10 Interesting Facts About India

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India is the Seventh-Largest country by area.it is a country in South Asia. India got its independence on August 15th, 1947. It was the day when the Indians got free from the rule of the British. India is the country of facts. Here are 10 interesting facts about India.

#1. Ben Kingsley Belong to India :

He was born in India. He is an English actor. He is known for his role as Mohandas Gandhi in the 1982 film Gandhi. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for this film. He also plays a mathematician in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Teen Patti, and Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in Taj.

#2. Population :

Between 2001 and 2011 censuses Indian Population increased to 181 million.  This is the entire population of Pakistan. More than 400 million Indians – one third     of the population – live in poverty.

#3. Zero Invention :

India has invented many things Zero is one of them. It is invented in India. The mathematician Brahmagupta and others used small dots under numbers to show a zero placeholder, but they also viewed the zero as having a null value.

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#4. Cherrapunji (Mawsynram) :

It is the wettest place on Earth. The annual rainfall of this place is 11,872 millimeters.  It is located in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya state in India.

#5. First Diamond Mining :

Diamond is the Hardest Natural Substance.it was discovered in India at least 2400 years ago and India was the first commercial producer of diamonds.

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#6. Democracy :

Democracy is defined as a government of the people, by the people and for the people. India is the biggest democratic country. Election for these Indian people was not a democratic process, it was like festival.

#7. The Indian flag :

First national flag in India is said to have been hoisted on August 7, 1906. It is a horizontal tricolor in equal proportion of deep orange on the top, dark green at the bottom and white in the middle. The largest flag (21 × 14 ft.) is flown at the Mantralaya building, the state administrative headquarters.

#8. Kumbh Mela :

The world’s biggest fair is organized every three years on a rotation basis in Allahabad, Nashik, Haridwar and Ujjain. Indian Space Research Organization took satellite pictures of the crowds with the hope of improving the conduct of the festival in the future.

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#9. Snakes and Ladders :

It was invented in 13th century in India.it is a part of a family of dice board games. It was played in ancient India was known as Moksha Patam, and emphasized the role of fate or karma. The ladders in this game represented virtues such as generosity and faith.

#10. Chess :

Chess was invented in India. chess was originate out of India during the Gupta empire, and subsequently made its way to the West in the 9th century Folding chessboard was invented by a priest who was forbidden to play chess.

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