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Tamil Nadu Current Affairs

Tamil Nadu Current Affairs

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  • TN Latest Events News
  • Important Points about Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu Questions and Answers
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TN State Latest News:
  • Tamil Nadu reports first case of Zika virus.
  • Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura chosen for Krishi Karman Awards, 2015-16 
  • Indian Navy de-inducts TU142M Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft.
  • Tamil Nadu wins Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • TU-142M was inducted into the Indian Navy at Dabolim Goa from the erstwhile USSR in 1988. Later it shifted base and made INS Rajali its permanent home.
  • It had participated in all major naval exercises and operations such as operation ‘Cactus’ in Maldives, Operation Vijay (1998), Operation Parakram.
  • TU-142M aircraft squadron was awarded Unit Citation by the Chief of Naval Staff in 2002 and was adjudged the Best Frontline Squadron on numerous occas.
  • Madras HC orders TN Government to enact law to remove Seemai Karuvelam trees.
  • Government announces expansion of rotavirus vaccine in 5 states.
  • Edappadi K Palaniswamy sworn-in as Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly unanimously passes Jallikattu Bill.
  • Union Government clears Tamil Nadu’s Ordinance on Jallikattu.
  • SC refuses to pass judgment on Jallikattu before Pongal.
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Tamil Nadu Current Affairs

Key Points about Tamil Nadu:

Capital  of Tamil Nadu
Formed in
26th January 1950
Tamil, Tulu,Telugu, Kannada.
Known as
2nd 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 rivers
  • Kaveri flows from Kodagu (Karnataka)
  • to the Bay of Bengal through Tamil Nadu
  • Vaigai 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 forms
Bharatanatyam, Kolattam, Karagattam, Chakkai Attam
Jallikattu – Bull fight on 2nd day of Pongal
Cotton, commercial vehicles,
safety matches, sugar, paper, cement
Bauxite & ferrous minerals,
lime stone, gypsum
Rice, sugar cane, cotton, coconut,
cashew, tea, rubber, coffee
Geographical indications
  • Thanjavur veena,
  • temple jewellery of Nagercoil, E.I. leather,
  • Kovai cora cotton, Arani silk, Pattamadai mat,
  • Nachiarkoil lamp, Chettinad cotton,
  • Toda embroidery, Dindigul lock,
  • Palani panchamirtham, Swamimalai bronze icons, Oddanchatram vegetables, Salem fabric,
  • Kancheepuram silk, Bhavani jamakkalam,
  • Madhurai sungudi, Coimbatore wet grinder,
  • Thanjavur paintings, Thanjavur art plate,
  • Thanjavur doll, Eathomozhy tall coconut, Nilgiri logo,
  • Virupakshi hill banana, Sirumalai hill banana,
  • Madhurai malli
State animal
Nilgiri tahr
State bird
Emerald dove
State flower
Glory 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 sites
Point Calimere Wildlife
and Bird Sanctuary
The Western Ghats & Sri Lanka
Endemic bird areas
The Western Ghats
Bird sanctuaries
  • Pulicat 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 parks
  • Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park
  • Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park
  • Mukurthi National Park, Guindy National Park
  • Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
Biosphere reserve
  • Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park
  • Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve
  • Agasthiyarmalai Biosphere Reserve
Wildlife sanctuaries
  • Indira 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 reserve
  • Kalakad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve
  • Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park
  • Mudumalai Wildlife Sanctuary & National Park
  • Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve

Current Highlights: Political Current Affairs

Tamil Nadu Current Affairs 2017

TN Latest Questions and Answers:

Ques1: In which year Madras state was renamed as Tamilnadu?

A.    1952
B.    1962
C.    11966
D.   1969

Ans.: D

Ques2: Which Chief Minister has been appointed maximum number of times?

A.    M Karunanidhi
B.    M G Ramachandran
C.    J Jayalalithaa
D.   C Raja gopalachari

Ans.: A

Ques3: What is the Rank of Tamilnadu among Indian states by area?

A.    14
B.    3
C.    9
D.   11

Ans.: D

Ques4: Number of International Airports in Tamilnadu?

A.    3
B.    5
C.    4
D.   2

 Ans.: C

Ques5: Theni distinct is split from which district in 1997?

A.    Madurai
B.    Coimbatore
C.    Tiruchirappalli
D.   None of these

Ans.: A

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Ques6: From the following which city is called “Manchestar of South India”?

A.    Coimbatore
B.    Chennai
C.    Tirunelveli
D.   Namakkal

Ans.: A

Ques7: In 1956 there are ______ numbers of districts in Tamilnadu?

A.    19
B.    20
C.    24
D.   13

Ans.: D

Ques8: Whose nickname is “Mango of Salem”?

A.    K Kamaraj
B.    PT Rajan
C.    C Raja gopalachari
D.   M Karunanidhi

Ans.: C

Ques9: “Amma Unavagam” scheme provides _____________ ?

A.    Subsidized fertilizers at low prices
B.    Free Purified Water for families
C.    Subsidized food at low prices
D.   Free meals for pilgrims at Temples

Ans.: C

Ques10: Who amongst the following is acknowledged as “king Maker”?

A.    M Karunanidhi
B.    K Kamraj
C.    C Rajagopalachari
D.   None of these

Ans.: B

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Ques11: In Which year AIADMK paty is founded?

A.    1967
B.    1974
C.    1971
D.   1972

Ans.: D

Ques12: Who is the founder of AIADMK?

A.    C Annadurai
B.    M G Ramachandran
C.    J Jayalalithaa
D.   None of these

Ans.: B

Ques13: Which of the following dam is built on Kaveri river?

A.    Mettur dam
B.    Dudhawa dam
C.    Almatti dam
D.   Mullaperiyar dam

Ans.: A

Ques14: In which of the following district Indiragandhi wild life sanctuary & national park is located? 

A.    Dharmapuri district
B.    Coimbatore district
C.    Karur
D.   Theni

Ans.: B

Ques15: Total number of Loksabha Constituencies in Tamilnadu?

A.    42
B.    25
C.    36
D.   39

Ans.: D

Ques16: From the following Which Public sector bank headquarters is located in Tamilnadu state?

A.    Bank of Baroda
B.    Canara bank
C.    Union bank of India
D.   Indian Overseas bank

Ans.: B

Ques17: Who is the Current Chief Justice Of TamilNadu?

A.    Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
B.    Justice Indira Banerjee
C.    Justice Huluvadi G Ramesh
D.   None of These

Ans.: B

Ques18: Total Number of Lok sabha seats in TamilNadu?

A.    45
B.    39
C.    42
D.   None of These

Ans.: B

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Ques19: what is official language of Tamil Nadu state?

A.    Tamil
B.    odishi
C.    Bengali
D.   None of these
Ans.: A

Ques20: what is Tamil Nadu Area Rank in India?
A.    9th
B.    11th
C.    26th
D.   None of These

Ans.: B

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