List Of Current Chief Ministers and Governors of India 2017-2018, Capital of Indian States, General Knowledge(GK), Current Affairs

List of current Chief Minister and Governors of India capital of Indian states general knowledge(gk) current affairs 2018: Here you will find present governors, chief ministers with representing political party and capital cities of all Indian states and territories in an alphabetically ordered list. The list is updated with most recent changes of governors and CM with their belonging party as of April 2018. In any competitive exam a governor or chief minister related question is asked. So ssc, psc, upsc, lic, defence, police, railway exam 2017-2018 appearing candidates follow this list to learn general awareness, general knowledge and current affairs about Chief Ministers, Governors and capitals of Indian states.

The contents you will find in this list are – A) 29 State’s (I) capital name (II) Chief Minister’s name (III) Governor’s name (IV) Political party name B) 7 Union territory’s (I) Chief Minister’s/Administrator’s/Head name (II) Capital name

New Updated List November 2017-2018

Chief Minister: 

Chief Minister is the administrative head of each of the twenty-nine state in India. According to the Indian Constitution the Chief Minister is elected by a state’s Legislative Assembly election. Chief Minister is appointed by the Governor of a state. State’s Council of Ministers are collectively responsible to the assembly. Chief Minister can not serve more than five years unless he/she is re-elected in the assembly election.


Governor is the executive or constitutional head of each of the twenty-nine state in India. He/she is directly appointed by the President of India for a maximum term of five years. Governor can resign from the post before ending of the term. On the other hand he/she could be transfered to other state or terminated by the President of India before ending of term. A state’s Council of Ministers are appointed by the Governor indirectly with advise of Chief Minister. Indian Constitution permits a citizen to be a Governor with a minimum age of 35 years. State’s Chairman and members of PSC, Advocate General are also appointed by the Governor with advise of Chief Ministers. Without Governor’s permission no money bills can be passed in the state assembly.


According to Indian Constitution there should be a capital of each state. Presently there are total 29 states and 7 union territories with capital in India as of 2017-2018

Interesting Facts about Indian Chief Minister & Governors

First governor-general of free India – C. Rajagopalachari

Sixteen women served as Chief Minister of an Indian state ever. Among them Mamata Banerjee, Mehbooba Mufti and Vasundhara Raje are currently in office as of 2017-2018.

Uttar Pradesh is the first Indian state to have a female Chief Minister from Indian National Congress, Mrs. Sucheta Kripalni who served from 1963-1967.

Sarojini Naidu is the first female to become a governor of an Indian state. She served as governor of Uttar Pradesh from 1947-1949.

The most recent UP Chief Minister, who took office in 26 March 2017, is a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and has been MP of Gorakhpur constituency.

Sikkim Chief Minister is the longest, a term of twenty two years(1994-2017) serving person among all current CMs of Indian states. He represents the party of Sikkim Democratic Front.

Former 6th Chief Minister of West Bengal, Jyoti Basu recorded as the longest serving person ever in Indian political history. As WB CM he took office during President’s rule in 1977 and served till 2000.

Important Informations, general knowledge and current affairs About Chief Minister, Governor of Indian states & Territories

N. Chandrababu Naidu The thirteenth and longest serving Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh state. Nara Chandrababu Naidu took office in 1995 preceded by N. Kiran Kumar Reddy. In 2014 after formation of Telangana state from Andhra Pradesh, Naidu re-elected as Chief Minister. He is also the President of Telugu Desam Party

Pema Khandu became the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh state on 17 July 2016, replaced by former CM Nabam Tuki. Pema Khandu is from Buddhist religion and represents Indian National Congress party. He was born in 1979 at Tawang district

Sarbananda  Sonowal The fourteenth Chief Minister of state of Assam, took office on 24 May 2016, preceded by Tarun Gogoi. He is from Hindu religion and represents Bharatiya Janata Party

Nitish Kumar became the 22nd Chief Minister of Bihar on 22 February 2015, preceded by Jitan Ram Manjhi

Raman Singh is serving as Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh state since December 2003. Raman Singh was elected after former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi

