Amazing facts about INDIA
India is a country which has one of the most richest and vivid history. The culture defines the beauty of India. It is the seventh largest country in the world, in terms of area. India has the largest democracy in the world. The country is famous for many things but did you know about these amazing facts? These facts make India stand out.
1. A floating post office
India has the largest postal network in the world with over 1, 55,015 post offices. A single post office on an average serves a population of 7,175 people. The floating post office in Dal Lake, Srinagar, was inaugurated in August 2011.
2.The wettest inhabited place in the world
Mawsynram, a village on the Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, receives the highest recorded average rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, also a part of Meghalaya, holds the record for the most rainfall in the calendar year of 1861.
3. Bandra Worli Sealink has steel wires equal to the earth’s circumference
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours for completion and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants.
4. Shampooing is an Indian concept
Shampoo term sounds foreign but the fact it is Shampoo was invented in India. Not the commercial liquid ones but the method by use of herbs. The word ‘shampoo’ itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word champu, which means to massage.
5. The Indian national Kabaddi team has won all World Cups
We are the Desi all time winners in Kabaddi. India has won all 5 men’s Kabaddi World Cups held till now and have been undefeated throughout these tournaments. The Indian women’s team has also won all Kabaddi World Cups held till date
6. Water on the moon was discovered by India
In September 2009, India’s ISRO Chandrayaan- 1 using its Moon Mineralogy Mapper detected water on the moon for the first time.
7. India is the world’s second-largest English speaking country
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English with around 125 million people speaking the language, which is only 10% of our population. This is expected to grow by quite a margin in the coming years.
8. The world’s largest producer of milk
India recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.
9. The human calculator
Shakuntla Devi was given this title after she demonstrated the calculation of two 13 digit numbers: 7,686,369,774,870 × 2,465,099,745,779 which were picked at random. She answered correctly within 28 seconds. Well ,we don’t have Arya Bhatta only. Do we?
10. Havell’s is purely an Indian brand & named after its first owner
Though the company was bought for just 10 lakh Rupees a long time ago and is now a multi-billion electrical goods company, it’s an Indian company and is still named after its original owner, Haveli Ram Gupta.