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Tamilnadu Latest Updates

  • P Dhanapal re-elected as Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly
  • J Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister for sixth time
  • Tamil Comedy Actor Kumarimuthu passes away
  • Tiruchirapalli city wins Behavioural Change Communication Award
  • Invasive species of snowflake coral discovered off coast of Thiruvananthapuram
  • Chennai gets India’s first self-cleaning smart toilets
  • Tamil Nadu announces free bus travel for senior citizens
  • Congress and DMK tie-up for 2016 TN Assembly Polls
  • TN to set up 800MW supercritical coal-based power plant
  • FacTTrivia Ep One – Facts About Tamil Nadu
  • No Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu this year
  • Centre declares Tamil Nadu flood as ‘Calamity of Severe Nature’
  • Tamil Nadu has maximum number of operational SEZs
  • Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalitha inaugurates butterfly park
  • Legendary Music Composer MS Viswanathan dies at 87
  • India Signs Legal Agreement with the World Bank for IBRD Loan of US$ 400 Million
  • Jayalalitha takes charge as Tamil Nadu CM for the 5th time
  • Jayalalitha set to form Government in Tamil Nadu for fifth term

Latest Current Affairs Updates

Tamil Nadu Current Affairs

1. Which water body is to the east of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Gulf of Kutch
  2. Bay of Bengal
  3. Gulf of Cambay
  4. Arabian Sea

Answer: 1

2. Which state is to the west of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Orissa
  2. Kerala
  3. Maharashtra
  4. Nagaland

Answer: 2

3. Which ocean is to the south of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Atlantic
  2. Pacific
  3. Indian
  4. Antarctic

Answer: 3

4. Which strait separates Tamil Nadu from Sri Lanka?

  1. Cook
  2. Torres
  3. Davis
  4. Palk

Answer: 4

5. How was Tamil Nadu formerly known?

  1. Madras
  2. Ootacamund
  3. Golconda
  4. Vanga

Correct Answer: 1

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6. Which is the southernmost point of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Blair Point
  2. Cape Horn
  3. Castle Point
  4. Cape Comorin

Answer: 4

7. Which is the highest point in Tamil Nadu?

  1. Kudremukh
  2. Pachmarhi
  3. Doda Betta
  4. Guru Peak

Answer: 3

8. Which party came to power in Tamil Nadu in 1967?

  1. CPI
  2. TDP
  3. PWP
  4. DMK

Answer: 4

9. Who was Tamil Nadu’s first non-Congress chief minister?

  1. C. Rajagopalachari
  2. M. Karunanidhi
  3. Annadurai
  4. K. Kamaraj

Answer: 3

10. What is the area of Tamil Nadu?

  1. 50,215 sq. mi.
  2. 77,857 sq. mi.
  3. 36,523 sq. mi.
  4. 28,412 sq. mi.

Answer: 1

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11. The “Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India” is located in which among the following districts of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Thiruvallur district
  2. Thoothukudi District
  3. Thanjavur District
  4. Karur District

Answer: 1

12. Who led the French forces during the “Siege of Madras”?

  1. Georges Duval de Leyrit
  2. Charles Godeheu
  3. Antoine Boyellau
  4. Thomas Arthur, Lally

Answer: 4

13. As per the provisions of Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that ended the Battle of Madras, Madras was returned to the British in exchange for which among the following territories?

  1. Cape Breton Island
  2. Barrier towns
  3. Silecia
  4. Louisburg

Answer: 4

14. The Battle of Wandiwash was a part of which among the following wars?

  1. First Carnatic War
  2. Second Carnatic War
  3. Third Carnatic War
  4. First Anglo Mysore War

 Answer: 3

15. Which among the following rivers originates in Chembarambakkam Lake in Tamil Nadu?

  1. Cooum River
  2. Adyar River
  3. Aintharuviar River
  4. Chittar River

Answer: 2

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16. Who among the following built the Parthasarathy Temple?

  1. Narasimhavarman I
  2. Mahendravarman II
  3. Mahendravarman I
  4. Simhavishnu

Answer: 1

17. Who among the following was the first Indian to sit as a judge of the Madras High Court?

  1. P. V. Rajamannar
  2. T. Muthuswamy Iyer
  3. Sir S. Subramania Iyer
  4. V. T. Krishnamachari

Answer: 2

18. Chennai is also known as “Detroit of Asia”. In which among the following states, Detriot is located in United States?

  1. Michigan
  2. California
  3. Minnesota
  4. Texas

Answer: 1

19. In which year “Matscience” was established in Tamil Nadu?

  1. 1956
  2. 1960
  3. 1962
  4. 1968

Answer: 3

20. Sri Ramanujan was a proponent of which among the following sub schools of Vedanta?

  1. Dvaita-advaita
  2. Achintya-Bheda-Abheda
  3. Vishishtdvaita
  4. Vishishtdvaita

Answer: 3

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21. Tamil Nadu is the ___________ largest state in India by area.

  1. Eleventh
  2. Tenth
  3. Seventh
  4. Fifth

Answer: 1

22. Largest district in Tamil Nadu?

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

Answer: 3

23. Who is the first Governor of Tamil Nadu ( After state named as Tamil Nadu )?

  1. Kodardas Kalidas Shah
  2. Sardar Ujjal Singh
  3. Sir Archibald Edward Nye
  4. Mohan Lal Sukhadia

Answer: 2

24. Who founded and built “Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple”?

  1. Thirumalai Nayakar
  2. King Kulasekara Pandya
  3. Maravarman Sundara Pandyan
  4. Muthu Pillai

Answer: 2

25. Which of the following is “State Tree” of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Palm Tree
  2. Mango Tree
  3. Banyan Tree
  4. Iron wood

Answer: 1

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26. Which of the following is “Tallest waterfall” in Tamil Nadu?

  1. Kolakambai Falls
  2. Thalaiyar Falls
  3. Palar Falls
  4. Kutralam Falls

Answer: 2

27. Which of the following is “State Dance” of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Bharata Natyam
  2. Kollattam
  3. Yakshagana
  4. Lava

Answer: 1

28. How many districts are there in Tamil Nadu?

  1. 30
  2. 33
  3. 31
  4. 32

Answer: 4

29. What is the State Animal of Tamil Nadu?

  1. Blackbuck
  2. Nilgiri Tahr
  3. Asiatic lion
  4. Madurai Bull

Answer: 2

30. Who is the first one to get Nobel from Tamil Nadu?

  1. Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
  2. Rabindranath Tagore
  3. Sir C.V.Raman
  4. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

Answer: 3

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