Manohar Parikkar the 10th Chief Minister of Goa, took office in 14 March 2017, preceded by Lakshmikant Parsekar. Manohar Parikkar served as Defence Minister of India from 2014-2017

Bijay Rupani became the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat on 7 August 2016, preceded by Anandiben Patel

Manohar Lal Khattar is the 10th Chief Minister of Haryana and took office on 26 October 2014, preceded by Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Virbhadra Singh the current Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh and assumed office on 25 December 2012, preceded by Prem Kumar Dhumal

Mehbooba Mufti is the 9th Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and took office on 4 April 2016. She is the daughter of Mufti Mohammad Saeed

Raghuvar Das is the 6th Chief Minister of Jharkhand and took office on 28 December 2014, preceded by Hemant Soren

Siddaramaiah is the 22nd Chief Minister of Karnataka and took office on 13 May 2013, preceded by Jagadish Shettar

Pinarayi Vijayan is the 12th Chief Minister of Kerala and joined office on 25th May 2016, preceded by Oommen Chandy

Shivraj SinghChouhan is the present and 18th Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh after Babulal Gaur. Chouhan took office on 29th November 2005

Devendra Fadnavis is the 18th Chief Minister of Maharashtra and joined office on 31 October 2014, preceded by President’s rule.

N. Biren Singh is the 12th Chief Minister of Manipur and took office on 15 March 2017, preceded by Okram Ibobi Singh

Mukul  Sangma is the 11th Chief Minister of Meghalaya and he took office on 20 April 2010, preceded by D. D. Lapang

Lal Thanhawla is the present Chief Minister of Mizoram and he took office on 11 December 2010, preceded by Zoramthanga

T. R. Zeliang is the present Chief Minister of Nagaland and he took office on 19 July 2017.

Naveen Patnaik is the 14th Chief Minister of Odisha and he took office on 5 March 2000, preceded by Hemananda Biswal

Amarinder Singh is the 26th Chief Minister of Punjab and he took office on 16 March 2017, preceded by Parkash Singh Badal

Vasundhara Raje is the 24th Chief Minister of Rajasthan and she took office on 13 December 2013, preceded by Ashok Gehlot

Pawan Kumar Chamling is the 5th Chief Minister of Sikkim and he took office on 12 December 1994, preceded by Sanchaman Limboo

Edappadi K. Palaniswami is the 22nd Chief Minister of Tamilnadu and he took office on 16 th February 2017, preceded by O. Paneerselvam

K.Chandrasekhar Rao is the 1st Chief Minister of Telangana and he took office on 2 June 2014. He was born in 1954, at Siddipet, Andhra Pradesh

Biplab Kumar Deb is the 10th Chief Minister of Tripura and took office on 9 March 2018. 

Yogi Adityanath is the 21st CM of Uttar Pradesh and he took office on 19 March 2017. He is an Indian monk and Hindu Nationalist politician.

Trivendra Singh Rawat is the 8th and current CM of Uttarakhand and he is serving since 18 March 2017.

Mamata Banerjee is the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal took office on 20 May 2011. She is an Indian politician also known as ‘Didi’.


Padmanabha Acharya(Additional Charge)

Banwarilal Purohit

Ram Nath Kovind

Balram Das Tandon

Mridula Sinha

Om Prakash Kohli

Kaptan Singh Solanki

Acharya Dev Vrat

Narinder Nath Vohra

Draupadi Murmu

Vajubhai Vala


C.Vidyasagar Rao

Najma Heptulla

Nirbhay Sharma


V.P.Singh Badnore is the present Governor of Punjab and he took office on 22 August 2016, preceded by Kaptan Singh Solanki. V. P. Singh Badnore was a member of the 13th and 14th Lok Sabha of India.

Kalyan Singh is the present Governor of Rajasthan and took office on September 2014, preceded by Margaret Alva. Kalyan Singh also served as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1991-1992. 

Shriniwas Patil is the present Governor of Sikkim and took office in 20 July 2013, preceded by Balmiki Prasad Singh.

Tathagata Roy was appointed as Governor of Tripura in May 2015. Tathagatha Roy was preceded by Padmanava Acharya who is currently governing Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh states.

