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Question 321 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Choose the false statement -Dr. Rajendra Prasad is :
A
From Bihar
B
1st President of Independent India
C
One of the two presidents to serve twice
D
All are correct
Question 322 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Tigers are carnivores (meat-eaters).
  2. Bengal Tigers are found in Jim Corbett National Park and Sunderbans National Park.
  3. On 11 May1857, sepoys from Meerut marched towards the Bengal
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only 1, 3
C
Only 1, 2, 3
D
Only 2, 3
Question 323 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which state government has announced a new initiative 'PEETHA' to publicize govt schemes?
A
Odisha
B
West Bengal
C
Jharkhand
D
Andhra Pradesh
Question 323 Explanation: 
TypeGovernment
IndustrySocial Awareness
FoundedBhubaneswar, Odisha, India (03 December 2018)
HeadquartersBhubaneswar , India
Area servedOdisha
Question 324 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The city where the first post office was opened
A
Kolkata
B
Jaipur
C
Delhi
D
Chennai
Question 324 Explanation: 
The East India company opened its first post office in 1727. In 1774 Calcutta GPO was established. The site where the GPO is now located was actually the site of the first Fort William. An alley beside the post office was the site of the guardhouse that housed the infamous 1756 Black Hole of Calcutta (1756).
Question 325 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who is the first man to reach North Pole?
A
Robert Peary
B
Ronald Amundsen
C
Roger Walkins
D
Trigve Li
Question 325 Explanation: 
The conquest of the North Pole was for many years credited to US Navy engineer Robert Peary, who claimed to have reached the Pole on 6 April 1909, accompanied by Matthew Henson and four Inuit men, Ootah, Seeglo, Egingwah, and Ooqueah. However, Peary's claim remains highly disputed and controversial.
Question 326 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who is known as the Father of Indian Movement?
A
Bipin Chandra Pal
B
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
C
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D
Bhagat Singh
Question 326 Explanation: 
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, famously known as Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu in India was the leader of Indian Independence movement against the British Rule.
Question 327 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city of India is also known as the 'City of Joy'?
A
Jamshedpur
B
Delhi
C
Kolkata
D
Chennai
Question 327 Explanation: 
Kolkata has rightly been called the 'City of Joy' by French author Dominique Lapierre. Kolkatans know how to enjoy - be it Durga Puja, Christmas or New Year celebrations. The last eight days of 2010 have been nothing but revelry.
Question 328 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
50 students at Holy Spirit High were interviewed to determine what sports they played, ifany, and the results were as follows:28 play basketball21 play hockey26 play soccer16 play basketball and hockey12 play hockey and soccer15 play basketball and soccer10 play all three sportsHow many students play both Hockey and Basketball?
A
6
B
16
C
13
D
10
Question 329 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The biggest library in India is in Kolkata. It is known as .....
A
International Library
B
National Library
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 329 Explanation: 
TypeNational library
Established1836 (as Calcutta Public Library) 30 January 1903 (as Imperial Library) 1 February 1953 (as National Library of India)
Collection
Question 330 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city is called the "Çity of Joy"
A
Chennai
B
Mumbai
C
Kolkata
D
None of the above
Question 331 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata most popular for
A
Jute Handicrafts
B
Jallikattu
C
Hauz Khas
D
Jewellery
Question 331 Explanation: 
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the educational, commercial and cultural centre of the Eastern part of India, and is the third most populous metropolitan city of India. Kolkata is a pioneer in the field of drama, arts, theatre and literature with several nobel laureates contributing to the Kolkata culture.
Question 332 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
first capital of India
A
Kolkata
B
Mumbai
C
None of these
D
None of the above
Question 332 Explanation: 
During the British Raj, until 1911, Calcutta was the capital of India. By the latter half of the 19th century, Shimla had become the summer capital. King George V proclaimed the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi at the climax of the 1911 Imperial Durbar on 12 December 1911.
Question 333 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How is the road network in Kolkata to other parts of the country?
A
Excellent
B
Good
C
Average/Okay
D
Bad
Question 333 Explanation: 
Kolkata is connected to other parts of India by the National Highways 2, 6, 34, and 117. The Belghoria Expressway connects NH 34 with NH 2 and 6 via the Nivedita Setu while the NH 117 is connected to NH 6 by the Kona Expressway via the Vidyasagar Setu.
Question 334 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The holy book of Iran is called .....
A
Talmud
B
Tao-te-ching
C
Injil
D
NOTA
Question 334 Explanation: 
By The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica | View Edit History. Avesta, also called Zend-avesta, sacred book of Zoroastrianism containing its cosmogony, law, and liturgy, the teachings of the prophet Zoroaster (Zarathushtra).
Question 335 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... is founder of Ramakrishna Mission at Calcutta
A
Rabindranath Tagore
B
VV Banerjee
C
Vivekananda
D
Dadabhai naoroji
Question 335 Explanation: 
The society was founded near Calcutta (now Kolkata) by Vivekananda in 1897 with a twofold purpose: to spread the teachings of Vedanta as embodied in the life of the Hindu saint Ramakrishna (1836–86) and to improve the social conditions of the Indian people.
Question 336 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
World Health Day is celebrated on :
A
11th Dec
B
12th Dec
C
15th Dec
D
NOTA
Question 336 Explanation: 
World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. It is an initiative taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the overall health and well-being of people across the world. Each year, there is a specific theme for World Health Day.
Question 337 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city is the venue of the Intergovernmental Conference on the Global Compact for Migration for year 2018?
A
New Delhi
B
New York
C
Marrakech
D
NOTA
Question 337 Explanation: 
The Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration takes place in Marrakech, Morocco on the 10th and 11th of December, 2018.
Question 338 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Womesh Chandra Banerjee was Barrister in which court?
A
Calcutta High Court.
B
Bombay High Court
C
Madras High Court
D
Patna High Court
Question 338 Explanation: 
He started out as a barrister at the Calcutta High Court in 1965. He was appointed a permanent judge at the Calcutta High Court in 1984. In February 1998, he was appointed as Chief Justice of the Andhra Pradesh High Court.
Question 339 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following British strong holds were fortified?
A
Bombay
B
Madras
C
Calcutta
D
All the above
Question 340 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In ..... lord Cornwallis opened Fort William College in\
Calcutta for benefit of people aspiring to join civil services.
A
1800
B
1700
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 340 Explanation: 
Within the campus of the Fort William, he founded Fort Williams College on 10 July 1800. The idea was to teach the British rookies understand the Oriental culture, tradition, law and administration to better coordinate in the “governance”.
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