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India Facts

1-India’s name is derived from the “Indus” river.

2- India has the world’s third largest active army, after China and USA.

3- Indus Valley Civilisation is the world’s oldest civilisation.

4-Varanasi is the oldest, continuously inhabited city in the world today.

5- India has the largest English speaking population in the world.

6-Lonar Lake, a saltwater lake in Maharashtra, was created by a meteor hitting the Earth and is one of its kind in India.

7-Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India.

8-Viswanathan Anand is the first player in chess history to have won the World Championship in three different formats: knockout, tournament, and match.

9-India is the largest producer of films in the world.

10-Karmanasa River in India is considered to be a cursed river and it is believed that touching its water would ruin one’s plans

11-The first Granite Temple of the world, the Brihadeswara Temple is situated in Tamil Nadu

12-India is one of the only three countries that makes supercomputers (the US and Japan are the other two).

13-The state of Meghalaya is the wettest inhabited place of earth.

14-India is the world’s largest importer of arms.

15-India gave the world Yoga, that has existed for more than 5,000 years.

16-India is the world’s third largest economy.

17- India is the largest milk producer in the world.

18-Chess was invented in India. Buttons were invented in India.

19- India’s first rocket was brought on cycle and a satellite on bullock cart.

20-Takshila is said to be the first every university in the world; it started around 700 BC.

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