Ram Naik is the present Governor of Uttar Pradesh state and he took office on 22 July 2014 preceded by Aziz Qureshi. Ram Naik was a member of 13th Lok Sabha and was Minister of oil and natural gas in Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet from 1999-2004.

Krishan Kant Paul is the 6th Governor of Indian state Uttarakhand and he took office on 8th January 2015 preceded by Aziz Qureshi. K. K. Paul also served as Governor of state Meghalaya from 2013-2015 and as a Police Commissioner of Delhi from 2004-2007.

Keshari Nath Tripathi is the 24th Governor of West Bengal state and he took oath on 24 July 2014. Tripathi also took oath as Governor of Meghalaya on 6 January 2015.


Current Governors and Chief Ministers of all Indian states and Union territories list 2018, With capitals

Updated April 2018

1.Andhra Pradesh   Hyderabad N.Chandrababu Naidu E.S.L.Narasimhan Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
2.Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar Pema Khandu B. D. Mishra Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP)
3.Assam Dispur Sarbananda   Sonowal Jagdish Mukhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
4.Bihar Patna Nitish Kumar Satya Pal Malik Janata Dal (United)
5.Chattisgarh Raipur Raman Singh Balram Das Tandon BJP
6.Goa Panaji Manohar Parikkar Mridula Sinha BJP
7.Gujarat Gandhinagar Bijay Rupani Om Prakash Kohli BJP
8.Haryana Chandigarh Manohar Lal Khattar Kaptan Singh Solanki BJP
9.Himachal Pradesh Shimla Jai Ram Thakur Acharya Dev Vrat BJP
10.Jammu & Kashmir Srinagar(summer)


Mehbooba Mufti Narinder Nath Vohra Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
11.Jharkhand Ranchi Raghuvar Das Draupadi Murmu BJP
12.Karnataka Bengaluru H.D. Kumaraswamy Vajubhai Vala Indian National Congress
13.Kerala Thiruvananthapuram Pinarayi Vijayan P.Sathasivam CPI(M)
14.Madhya Pradesh Bhopal Shivraj SinghChouhan Anandiben Patel BJP
15.Maharashtra Mumbai Devendra Fadnavis C.Vidyasagar Rao BJP
16.Manipur Imphal N. Biren Singh Najma Heptulla BJP
17.Meghalaya Shillong Conrad Sangma Ganga Prasad National People’s Party
18.Mizoram Aijawl Lal Thanhawla Nirbhay Sharma Indian National Congress
19.Nagaland Kohima Neiphiu Rio Padmanabha Acharya Natinalist Democratic Party
20.Odisha Bhubaneswar Naveen Patnaik Satya Pal Malik Biju Janata Dal
21.Punjab Chandigarh Amarinder Singh V.P.Singh Badnore Indian National Congress
22.Rajasthan Jaipur Vasundhara Raje Kalyan Singh BJP
23.Sikkim Gangtok Pawan Kumar Chamling Shriniwas Patil Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF)
24.Tamilnadu Chennai Edappadi K. Palaniswami Banwarilal Purohit All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kajhagam (AIADMK)
25.Telangana Hyderabad K.Chandrasekhar Rao E.S.L.Narasimhan Telangana Rashtra Samithi
26.Tripura Agartala Biplab Kumar Deb Tathagata Roy BJP
27.Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Yogi Adityanath Ram Naik BJP
28.Uttarakhand Dehradun Trivendra Singh Rawat Krishan Kant Paul BJP
29.West Bengal Kolkata Mamata Banerjee Keshari Nath Tripathi All India Trinamool Congress(AITMC)
1. Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair Jagadish Mukhi (Lt. Governor)
2. Chandigarh Chandigarh V. P. Singh Badnore (Administrator)
3. Dadra and Nagar Haveli Silvassa Praful Khoda Patel (Administrator)
4. Daman and Diu Daman Praful Khoda Patel (Administrator)
5. Delhi New Delhi Arvind Kejriwal Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
6. Lakshadeep Kavaratti Farooq Khan (Retired IPS)
7. Puducherry Puducherry V. Narayanasamy Kiran Vedi (Lt. Governor) Indian National Congress


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