10 Most Amazing Facts About India
1.The first rocket in India was transported on a cycle
The first rocket made in India was so light and small that it was transported on a bicycle to the Thumba Launching Station in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
2. 2nd largest English Speaking Country
Though India is a country of multiple regional and local languages but in terms of English speaking countries in the world, it ranks number 2, yes, India is second largest English speaking country in the world, 10% of Indians can speak in English which is about 125 million people.
3. Indian Railway Has largest employers in the world
Indian railway employs more than a million people, that making it the largest employers in the world.
4.The biggest family in the world is in India
Ziona Chana from Mizoram has 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren, who live together as one big happy family in the same house! The total, 162 family members occupy a four-storied house called ‘Chhuan Thar Run’ or New Generation Home.
The village has become a major tourist attraction in the state because of the family.
Buddhism and Jainism are two ancient Indian religions that developed in Magadha (Bihar region) and continue to thrive in the modern times.
6.Ranks Third In Number Of Records
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, India ranks third behind the USA and the UK in the number of records claimed each year.In 2011, India made the third greatest number of record applications to Guinness World Records – behind only U.S. and United Kingdom.
7.The first country to consume sugar
India was the first country to develop extraction and purifying techniques of sugar. Many visitors from abroad learnt the refining and cultivation of sugar from us.
8.Snakes and Ladders was invented in India
the game, was invented in India in the 13th century by a poet saint Gyandev. The ladders represent the virtues while the snakes indicate vices. The game was designed on the basis of the concept that good deeds take you to heaven while bad deeds take you to hell.
9.Floating Post office Is In India
India’s first floating Post office is on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the first of its kind in the country. It was inaugurated by Minister of State for Communications and IT Mr. Sachin Pilot and Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mr. Omar Abdullah on August 22’2011.
10.India Has Largest Cricket Ground
India has the world’s highest cricket ground which is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh. It is 2444 meters above the sea level and was built in 1983.