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West Bengal Current Affairs

West Bengal Latest News:

  • Kanyashree Prakalpa is an initiative of the West Bengal government to improve the lives and the status of the adolescent girls.
  • India’s first under water Rail Tunnel completed
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has received the highest prize in United Nations Public Service Award for the state government’s Kanyashree Prakalpa
  • Union Government signs MoU with West Bengal to set up Centre of Excellence in Transfusion Medicine
  • Bengal’s Kanyashree initiative wins United Nations Public Service Award
  • Darjeeling Unrest: Recently a fresh wave of protests and agitation errupted in Darjeeling.
  • Invest your idle cash in our debt funds
  • West Bengal CM-UK envoy talks focus on President, business
  • 7th World Ayurveda Congress held in Kolkata
  • Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in Bay of Bengal
  • Mitra succeeds G Mohan Kumar. Mitra is a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre.
  • New social security Yojana combines 5 old beneficiary schemes
  • West Bengal wins 2016-17 Santosh Trophy
  • postage stamp on Yogoda Satsang Math and West Bengal Clinical Establishments Bill, 2017 among others.
  • West Bengal makes Bengali compulsory in all schools
  • Santosh Trophy is a premier annual Indian football tournament played in India. It was founded 1941.
  • BRICS Youth Forum opens in Beijing. The theme of the three-day forum is ‘Enhance BRICS Partnership, Promote Youth Development’
  • Standard Chartered Bank announced publicly forex card
  • Government has made Bengali language mandatory in all schools.

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West Bengal GK Questions & Answers

West Bengal General Knowledge Questions & Answers:

Q.1: Who is the The first Chancellor of Calcutta University?

  1. Sir James William Colvile
  2. Joddu Nath Bose
  3. Lord Canning
  4. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Ans: 3

Q.2: Who is the first Indian woman to swim the English Channel twice?

  1. Bula Choudhury
  2. Arati Saha
  3. Poulomi Ghatak
  4. Ankita Das

Ans: 1

Q.3: India’s first pharmaceutical company Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals was established by

  1. Surendranath Bose
  2. Meghnad Saha
  3. Satyendra Nath Bose
  4. Prafulla Chandra Roy

Ans: 4

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Q.4: Who is known as the founder of Indian Statistical Institute

  1. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
  2. Bidhan Chandra Roy
  3. Meghnad Saha
  4. Jagdish Chandra Bose

Ans: 1

Q.5: In which year, the Nobel Prize in Literature was given to Rabindranath Tagore?

  1. 1903
  2. 1913
  3. 1915
  4. 1917

Ans: 2

Q.6: Satyajit Ray’s first film, Pather Panchali was released in the year?

  1. 1951
  2. 1955
  3. 1958
  4. 1962

Ans: 2

Q.7: Who was the first person from West Bengal to win Bharat Ratna Award?

  1. Aruna Asaf Ali
  2. Ravi Shankar
  3. Satyajit Ray
  4. Bidhan Chandra Roy

Ans: 4

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Q.8 Which one National Park from West Bengal is also under UNESCO World Heritage Site?

  1. Neora Valley National Park
  2. Buxa Tiger Reserve
  3. Sundarbans National Park
  4. Singalila National Park

Ans: 3

Q.9: In which year the Howrah Bridge was opened for public?

  1. 1935
  2. 1943
  3. 1945
  4. 1951


Q.10:In which year the construction of Vidyasagar Setu was completed?

  1. 1985
  2. 1989
  3. 1990
  4. 1992


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Q.11: Which one is the largest district by areawise in West Bengal?

  1. South 24 Parganas
  2. Barddhaman
  3. Bankura
  4. Puruliya

Ans: 1

Q.12: In which year the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is recognised as World Heritage Site by UNESCO?

  1. 1984
  2. 1992
  3. 1997
  4. 1999


Q.13: The Anandabazar Patrika was first published in the year?

  1. 1912
  2. 1922
  3. 1925
  4. 1937

Ans: 2

Q.14: Which of the following city is second largest city in west Bengal ?

  1. Asansol
  2. Malda
  3. siliguri
  4. Bardhaman

Ans: 1

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Q.15: Total Number of districts in West bengal?

  1. 23
  2. 19
  3. 20
  4. 18

Ans: 3

Q.16: Salt lake stadium is also known as?

  1. Yuva Stadium
  2. Yuva Krirangan
  3. Bengal Krirangan
  4. Yuva bharathi Krirangan


Q.17:  In which year the construction of Vidyasagar Setu was completed?

  1. 1985
  2. 1989
  3. 1990
  4. 1992

Ans: 4

Q.18: Who is known as the founder of Indian Statistical Institute

  1. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
  2. Bidhan Chandra Roy
  3. Meghnad Saha
  4. Jagdish Chandra Bose

Ans: 1

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Q.19: Which Vegetable is produced largely in West Bengal ?

  1. Tomatoe
  2. Brinjal
  3. Potato
  4. Carrot

Ans: 3

Q.20: Howmany seats West bengal Contributes to the Rajya sabha ?

  1. 13
  2. 16
  3. 18
  4. 17

Ans: 2


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