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Question 581 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
National archives of India was Located first in
A
Kolkata
B
Dilli
C
Calcutta
D
Delhi
Question 581 Explanation: 
Originally established as the Imperial Record Department in 1891, in Calcutta, the capital of British India, the NAI is situated at the intersection of Janpath and Rajpath, in Delhi. It functions as an Attached Office of the Department of Culture under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Question 582 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Netaji subhash Chandra International airport is located in
A
Mumbai
B
Kolkata
C
Delhi
D
Chennai
Question 582 Explanation: 
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport is an international airport located in Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Question 583 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What type of climate does Kolkata have?
A
Cold
B
Moderate
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 583 Explanation: 
Kolkata has a Tropical wet-and-dry climate (Köppen climate classification Aw). The annual mean temperature is 26.8 °C (80 °F); monthly mean temperatures range from 15 °C to 30 °C (59 °F to 86 °F).
Question 584 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is situated on the Bank of which river?
A
KAVERI
B
GANGA
C
YAMUNA
D
HOOGHLY
Question 584 Explanation: 
Calcutta, also referred to as Kolkata, is about 100 miles north of where the Hooghly empties into the Bay via the Mouths of the Ganges. The city's location along the banks of the river so near the Bay makes it the most important port city in the country.
Question 585 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Zakir Hussain was the :
A
First Muslim President
B
First Muslim Vice President
C
Both of these
D
None of the above
Question 585 Explanation: 
Zakir Hussain: Arguably India's most famous tabla virtuoso in the post-independence era, Zakir Hussain is a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. He is additionally a composer, percussionist, music producer and film actor.
Question 586 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. KOLKATA WAS THE FIRST CITY TO LAUNCH METRO
  2. Human-powered rickshaws appeared one hundred years ago.
  3. At the Calcutta session of the Congress in September 1920, Mahatma Gandhi convinced other leaders of the need to start a non-cooperation movement in support of Khilafat as well as for swaraj.
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 587 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
From which session Gandhiji announced the start of non cooperation movement?
A
Nagpur
B
Bombay
C
Calcutta
D
Madras
Question 587 Explanation: 
In the Nagpur session, 1920 the Congress ratified the resolution to launch the Non- Cooperation movement under the leadership of Gandhiji.
Question 588 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
In which year was Madrasa set up in Calcutta?
A
1781
B
1785
C
1791
D
1775
Question 588 Explanation: 
Popular name for the Mohammedan College of Calcutta, also known as Aliah Madrasah, a Muslim educational institution founded in 1780 by Warren Hastings, Governor-General of India, since 2008, Aliah University.
Question 589 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If the Hindu college was established in Benares then what was set up in Calcutta and why?
A
Madrasa to promote the study of the Dharma-shastra and Arabic , Persian and Islamic Law
B
Madrasa to promote the study of Arabic , Persian and Islamic law
C
tell the community about local customs, laws and interpret ancient texts.
D
None of the above
Question 589 Explanation: 
Hindu College (1817-1855) founded on 20 January 1817 in Calcutta with the primary objective of providing tuition to the 'sons of respectable Hindus, in the English and Indian languages and in the literature and science of Europe and Asia', played a very significant role in the socio-cultural life of Bengal.
Question 590 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A type of train only Kolkata has
A
1911
B
Hooghly
C
Tram
D
City of Joy
Question 590 Explanation: 
Overview
Number of vehicles200+
Train length9 or 12 coaches
Technical
System length1,501 km (933 mi)
Question 591 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What city sits at the mouth of the Ganges?
A
Chennai
B
Kolkata
C
New Delhi
D
Agra
Question 591 Explanation: 
After flowing for 256.90 km (159.63 mi) through its narrow Himalayan valley, the Ganges emerges from the mountains at Rishikesh, then debouches onto the Gangetic Plain at the pilgrimage town of Haridwar.
Question 592 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Harshvardhana was successful in East and conquered both magadha and Bengal but not successful elsewhere
  2. Bangladesh was once called Ceylon
  3. Prakrit, the every day language evolved into Hindi, Urdu, Bengali.
Which of the following statement(s) is/are true?
A
Only 1, 2
B
Only 2, 3
C
Only 1, 2, 3
D
Only 1, 3
Question 593 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which city is known as City of buildings?
A
Kolhapur
B
Kharagpur
C
Kanpur
D
Kolkata
Question 593 Explanation: 
Jaipur
• Total467 km2 (180 sq mi)
Area rank1st in Rajasthan
Elevation431 m (1,414 ft)
Population (2011)
Question 594 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
KOLKATA IS FAMOUS FOR WHICH INDUSTRIES
A
JUTE
B
AUTOMOBILE
C
COTTEN
D
RUBBER
Question 594 Explanation: 
Kolkata is the centre of India's large jute-processing industry. The jute industry was established in the 1870s, and mills now extend north and south of the city centre on both banks of the Hugli River. Engineering constitutes the city's other major industry.
Question 595 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What bearing is New Delhi from Kolkata?
A
307$^circ$
B
127$^\circ$
C
277$^\circ$
D
342$^\circ$
Question 595 Explanation: 
The bearing degree from New Delhi To Kolkata is 121 ° degree.
Question 596 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
WHAT IS THE MAIN LANGUAGE OF KOLKATA?
A
Bengali
B
Telugu
C
Tamil
D
None of the above
Question 596 Explanation: 
According to the official website of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, the majority of the population of Kolkata speaks Bengali, which is the official language of Kolkata (India n.d. ).
Question 597 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
william jones arrived in.....
A
Calcutta
B
Bombay
C
Delhi
D
Mysore
Question 597 Explanation: 
Sir William Jones, who was already known as a distinguished scholar and linguist, arrived in Calcutta in September 1783, to take up his appointment as a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court at Fort William in Bengal.
Question 598 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which post office bought style of architecture from greece to Rome?
A
Delhi post office
B
Central post office of calcutta
C
Bombay post office
D
None of these
Question 598 Explanation: 
The Parthenon and the Pantheon

Both these temples have many similarities and differences due to the Romans adapting the Greeks processes. The majority of the exterior design of the Pantheon is adapted from traditional, ancient Greek architecture, such as that of the Parthenon.
Question 599 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The nick name of Kolkata .....
A
City of Joy
B
City of Crown
C
City of Sad
D
None of the above
Question 599 Explanation: 
City/townNickname
Calcutta (Kolkata)City of Joy , Joyful City Cultural Capital of India City of Surprises City of Passion Heaven of the Aged City of Buildings City of Palaces City of Castles Capital of West Bengal Former Capital of India Financial Capital of Eastern India
Question 600 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is formerly called as .....
A
Chennai
B
Madras
C
Bombay
D
Calcutta
Question 600 Explanation: 
Kolkata, Bengali Kalikata, formerly Calcutta, city, capital of West Bengal state, and former capital (1772–1911) of British India.
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