Kolkata GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Question 41 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
INS Kolkata arrived to bring liquid oxygen from a gulf country, which was that country?
Question 42 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Eden Garden is situated in
Either (A) or (B)
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 42 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.
Question 43 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hindus celebrated.....day of mourning in Calcutta?
Question 43 Explanation:
October 16, 1905 was a day of national mourning.
Question 44 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
where was the first archive set up in india?
Question 44 Explanation:
The National Archives of India is the custodian of the records of enduring value of the Government of India. Established on 11 March, 1891 at Calcutta (Kolkata) as the Imperial Record Department, it is the biggest archival repository in South Asia.
Question 45 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the national bird of India?
Question 45 Explanation:
The Indian peacock, Pavo cristatus, the National Bird of India, is a colourful, swan-sized bird, with a fan-shaped crest of feathers, a white patch under the eye and a long, slender neck.
Question 46 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Calcutta University opened its door to women for the first time in the year:
None of the above
Question 46 Explanation:
Kadambini Ganguly and Chandramukhi Basu became the first female graduates of the country in 1882. The University of Calcutta started its journey on January 24 in1857, with the land given by Maharaja Maheshwar Singh Bahadur, the Maharaja of Darbhanga.
Question 47 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Hooghly river is located in which city
Question 47 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 48 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Use of ..... was not known to the people of Indus Valley.
Question 48 Explanation:
Iron: The Harappans were not acquainted with the use of iron. Iron was not found by the inhabitants of Harappa. Since it was a civilization of the bronze age, many metallurgical developments were made in copper and bronze, but not in iron. Iron is the correct answer.
Question 49 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The city of joy
None of the above
Question 49 Explanation:
After modest beginnings as a mining town, Johannesburg has become recognised as a major world city and the economic capital of both South and sub-Saharan Africa.
Question 50 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... was the capital of India during the British raj
Question 50 Explanation:
During the British Raj, until 1911, Calcutta was the capital of India. 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. The buildings housing the Viceroy, government, and parliament were inaugurated in early 1931.
Question 51 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which one of the following is an inland riverine port? [Delhi 2012]
Question 51 Explanation:
Kolkata is an inland riverine port. It is situated along the Hoogly river.
Question 52 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
This is the 500 year old great banyan tree in India's biggest botanical garden. Name the state where it is.
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore
The Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Kolkata
Lloyd's Botanical Garden, Darjeeling
The Agri Horticulture Society of India, Alipore, Kolkata
Question 52 Explanation:
The Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Shibpur, Howrah, near Kolkata, India.
Question 53 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
National Anthem of India was written by
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Jawahar Lal Nehru
Question 53 Explanation:
The song Jana-gana-mana, composed originally in Bangla by Rabindranath Tagore, was adopted in its Hindi version by the Constituent Assembly as the National Anthem of India on January 24, 1950.
Question 54 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Traditional dress of Kolkata
Dhoti-Kurta and Sari-blouse
Lungi-Shirt and Mundu-blouse
Either (A) or (B)
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 54 Explanation:
Dhotis are paired with a silk or cotton Punjabi orkurta – a loose fitting shirt which usually goes down to the knees. While white and off-white are the traditional colours dhotis and Punjabis are worn in, today's Bengali men may take their liberties with colours of their traditional attire.
Question 55 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It is an inland riverine port. This port serves a very large and rich hinterland of Ganga-Brahmaputra basin. Name this port.
Question 55 Explanation:
Kolkata is an inland riverine port. This port serves a very large and rich hinterland of Ganga- Brahmaputra basin.
Question 56 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
How many Puranas are there?
Question 56 Explanation:
There are traditionally 18 Puranas, but there are several different lists of the 18, as well as some lists of more or fewer than 18. The earliest Puranas, composed perhaps between 350 and 750 ce, are the Brahmanda, Devi, Kurma, Markandeya, Matsya, Vamana, Varaha, Vayu, and Vishnu.
Question 57 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What congregation did St. Mother Teresa Founded?
Congregation of Charity
Missionaries of Hope
Missionaries of Love
Missionaries of Charity
Question 57 Explanation:
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
Question 58 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who is known as the father of Kolkata
Thomas Alva Edison
Question 58 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 59 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following statements:1. Western Railway zone is the largest railway zone of the Indian railways with respect to length of railway tracks in kilometers.2. Metro Railway with its headquarters at Kolkata is the latest addition to railway zones of India.Code:
Only 1 is correct
Only 2 is correct
Both 1 and 2 are correct
Neither 1 nor 2 is correct
Question 59 Explanation:
Established in the year 1952, Northern Railways is the largest zone (out of the 16) in terms of kilometres covered (approximately 6807) in India. The headquarters of the Northern Railways zone is at Baroda House, Delhi and New Delhi Railway Station.
Question 60 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What were the places visited by Gandhi between his first meeting with Shukla and his arrival at Champaran?
Cawnpore, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Patna, Muzaffarpur
Calcutta, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarnagar
Cawnpore, Ahmedabad, Gaya, Calcutta, Patna, Muzaffarpur
Cawnpore, Ahmedabad, Patna and Muzaffarnagar
Question 60 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.
There are 60 questions to complete.