Odisha GK & Current Affairs for Odisha Public Service Commission Examinations

Odisha

1.

Which among the following was the first establishment of Dutch in current territories of Odisha?
[A] Calcutta
[B] Chinsura
[C] Pippli
[D] Balasore

Pippli

Explanation

Pippli was the first place where the Dutch had established themselves in current territories of Odisha. It was soon abandoned for Balasore.
2.

Gahirmatha marine wild sanctuary is home to which of the following endangered species?
[A]Dolphins
[B]Olive Ridley sea turtles
[C]Salt Crocodiles
[D]None of the above

Olive Ridley sea turtles

Explanation

Gahirmatha marine wildlife sactuary is the world’s most important nesting beach for Olive Ridley sea turtles.
3.

Which of the following place is famous for the historic Salt Satygraha of 1930?
[A]Kaliakata
[B]Inchudi
[C]Kuchai
[D]Kuliana

Inchudi

Explanation

Inchudi is a village situated near Balasore town. It is said that after Dandi march, the mass civil disobedience against salt law was most famous in this village.
4.

When did Bhubaneswar become capital city of Odisha?
[A]1936
[B]1940
[C]1945
[D]1948

1948

Explanation

In 1948, Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the political capital of the state of Odisha.
5.

Sudarshan Pattnaik is a famous personality in which among the following field?
[A]Dance
[B]Sand art
[C]Music
[D]Sports

Sand art

Explanation

Sudarshan Pattnaik is an internationally renowned sand artist.
6.

In which year “Odisha Bigyan Academy” was established?
[A]1980
[B]1981
[C]1979
[D]1982

1981

Explanation

Odisha Bigyan Academy was established in 1981. The main objective of this academy is to promote science knowledge in the state.
7.

Who among the following founded the Bhoi Dynasty?
[A]Govinda Vidyadhara
[B]Mukunda Deva
[C]Prataparudra Deva
[D]Raghubhanja Chhotray

Govinda Vidyadhara

Explanation

The Bhoi dynasty was founded by Govinda Vidyadhara in 1541.
8.

The Oriya Poet Sarala Dasa was a contemparory of ___?
[A]Govinda Vidyadhara
[B]Prataparudra Deva
[C]Kapilendra Deva
[D]None of the above

Kapilendra Deva

Explanation

Sarala Dasa was a contemparory of Kapilendra Deva. During Kapilendra Deva’s reign he wrote the Oriya Mahabharata and other works.
9.

The ruler of Eastern Ganga dynasty who is known to have built the Konark temple is?
[A]Indravarman
[B]Anantavarman
[C]Narasimhadeva I
[D]Anagabhimadeva

Narasimhadeva I

Explanation

Narasimhadeva I known to have built the Konark temple.
10.

Hathigumpha inscription at Udayagiri is related to___?
[A]Satakarni
[B]Kharavela
[C]Chandragupta
[D]Pusyamitra

Karavela

Explanation

Hathigumpha inscription at Udayagiri caves is the main source of information about Kalinga ruler Kharavela. This inscription, consisting of seventeen lines has been incised in deep cut Brahmi script.