Odisha GK & Static Awareness | Government Exams 2018

Dear Readers,

This year with the release of innumerable vacancies for various posts, Odisha has much more to add feathers to its cap. But only applying for these posts won’t take you anywhere until you are not aware of the state’s biography that sums up its history, geography, cultural activity and lots more as this is a quintessential section which will be asked in those various exams conduct by Odisha state authority. 
This post is of utmost importance as it comprises list of various Odisha job posts, the corresponding number of vacancies, and a convenient description of Odisha state covering Static GK of the same thus adding up to your knowledge in one shot. 
Chief Minister:  Naveen Patnaik
Governor: Professor Ganeshi Lal. Prof. Ganeshi Lal
Odisha Day: 1st April
Odisha’s highest mountain range – Deomali hills
Folk dances of Odisha: Chhow Dance
Odisha High Court, Cuttack is the High Court of the state of Odisha
The Chief Justice Of Odisha  – Justice Kalpesh Satyendra Jhaveri
Total Number of districts: 30

List of Important Rivers and Dams of Odisha

S.No Rivers Important Dams
1 Mahanadi River Hirakud Dam
2 Machkund River Jalaput Dam
3 Jonk River Patora Dam
4 Brahmani River Rengali Dam
5 Sankha River Mandira Dam
The list of Important Lakes of Odisha

S.No Lakes Located In /Near By Remark
1 Chillika Lake It extends from Bhusandpur in Puri district in the North to Rambha-Malud in Ganjan district Asia’s largest brackish water lagoon
2 Anshupa Lake Opposite Banki in Cuttack district Odisha’s largest freshwater lake
3 Kanjia Lake Northern outskirts of Bhubaneswar Natural lake

Important Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectricity Power Plants:

S.No. Name of Power Plant Type Location Remark
1 Talcher Thermal Power Station Thermal Angul in Odisha It is the second largest power plant in India, coal-fired power plants
2 IB Thermal Power Station Thermal Jharsuguda town in Jharsuguda district  Coal-fired power plants
3 Hirakud Power Plant Thermal Hirakud in Sambalpur district Coal-fired power plants
Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary

S.No Name Location
1 Similipal Simlipal National Park is a national park and a tiger reserve in the Mayurbhanj district
2 Bhitarkanika Bhitarkanika National Park is a national park located in the Kendrapara District. The park is home to Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus), White Crocodile, Indian python, King Cobra, black ibis, darters and many other species of flora and fauna.
3 Satkosia Gorge Satkosia Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve located in the Angul district.
4 Hadgarh Hadgarh Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.
5 Nandankanan Zoological Park A midst the natural beauty of natural forest adjacent to Chandaka-Dampara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nandankanan lies in the vicinity of Kanjia lake.
Important Stadiums in Odisha

Stadium City
Kalinga Stadium (Hockey Stadium) Bhubaneswar
Barabati Stadium  (cricket stadium) Cuttak
East Coast Railway Stadium  (cricket stadium) Bhubaneswar

The list of important Festivals of Odisha

S.No. Festivals Remarks
1 Chandan Yatra Chandan Yatra also known as Gandhalepana yatra is
the longest festival  observed at Jagannath temple at Puri, India.
2 Durga Puja Odisha             Worship to the goddess of power is celebrated by the entire Hindu fraternity in general and Bengalis in particular in the form of Durga puja.
3 Puri Rath Yatra Ratha Yatra is a Hindu festival associated with Lord Jagannath held at Puri in the state of Odisha
4 Dola Purnima Dola Purnima or Holi is a popular festival of Orissa.
5 Deva Snana Purnima Snana Purnima is the day the deities are bathed by 108 pitchers of water brought from the well near Sitala temple in the precincts of the Jagannatha temple.
6 Konark Dance Festival Eminent classical dancers from all over the country get together to pay tribute to a master piece in stone- Sun temple at Konark
The list of important Temples

S.No. Temples City
1 Jagannath Temple Puri
2 Konark Sun Temple Konark
3 Brahmeshwar Temple Brahmeshwar
4 Mukteswar Temple Bhubaneswar
5 Parasurameswar Temple Bhubaneswar
Important Tribes of Odisha:·

  • Sauras
  • Kondhs
  • Santals
  • Bondas
  • Bhumias
  • Gonds
  • Oraons
  • Koyas 
  • Didayees
  • Holuva
  • Gadaba
  • Matia
  • Dharua
  • Paraja
  • Bathudi
  • Kolha
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