Top 100 Punjab GK and Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2016-17

Top 100 Punjab GK and Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2016-17

Punjab GK and current affairs topic deals with 100 most important general knowledge(gk) and current affairs questions answers of 2016-2017.
Following top questions and answers are about Punjabi literature, Punjabi language, Punjabi culture, Punjab history, Punjab geography, Punjab sports, Punjab economy, literacy, population, Punjabi films, Punjab polity, Punjabi awards, Personalities of Punjab, architecture of Punjab and places within state.

These Top 100 Punjab GK and Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2016-17 are useful for general knowledge information on Punjab, as well as very important for all upcoming competitive exams like PPSC, PCS 2017-2018 in Punjab.
The Punjab gk topic are compiled with objective, descriptive and suggestive type questions with current affairs for Punjab govt and non-govt exams.

Most Important GK and Current Affairs Questions and Answers 2016-2017 For all Competitive Exams in Punjab

Top Questions and Answers on Personalities of Punjab

1. Who is the current Chief Minister(CM) of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Amarinder Singh(Political party- Indian National Congress)
2. Who is the current Governor of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Vijayendra Pal Singh Badnore
3. Who is the current Chief Justice of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Shiavax Jal Vajifdar(Acting)
4. Who is the current Finance Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Manpreet Singh Badal
5. Who is the Irrigation and Power Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Rana Gurjeet Singh
6. Who is the current Technical Education Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Charanjit Singh Channi
7. Who is the current Health and Family Welfare Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Brahm Mohindra
8. Who is the current Forest Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Sadhu Singh Dharamsot
9. Who is the current Higher Education and School Education Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Aruna Chaudhary
10. Who is the current Parliamentary Affairs Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Brahm Mohindra
* Who is the first female Chief Minister of Punjab?
Answer : Rajinder Kaur Bhattal(1996-1997)
* Who was the past Governor before V. P. Singh Badnore?
Answer : Kaptan Singh Solanki
11. Who is the Rural Development Minister of Punjab as of 2016-2017?
Answer : Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa
12. What is the real name of wrestler Gama Pehalwan(The Great Gama)?
Answer : Ghulam Muhammad Butt
13. Who was the Punjabi person became the 7th Indian President in 1982?
Answer : Giani Jail Singh
14. Who is the Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister of Punjab as of 2017?
Answer : Navjot Singh Sidhu, Indian cricketer
15. Who was the former Indian Acting Prime Minister in 1966 belongs to Punjab?
Answer : Gulzarilal Nanda
16. Which Punjabi personality became the 12th Indian Prime Minister served from 1997-1998?
Answer : Inder Kumar Gujral
17. Which Punjabi personality became the 13th Indian Prime Minister before Narendra Modi?
Answer : Manmohan Singh
18. Which Punjabi figure served as Governor of Tamilnadu from 2004-2011?
Answer : Surjit Singh Barnala [ He was also the 11th Chief Minister of Punjab and 1st Governor of Uttarakhand]
19. Which Punjabi person served as the 3rd Chief Minister of Delhi?
Answer : Madanlal Khurana [He also served as Governor of Rajasthan in 2004]
* Who was the past Chief Minister of Punjab before Amarinder Singh?
Answer : Parkash Singh Badal
* Who is the 10th Chief Minister of Punjab?
Answer : Beant Singh(1992-1995)
* Who is the 2nd Chief Minister of Punjab?
Answer : Bhim Sen Sachar
20. Which Punjabi person is the Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprise and was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007?
 Answer : Sunil Mittal
21. Who was the founder of Sikhism?
Answer : Guru Nanak(1469-1539)
22. Who was the 10th Sikh Guru and the founder of Khalsa?
Answer : Guru Govind Singh
23. Which Sikh Guru founded the Taran Taran and Kartarpur city?
Answer : 5th Sikh Guru Arjun(1563-1606)
Which Punjabi personality was awarded the 61st Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2013?
Answer : Gulzar
24. Who was the first Punjabi woman to win Sahitya Akademi Award in 1956?
Answer : Amrita Pritam for Magnum Opus
25. Which Punjabi person became Telecommunication and IT Minister of India in 2002?
Answer : Arun Shourie [ He was also awarded Ramon Magsaysay and Padma Bhushan in 1982 and 1990 consecutively]
26. Which Indian Punjabi Musician was honoured Padma Shri in 1967?
Answer : Mohammed Rafi
27. Who became the first Chief Minister of Punjab?
Answer : Gopi Chand Bhargava(1947-1949)
28. Who was the first Governor of Punjab?
Answer : Chandulal Madhavlal Teivedi(Duration 1947-1953)

