Tamilnadu General Knowledge Questions And Answers Set – 4

1.The official state emblem of Tamil Nadu was designed by_______
Answer: R. Krishna Rao
The state emblem was designed in 1949 by artist R. Krishna Rao who was a native of Madurai.

2. Who is the first Indian Tamil woman awarded the Knight in the order of the legions of Honor the highest award from France, in 2013____
Answer: R. Krishna Rao
The first Indian Tamil woman awarded with the, “Knight in the order of the legions of Honor”, the highest award from France, 2013 (A) Anjali Gopalan.

3. In which year, Sivaji Ganesan was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
Answer: 1997
In 1997, Ganesan has conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, the highest honour for films in India. He was also the first Indian actor to be made a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Ganesan is remembered as an iconic figure of Tamil cinema.

4. Who is the first person to receive Padma Vibhushan award?
Answer: Satyendra Nath Bose
The first recipients of the Padma Vibhushan were Satyendra Nath Bose, Nandalal Bose, Zakir Husain, Balasaheb Gangadhar Kher, V. K. Krishna Menon, and Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who was honored in 1954.

5. Which river is praised in the first Century Tamil epic Silappadikaram?
Answer: Cauvery
The fifth-century Tamil epic Silappadikaram praises the river Cauvery. It features an unusual praise of the Sun, the Moon, the river Cauvery and the city of Poompuhar at its beginning, the contemporary tradition being to praise a deity.

6. Who among the following was called Dadabhai of Tamil Nadu?
Answer: Dadabhai Naoroji
Dadabhai Naoroji, (4 September 1825 – 30 June 1917) also known as the “Grand Old Man of India” and “Unofficial Ambassador of India”, was an Indian politician.

7. Which one Tamil Nadu City was the first Danish trading post in India established in 1620?
Answer: Tharangambadi
Tharangambadi or Tranquebar is a town in the Nagapattinam district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu on the Coromandel Coast. Tranquebar was the first Danish trading post in India established in 1620. King Christian IV had sent his envoy Ove Gjedde who established contact with Raghunatha Nayak of Tanjore. The Danish government sold the colony of Tranquebar to the British East India Company in 1845.

8. Parantaka I, the son of Aditya I defeated the Pandya ruler and took up the title __
Answer: Madurai Kondon
Parantaka I who ruled from c. 907 to 953 CE, captured Madurai and adopted the titles of Madurantak which mean destroyer of Madurai, and Maduraikonda (capturer of Madurai).

9. Name the largest district in Tamil Nadu by population?
Answer: Chennai
Chennai District is the most populated district in Tamil Nadu. Its Population as per the census 2011 is 71 Lakhs.

10. Which committee was appointed by the Government of Tamilnadu to deal with center-state relations?
Answer: Rajamannar Committee
Rajamannar was appointed as the Chairman of a 3-member committee P.V. Rajamannar committee to study the State Autonomy and Centre-State relations by the then newly elected DMK government under its Chief Minister Dr. M. Karunanidhi.

11. Which one city is also known as Textile Capital of Tamil Nadu ?
Answer: Karur
Karur, a picturesque quaint town, located on the banks of Amaravati, is the head of Karur district. Karur is aptly called the home textile city. Apart from being the home of the manufacturers of world-class table linens, Karur is also famous all around the world for its beautiful and sacred ancient temples.

12. Who is the first woman Chief Justice of Tamilnadu?
Answer: Bhatnagar
Kanta Kumari Bhatnagar was a judge and human rights activist in India. Bhatnagar was the first woman to become a Chief Justice of the Madras High Court and was the first chairperson of the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission.

13. Who is the first woman MLA in India?
Answer: Muthulakshmi Reddy
The first female student to be admitted into a men’s college, the first woman House Surgeon in the Government Maternity and Ophthalmic Hospital, the first woman Legislator in British India, the first Chairperson of the State Social Welfare Advisory Board, the first woman Deputy.

14. Who was the first woman judge?
Answer: Fathima Beevi
Fathima Beevi (born 30 April 1927) is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India. Appointed to the apex Court in 1989, she became the first female judge to be a part of the Supreme Court of India, and the first Muslim woman to be appointed to any of the higher judiciaries in country.

15. Where is the origin of Periyar river?
Answer: Tamilnadu
Periyar River, river in southern Kerala state, southwestern India. Periyar is also the name given to a lake in the river’s course. The river, 140 miles (225 km) long, rises in the Western Ghats range near the border with Tamil Nadu state and flows north a short distance to Periyar Lake.

