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West Bengal General Knowledge

West Bengal General Knowledge

West Bengal General Knowledge

 

West Bengal GK

 

CAPITAL : Kolkata (Hoogly River)

ESTABLISHED : 26 January, 1950

CHIEF MINISTER : Mamata Benerjee (As on Nov 2017)

GOVERNOR : Kesharinath Tripathi (As on Nov 2017)

West Bengal General Knowledge

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RULING PARTY : All India Trinamool Congress

HIGH COURT : Kolkata

DISTRICTS : 23

LANGUAGES : Bengali, Hindi, English, Nepali,

POPULATION : 9, 13, 47, 736 (4th)

[Male = 4, 68, 09, 027 & Female = 4, 44, 67, 088]

M : F = 1000 : 947

AREA : 88, 752 sq km (14th)

Density: 1029 per sq km

LITERACY : 77. 08%

ASSEMBLY : 295

LOKSABHA : 42

RAJYASABHA : 16


BOUNDARY STATES: Bihar, Odisha, Sikkim, Assam, Jharkand, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Bay of Bengal

STATE ANIMAL : Fishing Cat

STATE BIRD : White Breasted Kingfisher

STATE TREE : Devil Tree

STATE FLOWER : Night – flowering Jasmine

STATE DANCE : Chau (folk dance), Jatra, Kathi, Baul dance, Keertana, GaudiyaNritya (classical dance), Gambhira

TRIBES : Santhalu

WEST BENGAL FESTIVALS : Charakh, Poila, Baishaki, Boi Mela, Durga Puja, Diwali, Vasant Panchami, Holi, Laxmi Puja, Id – Ul – Fitr

RIVERS : Damordar, Hugli, Bhagirathi, Mayurakshi, Kangsbati, Teesta, Torsha, Jaldhaka, Subarnarekha, Mahananda

POWER PLANTS :

Mayurakshi Hydro Power Plant

Farakka Thermal Power Plant

Kolaghat Thermal Power Plant

Barkeshwar Thermal Power Plant

Durgapur Steel Thermal Power Plant

Bandil Thermal Power Plant

PROJECTS/ DAMS : Farakka barrage, Damodar project,

NATIONAL PARKS  : Sundarbans National Park (Tigers), Jaldapara Wild Life Sanctuary, Singalila National 

SANCTUARIES 

Neora Valley National Park

Buxa National Park

Ballavpur Wild Life Sanctuary

Chintamani Kar Bird Sanctuary

Haliday Island Wild Life Sanctuary

Lothian Island Wild Life Sanctuary


Mahananda Wild Life Sanctuary

Gorumar National Park

Sajnakhal Wildlife Sanctuary – Parganas

Rasikbil Bird Sanctuary – Coochbehal

INDUSTRIES : Durgapur Iron & Steel, Engineering, Automobiles, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Ceramics, Jute, Cotton textiles, Locomotives, Fertilizers,

MAIN CITIES : Kharagpur, Sheharanpur, Raniganj, Barakpur, Chitterajan, Beluru, Asansol, Howrah, Durgapur, Jadhavpur, Bardhaman, Siliguri, Murshidabad, Sealdah, Bandel,

AIRPORTS :

Dum Dum International Airport – Kolkata, Kalaikunda, Panagarh, Malda, Barrakpore, Behala, Balurghat, Nataji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport – Kolkata, Bagdora Airport – Siliguri,

IMPORTANT PERSONS: Swami Vivekananda, Ravindranath Tagore, Pranab Mukerjee, Jyotibasu, Asha poornima devi

MISCELLANEOUS : West Bengal General Knowledge

The Gate way of Eastern India = Siligiri

Demand for new state = Gurkhaland

City of Palaces = Kolkata

Botanical survey of India = Kolkata

Zoological Survey of India = Kolkata

Jadhavapur Central University = Jadhavpur

Kolkata Central University = Kolkata

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) = Kolkata

Indian Institute of Chemical Biology = Kolkata

Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute = Jadhavpur

Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute = Durgapur

Birla Industrial Technological Museum = Kolkata

Indian Jute Industries Research Association = Kolkata

All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health = Kolkata

Central Drug Laboratory = Kolkata

Chittaranjan Cancer Research Centre = Kolkata

School of Trophical Medicine = Kolkata

International Institute of Hotel Management = Kolkata

Badogra Airport = Badogra

Eden Gardens (Cricket) = Kolkata

Indian States – GK 

ANDHRA PRADESH

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

ASSAM (ASOM)

BIHAR

CHATTISGARH

GOA

GUJARATH

HARYANA

HIMACHAL PRADESH

JAMMU & KASHMIR

JHARKHAND

KARNATAKA

KERALA

MADHYA PRADESH

MAHARASTRA

MANIPUR

MEGHALAYA

MIZORAM

NAGALAND

ODISHA

PUNJAB

RAJASTHAN

SIKKIM

TAMIL NADU

TELANGANA

TRIPURA

UTTARAKHAND

UTTAR PRADESH

WEST BENGAL

ANDAMAN & NICOBAR

CHANDIGARH

DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI

DELHI

DIU DAMAN

LAKSHA DWEEP

PUDUCHERRY


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