Punjab Economy GK Questions and Answers

29. Which industry plays a major roll in economic development of Punjab?
Answer: Punjab economy is mainly based on agricultural industry
30. How much amount of India’s total wheat are produced in Punjab?
Answer : Punjab contributes 19% of total wheat production in India
What is Punjab’s rank by total remittances to India?
Answer : 4th
31. What are the major agricultural crops contribute to Punjab economy heavily?
Answer : Wheat, Cotton, Rice, Sugarcane, Maize, Barley
What is the function of ESO(Economic and Statistical Organisation of Punjab)?
Answer : ESO acts as data bank which provides socio-economic statistics of the state
32. Which state is known as ‘India’s bread-basket’?
Answer : Punjab
33. How much amount of India’s total rice are produced in Punjab?
Answer : 11%
34. What is Punjab’s HDI ranking in India?
Answer : 9th
35. What is the GDP(Gross Domestic Product) rate in Punjab?
Answer : 3.17 Lakh Crore
36. Why Punjab is called ‘Granary of India’?
Answer : Punjab is the most fertile region in India. Major agricultural products like wheat, rice, sugar cane, maize are heavily produced here. Thats why Punjab is called ‘Granary of India’.
37. Which Indian districts are the largest producer of wheat and rice?
Answer : Firozpur and Fazilka, Punjab
38. What is the poverty rate in Punjab?
Answer : 6.16%
39. How much capacity of power in Guru Govind Singh Super Thermal Plant in Ropar?
Answer : 1260 Megawatt
40. How much power capacity there in Rajpura Thermal power plant?
Answer : 1400 Megawatt
41. Which is the biggest milk processing plant in Punjab?
Answer : Moga is the biggest milk processing plant in Punjab. Processing capacity is 435 thousand litres of milk.
42. How much amount of total India’s cotton are produced in Punjab?
Answer : 70%

