07 July, 2016

Facts about Rajasthan

Rajasthan was founded on November 1, 1956, is India's largest state by area It is located on the north-western side of the country.
Capital: Jaipur
Chief Minister:  Vasundhara Raje
Governor: Kalyan Singh
Rajasthan Day: 30th March
Mountain Range: Aravali Range
Desert: Thar Desert also known as the Great Indian Desert. It is the world's 17th largest desert
Folk dance of Rajasthan: Ghoomar

Rajasthan High Court Principal Seat Jodhpur and High Court Bench Jaipur are the High Court of the state of Rajasthan
The Chief Justice - Mr. Justice Navin Sinha
Total Number of districts: 33
International Border: Pakistan
The list of important Rivers and Dams of Rajasthan:
S.NoRiversImportant Dams
1Chambal RiverKota Barrage (Kota) Ranapratap Sagar Dam (Rawatbhata)
2Banas RiverBisalpur Dam near (Deoli in Tonk district)
3Luni River
4Berach River
5Sabarmati River
6Narmada Canal
The list of important Lakes of Rajasthan:
S.NoLakesCityRemark
1Ana Sagar LakeAjmerArtificial lake
2Dhebar LakeUdaipur Districtalso known as Jaisamand Lake is Asia's second-largest artificial lake
3Fateh Sagar LakeUdaipurArtificial lake
4Man Sagar LakeJaipurArtificial lake
5Nakki LakeMount Abu in Aravalli range
6Sambhar Salt LakeSambhar Lake TownIndia's largest inland Salt Lake
7Pushkar Lake Pushkar in Ajmer district
Major Airports in Rajasthan:
S.NoName of AirportsCity
1Jaipur International Airport.Jaipur
2Jaisalmer Airport.Jaisalmer
3Jodhpur Airport.Jodhpur
4Maharana Pratap international Airport or Udaipur AirportUdaipur
Important Thermal, Nuclear and Hydroelectricity Power Plants:
S.No.Name of Power PlantTypeLocationRemark
1Suratgarrh Thermal Power StationThermalSuratgarh1st Super Thermal plant of Rajasthan
2Chhabra Thermal Power PlantThermalBaran districtcoal fired power plants
3Rajasthan Solar ProjectSolarPhalodhi village of Jodhpur district
4Dhirubhai Ambani Solar PlantSolarPokahran in the Jaisalmer districtbuild by Reliance Power
5Rajasthan Atomic Power StationNuclearRawatbhataalso Rajasthan Atomic Power Project - RAPP
6Jawahar Sagar Hydroelectric Power Station IndiaHydroelectricKotaLocated on the Chambal River
7Mahi Bajaj Sagar Hydro Power Plant IndiaHydroelectricBanswara districtLocated on Mahi River
Important National Parks, Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary:
S.NoNameLocation
1The Ranthambore National Park-Sawai Madhopur district in Rajasthan.
2The Sariska Tiger ReserveAlwar district
3The Keoladeo Ghana National Park was formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird SanctuaryBharatpur, Alwar
4The Desert National ParkJaisalmer
5The Kumbhalgarh Wildlife SanctuaryRajsamand district
6The Darrah National Park Kota
Important Stadiums in Rajasthan:
StadiumCity
Sawai Mansingh Stadium (cricket stadium)Jaipur
Barkatullah Khan Stadium (cricket stadium)Jodhpur
Nicknames/Special titles of cities:
S. NoCitySpecial names
1JaipurPink City
2JaisalmerGolden City of India
3Udaipur
White City
City of Lakes
Venice of the East
4Jodhpur
Blue City
Sun City
The list of important Festivals of Rajasthan:
S.No.FestivalsCity
1Teej FestivalJaipur
2Gangaur FestivalJaipur
3Desert FestivalJaisalmer
4Nagaur FairNagaur
5Pushkar FairPushkar
6Marwar FestivalJodhpur
7Camel FestivalBikaner
8Mewar FestivalUdaipur
9Elephant FestivalJaipur
The list of important Monument, Palace and Forts:
S.No.Monuments
1Jyotish Yantralaya, also known as Jantar MantarJaipur
2Hawa MahalJaipur
3Temples of GaltaJaipur
4Sun Temple Galta HillJaipur
5Amber Palace or Amber FortJaipur
6Lake PalaceUdaipur
7Umaid BhawanJodhpur
8Manak ChowkJaisalmer
9Jagatpita Brahma MandirPushkar, Ajmer

Constituency of Cabinet Minister:
S. No.Name of MinisterConstituencyMinistry
1Rajyavardhan Singh RathoreJaipur RuralMinistry of Information and Broadcasting (MoS)
2Vijay GoelRajya Sabha MP from RajasthanMinister of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoS, Independent Charge)
Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation
3Shri C.R. ChaudharyNagaur-Lok sabhaConsumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (MoS)
4Shri P.P. choudharyPali-Lok SabhaLaw & Justice Electronics & Information Technology (MoS)
5Shri Arjun Ram MeghwalBikaner-Lok Sabha
Finance
Corporate Affairs (MoS)
Important Tribes of Rajasthan:
·         Minas
·         Bhils
·         Sahariyas
·         Gadiya Lohars

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