16. Solaiyar Dam is locate is on which river?
Answer: Chalakudy River
Valparai has located 64 km (40 mi) from Pollachi and 104 km (65 mi) from Chalakudy, Kerala.

17. Tamilnadu state owns the world’s sixth largest manufacturer of watches, under the brand name of __ at Hosur.
Answer: Titan
Tamilnadu state owns the world’s sixth largest manufacturer of watches, under the brand name of Titan at Hosur.

18. _________is the second largest software producer in the state, next to Chennai.
Answer: Coimbatore
Coimbatore is the second largest producer of software in the state, next to the capital Chennai.

19. What is the Motto of the State?
Answer: Truth alone Triumph
The national motto of India, ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed below the Emblem of India is taken from the Mundaka Upanishad. This motto means “Truth Alone Triumphs”.

20. Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, __ President of India was born and raised in Tamil Nadu.
Answer: 11th
A.p.J Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th president of India from 2002 to 2007. He was born and raised in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering.

21. The Great Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in which district of Tamil Nadu ?
Answer: Erode
Srinivasa Ramanujan, (born December 22, 1887, Erode, India—died April 26, 1920, Kumbakonam), Indian mathematician whose contributions to the theory of numbers include pioneering discoveries of the properties of the partition function.

22. __ is the first Indian Language to attain Classical Language Status?
Answer: Tamil
The first language to be accorded with that status is Tamil. Tamil was declared classical language back in 2004. As per Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India, 22 languages have been recognised as Scheduled languages.

23. Which app has been launched by the Tamil Nadu state tourism department to boost tourism?
Answer: Tourism Mitra
Pinakin was launched by the Tamil Nadu state tourism department to boost tourism.

24. Who is the Missile Man of India?
Answer: A.P.JAbdul Kalam
The missile man of India, Dr. Kalam after having worked for 20 years at ISRO, was appointed as the CEO of the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). Development and operationalization of AGNI and PRITHVI missiles were done by him.

25. Who got the first women Bharat Ratna award in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: M. S. Subbulakshmi
Subbulakshmi was born on 16 September 1916 to veena player Shanmukavadiver Ammal and stage performer Subramania Iyer. Her grandmother Akkammal was a renowned violinist. She was the first musician ever to be honored by the Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor.

26. Which is the largest palace in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: Padmanabhapuram Palace
Padmanabhapuram Palace, also known as Kalkulam Palace, is a Travancore-era palace located in Padmanabhapuram in the Kanyakumari district of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

27. How many palaces are there in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: 13
Travelers are voting for Padmanabhapuram Palace, Thirumalai Nayak Mahal, and Chettinad Palace as the best of the 13 palaces in Tamil Nadu. Also popular are Ramalingavilasam Palace in Rameswaram and The Palace and Maratha Durbar Hall in Thanjavur.

28. Who built the Chepauk Palace?
Answer: Paul Benfield
Chepauk Palace was built by the engineer Paul Benfield, who completed it in 1768. It was one of the first buildings in India to be built in the Indo-Saracenic style.

29. Which is the biggest lake in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: Veeranam Lake
Veeranam Lake (Veeranarayanapuram Lake) is located 14 km (8.7 mi) SSW in the Cuddalore district in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India.

30. How many lakes are there in Chennai?
Answer: 5
Chennai’s nature-friendly zones provide a much needed respite from the daily cobwebs of city life. These five lakes are ideal destinations for a small picnic or a quiet time away with your loved ones.

31. How many power plant are there in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: 4
The company operates four large thermal power stations, Ennore Thermal Power Station (ETPS) – 450 MW (2×60, 3×110 MW) Mettur Thermal Power Station (MTPS) – 1440 MW (4×210, 1×600 MW) North Chennai Thermal Power Station (NCTPS) 1830 MW (3×210 MW, 2×600 MW).

32. Which is the biggest power plant in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: Chennai
The North Chennai Thermal Power Station is a power station situated about 25 kilometres (16 mi) from Chennai city. It is one of the major power plants of Tamil Nadu and has a total installed capacity of 1,830 MW (2,450,000 hp).

33. How many hydropower plants are there in Tamil Nadu?
Answer: 29
There are 29 hydro power schemes having individual station capacity over 25 MW aggregating to an installed capacity of 2,212.2 MW in operation in Tamil Nadu as on 31.08. 2016.

34. Where is the largest solar power plant in Tamil Nadu located?
Answer: Kamuthi
The plant is set up at Kamuthi, Ramanathapuram in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, with an investment of around Rs 4,550 crore. The plant is part of the state government’s ambitious yet highly achievable target of generating 3,000 MW as per its new solar energy policy unveiled in 2012.

