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36. The first newspaper of India Hickey’s Bengal Gazette was published in Calcutta in

(A)  1780
(B)  1788
(C)  1818
(D)  1823

Correct Answer: (A)  1780

37. Who was the author of the first Bengali novel “Durgeshnondini”

(A)  Satyajit Ray
(B)  Rabindranath Tagore
(C)  Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
(D)  Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

Correct Answer: (D)  Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay

38. When the first electric tramcar was started in Kolkata

(A)  1883
(B)  1896
(C)  1902
(D)  1918

Correct Answer: (C)  1902

39. Who was the first Indian Librarian in the National Library of India

(A)  B.S. Kesavan
(B)  D.R. Kalia
(C)  Harinath De
(D)  K.M. Asadullah

Correct Answer: (C)  Harinath De

40. Which Governor-General of India setup the National Library of India in Kolkata

(A)  Lord Curzon
(B)  Lord Chelmsford
(C)  Lord Minto
(D)  Warren Hastings

Correct Answer: (A)  Lord Curzon

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