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 India invented the number system. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

 Diamonds were first mined in India. Initially, diamonds were only found in  the alluvial deposits in Guntur and Krishna District of the Krishna River  Delta Until diamonds were found in Brazil during the 18th century,

 During WW2, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history:  over 2.5 million men. At least 38 Indians received the Victoria Cross or the  George Cross.

 India has the largest number of Post Offices in the world.

 Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.


 Sanskrit is the mother of all the European Languages, invented in India .  Sanskrit is the most  suitable language for computer software - a report in  Forbes magzine July  1987.

 Magnetic Hill is a gravity hill located near Leh in Ladakh, India. The hill is alleged to have magnetic properties strong enough to pull cars uphill and force passing aircraft to increase their altitude in order to escape magnetic interference.

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 World.

 Snakes and Ladders originated in India

 Around a 100 million years ago, India was an island.

 One of the largest employer in the world is the Indian Railways , employing  over a million people

 Indus Valley Civilisation is the world’s oldest civilisation, hence, India, is the  world’s oldest, most advanced and continuous  civilisation.​​


 Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus are studies, which originated in India.

In a village called Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra, people have been living in houses with no doors for generations. This is because they believe that whoever steals anything from this place will incur the wrath of Shani God and will have to pay for his/her sins very dearly. There is no police station in this village either.

 India has the world's lowest meat consumption per person.

 India has more mosques (300,000 mosques) than any other nation in the  world.

 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

 Today, India has the world’s largest school in terms of students, the City  Montessori School in Lucknow. It has more than 45 thousand students!

 The world's biggest family: The man with 39 wives, 94 children and 33  grandchildren. He is head of theworld's biggest family - and says he is  'blessed' to have his 39 wives. Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-  daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.

 Takshila is said to be the first and oldest ever university in the world; it  started around 700 BC with more than 10,500 students from all over the world studied more than 60 subjects. 


 Chess was Invented in India

 The 'Place Value System' and the 'Decimal System' were developed in India  in 100 B.C.

 In Every 12 years, a religious gathering/fair called KUMBH MELA occurs in India. It is the world’s largest gathering of people. The gathering is so large that the Kumbh Mela is visible from the space.

 The Baily Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the  Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan    mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982

 Judaism arrived in India 2500 years ago with norecorded instances of anti-  Semitism from the local populace ever since.

 Martial Arts were first created in India, and later spread to Asia by Buddhist  missionaries.

 Buddhism were founded in India in 500 B.C. 

 The world's largest producer of milk - India recently overtook the European Union with production reaching over 132.4m tonnes in 2014.

 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.

 The World's First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara Temple at Tanjavur,  Tamil Nadu. The shikhara of the temple is made from a single 80-tonne  piece of granite. 

 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.

The Golden Temple in India feeds a vegetarian meal to over 100,000 people a day regardless of race, religion and class.

 India has the second largest English speaking population in the world.

 India has the second largest pool of Scientist and Engineers in the World.

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

 India is the world's largest democracy, with more then 1.2 billion people.

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

 YOGA has its origins in India and has existed for over 5,000 years.

 The first country to consume sugar, India was the first country to develop  extraction and purifying techniques of sugar.