Mumbai
2.Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (cricket stadium)Nagpur
3.Wankhede Stadium (cricket stadium)Mumbai
4.Cooperage Football Stadium (Football stadium)Mumbai
5.Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (cricket stadium)Pune
6.Fr. Agnel Stadium (Football stadium)Mumbai
7.PCMC Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)Pimpri-Chinchwad
8.B.P.T. Ground (Football stadium)Mumbai
9.Mahindra Hockey Stadium (Hockey stadium)Navi Mumbai

Education

In 1966, the state government of Maharashtra established its own education board and university. MSBSHSE is the main board of school education in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The state has some of the premier institutions like  All India Institute of Medical Sciences Nagpur, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital And Medical College, Mumbai, Indian Institute of Management Nagpur, National Institute of Technology, Mumbai etc.  In this table, we have served the latest Condition of Education in Maharashtra.

S.NoDescriptionSummary
1Literacy Rate82.34 %
2.Male88.38%
3Female75.87%
4No. of Schools1,13,191(2018-19)
5Affiliation BoardMSBSHSE, CBSE, ISC, ICSE
6No. of Universities1 central, 19 state Universities, 21 Deemed Universities

Monument, Palace and Forts

S.NOMonumentsSituated In
1.Gateway of IndiaMumbai City
2.Shri Mahalakshmi TempleKolhapur
3.Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati MandirPrabhadevi, Mumbai
4.TrimbakeshwarNashik
5.BhimashankarPune
6.The Karla CavesLonavala
7.Elephanta cavesElephanta Island, or Gharapuri in Mumbai
8.ShanivarwadaPune
9.Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu SangrahalayaMuseum in Mumbai
10.Raigad FortRaigad district
11.Panhala fortKolhapur
12.The Rajabai clock TowerSouth Mumbai
13.Mahalaxmi TempleMumbai

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Tribes

  • Bhil
  • MadiaKatkari
  • Koli
  • Oraon
  • Warli

Maharashtra GK Important Questions

Q. Which of the following places in Maharashtra is famous for cotton bedsheets which have been given GI tag?

A. Solapur

Q. Which of the following districts of Maharashtra is well-known for its production of bananas?

A. Jalgaon

Q. Who of the following is the author of the well-known book ‘History of Dharmasastra’?

A. Pandurang Vaman Kane

Q. On which day was Maharashtra formed after separation from Bombay State?

A. 1st May 1960

Q. Which is the official language of Maharashtra?

A. Marathi

Q. Where did Thibaw, last king of Burma, live in Maharashtra?

A. Ratnagiri

Q. What percentage of population of Maharashtra is literate as per 2011 census?

A. 82.3%

Q. In which city is the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute located?

A. Pune

Q. Which is the highest point in Maharashtra?

A. Kalsubai

Q. Who of the following was the first recipient of the Maharashtra Bhushan Award?

A. Purshottam Deshpande

Q. Who was the first Peshwa of the Maratha Empire?

A. Moropant Trimbak Pingle

Q. Who was established the first cotton mill in Bombay?

A. Cowasjee Nanabhoy

Q. Marathi Language Day is Celebrated on?

A. 27th February

Q. Which sea is to the west of Maharashtra?

A. Arabian

Q. Which of the following districts has the lowest density?

A. Gadchiroli

Q. In which city of Maharashtra was an Indian Institute of Management established in the year 2015?

A. Nagpur

Q. Which day celebrated as the Maharashtra Day?

A. 1st May

Q. In which year, Elephanta Caves designated as UNESCO world heritage site?

A. 1987

Q. Approximately how many fort are their in Maharashtra?

A. 350

Q. Which fort is Birthplace of Chattarpati Shivaji Maharaj?

A. Shivneri

Q. Total number of Districts in Maharashtra?

A. 36

Q. In which year Bombay high court was established?

A. 1862

Q. Total number of Parliament Constituency?

A. 48

Q. Which marathi newspaper was published by Bal Gangadhar Tilak?

A. Kesari

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