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Question 521 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The National Library of India is situated in .....
A
New Delhi
B
Mumbai
C
Kolkata
D
Chennai
Question 521 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 522 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The British empire had a major trading post in India at
A
Goa
B
Macao
C
Calcutta
D
Singapore
Question 522 Explanation: 
The company established trading posts in Surat (1619), Madras (1639), Bombay (1668), and Calcutta (1690).
Question 523 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which quote best shows Mother Teresa's perspective on helping others?
A
"She left her home country of Macedonia to serve as a missionary." (Paragraph 1)
B
"She felt what she later called 'the call within the call' - the call to live among Calcutta's poor and dedicate her life to serving them." (Paragraph 5)
C
"Mother Teresa sometimes traveled to different parts of the world in crisis situations." (Paragraph 10)
D
"Others questioned her hospitals' practices, stating that the nuns were not always attentive and often used unhygienic equipment." (Paragraph 13)
Question 523 Explanation: 
Help one person at a time and always start with the person nearest you. Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.
Question 524 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Fort William College was set in Calcutta in?
A
1813
B
1803
C
1801
D
1833
Question 524 Explanation: 
Fort William College (also known as the College of Fort William) was an academy of oriental studies and a centre of learning, founded on 10 July 1800 by Lord Wellesley, then Governor-General of British India, located within the Fort William complex in Calcutta.
Question 525 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which team has the longest winning streak in IPL history (9 matches in a row)?
A
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)
B
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
C
Mumbai Indians (MI)
D
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)
Question 525 Explanation: 
The two times IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders hold the record of most consecutive wins in IPL. They won 10 matches consecutively, 9 of which were in the second title-winning season in 2014 and the tenth match was the opener of the 2015 season against Mumbai Indians.
Question 526 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A truck driver travels to a place 150 km away at an average speed of 60 km/hr and returns at 30 km/hr.His average speed for the whole jouney in km/hr is :
A
37.5 kmph
B
40 kmph
C
45 kmph
D
52 kmph
Question 526 Explanation: 
Given: A motorist travels to a place 150 km away at an average speed of 50 km/h and returns at 30 km/h. ∴ His average speed for the whole journey in km per h is 37.5. ∴ His average speed for the whole journey in km per h is 37.5.
Question 527 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
First University Established in India
A
University of calcutta
B
Delhi University
C
Madras University
D
Banaras Hindu University
Question 527 Explanation: 
Hint:The University of Calcutta, informally regarded as Calcutta University or CU, is a collegiate public kingdom college placed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. It used to be set up on 24 January 1857 and was once one of the first multidisciplinary and Western-style establishments in Asia.
Question 528 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who is the 1st Governor of RBI?
A
C D Deshmukh
B
James Braid Taylor
C
Sir Osborne Smith
D
Benegal Rama Rau
Question 528 Explanation: 
Sir Osborne Smith was the first Governor of the Reserve Bank. A professional banker, he served for over 20 years with the Bank of New South Wales and 10 years with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia before coming to India in 1926 as a Managing Governor of the Imperial Bank of India.
Question 529 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The Capital city of British East India compony
A
Madras
B
Bombay
C
Calcutta
D
Ahmadabad
Question 529 Explanation: 
In 1947, when India gained freedom and the country got partitioned between India and Pakistan, Calcutta was included in the Indian part of Bengal, West Bengal. Calcutta became the capital city of the state of West Bengal. 1690 August, Job Charnok, an agent of East India Company (established 1600) settles in Calcutta.
Question 530 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is also known as .....
A
Pink city
B
City of joy
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 530 Explanation: 
Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal and is located in eastern India on the east bank of the River Bhagirathi-Hooghly (Ganga). The city was a colonial city developed by the East India Company and then by the British Empire.
Question 531 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
which city was India's first capital during post indipencence
A
Kolkata
B
Bengaluru
C
London
D
Moscow
Question 531 Explanation: 
In December 1911 King George V of Britain decreed that the capital of British India would be moved from Calcutta (which is today called Kolkata) to Delhi. Construction began in 1912 at a site about 3 miles (5 km), south of the Delhi city centre, and the new capital was formally dedicated in 1931.
Question 532 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The route of NH-1
A
Kolkata-Amritsar
B
New delhi-Mumbai
C
Kolkata-Mumbai
D
Kolkata-New delhi
Question 532 Explanation: 
State / Union TerritoryNHIDCLTotal Length as on 31.03.2019 (km)
Uttarakhand6602,949
Uttar Pradesh11,737
West Bengal43,664
India total7,990132,500
Question 533 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city is served by Diamond Harbour?
A
Mumbai
B
Visakhapatnam
C
Kolkata
D
Rangoon
Question 533 Explanation: 
Kolkata is the city served by Diamond Harbour. Diamond Harbour is a city situated on the easyern banks of Hoogly River. It is a small town in South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal.
Question 534 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When and where was India's first cotton textile industry set up?
A
Near Kolkata 1818
B
Near Delhi 1778
C
Near Bombay 1854
D
None of the above
Question 534 Explanation: 
The first cotton mill in India was established in 1818 at Fort Gloster near Kolkata but was a commercial failure. The second cotton mill in India was established by KGN Daber in 1854 and was named Bombay Spinning and Weaving Company. This mill is said to mark the true foundation of the modern cotton industry in India.
Question 535 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden . Where it is Located?
A
My sore
B
Srinagar
C
Kolkata
D
Mumbai
Question 535 Explanation: 
Lake at the Indian Botanic Garden, Haora, West Bengal, India. Situated on the west bank of the Hugli (Hooghly) River, opposite Kolkata (Calcutta), the garden covers more than 270 acres (109 hectares), on which about 1,700 plant species are cultivated.
Question 536 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
5, Kolkata remains ..... around the Year.
A
dry
B
foggy
C
rainy
D
None of the above
Question 536 Explanation: 
Calcutta was established in the year 1686 as a result of the expansion plans of the British Raj. On August 24, 1686, Job Charnock, who was believed to be the founder of Calcutta first came to the village of Sutanuti as a representative of the British East India Company to establish a factory.
Question 537 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Victoria Memorial hall is located on .....
A
Madurai
B
Bihar
C
Chennai
D
Kolkata
Question 537 Explanation: 
Façade of the Victoria Memorial
Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap
Established1921
LocationJawaharlal Nehru Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
TypeMuseum
Question 538 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. The man who pull the rickshaws earn a lot of money.
  2. Kolkata receives rainfall in the month of October and November
  3. Calcutta is an example of a temple town.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only
C
Only 1, 2, 3
D
Only 2, 3
Question 539 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where was Rabindranath Tagore Born
A
Kolkata, India
B
Abu Dhabi UAE
C
Kolkata, America
D
None of the above
Question 539 Explanation: 
Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali Rabīndranāth Ṭhākur, (born May 7, 1861, Calcutta [now Kolkata], India—died August 7, 1941, Calcutta), Bengali poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter who introduced new prose and verse forms and the use of colloquial language into Bengali literature,
Question 540 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Kolkata is an important centre of education
  2. Rickshaws pullers do not want to learn any other new job.
  3. The capital of India is Kolkata.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only 1,
C
Only 1, 2, 3
D
Only 2, 3
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