Karnataka Current Affairs & GK – General Knowledge Practice Sets

This page is specially dedicated to the General Knowledge ( GK) and Current Affairs in one of the Indian States called Karnataka. This state found its official existence on 1st of November 1966 as Mysore State. It’s capital city is Bangalore which is now known as Bengaluru.

This capital city is also the largest city of Karnataka. The state contains 30 districts. The Governor of the state is Mr Vajubhai Vala. The Chief Minister is BS Yaddyurappa ( BJP ). He is the 19th Chief Minister of the State. Despite chosen as the biggest party, the BJP couldn’t form the govt. This is the govt in collaboration ( Congress and JD (S). The state has bicameral govt with 224 +75 seats.

The total area of Karnataka is around 1,91,791 sq km. Area-wise, the state enjoys the 7th position in teh country. In population, state has 8th rank with 61,130, 704 people living here. People speak the official language Kannada. Literacy rate is 75.60% which makes it the 16th most educated state of the country. The state slips to 23rd slot in literacy rate if UTs are also included.

Latest 15th May 2018 Election Update – Total Seats in the state – 224

  • Election Contested – 222
  • BJP got – 105 Seats
  • Congress – 77
  • JDS – 37
  • Present CM of the State – BS Yaddyurappa ( BJP ) 19th CM of the state

Read some more questions regarding the Karnataka State GK and Current Affairs

What is the national emblem of Karnataka ?

Ans – Gandaberunda

Name the State Song ?

Ans – Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate

What is the Karnataka State dance ?

Ans – Yakshagana

What are the state animal and bird ?

Ans – Asian Elephant and Indian Roller respectively.

Name state flower and tree ?

Ans – Lotus and Sandalwood respectively.

Where is the statue of Ugranarasimha located ?

Ans – At Hampi

Who was the son of Haidar Ali ?

Ans – Tippu Sultan

When did Tipu Sultan die ?

Ans – In 1799

Who was the Chief Minister of the state when Karnataka name was given to Mysore State ?

Ans – Dr Devaraja Urs

When was Mysore merged with India ?

Ans In 1950

Who was the ruler of the state at the time of that inclusion ?

Ans – Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar

Who looked after the state affairs after 1950 ?

Ans – The former-maharaja

For more GK and Current Affairs regarding Karnataka keep coming. WE shall update the post with more questions later. We shall also publish the Practice Papers very soon.

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