35. How many monuments are there in Tamilnadu?
Answer: 86
The monuments include statues, (war) memorials, historical buildings, archaeological sites, and cultural assets.86 State Protected Monuments have been recognized by the ASI in Tamil Nadu.

36. Who is Father Nation?
Answer: Mahatma Gandhiji
Mahatma Gandhiji is revered in India as the Father of the Nation. Much before the Constitution of Free India conferred the title of the Father of the Nation upon the Mahatma, it was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose who first addressed him as such in his condolence message to the Mahatma on the demise of Kasturba.

37. How many times Mahatma Gandhi nominated for Nobel Prize?
Answer: 5
Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize five times – 1937, 1938, 1939, 1947, and, finally, a few days before he was murdered in January 1948 – but he never won.

38. How many freedom fighters are there in Tamilnadu?
Answer: 4
The freedom fighters four membersin Tamilnadu .Subramania Bharati, Tiruppur Kumaran, Velu Nachiyar, Vanchinathan.

39. Who is the first woman freedom fighter in Tamilnadu?
Answer: Veeramangai Velunachiyar
Tamil Nadu officials to portray freedom fighters of national fame in the tableau and the state had proposed the portraits of well-known freedom fighters such as VO Chidambaranar, Subramania Bharathiyar, Rani Velu Nachiyar, and Maruthu Brothers.

40. Who fought for women’s rights in Tamilnadu?
Answer: Periyar Subramania Bharati
Forty-seven years after the death of Periyar, he is still an unparalleled social reformer and a feminist.One reason for this is that, while Periyar E V Ramaswamy was a feminist icon to women, he was more of a rationalist and a political icon for men.

41. Who among the following wrote the text Amuktamalyada ?
Answer: Krishnadevaraya
Krishnadevaraya was the author of Amuktamalyada written in Telugu. Krishnadevaraya was the famous king of Vijayanagara empire. Krishnadeva Raya also wrote Jambavati Kalyanam in Sanskrit.

42. The Sangam Literature Madurai Kanji was authored by _
Answer: Mangudi Maruthanaar
It is a didactic poem and its title connotes the “poetic counsel addressed to the king of Madurai”. Composed by Mankuti Marutanar – probably the chief court poet of the Pandya king Nedunjeliyan II, the Maduraikkanci is the sixth poem in the Pattuppattu anthology.

43. Vaikuntha Perumal temple at Kanchipuram built by _
Answer: Nandivarman II
One of those temples in Kanchipuram that can attract both travellers and pilgrims, the Vaikunda Perumal Temple was built by the Pallava king Nandivarman II during the seventh century.

44. In which century, the famous shore temple at Mahabalipuram was built______
Answer: 7th century
The city of Mahabalipuram was founded by the Pallava king Narasimhavarman I in the 7th century AD. The mandapa or pavilions and the rathas or shrines shaped as temple chariots are hewn from the granite rock face, while the famed Shore Temple, erected half a century later, is built from dressed stone.

45. Which of the following Tamil literature mentioned about Tiru Onam Festival
Answer: Madurai kanchi
The Vaishnavite literature, Nalayira Divya Prabhandam, describes the Onam festival as a day of drums.

46. Aryankavu pass of Tamil Nadu is situated in
Answer: Agastya hills
Aryankavu is a village in Punalur, Kollam district, Kerala. It lies at the border between Kerala and Tamilnadu near Thenmala.

47. Who provided the Vimana of the famous Nataraja temple at chidambaram with a golden roof ?
Answer: Parantaka I
The Vimana of the famous Nataraja temple at Chidambaram with a golden roof was provided by Parantaka I. He was devout of Siva.

48. Who is the first Indian Tamil woman awarded with the, Knight in the order of the legions of Honor, the highest award from France, 2013 _
Answer: Anjali Gopalan
The first Indian Tamil woman awarded with the, Knight in the order of the legions of Honor, the highest award from France, 2013 Anjali Gopalan . Anjali Gopalan is the Founder and Executive Director of the Naz Foundation (India) Trust.

49. Which one is recognized as the first modern Tamil novel
Answer: Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram
Samuel Vedanayagam Pillai (1826–1889), also known as Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai, was an Indian civil servant. Tamil poet, novelist, and social worker who is remembered for the authorship of Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram, recognized as the “first modern Tamil novel”.

50. Who built Rockfort?
Answer: Pallavas
The Rockfort is a fortress that stands atop a 273-foot-high rock, consisting of a set of monolithic rocks accommodating many rock-cut cave temples. Originally built by the Pallavas, it was later reconstructed by the Madurai Nayaks and Vijayanagara rulers.

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