Punjab History GK Questions and Answers

43. When Punjab formed as a Partial state of Indian Union?
Answer : 1 November 1966
When the Second Anglo-Maratha war was fought between British and Maratha empire?
Answer : 1803-1805
* When Punjab Digital Library launched?
         Answer : In 2003
44. In which year Ranjit Singh died?
Answer : 1839
45. In which year the Second Anglo-Sikh war was fought between British and Sikh Empire?
Answer : 1849
46. During British period Punjab province were partitioned in two region, they are-
Answer : East Punjab and West Punjab
*What is the full form of PEPSU?Answer : Patiala and East Punjab States Union
47. How long the Sikh Empire reigned in India?
Answer : 1801-1849(49 Years)
48. Why Punjab was known as ‘Saptasindhu’ region mentioned in Rigveda?
Answer : Punjab was known as Saptasindhu for seven rivers. The rivers are- Saraswati, Satadru(Sutlej), Vipasa(Beas), Chandrabhaga(Chenab), Iravati(Ravi), Vitasta(Jhelum), Sindhu(Indus).
49. Who introduced the Khalsa and when?
Answer : Khalsa was introduced by 10th Sikhguru Guru Govind Singh in 1699
50. In which year Banda Singh Bahadur died?
Answer : 1716
51. In which battle Wazir Khan was killed by sikhs?
Answer : Battle of Chappar Chiri in 1710
52. Who was the Governor of Sirhind?
Answer : Wazir Khan
53. In which war Banda Singh Bahadur defeated Mughals?
Answer : Battle of Samana in 1709
54. When the Battle of Muktsar happened?
Answer : 1705
55. When the Battle of Sarsa fought between Sikhs and Mughals?
Answer : 1704
Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh are the two sons of which Sikh Guru?
Answer : Guru Govind Singh
56. When the Battle of Anandpur fought between Sikhs and Mughals?
Answer : 1704
The Battle of Basoli was fought in the year-
Answer : 1702
57. When the Battle of Bhangani fought?
Answer : 1688
What is the Operation Blue Star?
Answer : Operation Blue Star is an operation into Harmandir Sahib Complex conducted by Indian Army. Blue Star conducted in 1984 in order of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, to abolish the Akal Takht system
58. Who is the father of Guru Gobind Singh?
Answer : Guru Tegh Bahadur
59. Guru Granth Sahib is written in which language?
Answer : Guru Granth Sahib is written in Gurumukhi language
60. Who is the sixth Sikh Guru?Answer : Guru Har Gobind is known as sixth Sikhgurj
61. Who built Akal Takht?
Answer : Guru Har Gobind built Akal Takht
62. Where is Akal Takht situated at?
Answer : Akal Takht located at Harmandir Sahib Complex, Amritsar
63. Who is the father of Guru Arjan?
a) Guru Ram Das
b) Guru Gobind Singh
c) Guru Tegh Bahadur
d) Guru Hargobind
Where is the birthplace of Guru Arjan?
Answer : Tarn Taran District
64. When Guru Amar Das became the 3rd Sikhguru?
Answer : In year 1552
* Who is the 8th Sikh Guru?
Answer : Guru Harkishan
65. Who is the 7th Sikh Guru?
Answer : Guru Har Rai
* Where is the birthplace of Khalsa?
Answer : Keshgarh Sahib
* What is the state animal of Punjab?
Answer : Blackbuck
* What symbolise the state bird of Punjab?
Answer : Baaz
* Which symbolise the state dance of Punjab?
Answer : Bhangra, Giddha
* What is Hola Mohalla?
Answer : Hola Mohalla is a punjabi yearly festival where military skills and various type of exercises are performed by sikhs

Punjabi Grammar and Language GK Question Answers

*How many writing scripts are there in Punjabi language?
Answer : There are two categories in Punjabi language are used. One is Gurmukhi and other is Shahmukhi
Which country uses Punjabi as their third most spoken native language?
Answer : Canada uses Punjabi after English and French
*Which is the standard form in Punjabi language?
Answer : Majhi is the standard form in Punjabi language
*Which type of language Punjabi is?
Answer : Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language
*How much Punjabi spoken people are there around the world?
Answer : There are almost 100 Million Punjabi speaking people around the world
* What is the origin of Punjabi language?
Answer : The word Punjabi is taken from Panj-ab, the language mainly originated from Prakrit language. Grammar is based on Punjabi language
What is the highest-grossing of all time 1998’s Pakistani film based on Punjabi language?
Answer : Choorian
*Which are the major dialects of Punjabi language?
Answer : Majhi, Powadhi, Pothohari, Malwai, Multani, Doabi
How much amount of Punjabi spoken people resides in Punjab?
Answer : 91.69% of total population
What is the official language in Punjab?
Answer : Punjabi
Which schedule of the Indian constitution refers Punjabi as official language status?
Answer : Punjabi is listed on eighth schedule of the Indian constitution out of 22 official languages
*Which country use Punjabi as the geographically most widely spoken language?
Answer : Punjabi is most widely spoken in Pakistan
*When the Punjabi University was established to teach technology, software development, cyber knowledge etc in Punjabi language?
Answer : Punjabi University was established in 30 April 1962

