Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Amazing Facts about India

  • India is the world's largest, oldest and continuous civilization.
  • India never invaded any country in the last 10000 years of history
  • Number system was invented by India.  Aryabhatta invented zero
  • World's first university was established at Takshasila in India in 700 BC.   More than 10,500 students from all over the world studied here. 
  • Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days. 
  • Chess game was invented in India
  • The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC
  • India is the largest English speaking nation in the world
  • India is one of the few countries in the World, which gained independence without violence. 
  • India is the only country other than US and Japan, to have built a super computer indigenously.
  • There are 3.22 millions of Indians in USA ( 1.5%)
  • The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev in India 
  • The world's highest cricket ground is in Chail, Himachal Pradesh.
    Built in 1893 after levelling a hilltop, this cricket pitch is 2444 meters above sea level.
      
  • The largest employer in the world is Indian Railways employing  1 million people
  • India has the most post offices in the world
  • Until 1896,  India was the only source of Diamonds in the World
  • Algebra, Trignometry and Calculus were originated in India
  • There are 300,000 active mosques in India, more than in any other country, including the Muslim world.  

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