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Question 401 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... is the main festival of Kolkata
A
Durga Puja
B
Ganesh Chaturthi
C
Eid
D
None of the above
Question 402 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is often called as the ..... capital of India.
A
National
B
Cultural
C
Domestic
D
None of the above
Question 402 Explanation: 
The Port of Kolkata is India's oldest operating port and its sole major riverine port. Kolkata is regarded as the Cultural Capital of India. In the late 17th century, the three villages that predated Calcutta were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal suzerainty.
Question 403 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
WHICH BRIDGE CONNECTS HAORA AND KOLKATA?
A
HUGLI
B
RABINDRANATH SETU
C
VIDYASAGAR SETU
D
None of the above
Question 403 Explanation: 
The Howrah Bridge / Rabindra Setu is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta).
Question 404 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which Team has only two IPL trophies and never win trophies after 2014?
A
Chennai Super Kings
B
Sunrisers Hyderabad
C
Kolkata Knight Riders
D
Rajasthan Royals
Question 405 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
City of Palaces
A
Kolkata
B
Madurai
C
Surat
D
Patiala
Question 405 Explanation: 
Mexico City is known as “The City of Palaces”, but why is this? Palaces may not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the capital of Mexico, but after checking out these 5 places that explain the nickname, you'll understand the reason for it. Without a doubt, Mexico City's most famous palace.
Question 406 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A can do a piece of work in 30 days. He works at it for 10 days and leaves. B finishes the remaining work in 16 days. In how many days can they together do the work?
A
12 days
B
13 1/3 days
C
16 2/3 days
D
18 days
Question 407 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In a survey of 200 students of a school it was found that 120 study mathematics, 90 study physics and 70 study chemistry, 40 study mathematics and physics, 30 study physics and chemistry, 50 study chemistry and mathematics and 20 study none of these subjects. Find the number of students who study all three subjects.
A
52
B
76
C
100
D
36
Question 408 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata was known as ..... until 2001.
A
Kaveri
B
Krishna
C
Calcutta
D
None of the above
Question 408 Explanation: 
Although the city's name has always been pronounced Kolkata or Kôlikata in Bengali, the anglicised form Calcutta was the official name until 2001, when it was changed to Kolkata in order to match Bengali pronunciation.
Question 409 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When was the first jute mill set up near Kolkata at Dishes?
A
1855
B
1899
C
1870
D
1856
Question 409 Explanation: 
The Acland Mill was the first jute mill established in India. The mill was established in 1855 by British entrepreneur George Acland and Bengali financier Babu Bysumber Sen in Rishra, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day West Bengal, India).
Question 410 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The howrah bridge is built on the ..... river.
A
Yamuna
B
Hooghly
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 410 Explanation: 
The Howrah Bridge / Rabindra Setu is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata (Calcutta).
Question 411 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Mother Teresa taught the following subjects at St. Mary's High School, Calcutta - .....
A
History and Geography
B
Geography and English
C
Catechism and Geography
D
Catechism and English
Question 411 Explanation: 
Mother Teresa began her career at St. Mary's High School in Calcutta, where she taught catechism (the teachings and principles of the Catholic faith), history, and geography from 1930 to 1944.
Question 412 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What places did Gandhi visit between his first meeting with Shukla and his arrival at Champaran?
A
Cawnpore, Ahmadabad, Gaya, Calcutta, Patna, Muzzafarpur
B
Cawnpore, Ahmadabad, Patna, Muzzafarpur
C
Cawnpore, Ahmadabad, Calcutta , Patna, Muzzafarpur
D
Calcutta, Patna, Gaya, Muzzafarpur
Question 412 Explanation: 
Gandhi's first meeting with Shukla was at Lucknow. Then he went to Cawnpore and other parts of India. He returned to his ashram near Ahmedabad. Later he went to Calcutta, Patna and Muzaffarpur before arriving at Champaran.
Question 413 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which year British transferred the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi?
A
1900
B
1930
C
1911
D
1912
Question 413 Explanation: 
The foundation of Delhi was laid at the Coronation Durbar of 1911 by King George V as the Capital of British India. Prior to this Calcutta served as the capital. Shifting of the Capital from Calcutta to Delhi was led by two major factors: Indian Councils Act of 1909.
Question 414 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which is the oldest building of Kolkata
A
Indian Museum
B
Victoria Memorial
C
Raj Bhavan
D
Shaheed Minar
Question 414 Explanation: 
Fort William. Fort William, one of the oldest historical tombs in Kolkata, dates back to the seventeenth Century. There are the old fort and the new fort; The East India Company built up the first fort in 1696. It was captured by the then Bengal ruler Siraj Ud Daulah; the company built a second fort in Maidan.
Question 415 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Justice T B N Radhakrishnan was sworn-in as the new Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court. Calcutta high court have jurisdiction over which of the following UT
A
Andaman and Nicobar
B
Dadra Nagar Haveli
C
Lakshwdeep
D
None
Question 415 Explanation: 
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday administered the oath of office to Justice Prakash Srivastava who was sworn in as the new chief justice of Calcutta High Court.
Question 416 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... is the Capital of the State of West Bengal.
A
Kolkata
B
Kerala
C
Calicut
D
None of the above
Question 416 Explanation: 
Although in area West Bengal ranks as one of the smaller states of India, it is one of the largest in population. The capital is Kolkata (Calcutta). Area 34,267 square miles (88,752 square km).
Question 417 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The national anthem Jan gan mana was fast sung for the first time.
A
26 th (Kolkata) 1911
B
31st (Lucknow) 1916
C
Both A and B
D
None of the above
Question 417 Explanation: 
The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bengali by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the national anthem of India on 24 January 1950. It was first sung on 27 December 1911 at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress.
Question 418 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of these is also called Later Stone Age?
A
Paleolithic Era
B
Mesolithic Era
C
Neolithic Era
D
All of the above
Question 418 Explanation: 
The oldest known Stone Age art dates back to a later Stone Age period known as the Upper Paleolithic, about 40,000 years ago.
Question 419 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The biggest library of India National Library is situated at
A
Ahmedabad
B
Chennai
C
Delhi
D
Kolkata
Question 419 Explanation: 
Façade of the National Library of India
CountryIndia
TypeNational library
Collection
Question 420 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
An open air school.....was established by Ravindranath Tagore at Calcutta.
A
Shantinikethan
B
Hindu College of Benaras
C
Aligarh University
D
Pathasalas
Question 420 Explanation: 
Shantiniketan was founded and developed by members of the Tagore family. It was founded by Debendranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore wrote many of his literary classics at Santiniketan. His son, Rathindranath Tagore was one of the first five students at the Brahmacharya asrama at Santiniketan.
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