Kolkata GK

Kolkata GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

 Question 681 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health is situated at .....
 A Kolkata B Jaipur C New Delhi D Guwahati
 Question 682 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which bridge in Kolkata is constructed without nuts & bolts?
 A Howrah Bridge B Vivekanand Setu C Maa flyover D Nivedita Setu
Question 682 Explanation:
Constructed without nuts and bolts, the Howrah Bridge was formed by riveting the entire steel structure. The bridge officially opened in 1943 when it was the world's third longest cantilever bridge.
 Question 683 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Recognize the Monument of Kolkata
 A Pcincep Ghat B Indian Museum C Raj Bhavan D Marble Palace Mansion
Question 683 Explanation:
Shaheed Minar
Former namesOchterlony Monument
General information
StatusUsed as a monument and owned by the Government of West Bengal
TypeMonument
 Question 684 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... is a famous poet from Kolkata.
 A Tulsidas B Madhusudan Rao C Rabindranath Tagore D None of the above
Question 684 Explanation:
PoetEra
Akshay Kumar Baral1860-1919 CE
Rabindranath Tagore1861-1941 CE
Dwijendralal Ray1863-1913 CE
Jatindramohan Bagchi1878-1948 CE
 Question 685 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If the price of chips increases by 25%, then the quantity bought for same price decreases by :
 A 20% B 33.33% C 25% D 16.66%
Question 685 Explanation:
Economists call this the Law of Demand. If the price goes up, the quantity demanded goes down (but demand itself stays the same). If the price decreases, quantity demanded increases. This is the Law of Demand.
 Question 686 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A madrasa was set up in ..... in .....
 A Calcutta, 1781 B Calcutta, 1791 C Benaras, 1781 D Delhi, 1781
Question 686 Explanation:
A madrasa was set up in Calcutta in 1781 to promote the study of. Urdu. Arabic. Ancient history of India.
 Question 687 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is situated on the eastern banks of ..... river.
 A Ganga B Yamuna C Hooghly D None of the above
Question 687 Explanation:
North of the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, the city of Calcutta (large purple area) hugs the eastern bank of one of the myriad channels that split off the Ganges River before it empties into the Bay. The arm of the Ganges that runs through Calcutta is known as the Hooghly River.
 Question 688 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where is fort William located?
 A Kolkata B Goa C Either (A) or (B) D Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 688 Explanation:
Fort William, citadel of Calcutta (now Kolkata), named for King William III of England. The British East India Company's main Bengal trading station was moved from Hooghly (now Hugli) to Calcutta in 1690 after a war with the Mughals.
 Question 689 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... city is situated on the banks of river Hooghly.
 A Madras B Calcutta C Delhi D Lahore
Question 689 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 690 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Doctorji completed his graduation from which place?
 A Mumbai B Calcutta C Nagpur D Delhi
 Question 691 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
It ..... rainy and sunny in Kolkata today.
 A is B was C Either (A) or (B) D Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 691 Explanation:
Kolkata Weather Today (1–3 days) Light rain (total 8mm), mostly falling on Sun night. Warm (max 27°C on Sat afternoon, min 19°C on Fri morning). Wind will be generally light.
°CFriday 21
High2325
Low1924
Chill°C1924
 Question 692 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Based on the climograph of Calcutta, you can conclude that-
 A Mountain barriers contribute to a lack of rainfall in the summer B South Asia experiences seasonal flooding C South Asia experiences all four seasonal changes in weather D There are extreme fluctuations in temperatures throughout the year
 Question 693 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The population of village is 1, 00, 000. The rate of increase is 10% per annum. Find the population at the start of the fourth year?
 A 121000 B 133100 C 146410 D 110000
Question 693 Explanation:
So, the population will be 133100 at the starting of 4th year.
 Question 694 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which was the first Indian Metro?
 A Delhi Metro B Rapid Metro C Namma Metro D Kolkata Metro
Question 694 Explanation:
Ø 1972 – FOUNDATION STONE OF METRO RAILWAY KOLKATA LAID ON 29THDEC. Ø 1984 – ON 24TH OCTOBER, METRO RAILWAY, KOLKATA, INDIA'S FIRST METRO WAS COMMISSIONED.
 Question 695 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the famous restaurant where coffee has been served since the British era.....
 A Coffee House B Coffee Parlour C Cafe Coffee Day D None of the above
Question 695 Explanation:
The first purely Indian restaurant was the Hindoostanee Coffee House which opened in 1810 at 34 George Street near Portman Square, Mayfair. The owner of the restaurant, Sake Dean Mahomed was a fascinating character.
 Question 696 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is famous for ..... industries
 A Cotton B Jute C Rubber D None of the above
Question 696 Explanation:
Manufacturing. 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 697 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
.....BRIDGE IS BUILT ON HUGLI RIVER
 A RABINDRANATH SETU B HAORA BRIDGE C VIDYASAGAR SETU D None of the above
Question 697 Explanation:
Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India and one of the longest in Asia with a total length of 823 metres (2,700 ft). It was the second bridge builds across the Hooghly River; the first, the Howrah Bridge (also known as Rabindra Setu) 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) to the north, was completed in 1943.
 Question 698 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
WHICH IS THE CULTURAL CAPITAL OF INDIA
 A KOLKATA B KERALA C BANGALORE D NONE OF THESE
Question 698 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 699 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A famous bridge in Kolkata
 A Metro System B West Bengal C City of Joy D Howrah
 Question 700 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which was the lowest class in the Later Vedic Period?
 A Kshatriyas B Vaishyas C Shudras D Brahmins
Question 700 Explanation:
The dark skinned natives were the sudras, the lowest class in society, whose duty was to serve the higher classes. In the beginning, the class system was not rigid. But in the later Vedic period it became rigid when the Brahmins and the kshatriyas became powerful and the vaishyas were made to pay tributes.
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