Fun facts of India

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  • India has more population than the entire western hemisphere of earth.
  • The Hindu religion is the dominant religion in India which has over 330 Million Gods.
  • Delhi, the capital of India is the most polluted city in the world.
  • Indian housewives holds 11% of the world’s gold that is more than the reserves of the US,IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
  • The 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering of people with over 100 Million people. The crowd could be seen from space.
  • Pradhanmantri jan dhan yojna has got into the Guinness book of world records by opening 11.5 crore bank accounts.
  • The Indian national Kabaddi Team has won all world cups.
  • Bandra-Worli sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference.
  • Ziona Chana has the world’s biggest family with 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren (181 members). His wives take turns to share his bed.
  • Kalamandalam Hemletha set the world record for dancing 123 hours and 15 minutes at the Kerala Sangeetha Nadaka Academy.
  • In India, bank notes have Braille like markings on them for the blind.
  • Breathing air in Mumbai for just one day is equal to smoking 100 cigarettes.
  • The largest employer in the world is the Indian Railway System, employing over 1 Million people.
  • The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle in Kerala.
  • Chess was invented in India which was then called Chaturanga.
  • Shakuntala Devi was given the title of human calculator after she gave the correct answer of the multiplication of two 13-digit numbers in 28 seconds. The numbers were randomly picked.
  • The longest film in the world is a Bollywood film named LOC Kargil which is 4 hours and 25 minutes long.
  • India’s richest beggar is Bharat Jain who owns 2 flats in Parel worth rupees 70 Lacks and collects rupees 10,000 rent from a juice shop. He earns rupees 2500-3000 every day.
  • Between 100,000 and 500,000 abortions per year continue to be performed in India only because the fetus is a female.
  • Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies which originated in India.
  • India has the largest number of vegetarians in the world with 20-40% of the population consuming vegetables.
  • About 80% of Indians are Hindus.
  • 5 crore people joined the funeral procession of Tamil Nadu’s ex Chief Minister, CN Annaduri in 1969.
  • India has the world’s largest school in terms of children.
  • Gorakhpur station in Uttar Pradesh has the longest railway platform in the world. (The platform is 4483 feet long)
  • India has the largest slave population in the modern world with over 14Million slaves.
  • India has the second biggest number of engineers and scientists.
  • 70% of the world’s spices come from India.
  • Chail Cricket Ground in Himachal Pradesh is the highest cricket ground in the world. It is at an altitude of 2444 meters.
  • India has the largest school in terms of students.
  • Ashish Patil successfully managed to remove 1,72,155 kidney stones from a patient to find his name in the Guinness book of world records.
  • Indian chefs cooked Biryani (a rice dish) weighing 13 tons and set the world record for the largest Biryani ever made with 3000 kg rice, 85 kg pepper, 120 liters oil and 3650 kg of vegetables.
  • Until 1896, India was the only source of diamond in the world.
  • The largest milk producing country by volume is India. The total estimated milk production is enough to fill 50,000 Olympic sized swimming pools.
  • Mahant Bharatdas Darshandas who lives in Banej in Gir forest is the only voter there. Still a full fledged polling booth is established in every election for him.
  • Shampoo was invented in India. The word “shampoo” is derived from the Sanskrit word “champu”, which means to massage.
  • India has the second highest number of Facebook users in the world.

 


  

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