The Calcutta Women’s Football League is the oldest league for women in India. It was started by the Indian Football Association in 1993.
Kolkata is sister city to Long Beach, California.
Taj Bengal, Kolkata, was the first hotel which is having its own ATM. Name the bank which setup the ATM for Taj Bengal is HDFC Bank.
Asia’s first modern University in Serampore (a Danish settlement) was built in 1827.
India has 7 Nobel Prize winners, either by birth or citizenship, to date and 4 of them are directly connected to Kolkata.
Ronald Ross discovered the virus while working in Presidency General Hospital on 20th August,1897. For this remarkable achievement, he was awarded the Nobel prize in 1902.
The Calcutta Mounted Police was born in 1912. They were virtually the body-guards of the Viceroy and the Governor. In later years, the 'Mounted Police' became indispensable for combating sudden violent scarmishes and reinstating peace and order in the anarchy-prone areas. At the inception horses for the 'Mounted Police' were brought from Australia. These horses were cared and looked after meticulously but of when they grew old, they were shot dead mercilessly. Then, they were sent to the zoo for being fed by the carnivores.
Kolkata is the world’s largest processor of jute.
The first newspaper of India was published from Calcutta. “Bengal Gazette”, a weekly newspaper published by James Augustus Hickey in January 1780 was the first paper to go into print from our country.
The first Medical conference in Calcutta was held on 29th December,1894.