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Kerala General Knowledge Questions

General Knowledge (GK) of Kerala State for KPSC and other state examinations of Kerala for 2016 and 17. Multiple Choice Questions on districts, culture, history, polity and geography of Kerala.


Vadakkunnathan Temple is located in Kerala at __?

India won the top UNESCO prize ‘Award of Excellence’ 2015 for the remarkable conservation efforts of the majestic Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple at Thrissur, Kerala. It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The award recognises the remarkable conservation effort undertaken at the sacred site which employed age-old rituals and conservation techniques drawn from vastu shastra focusing on architecture and construction.


According to Reserve Bank of India’s latest study, which one of the following states ranks as the best performing state in most of the key fiscal parameters?

Chhattisgarh ranks as the best performing state in most of the key fiscal parameters, according to a Reserve Bank of India study. As per the study, Chhattisgarh has done reasonably well in spending its money in development sector, one of the key parameters to judge States overall performance. Chhattisgarh development expenditure as percent of Gross State Domestic Product is highest in the country. In respect of social sector expenditure, that includes education, health, SC/ST development, women and child development, Chhattisgarh holds the first position.


The Spice Route Project which is aimed at sharing the heritage among the foreign countries along the ancient route is a tourism promoting initiative taken by which state?

Show Answer Kerala The Spice Route Project is aimed at sharing the heritage among the 31 countries along the ancient route. The initiate is expected to bring in a substantial number of foreign tourists to Kerala to trace the historic journey.


A person travels from Kakinada to Vallarpadam Container Terminal via sea route. This means that he would travel from ?
[A]Andhra Pradesh to Tamil Nadu
[B]Karnataka to Kerala
[C]Andhra Pradesh to Kerala
[D]Maharashtra to Kerala

Show Answer Andhra Pradesh to Kerala


In which state, Green Partners conservation programme aimed at turtle conservation is being organised?
[D]Tamil Nadu

The Kerala forest and wild department is teaming up with various citizen groups to offer optimum nesting and breeding facilities for the avian visitors and marine turtles. Named Green Partners, the citizen-centric conservation programme seeks to enhance the support base for turtle conservation and improve the capacity of individuals.


Kumaran Asan is associated with the social renaissance in which among the following current states?
[A] Kerala
[B] Tamil Nadu
[C] Andhra Pradesh
[D] None of the above

N. Kumaran Asan (1873–1924), also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan, was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru.


Jurisdiction of which among the following high courts covers the Union Territory of Lakshadweep?
[A]Tamil Nadu High Court
[B]Kerala High Court
[C]Kolkata High Court
[D]Bombay High Court

Kerala High Court


The sanctioned strength of the apex court is 31 judges including the CJI. (Article 124 and Act 11 of 2009) With reference to Tamil Nadu, what is Puthandu?
[A]A part of Pongal festivities
[B]Tamil New Year
[C]A Tamil Cuisine
[D]A Tamil Dress Code

Tamil New Year
Puthandu or Chithirai Tiru-naal, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April. On this day, Tamil people greet each other by saying “Puthandu Vazthukal” or “Iniya Tamizh Puthandu Nalvaazhthukkal”. It was celebrated on April 14. Around the same time, Vishu, the traditional new year, is observed in Kerala.


Who among the following played a dominant role in the famous Vaikom Satyagraha of 1924–25 ?
[A]T. K. Madhavan
[B]Muloor S.Padmanabha Panicker
[C]Balarama Varma
[D]K. Kelappan

K. Kelappan
Vaikom Satyagraha (1924–25) was a satyagraha (movement) in Travancore, India (now part of Kerala) against untouchability in Hindu society. The movement was centered at the Shiva temple at Vaikom, near Kottayam.The Satyagraha aimed at securing freedom of movement for all sections of society through the public roads leading to the Sri Mahadevar Temple at Vaikom. K. Kelappan played a dominant role in the famous Vaikom Satyagraha and was the leader of the Guruvayur Satyagraha in 1932. It was at Gandhiji’s request that he ended his fast at Guruvayur.


In the recently launched 27th Surajkund Crafts Mela, which among the following States has been chosen as the theme State?

Recently, President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 27th Surajkund Crafts Mela, describing it as “a sumptuous feast of colour, culture and cuisine”, and called for empowerment of the country’s handicraft sector. The Fair, upgraded as an international event this year with 20 foreign participants and over 800 artistes and artisans, celebrates Karnataka as the theme State.