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Question 381 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What was the earlier name of Kolkata?
A
Callicut
B
Calcutta
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 381 Explanation: 
Kolkata, Bengali Kalikata, formerly Calcutta, city, capital of West Bengal state, and former capital (1772–1911) of British India. It is one of India's largest cities and one of its major ports.
Question 382 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the oldest religion in the world?
A
Catholic Christian
B
Muslim
C
HInduism
D
Christian
Question 382 Explanation: 
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.
Question 383 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where is the National Library of India situated
A
Delhi
B
Kolkata
C
Chennai
D
Mumbai
Question 383 Explanation: 
Façade of the National Library of India
CountryIndia
TypeNational library
Established1836 (as Calcutta Public Library) 30 January 1903 (as Imperial Library) 1 February 1953 (as National Library of India)
Collection
Question 384 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Question (4-5) J is the brother of K. K is the mother of Z. Z is the sister of R. R is married to M. P is the father of K. P has only one daughter. P is married to T. J is the brother of V. U is the father-in-law of V. If U is the father of D, then how is V related to D?
A
Husband
B
Wife
C
Cousin
D
Brother
Question 385 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Aila cyclone accured in
A
Vishakapatnam
B
Kolkata
C
chennai
D
kerala
Question 385 Explanation: 
At least 18 of the 45 fatalities in West Bengal were in Kolkata, the region where Aila made landfall. In the West Bengal state, more than 100,000 people were left homeless as a result of Aila. At least 100 river embankments were breached by storm surge produced by the cyclone.
Question 386 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which city did Mini and her family live?
A
Allahabad
B
Kolkata
C
Patna
D
Bhubaneswar
Question 386 Explanation: 
In the story we encounter three examples of filial affection—the narrator and his daughter Mini; the Kabuliwala "Rahmat" and his own daughter in Afghanistan; and the Rahmat "Kabuliwala" and Mini.
Question 387 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In Which City Hugli River is situated?
A
Kolkata
B
Varanasi
C
Agra
D
Nasik
Question 387 Explanation: 
Hugli River, Hugli also spelled Hooghly, river in West Bengal state, northeastern India. An arm of the Ganges (Ganga) River, it provides access to Kolkata (Calcutta) from the Bay of Bengal. Hugli River, northeastern India. It is formed by the junction of the Bhagirathi and Jalangi rivers at Nabadwip.
Question 388 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Eden Gardens is located in which city?
A
Kolkata
B
Delhi
C
Chennai
D
Mumbai
Question 388 Explanation: 
The hallowed turf of Eden Gardens is located in the heart of Kolkata, West Bengal in India. Also known as the home of Indian cricket, it is the country's oldest stadium and also, the largest in terms of capacity. It can now accommodate around 68,000 people since it's renovation before the 2011 World Cup.
Question 389 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the name of the important port of Kolkata?
A
Diamond Harbour
B
Gold Harbour
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 389 Explanation: 
Cabinet approves renaming of Kolkata Port Trust as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Trust. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to rename Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port.
Question 390 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
KOLKATA IS ..... TO ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY
A
JOINED
B
LINKED
C
RELIGIOUS
D
SEPERATED
Question 390 Explanation: 
Kolkata is located in the eastern part of India. It has spread linearly along the banks of Hooghly River. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has an area of 205 square kilometres. The city is near sea level, with the average elevation being 17 feet.
Question 391 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the coastal city which is located on the banks of the River Hooghly.
A
Chennai
B
Kolkata
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 391 Explanation: 
Located on the banks of the Hooghly river, Kolkata, has been found to be one of the world's most flood-prone coastal cities.
Question 392 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The printed price of a calculator is Rs 200. A retailer pays Rs 153 for it by getting successive discounts of 10% and another rate which is illegible. What is the second discount rate?
A
12%
B
15%
C
20%
D
18%
Question 393 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which City is known as the City of Joy?
A
Udaipur
B
Kolkata
C
Hyderabad
D
Masulipatanam
Question 393 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 394 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mohammedan Literary Society was a historic society based in Kolkata for Muslims of South Asia. In 1863, this society was founded by
A
-(iii), (b)-(i), (c)-(iv), (d)-(ii)
B
Nawab Abdul Latif
C
-(i), (b)-(ii), (c)-(iii), (d)-(iv)
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 394 Explanation: 
History. Mohammedan Literary Society was founded by Nawab Abdul Latif in 1863 in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British Raj. The society was located at Latif's residence in 16 Taltala, Kolkata. Latif was the secretary of the society while Prince Mahomed Ruheemoodin of Mysore was the president.
Question 395 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Siraj-Ud-Daullad marched towards the Calcutta and captured Fort William in
A
June 1755
B
June 1756
C
June 1757
D
None of the above
Question 395 Explanation: 
Siraj-ud-Daulah marched to Calcutta with a supposedly huge army and successfully captured the British stronghold at Fort William in June 1756.
Question 396 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. The neighbors on the eastern land boundary of India are Myanmar and Bangladesh.
  2. Thar Desert extends into Bangladesh in the west.
  3. Arabian sea branch enters India from the Bay of Bengal.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 1,
B
Only 1, 2, 3
C
Only 2, 3
D
Only 1, 3
Question 397 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city has the longest day in the month of June?
A
Delhi
B
Kolkata
C
Chennai
D
Bangalore
Question 397 Explanation: 
In India, Kolkata witnesses the longest day in the month of June (Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere).
Question 398 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport is at .....
A
Delhi
B
Mumbai
C
Chennai
D
Kolkata
Question 398 Explanation: 
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
LocationJessore Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Opened1924
Question 399 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Nawab Abdul Latif found the Muhammadan Literary Society in April 1863 at .....
A
Dhaka
B
Faridpur
C
Calcutta
D
Delhi
Question 399 Explanation: 
History. Mohammedan Literary Society was founded by Nawab Abdul Latif in 1863 in Kolkata, Bengal Presidency, British Raj. The society was located at Latif's residence in 16 Taltala, Kolkata.
Question 400 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who is Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu?
A
St. Therese of Lesieux
B
St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
C
St. Teresa of Avila
D
St. Terese of India
Question 400 Explanation: 
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu is the birth name of Mother Teresa. She was born on 26 August 1910 and died on 5 September 1997. She was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizen, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950.
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