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Askiguru has discovered few Interesting Facts On India That You Had No Idea About:
1. A Floating Post Office
India has more than 1,000,00 post offices with the world's largest postal network. On average, a single post office serves a population of more than 7000 people. The post office floating in Dal Lake of Srinagar was started up in August 2011.
2.Kumbh Mela Gathering is Visible From Space
In every 12 years kumbh ka mela is organized in which a huge crowd of people come together and it is said that 2011 Kumbh Mela was the largest gathering so far with around 75 million pilgrims. The gathering was so large that the crowd was visible from space.
3. Bandra Worli Sealink Has Steel Wires Equal To The Earth's Circumference
It took a total of 2,57,00,000 man hours to complete this project and also weighs as much as 50,000 African elephants. It is a true engineering and architectural wonder.
4.The Highest Cricket Ground In The World
At an length of 2,444 meters, the Chail Cricket Ground in Himachal Pradesh, is the highest cricket ground in the world. It was made-up in 1893 and is a part of the Chail Military School.
5.Shampooing Is An Indian Concept
Shampoo was discovered in India, not by commercial liquid but by the use of herb method. Furthermore, the word 'shampoo' itself has been derived from the Sanskrit word Champu, which means to massage.
6.Switzerland's Science Day
In view of the contributions in the field of science of the eleventh president and eminent scientist of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam , the Government of Switzerland decided to celebrate his honor as Science Day in the country on May 26 in 2005.
7.The First Rocket In India Was Brought On a Cycle
India's first rocket was brought on a bicycle. Isro had prepared the first rocket in collaboration with another research institute.
8.India Is The World's Second-Largest English Speaking Country
India is second only to the USA when it comes to speaking English. Around 125 million people can speak in English language. This number is increasing rapidly.
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