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Facts by Factober Interesting Facts About India Every Indian Should Know About

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Factober.com (Knowledge, Fun & Productivity)

August 14, 2020

India is one of the best country known as the Republic of India located in South Asia. India is known as only the country that never initiated battle against any other country. India is the second most populous country in the world. India is the seventh largest country by area.

Every Indian shows respect towards country with different gestures. India celebrates different festivals and promotes different cultures. There are a lot of educational institutions here in India. Pune city is well known as the education hub, where as the city Benglure is known as the IT hub.

Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Bengaluru, Kolkata are well known and most popular destinations from the point of view of students, tourists and business people.

India is the country of farmers. Most of the population resides in rural areas. Their primary occupation is farming and agricultural productions like live stocks, poultry etc.

Here are interesting facts about India. You will definitely love to read more about India. If you’ve something to add to this post, kindly, let’s know in the comments.

India Never Invaded Any Other Country!

Irrespective of power and ruler-ships India never envaded other countries. Even helped the neighours in the times of crisis. You can see the live example of Covid 19 situation where India helped other countries even when itself was in the trouble caused by neighbours.

Floating Post office Of India!

There is a floating post office in India. Whether you know or don’t know, I don’t know about it is interesting that you can see a floating post office, serving the surrounding areas. It’s located in Jammu & Kashmir. India houses the world’s largest post office network of 1, 55,015 post offices. You can find this at Dal Lake, Srinagar. It’s started in August 2011 and has been serving since then.

Kumbh Mela - The World's Largest Gathering!

India organizes the world’s largest gathering known as Kumbh mela. In the times of Kumbh Mela thousands of sadhus and religious people gathers for holy bath. Police, medical facilities and social workers help manage the event peacefully without any damage to public as well as private properties. The Kumbh Mela of 2011 set the record of world’s largest human gathering. The 2011’s, Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering. Over 75 million pilgrims attended the event. The crowd was so huge that it was clearly visible from the sky.

Chail - The World's Highest Cricket Ground!

The world’s highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. Built-in 1893 after leveling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level. India is the house for the world’s highest cricket ground. The ground is situated in Himachal Pradesh at an altitude of 2,444 meters. It’s known as Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh

Shampoo is An Indian Invention!

Many international brands are selling their hair care products in India. But, the actual invention of Shampoo has happened in India. Apart from the zero, Indians gave shampoo.

But, no one talks about it.Ā šŸ˜›

Till The Date, India Has Won All The Kabaddi Cups!

Till the date, India has won all theĀ Kabaddi world cups. Indians are crazy over cricket. But, they haven’t got a chill over Kabaddi, too.

India Discovered The Water On Moon!

Indians discovered the water on the moon. In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan I using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper technology detected the existence of water on the moon.

The Science Day in Switzerland is Dedicated To An Indian!

Switzerland celebrates science day, but, did you know, this day there is dedicated to Indian President Late APJ Abdul Kalam. Dr. Kalam visited Switzerland in 2006, upon his arrival they declared this day as a science day. Since then, they’ve been celebrating the 26th of May as the science day.

The First Indian Rocket Was Transported On A Bicycle!

India’s ISRO is known for space exploration and other successful activities. They have got the world’s smartest brains. But, did you know the first rocket in India was transported on cycle?

The first rocket was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Indian Elephants' Spa!

In India, there is a spa for the elephants. These spas provide facilities like baths, massages and even food for their clients (elephants šŸ˜›, actually). The spa is located at the Punnathoor Cotta Elephant Yard Rejuvenation Centre in Kerala.

The Snakes & Ladders Game Was Originated In India!

A board game, Snakes & Ladders was originated in India in the 13th century. It was invented by an Indian poet saint Gyandev. Originally, they called itĀ Mokshapat or Moksha Patamu.

The ancient Indians were quite creative people though.Ā šŸ˜›

Algebra and Trigonometry Are Indian Inventions!

Algebra, Trigonometry, and Calculus were born in India and bought up all over the world. According to the researchers fromĀ universities of Manchester and Exeter, the 14th-century Indian mathematicians observed one of the basic elements of Calculus.

I don’t like math though. Do you? Why? Why? Why? Let’s know in the comments section.

Indians Invented Chess Too!

I told you before the ancient Indians were highly creative people. They invented math so normal students can’t sleep properly and then this Chess thing.

India Houses The Meteor Formed Lake!

In Maharashtra, a progressive state from India, there is this Lonar lake formed due to a meteor activity. Have you ever been there? What else do you know about that? Let’s know in the comments section.

The Decimal Number System Was Known To The Ancient Indians!

It’s a standard number system for denoting integers and non-integers. It was invented in India.Ā  You can find the traces of this system in the texts written aroundĀ 300 B.C.

Indian Railways The Biggest Employer in India.

Indian railway is the biggest employer in India. As per the 2019 figures, Indian Railways provide employment to about 1.23 million people. The Indian railway provides not only transportation facilities to the whole country but also the jobs and the employment opportunities.

You can follow them on Indian Railways | Twitter

The World's First University Was Established in Takshila, India.

The world’s first university was established in India. It was established in Takshila in 700 BC., aboutĀ 2700 years ago.

The Value of PI Was First Calculated By Indian Mathematician, Budhayana!

The value of “PI” was first calculated by the ancient Indians. The Indian Mathematician and Scholar Budhayana calculated the accurate value of PI and explained the use of it.

Until 18th Century, India Was The Only Source Of Diamonds!

Until 18th century India was the only source of diamonds in the world. In Medieval Times (1200 to 1800 CE) diamonds were mined by placer mining in the drainages of the Pennar and Krishna rivers (Andhra Pradesh, India).

38 World Heritage Sites Are located in India

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites are important places around the world. The sites include cultural and natural monuments and places.

India houses such 38 sites, including:

  • Ajanta – Ellora Caves
  • Taj Mahal
  • Sun Temple of Konarak
  • Sundarbans National Park
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks
  • Mountain Railways of India
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)
  • Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park
  • Western Ghats
  • Khangchendzonga National Park
  • The Victorian and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai.
  • And so on.

India Has The Army of 1.4 Million Active Personal!

The Indian Army is the world’s second-largestĀ militaryĀ force having the strength of over 1.4 million active personnel. India has the third-largestĀ defenceĀ budget in the world.

The World's Four Major Religions Are Born in India!

India is well-known for its cultural habits and practices. The world’s four major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, areĀ born in India. These are the most followed religions in the world. About 25% of the world’s population follows these disciplines.

As of 2020, Indian IT Workforce is 4.36 Million Employees!

Indian IT industry born in 1970 with the formation of Tata Consultancy Services. Bangaluru is knownĀ as the Silicon Valley of India andĀ Hyderabad as the HITEC City. As of 2020, the IT exports from Hyderabad was ā‚¹128,807 crore (US$ 15 billion).

The Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi is a ā‚¹ 600 billion (US$8.9 billion) project by MIDC situated in Pune, Maharashtra (India).Ā The IT park of about 2,800 acres (11Ā km2) is home to over 800 small to larger size IT companies. In Pune, apart from Hinjawadi, other areas, like, Magarpatta, Kharadi also houses many IT companies.

The Indian IT sector earned revenues ofĀ US$180 billion in 2019.

So, these were some of the interesting facts about India, if you liked them share with your pears. What do you think about India? Is there anything missing from the list? Have something to append or share with us? Kindly, join the conversation in the comments.

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