Punjab is one of the most affluent states of India. It is situated in the north of the country. The adjoining states are – Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. The state’s contribution in the freedom struggle of the country and now in the development work is commendable. The state is bestowed with rich culture, tradition and history.
The people are healthy, wealthy and jovial. It is very important to know about this state not because examinations’ point of view but for the sake of interest also.
There are many exams in the state for the Jobs and Admissions and there are a no of Questions of General Knowledge and Current Affairs which are frequently asked in such exams.
So we are preparing some of the Punjab GK Questions for your benefit in the exams. Therefore, get ready to check them.
Punjab State General Knowledge Questions
When did Punjab come in to existence ?
Ans – 1st Nov. 1966
What is the Capital of Punjab ?
Ans – Chandigarh
How many districts are there in the state ?
Ans – 23 ( Malerkotla became 23td district of Punjab on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr on 14th May 2021 )
Which is the largest city of Punjab ?
Ans – Ludhiana
Who is the Governor of the state ?
Answer – Sh. Banwarilal Purohit
Q. CM of Punjab ?
Answer – Chief Minister of Punjab is Mr. Bhagwant Singh Mann from AAP ( Aam Aadmi Party ) . He has become the 28th CM of the state. AAP bagged 92 seats by dethroning the Congress.
Q. What is the name of Mr. Bhagwant Singh Mann‘s mother ?
Answer – Mrs.Harpal Kaur
Q. Where did Bhagwant Mann take oath as CM of Punjab ?
Answer – Khatkar Kalan ( the village of Bhagat Singh )
How many Legislative Assembly seats are here ?
Ans – 117
GK of Punjab with Latest Current Affairs
How many candidates does the state send to the Parliament ?
Ans – 13
What is the nature of the Punjab Assembly ?
Ans – Unicameral
What is the total area of Punjab State ?
Ans – 50,362 Sq km
What is the rank of Punjab in the country as far as area is concerned ?
Ans – 19th rank.
Total Population of the State is –
Ans – 20,704, 236 as per the Punjab 2011 Census
What is the official language of the state ?
Ans – Punjabi
What is the literacy rate of the state ?
Ans – 76.68 %
What is the emblem of Punjab ?
Ans – Lion Capital of Ashoka
What is the state animal of Punjab ?
Ans – Black buck
The state bird is – Baaj
State Tree is – Tahli
Which is the chief river of Punjab ?
Ans – Indus
What is the state Game ?
Ans – Kabaddi ( In Circle )
Which Mughal Emperor had visited the langar of Guru Amar Das ?
Ans – Akbar
Which Mughal Emperor had arrested Guru Arjun Dev Ji ?
Ans – Jahangir
Which Guru moved the Sikh community to Anandpur ?
Ans – Guru Tegh Bahadur
Parabhjot Kaur, a Punjabi poet – Died on 24th Nov 2016
Who is the chairman of Punjab Kala Parishad ?
Answer – Surjit Patar
Who is 1st woman Chief Secretary of Punjab ?
Answer- Smt Vini Mahajan
She got Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetry book Pabbi in 1964. Parabhjot was nominated for Punjab Vidhan Parishad in 1966. She received Padma Shri in 1967.
Her first anthology of poems came out in 1943. Her another anthology of poems called Plateau got published in Paris. She got 24 anthologies of poems and 4 collections of short stories published.
Kartarpur Sahib Corridor 26th Nov 2018 – Connecting Gurdaspur with a historic Gurudwara ( resting place of Gurunanak Dev Ji )
Akali Dal got separated from NDA on 26 Sept 2020 on the issue of Agriculture bill. It was the oldest ally of NDA. The decision was taken in the party meeting. Before that decision Harsimarat Kaur Badal had resigned from the post of cabinet minister. That was a big blow for the BJP in Punjab.
2023 Update –
Guru Nanak Dev 554th Jayanti was celebrated in Punjab on 27th Of November 2023. Pakistan had issued visas near about 3000 to Indian pilgrims.
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