Top Forty GK Based Facts on India
In this post we shall share about 40 very interesting facts about India, its people and Indian culture. This unique information will improve your general knowledge about Bharat. Official name of Hindustan is Republic of India. India shares the border with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal and Pakistan.Bharat is the 7th largest country of the world by area. It is the 2nd most populous country of the world after China. It is also the largest democracy of the world. Tea is the national drink of India.
Hockey World Cup
1-Hockey is the national game of India and India won the hockey world cup in 1975. India also got the olympic gold medal in hockey in 1928.
Origin of Word India
2-Word India was derived from the river Indus.
Invention of Shampoo & Zero
3-Shampoo and zero were invented in India hundreds of years ago.
4-Rabindranath Tagore wrote the national anthems of both India and Bangladesh.
5-Kumbh Mela is the biggest festival of the world. About 100 million people gather on this occasion. This gathering is also visible from space.
Top 40 Unique & Interesting Facts About India-Surprising General Knowledge
Cricket World Cup Winner
6-India won the cricket world cup first in 1983 and second time in 2011.
Only Floating Post Office of the World
7-India has the one and only floating post office of the world in Srinagar. It has also a postal network of 155015 post offices and it is the largest postal service of the world too.
Most Rainy Place on Earth
8-Cherrapunji India is the most rainy place on earth.
Highest Cricket Ground
9-Chail Military School Himachal Pradesh has the highest cricket ground (altitude of 2,444 meters) of the world which was built on 1893.
Kabaddi World Record
10-India has won all the Kabaddi world cups till 2020.
India Near Moon
11-Chandrayaan-2 entered into lunar orbit on 20th August, 2019 but it could not land on moon.
Largest Vegetarian Population
12-India has the largest population of vegetarians in the world i.e about 40%.
Largest Milk Producer
13-India has become the largest producer of milk in the world too. Indian people also have lowest consumption of meat.
Snakes and Ladders
14-Just like chess famous game Snakes and Ladders was invented in India.
More Cell Phones Than Toilets
15-India is a unique country in this regard that it has more mobile phones than toilets. It also has more internet users than United States’s whole population.
Dowry Related Crimes
16-In every hour one women of India dies due dowry related crimes like murder and suicide.
Largest Spices Producer
17-India has been famous for its production of spices since centuries. Even now it produces more than 70% spices of the world.
Largest Population of Slaves
18-India has the largest population of slaves in the world. Even in 21st century there are more than 18 million slaves in India.
Unique Fact About Indian Population
19-Indian population is more than the entire Western hemisphere of earth. It will become the most populous country of the world in 2050 with the population of 1.5 billion people.
Wedding Ring in Toe
20-In India brides also wear special wedding ring in toe called “Bichiya”.
Bengal Tiger, Peacock & Mango
21-Famous Bengal Tiger is the national animal of Hindustan. Peacock is national bird and mango is the national food.
22-There are more than 122 major languages in India and total about 1600 languages.
Second Largest English Speaking Country
23-India is the second largest English speaking country of the world after USA as its about 10% population is fluent in English.
24-Indian has the largest number of mosques in the world, even no other Muslim country has more mosques than India.
25-Taj Mahal was built was Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 for paying tribute to his beloved life Mumtaz Mehal. India is earning lot of foreign exchange through this wonder of the world and symbol of love.
26-Rate of gendercide in India is higher than any other country of world. About 7 million abortions take place in India every year that’s why now in Hindustan there are more men then women.
Dry Beans & Banana
27-India is the largest producer of banana and dried beans in the world like kidney beans & chickpeas.
Lotus, Cow, Monkey, Snake, Elephant
28-The lotus, cow, monkey, snake and elephant are sacred to Hindus. It is the only country of the world which has made a special law for rights of cow.
29-Raziya Sultana (1205-1240) was the first woman ruler of India who ruled the country for 3 years.
Single Time Zone
30-India is a large country by are still all of its areas are under a single time zone.
31-There are six seasons in Indian calendar i.e summer, autumn, winter, spring, summer monsoon, and winter monsoon. monsoon is rainy season.
Unique Use of Coke
32-Coke (Coca Cola & Pepsi) is used as cheap pesticide in India.
Home of Diamond
33-India is the first home of diamonds as first time in the world diamonds were mined in India.
Chanakya & Arthshastra
34-Famous book on statecraft “Arthshastra” was written by Chanakya (Indian Machiavelli). He was the official adviser to ancient Indian Emperor Chandragupta Maurya.
35-Indian people consume at least 50% whisky of the entire world.
Lowest Divorce Rate
36-India is one of those countries which have the lowest divorce rate i.e about 1% in-spite of majority of arrange marriages.
37-Free kitchen at Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib) Amritsar feed almost 100000 people daily.
Himalaya Mountains & Ganges Water
38-Himalaya mountains and water of Ganges are considered sacred in Hinduism.
Indian Silicon Valley
39-Bangalore is now known as Silicon Valley of India. It has become the IT capital of India due to heavy exports about information technology (IT).
40-Indian women has 11% of the world’s gold in form of gold jewelry. It is more than the combined gold reserves of the IMF, Germany, Switzerland and USA.
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