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As we are aware that General Knowledge (GK) is a very important area in all the competitive exams held in the country. Most of the aspirants feel difficulty in scoring good marks in it. Nowadays, a good knowledge of general awareness is very important in clearing any competitive exam. To overcome all this you should have an understanding of the things happening around you.

General Knowledge (India GK)

India GK covers all static insight facts about Indian states, Central Government Schemes, Revolutions in India, Indian Culture, Indian History, Geography and its diversity, Polity more in a worthwhile manner.

Some important topics related to Indian General Knowledge are given below. This section comprises all the main facts about India from the examination point of view such as:

Here is the list of the top 10 longest rivers in India in terms of length.

Sr. No. River Length in India (km) Total Length (km)
1. Ganga 2525 2525
2. Godavari 1464 1465
3. Krishna 1400 1400
4. Yamuna 1376 1376
5. Narmada 1312 1312
6. Indus 1114 3180
7. Brahmaputra 916 2900
8. Mahanadi 890 890
9. Kaveri 800 800
10. Tapti 724 724

Here is the list of the top 10 longest rivers in India in terms of length.

Sr. No. River Length in India (km) Total Length (km)
1. Ganga 2525 2525
2. Godavari 1464 1465
3. Krishna 1400 1400
4. Yamuna 1376 1376
5. Narmada 1312 1312
6. Indus 1114 3180
7. Brahmaputra 916 2900
8. Mahanadi 890 890
9. Kaveri 800 800
10. Tapti 724 724

Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Bridge is the longest bridge in India, over the River Brahmaputra, in Assam. The 9.15 Km long river bridge was inaugurated by Prime Narendra Modi, in 2020. Here, is the list of top 10 longest bridges in India.

Serial no. Name Distance Opened Type Connecting Place
1 Dhola Sadiya bridge 9.15 Km 2017 Road Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Lohit River, Tinsukia, Assam
2 Dibang River Bridge 6.2 Km 2018 Road Arunachal Pradesh Dibang River
3 Mahatma Gandhi Setu 5.75 Km 1982 Road South Patna to Hajipur Ganga, Patna, Bihar
4 Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) 5.57 Km 2009 Road Bandra to Worli (South Mumbai) Mahim Bay, Mumbai
5 Bogibeel Bridge 4.94 Km 2018 Rail cum road Dhemaji to Dibrugarh Brahmaputra River, Assam
6 Vikramshila Setu 4.70 Km 2001 Road Bhagalpur to Naugachia Ganga, Bhagalpur, Bihar
7 Vembanad Rail Bridge 4.62 Km 2011 Rail-cum-road Edappally to Vallarpadam Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala
8 Digha–Sonpur Bridge 4.55 Km 2016 Rail-cum-Road Digha, Patna to Sonpur, Saran Ganga, Patna, Bihar
9 Arrah–Chhapra Bridge 4.35 Km 2017 Road Arrah to Chhapra Ganga, Saran, Bihar
10 Godavari Bridge 4.13 Km 2015 Rail cum Road Kovvur to Rajahmundry Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

National Symbols of India: The Republic of India has several national symbols. The national symbols of India represent the culture and nature of India’s National Identity. They infuse a sense of pride and patriotism in every Indian’s heart. They were picked up at various times. Below is the list of National Symbols of Incredible India that one should be proud of.

Title National Symbols
National Flag Tiranga
National Anthem Jana Gana Mana
National Calendar Saka calendar
National Song Vande Mataram
National Emblem National Emblem of India
National Fruit Mango
National River Ganga
National Animal Royal Bengal Tiger
National Tree Indian Banyan
National Aquatic Animal Ganges River Dolphin
National Bird Indian Peacock
National Currency Indian Rupee
National Reptile King Cobra
National Heritage Animal Indian Elephant
National Flower Lotus
National Vegetable Pumpkin
Oath of Allegiance National Pledge

In this list, you will find almost all the designated state flowers of India. Go thoroughly through the list and update yourself with these state symbols. All the states have distinguished cultures and this diversity reflects in their state symbols. Refer to the below table to know the state flowers and their scientific names.

States/UTs  Flower Name Scientific Name
Andhra Pradesh Water lily Nelumbo
Arunachal Pradesh Lady’s Slipper Cypripedioideae
Assam Foxtail Orchids Rhynchostylis gigantea
Bihar Pot Marigold (Genda) Calendula officinalis
Gujarat Marigold (Galgota) Tagetes erecta
Haryana Lotus Nelumbo nucifera
Himachal Pradesh Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum
Jammu and Kashmir Common Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum
Jharkhand Parrot Tree Butea monosperma
Karnataka Lotus Nelumbo nucifera
Kerala Golden Shower Tree Cassia fistula
Meghalaya Lady’s Slipper Cypripedioideae
Madhya Pradesh Parrot Tree Butea monosperma
Maharashtra Tamhini,Jarul Lagerstroemia speciosa
Manipur Siroi Lily Lilium mackliniae
Mizoram Red Vanda Renanthera imschootiana
Nagaland Rhododendron Rhododendron ponticum
Odisha Ashoka Saraca asoca
Puducherry Cannonball tree’s Flower Couroupita guianensis
Rajasthan Rohira Tecomella undulata
Sikkim Noble orchid Cymbidium goeringii
Tamil Nadu Glory lily Gloriosa superba
Telangana Senna auriculata Caesalpinioideae
Tripura Nag Kesar Mesua ferrea
Uttarakhand Brahma Kamal Saussurea obvallata
Uttar Pradesh Palash Butea monosperma
West Bengal Night-flowering Jasmine Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

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