Tamil Nadu GK for TNPSC Examinations
11. The “Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India” is located in which among the following districts of Tamil Nadu?
Avadi, which is located 21 kilometres North of Chennai in Thiruvallur district refers to “Armoured Vehicles and Ammunition Depot of India”. It is site of major military establishments of Indian Air Force, Indian Army, CRPF, Navy, CVD (Central Vehicle Depot) and OCF. Mechanical Transport Training Institute Technical (MTTI) is also located at Avadi, which is for training of the Air Force personnel.
12. Who led the French forces during the “Siege of Madras”?
[A]Georges Duval de Leyrit
[D]Thomas Arthur, Lally
Thomas Arthur, Lally
Siege of Madras refers to an important event during the 7 years war when the British and French were fighting in India for their supremacy. It was a seize of the Madras which was divided into Black Town and White town at that time. The Black town refereed to the area populated by the Indian Natives and White town referred to the area populated by British around St. Fort George. The French invaded the black town which remained unprotected. Here, they looted the houses of the natives. They advanced towards the White Town where they are resisted by the British Forces. The French were led by Thomas Arthur, Lally. When additional British force arrived Madras, the French withdrew and this was a huge setback to French.
13. The Battle of Wandiwash was a part of which among the following wars?
[A]First Carnatic War
[B]Second Carnatic War
[C]Third Carnatic War
[D]First Anglo Mysore War
Third Carnatic War
Battle of Wandiwash refers to a decisive battle in the 7 years war in India and Third Carnatic War. Wandiwash or Vandivashi was a place near Pondicherry. The British defeated the French in this battle. After this battle, French were restricted to Pondicherry only.
14. As per the provisions of Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that ended the Battle of Madras, Madras was returned to the British in exchange for which among the following territories?
[A]Cape Breton Island
Battle of Madras refers to a battle in 1746, when the Fort St. George was seized by the French. In this battle the British troops surrendered and were poisoned. Lord Clive escaped the prison and this was for the first time when he came under limelight. The Battle was ended with Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle that ended the war made provision for Madras to be returned to the British in exchange for Louisburg in Nova Scotia which had been captured by British forces in 1745.
15. Which among the following rivers originates in Chembarambakkam Lake in Tamil Nadu?
Cooum River & Adyar River refers to two rivers which cross the Chennai City. Both of them are polluted and city waste is disposed in them. Cooum River divided the Chennai city in two parts. It originates in a village of the same name, about 70 km away from Chennai and ends in Chennai in Bay of Bengal. The river is polluted and now a project to clean up the river is proposed to be taken up, with plans to clean the river by 2020. The project is funded by the World Bank. Adyar River originates near the Chembarambakkam Lake in Chengalpattu district. It makes the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai
16. Who among the following was the first Indian to sit as a judge of the Madras High Court?
[A]P. V. Rajamannar
[B]T. Muthuswamy Iyer
[C]Sir S. Subramania Iyer
[D]V. T. Krishnamachari
T. Muthuswamy Iyer
Madras High Court was established in 1862 along with Bombay High Court and Calcutta High Court after the Indian High Courts Act was enacted in 1861. Its jurisdiction extends to Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. It was formed after merger of the Supreme Court of Judicature at Madras, and the Sadar Deewani Adalat. The first Indian to sit as a judge of the High Court was Justice T. Muthuswamy Iyer. It has a bench at Madurai. Madras High Court is also known as birthplace of organized legal reporting in India as Madras Law Journal was started in 1891.
17. Who among the following built the Parthasarathy Temple ?
Parthasarathy Temple was build by Pallava King Narasimhavarman I in 8th century. It is dedicated to Lord Krishna.
18. Sri Ramanuja was a proponent of which among the following subschools of Vedanta?
Sriperumbudur is located near Chennai and is birth place of Sri Ramanuja, propounder of Vishishtdvaita, sub school of Vedanta.
19. In which year “Matscience” was established in Tamil Nadu?
Matscience refers to Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc) at Chennai. It was established by Alladi Ramakrishnan in 1962.
20. Chennai is also known as “Detroit of Asia”. In which among the following states, Detriot is located in United States?
Detroit of Asia refers to Chennai. Detroit is located in U.S. state of Michigan and is known as Motor city because of its automobile Industry. Since Chennai accounts for 30% of India’s automobile and component industry, it is called Detroit of Asia. Chennai is also a sister city of Detroit.