Punjab Geography Top GK Questions and Answers

66. What is the geographical area of Punjab?
Answer : 50,362 Squar Kilometer(19,445 Squar Mile)
Geographically Punjab lies on which climatic zone?
Answer : Subtropical zone
Which region of Punjab known by Steel Town?
Answer : Mandi Gobindgarh, Fatehgarh Sahib district
Punjab falls under which earthquake zone in India?
Answer : Seismic zones 2,3 and 4
* What is Punjab’s areawise ranking in India?
Answer : 20th
67. Which is the largest city in Punjab?
a) Amritsar
b) Ludhiana 310 Km2
c) Chandigarh
d) Patiala
68. Which country shares a border to the west of Punjab?
Answer : Pakistan on west
State of Haryana lies to which direction of Punjab?
Answer : South
*What rivers flows within Pathankot district?
Answer : Beas and Ravi river
Shalimar garden is seen at which city of Punjab?
Answer : Kapurthala
Which state lies to north direction of Punjab?
Answer : Jammu and Kashmir
Rajasthan lies on which direction of Punjab?
Answer : South
Which hilly region lies to the northwest of Punjab?
Answer : Shiwalik hills
How much area of Punjab are occupied by northern India’s largest wetland Harike Pattan wildlife sanctuary ?
Answer : 8600 hectres
Which Indian state has the Rupnagar Zoological Park?
Answer : Punjab

Punjab Population GK Question and Answers

* According to census 2011 what does Punjab rank by population in India?
Answer : 16th
What is Punjab’s largest city by population?
Answer : Ludhiana
* What is the total population of Punjab as census 2011?
Answer : 27,704,236
* What is total population of Pathankot?
Answer : Total population of Pathankot is 626154
*What is the total population of Jalandhar district?
Answer : Total population is 862196
How much of total Indian population are Sikh religious?
Answer : 57.69%

What is the literacy rate in Punjab as census 2011?

Answer : 76.68%
What is the male literacy rate in Punjab?
Answer : 80.23%
What is the female literacy rate in Punjab?
Answer : 68.36%

Punjabi Literature GK Questions and Answers

69. For which book Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?
Answer : Tith Tihar in 1960
*For which book Giani Gurdit Singh was awarded 1967 UNESCO prize for Punjabi literature?
Answer : Mera Pind da Jiwan
*Who is the writer of the famous Punjabi Qissa ‘Heer Ranjha’?
Answer : The great Sufi poet Waris Shah
*What is the best example of Punjabi prose literature in Mughal-Sikh period?
Answer : Janamsakhis written about life of Guru Nanak
*Mirza Sahiba was written by which great author?
Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar
*Who wrote Qissa Puran Bhagat?
Answer : Qadaryar
* Who wrote the epic poetry Chandi di Var?
Answer : Guru Gobind Singh
* Who wrote the Punjabi Jangnama in Mughal period?
Answer : Shah Mohammad
70. When the first Punjabi dictionary Mahan Kosh was published?
Answer : 1854
*  Which Punjabi novelist wrote Agg The Khed?
Answer : Nanak Singh
Which Sufi poet’s works reflected in Adi Granth?
Answer : Fariduddin Ganjshakar
Who are recognised the pioneer of Punjabi novel?
Answer : Nanak Singh and Vir Singh
* Which Punjabi writer wrote Chitta Lahu?
Answer : Nanak Singh
* For which literary work Nanak Singh was awarded 1962 Sahitya Akademi Award?
Answer : Ik Mian Do Talwaran
* Mention three famous Poems written by Puran Singh?
Answer : Khule Maidan, Khule Ghund, Khule Asmani Rang
* Which kind of poet Sultan Bahu was?
Answer : Punjabi Sufi poet
71. ‘Sisters of The Spinning Wheel’ written by which modern Punjabi poet?
Answer : Puran Singh
72. Who is known by Father of Modern Punjabi Poetry?
Answer : Mohan Singh
Which Punjabi poet, of British era in India, wrote Vagade Pani?
Answer : Diwan Singh in 1938
*Who is the author of Mirza Sahiba?
Answer : Hafiz Barkhudar
73. What is the poetry, of Shareef Kunjahi, written in Gurumukhi language?
Answer : Jagrate, published in 1958
74. Nawan Jahan was written by which writer?
Answer : Dhani Ram Chatrik
75. For which literary work Kulwant Singh Virk awarded Sahitya Akademi Award in 1967?
Answer : Nave Lok a short Story
76. Piran da Paraga was written by which writer?
Answer : Shivkumar Batalvi

