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TN Current Affairs:

  • Tamil Nadu has reported its first case of Zika virus in a 27-year-old man from a village in Krishnagiri district.
  • There is no specific treatment or vaccine currently available to treat Zika. The best form of prevention is protection against mosquito bites
  • It has been chosen in large category (production more than 10 million tonnes), Himachal Pradesh in medium category (1 to 10 million tonnes)
  • Krishi Karman awards were instituted in 2010-11 by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare to reward the best performing States
  • Ancient water body to be revived in Tamil Nadu
  • Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) has started work on reviving an ancient water body located in the Kancheepuram district of Tamil Nadu.
  • Indian Navy dedicates its Largest Missile destroyer to Chennai
  • Navy’s largest missile destroyer has been dedicated to Chennai, the city it is named after. The ship has a strong expertise in missile technology.
  • Tamil Nadu beat India ‘B’ to win Deodhar Trophy
  • Tamil Nadu’s Dinesh Karthik shared a 136-run stand with Narayan Jagadeesan (55) for the fourth wicket which drove Tamil Nadu to 303/9 in 50 overs.
  • It had produced 130 lakh tonnes of foodgrains in 2015-16, which is the highest in the last five years.
  • Indian Navy has de-inducted TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft after 29 years of dedicated service to the nation
  • It also had played important role in transforming aspects of maritime reconnaissance
  • Tamil Nadu won the 2017 Vijay Hazare Trophy of cricket for record fifth time defeating Bengal.

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Important things which you should know about Tamil Nadu:

Capital  of Tamil nadu Chennai
Formed in26th January 1950
LanguagesTamil, Tulu,Telugu, Kannada.
Known as2nd largest state economy
  • Eastern limit: Point Calimere
  • Western limit: Mudumalai
  • Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Northern limit: Pulicat lake
  • Southern limit: Kanyakumari
    (Cape Comorin)
Physiographic regions:

  • eastern coastal region
  • western hilly region
  • plains
  • Major physical (land) divisions:
  • Kurinji or mountainous region
  • Mullai or forest region
  • Palai or arid region
  • Marudham or the fertile plains
  • Neidhal or coastal region.
  • Eastern and Western Ghats meet inTamil Nadu and run along its eastern
    & western boundaries.
Natural vegetation
  • Tropical moist deciduous in the North-West
  • Tropical dry deciduous and thorny
    vegetation to the east and the south
  • Presence of montane subtropical
    and temperate region nearer to the Ghats
Major riversKaveri flows from Kodagu (Karnataka)
to the Bay of Bengal through Tamil NaduVaigai flows from Varusanadu Hills
(Tamil Nadu) to Palk StraitPalar
flowing from Nandi Hill(Karnataka) to the Bay of Bengal
through Tamil NaduThamiraparani flows from
Pothigai Hills (Tamil Nadu) to Gulf of Mannar
Major regional
Pongal, Adi perukku, Karthigai, Kanthuri, Kavadi, Mahamagam
Major art formsBharatanatyam, Kolattam, Karagattam, Chakkai Attam
Jallikattu – Bull fight on 2nd day of Pongal
IndustryCotton, commercial vehicles,
safety matches, sugar, paper, cement
MineralsBauxite & ferrous minerals,
lime stone, gypsum
AgricultureRice, sugar cane, cotton, coconut,
cashew, tea, rubber, coffee
Geographical indicationsOddanchatram vegetables, Salem fabric,
Kancheepuram silk, Bhavani jamakkalam,
Madhurai sungudi, Coimbatore wet grinder,
Thanjavur paintings, Thanjavur art plate,
Thanjavur doll, Thanjavur veena,
temple jewellery of Nagercoil, E.I. leather,
Kovai cora cotton, Arani silk,
Swamimalai bronze icons,
Eathomozhy tall coconut, Nilgiri logo,
Virupakshi hill banana, Sirumalai hill banana,
Madhurai malli, Pattamadai mat,
Nachiarkoil lamp, Chettinad cotton,
Toda embroidery, Dindigul lock,
Palani panchamirtham
State animalNilgiri tahr
State birdEmerald dove
State flowerGlory lily
historical sites
Rama Setu, Varaha cave temple,
Samanar Malai, Ripon building,
Armamalai cave, Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort,
Descent of the Ganges in Mahabalipuram
World Heritage Sites
  • Chola temples
  • Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur
  • Temple of Gangaikonda Cholapuram
  • Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram
  • Group of monuments at Mahabalipuram
  • Nilgiri mountain railway
Major Ramsar sitesPoint Calimere Wildlife
and Bird Sanctuary
The Western Ghats & Sri Lanka
Endemic bird areasThe Western Ghats
Bird sanctuariesPulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary,

  • Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary,
  • Karikili Bird Sanctuary,
  • Karaivetti Bird Sanctuary,
  • Udhayamarthandapuram Bird Sanctuary,
  • Vaduvoor Bird Sanctuary,
  • Chitrangudi Bird Sanctuary,
  • Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary,
  • Vellode Bird Sanctuary,
National parksIndira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Mukurthi National Park, Guindy National Park,
Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
Biosphere reserveGulf of Mannar Marine National Park,
Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve,
Agasthiyarmalai Biosphere Reserve
Wildlife sanctuariesIndira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Point Calimere Wildlife Sanctuary,
Srivilliputhur Grizzled Squirrel Wildlife Sanctuary,
Vallanadu Black Buck Sanctuary,
Kanyakumari Wildlife Sanctuary,
Kalakad Sanctuary, Mundanthurai Sanctuary,
Cauvery North Sanctuary,
Gangaikondan Sanctuary,
Kodaikanal Sanctuary, Point Calimere Sanctuary
Tiger reserveKalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve,
Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park,
Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

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Tamil Nadu GK Questions and Answers

Tamil Nadu General Knowledge Questions and Answers:

Q.1: Tamilnadu Capital City Chennai is formerly known as ?

  1. Madras
  2. Chennapur
  3. Chennapatti
  4. None of these

Ans: 1

Q.2: Vijayalaya Chola established Which of the following as new capital ?

  1. Madurai
  2. Thanjavur
  3. Krishnagiri
  4. Tiruchi

Ans: 2

Q.3: .Koodal i s old name of Which city ?

  1. Tiruppur
  2. Tirunelveli
  3. Madurai
  4. None of these

Ans: 3

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Q.4: .Total Number of Districts of Tamilnadu state ?

  1. 34
  2. 32
  3. 28
  4. 30

Ans: 2

Q.5: .Which City is largest Knitwear exporter ?

  1. Salem
  2. Coimbatore
  3. Andipatti
  4. Tirupur

Ans: 3

Q.6: Which city is called “Manchestar of South India ” ?

  1. Coimbatore
  2. Chennai
  3. Tirunelveli
  4. Namakkal

Ans: 1

Q.7: Which of the following state is North to Tamilnadu ?

  1. Kerala
  2. Karnataka
  3. Andhra pradesh
  4. None of these

Ans: 3

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Q.8: What is the Rank of Tamilnadu among Indian states by area ?

  1. 14
  2. 3
  3. 9
  4. 11

Ans: 4

Q.9: .Number of International Airports in Tamilnadu ?

  1. 3
  2. 5
  3. 4
  4. 2

Ans: 3

Q.10: .Yercaud hill station is located in Which district ?

  1. Tiruchirappalli
  2. Salem
  3. Erode
  4. Tirunelveli

Ans: 2

Q.11: Theni distict is split from Which district in 1997 ?

  1. Madurai
  2. Coimbatore
  3. Tiruchirappalli
  4. None of these

Ans: 1

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Q.12: Whose nickname is “Mango of Salem ” ?

  1. K Kamaraj
  2. PT Rajan
  3. C Raja gopalachari
  4. M Karunanidhi

Ans: 3

Q.13: In which year Madras state was renamed as Tamilnadu ?

  1. 1952
  2. 1962
  3. 11966
  4. 1969

Ans: 4

Q.14: .Which Chief minister have been appointed maximum number fo times ?

  1. M Karunanidhi
  2. M G Ramachandran
  3. J Jayalalithaa
  4. C Raja gopalachar

Ans: 1

Q.15: .Who amongst the following is acknowledged as “king Maker” ?

  1. M Karunanidhi
  2. K Kamraj
  3. C Rajagopalachari
  4. None of these

Ans: 2

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Q.16: .Who is the founder of AIADMK ?

  1. C Annadurai
  2. M G Ramachandran
  3. J Jayalalithaa
  4. None of these

Ans: 2

Q.17: .In which of the following district Indiragandhi wild life  sanctuary & national park is located ?

  1. Dharmapuri district
  2. Coimbatore district
  3. Karur
  4. Theni

Ans: 2

Q.18: From the following Which Public sector bank headquarters is located in Tamilnadu state ?

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Canara bank
  3. Union bank of India
  4. indian Overseas bank

Ans: 2

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Q.19:“Amma Unavagam” scheme provides _____________ ?

  1. Subsidized fertilizers at low prices
  2. Free Purified Water for families
  3. Subsidized food at low prices
  4. Free meals for pilgrims at Temples

Ans: 3

Q.20: In Which year AIADMK paty is founded ?

  1. 1967
  2. 1974
  3. 1971
  4. 1972

Ans: 4

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