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Kolkata GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Question 721 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Find the average speed if a car travels 1/2 of the distance at 25 kmph and rest of it at 75 kmph.
A
40 kmph
B
35 kmph
C
37.5 kmph
D
42.5 kmph
Question 721 Explanation: 
Total time =1+2= 3 hrs. Distance travel is 30+40=70 km. Hence average speed is 70/3=23.333 km per hr.
Question 722 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
WHERE WAS SWAMI VIVEKANANDA BORN?
A
New Delhi
B
Chicago
C
Kolkata
D
None of the above
Question 722 Explanation: 
Swami Vivekananda was a great social reformer and a very inspiring personality of India. Vivekananda was called by the name Narendranath Datta.. He was born in Kolkata on 12 January 1863 to Vishwanath Datta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi.
Question 723 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Famous cricket stadium in Kolkata:
A
Ekana
B
Wankhede
C
Brabourne
D
Eden Gardens
Question 723 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. It can now accommodate around 68,000 people since it's renovation before the 2011 World Cup.
Question 724 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Firozabad is famous for bangle making. Choose the incorrect pair of cities they are famous for.
A
Kanpur - Leather work
B
Ludhiana - Sports goods
C
Varanasi - Silk saris
D
Kolkata - Brass pots
Question 725 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Find the average speed of a car travelling four equal distances at the following speeds 2 kmph, 3 kmph, 4 kmph and 6 kmph.
A
3.2 kmph
B
4.4 kmph
C
3.9 kmph
D
2.6 kmph
Question 726 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
India's first metro railway service in Kolkata was started in the year
A
1984
B
1990
C
1992
D
1995
Question 726 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. DISTANCE OF 3.4 KMS. STARTED FUNCTIONING BETWEEN 17 STATIONS.
Question 727 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Surat was an important trading port on the Bay of Bengal.
  2. Surat was an important trading port on the Bay of Bengal.
  3. In southern india, people mostly speak Bengali.
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 728 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which passage from the text best supports:"She is very compassionate and wants to help others."
A
"'I think any societal barriers to that pioneering spirit, whether gender or otherwise, puts the world at a disadvantage, since there are so many more discoveries waiting to be made, ' Shree says."
B
"Although she was young and inexperienced, Shree won over Dr. Basu with her energy and passion for learning. 'What I find most exciting is your enthusiasm, ' Shree says Dr. Basu told her. 'And if you keep that while working in my lab, I'll take you.'"
C
In Kolkata, a city in eastern India, Shree sat with her grandfather, and, seeing his discomfort, realized her purpose in life: she wanted to fight vicious diseases like cancer. She wanted to play a role in relieving people's pain.
D
"Shree knew engineering could be interesting and fun, but she didn't have a way to show that to the students she mentored. So, once again, after defining a problem, Shree Bose came up with a solution."
Question 729 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is an important port on the river
A
Brahmputra
B
Hoogly
C
Indus
D
Gandak
Question 729 Explanation: 
The Kolkata Port (KoPT), located on the left bank of Hugli River is the first major as well as the only riverine port in India.
Question 730 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which of the following is a river in Kolkata?
A
Hooghly
B
Bann
C
Danube
D
Nile
Question 730 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.
Question 731 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Complete the series : 1, 2, 0, 3, ....., .....
A
-1, 4
B
0, 5
C
-2, 4
D
1, 5
Question 731 Explanation: 
The next number at the end of this series will be 4.
Question 732 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Pick the two case studies used in this topic
A
Kolkata
B
Titanic Quarter
C
Botanic
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 732 Explanation: 
Types of case studies
  • Descriptive case studies.
  • Explanatory case studies.
  • Exploratory case reports.
  • Intrinsic case studies.
  • Instrumental case studies.
  • Collective case reports.
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Question 733 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the reason behind the shifting of the capital of British India Empire from Calcutta to Delhi?
A
The climate of Delhi was more suitable for Europeans
B
Delhi was located at the centre of the empire
C
Delhi was the traditional seat for of Imperial powers
D
Calcutta was the hotbed of revolutionaries
Question 733 Explanation: 
The capital was shifted from Calcutta as Delhi was the financial and political seat of many earlier empires and was located closer to the geographical center of India. The rising nationalist movement in Calcutta was also responsible for the shift.
Question 734 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Santosh Trophy is related to which sport?
A
Cricket
B
Football
C
Hockey
D
Tennis
Question 734 Explanation: 
Definition: Santosh Trophy is an Indian football tournament in which the states of the country along with some government institutions participate. This is held annually since 1941. Bengal was the first winner of the competition held in 1941.
Question 735 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which Bridge In kolkata Is Built on river Hugli?
A
Howrah Bridge
B
Vidyasagar Setu
C
Mahatma Gandhi Setu
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 735 Explanation: 
Vidyasagar Setu
LocaleKolkata and Howrah, West Bengal
Official nameVidyasagar Setu
Other name(s)Second Hooghly Bridge
Question 736 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata was earlier known as
A
Kalikata
B
Calcutta
C
Kalighat
D
Kochin
Question 736 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 737 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is famous for its
A
Howrah bridge
B
Victoria memorial
C
Char minar
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 737 Explanation: 
Kolkata, formerly known as Calcutta, is the educational, commercial and cultural centre of the Eastern part of India, and is the third most populous metropolitan city of India. Kolkata is a pioneer in the field of drama, arts, theatre and literature with several nobel laureates contributing to the Kolkata culture.
Question 738 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Kolkata is located on the river-
A
Brahmaputra
B
Yamuna
C
Ganga
D
Hooghly
Question 738 Explanation: 
Hooghly: Kolkata is situated on the Hooghly stream. Hugli River, Hugli additionally spelled Hooghly, stream in West Bengal state, northeastern India. An arm of the Ganges (Ganga) River, it gives admittance to Kolkata (Calcutta) from the Bay of Bengal.
Question 739 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Consider the following Statements:
  1. Faizal activated a captain for Kolkata, Is it mandatory to send him the office address through normal SMS after activation
  2. Many rickshaw pullers are homeless and sleep in their own vehicles.
  3. Rickshaws are mostly used by wealthy people.
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 740 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the average family size in a Kolkata slum?
A
4.5
B
5.5
C
6.5
D
7.5
Question 740 Explanation: 
The average area of the slum huts is 450 sq. ft (45 sq m) and on an average 13 people share this space.
There are 740 questions to complete.

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