Punjabi Sports GK Questions and Answers

77. In which year Punjabi Athletician Milkha Singh won gold medals in Asian Games?
Answer : Milkha Singh won gold medals four times in Asian Games. In 1958 he won two medals and rest two in 1962.
78. PCA cricket statdium is located in which city of Punjab
Answer : Mohali
79. Which is known as the state sport of Punjab?
Answer : Kabbadi (circle style)
80. Lala Amarnath is associated with which sports?
a) Hockey
b) Cricket
c) Kabbadi
d) Atheletics

GK Questions and Answers on Architecture and Places in Punjab

81. Harmandir Sahib is a famous architecture located in which city?
Answer : Amritsar
82. Moti Bagh Palace is located in which city of Punjab?
Answer : Patiala
83. Where the historical Jalianwala Bagh Massacre was occurred in 1919?
Answer : Amritsar, Punjab
84. Kila Raipur is located near which city in Punjab?
Answer : Ludhiana
85. Anandpur Sahib is famous for which thing?
Answer : Virasat-e-Khalsa
86. Where the Shamsher Khan’s tomb located at?
Answer : Gurdaspur
Q. Where is the cemetry of Ranjit Singha located at?
Answer : Lahore, Pakistan

Punjabi Films and Awards GK Questions and Answers

87. By which name Punjabi film industry is known as?
Answer : Pollywood
88. What was the first Punjabi film?
Answer : Sheela or Pind Di Kudi by K. D. Mehra. Released in 1935
89. Which Punjabi film won National Film Award in 1964?
Answer : Satluj De Kandhe by Panna Lal Maheswari
90. Which Punjabi film won the 62nd National Film Award?
Answer : Punjab 1984
91. For which categories the film ‘Anhe Ghore Da Daan’ won 59th National Film Award in 2011?
Answer : Best direction, best cinematography and best feature film

Punjab Polity Top GK Questions and Answers

92. Which political party currently ruling the government of Punjab in 2017?
Answer : Indian National Congress
* Which person became Speaker two times in political history of Punjab?
Answer : Charanjit Singh Atwal
93. There are how many seats in Punjab Legislative Assembly?
Answer : 117 Seats
94. There are how many political parties exist in Punjab?
Answer : Five, they are Indian National Congress, Bhartiya Janata Party, Shiromani Akali Dal, Bahujan Samaj Party and Aam Aadmi Party.
* Who was the Speaker of Punjab Legislative Assembly between 1947-1951?
Answer : Kapur Singh
* Who was the past speaker before Charanjit Singh Atwal?
Answer : Nirmal Singh Kahlon
95. In which year Shiromani Akali Dal was founded?
Answer : 1920
96. Who is the current President of Shiromani Akali Dal as of 2017?
Answer : Sukhbir Singh Badal
97. Who is the current Speaker in Punjab Legislative Assembly as of 2017?
Answer : Charanjit Singh Atwal
98. Who is the leader of the Opposition Party in Punjab Legislative Assembly as of 2017?
Answer : H. S. Phoolka
99. What is the name of Upper House of Punjab Legislative Assembly?
Answer : Vidhan Parishad
100. What is the name of Lower House of Punjab Legislative Assembly?
Answer : Punjab Vidhan Sabha
In which year the Treaty of Lahore’ was signed?
Answer : 1849
There are how many districts in Punjab?
Answer : 22 Districts
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