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Some Quick Facts.
Before we begin our daily fact series, just go through some basic facts about India:
- Name: India (Bharat) officially: The Republic of India.
- Continent: Asia
- Capital: New Delhi
- Moto: Satyameva Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs)
- Anthem: Jana Gana Mana
- National Song: Vande Mataram
- Official Languages: Hindi and English
- Independence attained on: August 15, 1947
- President as on 01-01-2019: Ram Nath Kovind
- Prime Minister as on 01-01-2019: Narendra Damodardas Modi.
Interesting facts about India:
Fact No 30:
India also gave the world the first school of medicine called Ayurved. The father of Medicine, Charaka, discovered Ayurveda about 2,500 years back.
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Fact No 29:
India is also the founder of religions like Jainism and Buddhism. Jainism was founded in India during 600 B.C, while Buddhism was founded during the 500 B.c.
Fact No 28:
Navigation was actually a discovery of India. It was born 6000 years ago near the river Sindhu. Etymologically, the word navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’.
Fact No 27:
Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus are the studies, which actually originated in India.
Some of the most notable inventions of India are Ayurvedic medicine, The Zero, Buttons, Cotton cultivation, chess, fiber optics, shampoo, binary code, yoga, ruler, and radio/wireless communication.
Fact No 25:
India’s Golden Temple feeds 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion or class.
Fact No 24:
India’s most popular sport is Cricket however hockey is the national sport of India.
Fact No 23:
India men’s national field hockey team won six consecutive gold medals in the Olympics between 1928 and 1956.
Fact No 22:
India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani had built a US$1 billion 27-story house called Antilia located on Altamount Road in Mumbai. The 400,000 sft building consists of 3 helipads, a 6-floor car park, a staff of 600, a hanging garden and a cinema.
Fact No 21:
India which is one of the largest education systems in the world produces the highest number of engineering graduates in the world as per the report released by the National Science Foundation in the USA.
Interesting facts about India: Fact No 20:
India is one of the world’s biggest tea producers, especially black tea and the best-known tea in India is produced in Darjeeling.
Fact No 19:
City Montessori School (CMS) school based in Lucknow is the world’s largest school in terms of the number of students. It won the Guinness World Record for having 55,547 students in its school during the year 2019-20
Fact No 18:
India exports a variety of spices abroad. Species like Peeper, ginger, cumin, garlic, turmeric, coriander, fennel etc.. are exported all over the world.
Fact No 17:
India has more mobile phones than toilets. India is a huge market for mobile manufacturers. Mobile manufacturing companies are trying to expand the manufacturing units in India.
Fact No 16:
Religions like Jainism and Buddhism have been originated in India in 600 B.C and 500 B.C. respectively. Jainism is now followed in Canada, UK, and Europe. While Buddhism is followed Bhutan, Thailand, Srilanka, Laos, Myanmar, and Mongolia.
Fact No 15:
Are you aware of the fact that India has a complete eco-friendly school that runs only on solar energy! Sonam Wangchuk, an innovator from Ladakh, India is the man behind the establishment of SECMOL (Student’s Educational and Cultural Movement of Ladakh)
Fact No 14:
India is the second-largest producer of crude steel in the world. It recently replaced Japan with 106.5 MT in the year 2018. The first being China and the European Union.
Fact No 13:
Are you aware of the fact that Ghaziabad, Surat, and Faridabad are the three cities that made it to the list of World’s fastest-growing cities and urban areas from 2006 to 2020
Fact No 12:
Buttons were actually invented in India. They were invented during the Indus Valley Civilization with geometric shapes with holes pierced into it so that they can be used on a piece of fabric.
Fact No 11:
Are you aware of the fact that USB was actually developed by an Indian-American Computer architect! Ajay V.Bhat is the man behind the invention of USB.
Fact No 10:
Are you aware of the fact that India is the second-largest fruit producer in the world after China! India produces more than 85 Million Tonnes of fruits.
Fact No 9:
Are you aware of the fact that Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus are the studies that have originated in India!
Fact No 8:
Indian Railways is the largest employer in India, It employees more than than a million people. Furthermore, it is the largest rail network in Asia and the world’s second-largest.
Fact No 7:
India is also the largest producer of fruits. Specifically, fruits like bananas, papaya, and mangoes are cultivated on a large-scale in India and are also exported to other countries.
Fact No 6:
India is the largest producer of milk, pulses, and jute in the world. Furthermore, it is also the world’s largest producer of spices and plantation crops.
Fact No 5:
The four religions born in India are Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. These four religions constitute about 25 percent of the world’s population.
Fact No 4:
India is the seventh-largest country in the world and one of the largest ancient civilizations in the world. The total area of India is 3.287 million km².
Fact No 3:
Are you aware of the fact that India is the largest democracy in the world? Next to India is America, Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Fact No 2:
The Decimal system and the place value system actually originated in India during the early 100 B.C.
Fact No 1:
Are you aware of the fact that India had never invaded or attacked any country in her entire history and is often considered as the oldest peaceful civilization in the world!
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