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West Bengal GK & Current Affairs 2017

The following West Bengal General Knowledge & Current Affairs 2017 Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) question answers will be updated every month. This will helps all the candidates for preparing any West Bengal govt. Jobs 2017 even West Bengal state basis exam, where question comes from West Bengal states

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West Bengal GK Question Answers

Which is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world?

  • Sundarbans (Bengali: সুন্দরবন, Shundorbôn)

Which state is first constitute a Human Rights Commission of its own in India?

  • West Bengal was the first Indian state to constitute a Human Rights Commission of its own.

Which stadium is world’s second largest stadium?

  • Salt Lake Stadium or Yuva Bharati Krirangan is a multipurpose stadium in Bidhannagar, Kolkata, West Bengal, is the world’s second largest stadium.

Which metro is the country’s first underground railway?

  • The Kolkata metro is the country’s first underground railway.

Which is India’s first private sector airport?

  • Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport, India’s first private sector airport, serves the twin cities of Asansol-Durgapur at Andal, Bardhaman

Which is the first IIM and IIT in India?

  • IIM Calcutta  It was the first Indian Institute of Management to be established, 13 November 1961.
  • IIT Kharagpur  first of the IITs to be established (1951)

Who was the composer of India’s national anthem?

  • Rabindranath Tagore

QUICK FACTS

  • A major agricultural producer, West Bengal is the sixth-largest contributor to India’s net domestic product.
  • West Bengal has the sixth largest economy (2009–2010) in India.
  • Sonagachi is reputedly Asia’s largest red-light district. Sonagachi is located in Kolkata.
  • Eden Gardens stadium is the largest cricket stadium in India.
  • Rabindranath Tagore is Asia’s first Nobel laureateand. He became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.
  • The Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science is the first research institute in Asia

West Bengal Current Affairs 2017 Question Answers

Tata Trusts joined with which firm for launching Internet Saathi Program in West Bengal to focus on training women and larger communities? (July)
  • Ans: Google
    Search giant Google India and Tata Trusts jointly launched Internet Saathi program in West Bengal to focus on training women and larger communities in the state to learn and explore various uses and benefits of the Internet.
Which stadium to host the first ever day-night test in India against the New Zealand in 2016? (July)
  • Ans: Kolkata
    West Bengal Cricket Association owned Eden Gardens will host to the first ever day-night Test in the country when India take on New Zealand later this year.
Which state tourism department has launched a mobile app to attract the travelers across the world? (June)
  • Answer: West Bengal
Which award is given by the West Bengal Chief Minister to the filmmaker Goutam Ghose and composer-singer Bappi Lahiri? (June)
  • Answer –  The Mahayanak Samman 2016
Which place is come up with tourist hub worth of Rs. 300 crore for the development of tourism? (June)
  • Ans: Gajoldoba, West Bengal
    Tourism Department of West Bengal plans to set up a tourist hub at Bhorer alo aka Gajoldoba. Total estimated cost of the project is Rs.300 crore, of which Rs 200 crore would be spent to improve the infrastructure. The total area of the hub is 208 acres. The place is likely to be a major tourist destination in West Bengal by 2017.
Who is sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time along with 42-member ministry? (May 2016)
  • Answer –  Mamata Banerjee
Book titled “tolerance” has been penned by which of the following?
  • Answer – Mamata Banerjee
    While inaugurating the 40th Kolkata International Book fair, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee released ten books including a book on “Tolerance” which is penned by her.
West Bengal government honoured which of the following vetern composer with Lifetime Achievement awards?
  • Answer – Bappi Lahiri
Which state government has approved the proposal for introducing five new districts?
  • Answer  – West Bengal
Who has won the 25th All India G V Mavalankar Shooting Championship held at Asansol, West Bengal? 
  • Answer – Army
West Bengal Governor Shri KeshariNathTripathi has been appointed by the president to hold the additional charge of which state owing to the absence on leave of that state’s governor? 
  • Answer  – Tripura
‘Pran Dhara’ is launched by which State?
  • Answer  – West Bengal
Which state governments planned for water transport in 12 river?
  • Answer  – West Bengal

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